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UK & International Ecommerce News Roundup - 27 September 2021

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The absurdity of this week's fuel shortages caused (mostly) by 'herd mentality' have been similar to the scenes witnessed at the start of the pandemic when people stripped supermarket shelves of loo roll and other 'essentials'.

It seems human nature can't resist a good old panic-purchase, so you've got to give credit to those businesses that brought some humour to the occasion with signs such as "Beer shortage, panic buy here". 

On another note, whilst Morrisons have decided to reduce its online offering as demand for the service has decreased, the likes of Wilko have chosen to invest in autonomous robotic delivery as the appetite for online surges.

We wonder where all this will net out in the end...?


UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Sainsbury’s revamps same-day delivery and click-and-collect services.
(Retail Week)

DFS first-half sales pass £1bn milestone, with ecommerce up by 183%.
(Internet Retailing)

Family-Run Welsh Bathroom Business named one of the UK’s Fastest Growing Online Stores.
(News from Wales)

My 1st Years entrepreneurs rise from the ashes after disaster strikes.
(The Times)

Bestway to extend online partnership with Jisp.
(The Grocer)

 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Shein opens Parisian pop-up shop during fashion week.
(UK Fashion  Network)

IKEA Sets Global Release Date For Its New Gaming Range.
(Wersm)

Pernod to Buy One of World’s Leading Online Whisky Stores.
(Bloomberg)

 

DIGITAL NEWS

Asos gets into gaming with 3-year Fnatic deal.
(The Drum)

Influencers are wearing digital versions of physical clothes now.
(Vogue Business)

Discord starts testing YouTube integration weeks after Google shuts down music bots.
(The Verge)

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India.
(Reuters)

PayPal launches “super app” offering everything from savings accounts to crypto trading.
(Charged Retail)

 

IN THE MARKETS

Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds.
(Fashion Network)

Marketplace startup Boulevard closes 2.5 million.
(Ecommerce News)

Sendcloud closes 150 million to grow its global presence.
(Ecommerce News)

Ninja Van Becomes Singapore’s Newest Unicorn After Raising $578 Million From Alibaba, B Capital.
(Forbes)

Going after social commerce for sportspeople, Millions gets $10M.
(Techcrunch)

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