JD.com and Alipay report great sales on Singles Day

Chinese marketplace Alibaba and JD.com had record sales on 11/11/15 Singles Day. Alibaba’s Alipay payment system reported a GMV of $14.3 billion of sales through the system, an increase of around $6bn on last year. JD.com, Alibaba’s nearest rival on the Chinese e-commerce market, saw a spike of 130% of its normal throughput of purchases ...

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Asda announces third party e-commerce collect and delivery service

In an attempt to tap into the double digit growth of the e-commerce industry, US owned supermarket chain Asda has launched ToYou, a service where online e-commerce companies can have ...

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Shoppers to spend £209 on average on Black Friday – eBay

Ahead of the Black Friday shopping day on the 27th November, eBay has done some market research and found that on average, UK shoppers will spend an average of £208.94 ...

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Global delivery company Spring rebrands

Global delivery solutions company Spring has rebranded to better suit its activities in the global e-commerce marketplace. Spring used to be called Spring Global Mail but has rebranded to just ...

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B2C Europe and Menzies to work together

E-commerce delivery specialist B2C Europe and Menzies Distribution have struck a deal to work together. Menzies drivers will collect packaged orders destined for export from B@C Europe’s retail customers and ...

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Alibaba booms on Singles Day

Chinese marketplace Alibaba has already seen record sales, part way through the annual Global Shopping Day (also known as Singles Day). 130 million users have already visited the Mobile Taobao ...

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One off effects impact Deutsche Post DHL Q3 profits

Deutsche Post DHL has reported a dip in profits due to what the German parcels and logistics giant referred to as ‘one off events’. Consolidated net profit fell to €49m ...

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JLT introduces new rugged computer

Swedish computer hardware company JLT Mobile Computers has released a new VERSO+10 rugged computer for logistics, including warehousing and transportation applications. The VERSO+10 has a new logistics cradle so the ...

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Argos and Asda back off Black Friday

Black Friday 2015 in the UK is billed as one of the busiest retail days in history with some analysts suggesting £1 billion in sales could be made on that ...

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Move over Black Friday – try Singles Day?

Though Black Friday on the 26th November is set to be huge for UK and US retailers, a Chinese import called Singles Day is in fact the biggest global retail ...

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