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E-Commerce News: 26 February-03 March 2016

Hello e-commerce folks!

Welcome to our weekly e-commerce news and tips digest!

Again this week, we rounded up the hottest and freshest e-commerce news from the market, along with the lovely pieces of thoughts by several e-commerce experts we follow in the e-commerce blogosphere.

So, fasten your seat belts, and let’s deep dive into the news and tips of last week!

As it’s the case in almost every weekly digest of ours, there is always a thread stealing the show and attracting the most attention during the week in the market. This week the actor was Amazon and the plot was an interesting partnership inked.

Amazon, just partnered with British supermarket chain Morrissons to deliver fresh grocery to its customers. It’s hard to keep pace with Jeff Bezos and it seems that this partnership is just the beginning for Amazon.

Such a big partnership surely brought up many questions and “Five questions raised by the Amazon & Morrisons grocery deal” article puts 5 of them in a quite clear manner.

Last week, another market influencing news came again from Amazon and this time the issue was shipping. Amazon raised its free shipping threshold to 49$ and the market immediately started to discuss its impact on the competitive landscape.

We were also all ears for the news on Souq.com’s massive round of 275 million USD last week. On the investment and M&A side of things, there was also two other important news as well.

Jet.com acquired the home-furnishing online retailer Hayneedle.com, and the same-day delivery service Deliv raised 28 million USDs with UPS as the lead investor.

When it comes to cross-border e-commerce, China is always the country to watch. And last week, we heard the news about tax policy changes in China, about the overseas purchases.

While most of the wind has been blowing the market towards the north, there is always something in the opposite side, like Bestbuy’s decision of shutting down its marketplace operations.

Along with all this news, last week, we also enjoyed reading this insightful piece HTML5 and its use cases for e-commerce. Checking it out totally helps to know more about HTML5 and keep it safe from a dangerous buzzword position.

Another thought-provoking piece we discovered last week was pinning the UI-wise influence of Tinder on several e-commerce applications. Well, it’s not that rare to have a mobile shopping app with a swipe gesture, right?

Finally, as believers of data-driven approaches in e-commerce, we read and share this piece on Retailwire.com on 4 shifts that are shaping the retail data.

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