1. ‘500.000‘click and collect locations in Europe in 2015.
The number of click and collect locations in Europe will reach half a million this year, Deloitte predicts. The professional services firm think that click and collect will likely become an increasingly fundament part of the ecommerce offer.
2. Etsy reportedly eyeing a $300 million IPO as soon as this quarter.
In what could be one of the biggest initial public offerings to come out of New York’s startup scene in more than 15 years, online crafts marketplace Etsy is reportedly eyeing an IPO that could happen as soon as this quarter.
3. E-commerce shopping club Jet.com to take off.
New trendy e-commerce site Jet from Diapers.com founder Marc Lore, is set to compete with internet giants like Amazon. Amazon actually bought the company for $550 million, and after a two-year battle, Lore is preparing to assault it. For Lore, the goal is to reinvent the wholesale shopping club.
4. Demandware buys Tomax for $75 million, enters store arena.
Demandware intends to create a unified commerce platform by combining Tomax’s enterprise-class POS with Demandware’s scalable cloud platform to provide retailers with access to comprehensive consumer, product, inventory, order and price data in real time.
5. Tesco launches shopping app for Google Glass smart eyewear.
British supermarket chain Tesco has launched a shopping app for Google’s Glass eyewear, with the aim of providing a faster way for people to add items to their online baskets within the company’s mobile applications.