"Having access to a 3D printer is going to change many people's lives"
MakieLab is a London based company founded in 2011, building social toys & games from the same dataset, using 3D printing techniques Founder Alice Taylor, who was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for us, will be one of our expert speakers at the Global E-Commerce Summit in Barcelona.


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Friday 18 April 2014

Subscription commerce is hot and happening- next to pet supplies, razor blades, music, make up, gifts and muesli, also free delivery- as offered by Amazon Prime- is a form of subsciption customers seem to embrace.

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Friday 18 April 2014

The British Departmentstore House of Frase, cureently being taken over by the chinese Nanjing Cenbest, has reported an ijncrease4 of 3,6 percent in turnover, reaching a total amount of €1,45bn for the past business year.

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Thursday 17 April 2014

The British high end fashion brand Burberry reported a strong second half growth boosted by online sales. Retail sales increased 13 percent 928 million pounds in the six months ended March 31, London-based Burberry said on Wednesday in a statement.

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Thursday 17 April 2014

Carrefour, the originally French grocery superpower, is planning to revive its Brazilian online business after an initial shutdown of the project in 2012. This is revealed in a Reuters report.

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Wednesday 16 April 2014

According to an article on the New York Times website, Etsy is launching a wholesale website allowing sellers to provide their merchandise to retailers.

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Wednesday 16 April 2014

The latest Yahoo earnings report (pdf can be downloaded here) reveals that Alibaba managed to double its Q4 earnings to $3.06bn in revenue up 66 percent on the same period a year before. Alibaba’s Q4 net income hit $1.36 bn, which equals an increase of 110 percent compared to the previous year.

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Tuesday 15 April 2014

Amazon is preparing the launch of its first smartphone for upcoming September. This is suggested by the Wall Street Journal this weekend. The new device is the first attempt to compete with Apple and Samsung. The new project is to be officially announce in June, say sources cited by the journal’s website.

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Tuesday 15 April 2014

Online consumer spending through smartphones and tablets increased to € 1.3 billion in 2013. In the last six months of the year, mobile spending amounted to € 735 million; this was 13% of the total e-commerce market. With this, the spending through smartphones and tablets more than doubled in comparison with the same period in the preceding year. This is evident from the 2013-2 M-commerce Monitor, the six-monthly research into mobile consumer spending conducted by Blauw Research. The research was conducted in cooperation with Thuiswinkel.org, the association of more than 2,000 online shops in the Netherlands, and was also made possible by iDEAL.

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E-commercefacts.com organises Round Table Events accross Europe. We look back at our successful 2012/ 2013 editions in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Madrid, Copenhagen and Milan. As the first European network for cross-border e-commerce, e-commercefacts.com will bring together the top European retailers and cross-border e-commerce experts. E-commercefacts.com organises the Round Tables in co-operation with Ecommerce Europe and national branche organisations. The round tables take place in a dinner setting. They are an excellent way to gain knowledge and meet / network with industry peers.

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