Today India’s e-commerce leader Flipkart takes a big step toward going app-only. Its five-day Big Billion Day Sale is happening only in its app.
Facebook is testing a shopping-oriented section of its app, as well as a new type of ad that makes it easier to browse.
Karl Lagerfeld is diving into e-commerce in 97 countries and multiple languages. Launch partner is Artnet.com, which is to auction off three one-of-a-kind bags along with the original sketches by the German designer.
The e-commerce giant is finally launching the site Handmade at Amazon and thereby becomes the Etsy’s biggest rival. The site went live on Thursday and is already populated with more than 5,000 sellers and more than 80,000 products.
Infibeam Corporation is the first e-commerce firm that will go public in its own country. Last week it has received an approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise $68.9 million through an IPO.
The start-up Jet.com announced that it has dropped its $50 annual membership fee due to stronger-than-expected customer orders. It launched its site only three months ago and already is making an abrupt shift in its strategy.
The retailer becomes the first on high street to launch a same-day delivery across the UK and thereby braces itself against Amazon in these critical sales periods. Furthermore it is improving its digital stores and distribution centers.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association has requested the U.S. government to put Alibaba’s Taobao site back on the list of “Notorious Markets” for counterfeit goods three years after it had been taken off it.