The host of the Global E-commerce Conference will be Britt Hysen. Britt began her career as an actress at the age of 18. Her first breaks came with a stint on AMC’s Mad Men, in Jim Carey’s Yes Man, and on Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
Some of Africa’s best funded e-commerce startups just secured more capital. Africa Internet Group (AIG)—which owns online retailer Jumia and 9 other e-ventures—will receive €75 million ($83 million) from Europe’s AXA Insurance in exchange for 8 an percent equity stake.
Pixmania – the French e-commerce retailer acquired by Mutares in 2013 – will be taken over by the strategic investor VDD SAS.
Rocket Internet is selling food takeaway operations in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico to Just Eat for €125 million ($140 million) — with the admission that they are all “non-core operations that are not market-leading”.
After a successful start in the US and Canada, luxury fashion brand Michael Kors plans to launch e-commerce websites in 22 European countries.
Amazon Prime is now available in Belgium, and at 49 euros a year membership is cheaper than in both the US and the UK.
The online payments company PayPal's 2nd annual global report shows 35 percent of Chinese online shoppers bought goods from overseas and 41 percent of their cross-border spending was on mobiles in 2015.
The Norwegian e-commerce giant Komplett wants to become the region's obvious choice for shopping online - regardless of what the customers might be looking for.
More than 5,400 foreign brands from 53 countries are selling goods on Tmall Global, an online marketplace Alibaba Group launched in 2014 to take advantage of China’s relaxed rules on consumer purchases from foreign websites.
After dipping its toes into brick-and-mortar retail last year by opening its first physical bookstore, Amazon.com could be diving into the deep end.