Sunday 19 October 2014

Every week there are countless interesting news stories about cross-border online trade. E-Commercefacts searches out for you on a daily basis the topics to which we attach the greatest importance. To ensure that you never miss anything, we have compiled together all of last week's news that didn't appear as a dedicated article!

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Friday 17 October 2014

The American retailer Lowe’s is expanding its online sales to Mexico. The move comes 6 months after major competitor Home Depot went live in Mexico, reports Internetretailer.com.

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Friday 17 October 2014

The Chinese payment service provider Alipay, part of the Alibaba group, has launched the “ePass” service, which will allow Chinese shoppers to buy products on American online-shops.

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Thursday 16 October 2014

The Southern European region, consisting of Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Cyprus and Malta, realized a total e-commerce turnover of €40.8 bn in 2013. For the year 2014, an increase to €47.8bn is expected. This is all revealed by the latest Southern Europe B2C E-Commerce Report by Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organization for e-commerce companies.

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Attempting to target its working customers who do not want to stay home to wait for an online order to be delivered, House of Fraser has introduced a news service that enables clients to receive goods ordered before 8pm before 9am the next morning, 6 days a week.

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Customers of Ikea.fr can as of now pick up their online orders day and night, seven days a week from 24-hour-lockers trialed in a pilot project at the Ikea shop in Lomme (North of France).

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

The British fashion pure-player Boohoo.com this week reported a 31 percent sales increase to £67.2mn in the first half of its current financial year. The company’s investments in internationalization and multi-channel presence seem to have paid off.

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Tuesday 14 October 2014

America’s largest warehouse chain, Costco Wholesale Corp, is making its China- debut on Alibaba’s sales platform Tmall.

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  • 15th of October in Lugano (Switzerland)
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