eCommerce Industry News (65)

News from the ecommerce and digital retail technology industry, from vendors, retailers and brands.

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VTEX announces Blade HQ as new customer win

Blade HQ website

March 3rd, 2021. VTEX, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced a new customer win - Blade HQ, a retailer of high-end LEO Combat, military and collectible folding knives. Mark Christensen, CEO of Blade HQ since May 2016 and 11 years with the…

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Instacart raises $265m at $39bn valuation

Instacart Home Page

March 2nd, 2021. Instacart has raised $265m from its existing investors at a $39bn valuation. This comes ahead of a widely expected, but as yet unannounced, IPO. Nick Giovanni, Instacart CFO, is quoted in the announcement as saying "grocery is the world's largest retail category…

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WYND appoints Jean Lecomte as General Manager

February 26th, 2021. WYND, a member of our order management systems (OMS) shortlist, has appointed Jean Lecomte as General Manager. Lecomte, who has a Masters Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, was previously leading digital systems at Carrefour (EPA: CA), the French…

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BigCommerce integrates with Walmart marketplace

February 24th, 2021. BigCommerce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced its solution now enables its merchants to list products for sale on the Walmart marketplace. Its press release BigCommerce described one of its merchants, Vitabox, a seller of vitamins, personal care and…

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Shopify reports $2.9bn full year results 2020

Shopify 2020 results snapshot

February 17th, 2021. Shopify (NYSE : SHOP) has released its 2020 Q4 and full year financial results, with a staggering $977.7m revenue in Q4, up 94% from Q4 2019, for a 2020 total revenue of $2,929.5m, up 86% on 2019. Its customers transacted $41.1bn through…

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News - Salesforce adds Payments service to Commerce Cloud

Screenshot of Salesforce Payments configuration

February 16th, 2021. Salesforce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist in the "Dominant" category, has announced its Spring '21 release includes a new Payments service, offering a pre-integrated payment service. Once implemented in a Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud webstore, the new Commerce Cloud Payments…

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News - VTEX acquires Workarea and WebLinc

February 10th, 2021. VTEX, the São Paulo-based B2C, B2B and marketplace ecommerce platform vendor, has announced the acquisition of Workarea, owners of the Philadelphia, PA-based WebLinc Commerce platform which itself is a B2C ecommerce platform, with emerging B2B capability, with an open source core. The…

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