Fast Fashion Changes the Rules of Retail

Fast Fashion Changes the Rules of Retail

Howdy ! Fast fashion is changing the way retailers produce, promote, and sell their goods.   New trends used to sustain the market demand for an entire fashion season, but fast-fashion retailers are moving them from the runway to the closets of customers in just a matter of weeks, if not minutes. Fashion shows are […]

Disney launches Virtual Store in the UK

Disney Launches Virtual Store in the UK

Howdy ! Who didn’t grow up watching Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Disney princesses on TV and the big screen? Perhaps only a handful. Disney’s myriad of fans in the UK can now relive their childhood with shopDisney, a virtual department store which just launched on this side of the equator. The new eCommerce platform […]

Start a T-shirt Business with Merch by Amazon

Start a T-shirt Business with Merch by Amazon

Howdy ! Calling out all T-shirt designers! You are wanted on Amazon’s print-on-demand platform called Merch by Amazon (MBA). Three years after its launch, MBA is now available to everyone in Germany and the UK, allowing those who are skilled in print design to make money out of it. Since it’s currently an invitation-only platform, […]

Shopify Q2 Sales Slow Down

Shopify’s Q2 Sales Slow Down

Howdy ! What could have caused Shopify’s small growth rate in the previous quarter? The Canadian eCommerce company were bombarded with questions about their small Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) for the second quarter of 2018. Their second-quarter financial results showed a GMV of $9.1 billion, a 56% year-on-year increase; being lower than the 64% growth […]

Third-party Sellers Change Amazon’s Profit Equation

Third-party Sellers Change Amazon’s Profit Equation

Howdy ! Amazon stunned us all and impressed investors with their second-quarter profit of $2.5 billion. The giant retailer said they attribute their strong growth to their cloud services, advertising business and, of course, third-party sales. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains consistent in delivering success to the company, posting a 49% revenue growth at $6.11 […]

Stamps.com’s-MetaPack-Acquisition Backs UK Expansion

Stamps.com’s MetaPack Acquisition Backs UK Expansion

Howdy ! Dissatisfaction leads to expansion. No amount of success on the home front would content an enterprise, so they expand their business into other countries.      With their eyes set on the United Kingdom, US-based company Stamps.com agreed to acquire MetaPack Ltd, UK’s leading delivery management platform, for £175 million in cash. Stamps.com said […]

eBay’s ‘Accepts Offers’ Button Confuses Sellers

eBay’s ‘Accepts Offers’ Button Confuses Sellers  

Howdy ! eBay came under fire again for switching the Best Offer feature on their marketplace from optional to fixed, or at least that’s what the new button called ‘Accepts Offers’ suggests.    Many eBay sellers aren’t happy with the change, seeing it as an indirect way of coercing them to lower their prices even […]

WorldPay and Mastercard Make eCommerce Payments in the UK Easy

WorldPay and Mastercard Make eCommerce Payments in the UK Easy

Howdy ! As online shoppers constantly look for flexible ways to pay, WorldPay partners with Mastercard to offer UK’s eCommerce businesses a new payment method their customers will surely love. The payment processing company will make Mastercard’s Pay by Bank, an application developed by the latter’s Vocalink business, available to online retailers by early 2019. […]