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UK & International Ecommerce News Roundup - 13 September 2021

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It may be starting to feel a bit like autumn, but there's plenty to feel inspired about this week.

The amazingly talented teen, Emma Raducanu, won the US Open this weekend and became the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years.  Not bad for a girl who started the season as a wildcard!

...and amputee Paul Ellis spent 13 hours on is hands and knees crawling up Mount Snowdon raising over £18,000 for charity.

It just goes to show talent will only take you so far - attitude is what makes the difference.

If that's not enough, there are amazing things going on in the UK tech & ecommerce scene right now.

So, without further ado, here's our latest Ecommerce & Digital News.  


UK ECOMMERCE & BUSINESS NEWS

Dunelm sales surpass £1bn following “excellent performance”.
(Retail Gazette)

Just Eat has been the fastest growing online marketplace since 2019.
(Charged Retail)

Primark drops “big hint online sales will be part of its future” as it announces digital investment.
(Charged Retail)

Revolut leads race to swipe the fintech crown.
(The Times)

Fem-tech keen investors pile £70m into British BlackRock-backed Elvie.
(City A.M.)

Paysafe launches ecommerce affiliate platform.
(Charged Retail)

Ted Baker launches UK's first 'always on' digital outlet store.
(Internet Retailing)

 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Peloton made its own fitness apparel to rival Lululemon and Nike.
(Input)

Sales surge at Lululemon as demand for workout gear continues.
(Retail Gazette)

Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon.
(Charged Retail)

Shopee, a popular online shopping platform from Singapore, is ready to make its debut in Europe.
(Ecommerce News)

Virtual try-on sees Bailey Nelson's online conversions lift 400 per cent.
(CMO)


DIGITAL NEWS

Amazon set to launch its own POS system as it takes aim at Shopify.
(Charged Retail)

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses.
(Reuters)

Twitter's new 'Communities' let users embrace the echo chamber.
(Mashable)

 

THE MARKETS

UK’s Marshmallow raises $85M on a $1.25B valuation for its more inclusive, big-data take on car insurance.
(Tech Crunch)

Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange.
(Fashion Network)

Kitchenware brand ProCook serves up London’s latest ecommerce float.
(Sky News)

Olio, a UK-based mobile app for sharing food and other items, closed a $43 million series B funding round.
(Charged Retail)


In The Markets Photo by Nicholas Cappello on Unsplash

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