1. Amazon is finally opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York.
They said it won’t happened unless they know how to do it better, so apparently they found a way. This e-commerce global giants follows a few other companies like JustFab Inc., SwimSpot and Bonobos and decided to open their first offline store.
2. Russia is getting big with e-commerce.
It probably wasn’t a first choice for e-trade companies, but now Russia becomes more important at online retail market. B2C e-commerce sales grew 19% last year and by 2018 it might reach 30 bilion euros.
3. That’s the slowest e-commerce sales rate since 2010.
According to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index e-commerce grew only 7% in September. It’s also not a good time for mobile commerce. It grew 29% when the previous rate was 36%.
4. E-commerce guide from IMRG to support international online merchants.
In cooperation with Norbert Dentre, that provides a service of e-fulfillment logistics IMRG prepared a guide to help e-commerce companies enter one of the top European online markets. UK Cross-Border Trading Passport will be developed with guides for other countries too.
5. Google vs. Amazon – shopping service challenge.
Shopping Express is trying to beat Amazon Prime in prices and the range. So far Google is cheaper and because it’s not a retailer it has partners (16 more in a last few months) such as: Nine West, Barnes & Noble and Pet Smart.