eCommerce Industry News (65)

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

M Ryan

News - Commercetools website suffers outage

Screenshot of browser unable to connect to the Commercetools website

December 13th, 2020. Commercetools, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, today suffered an embarrassing outage on its corporate website. It is not clear if this has affected its customers' ecommerce operations. It has affected our ability to check this week if they have any…

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M Ryan

News - TrueCommerce appoints John Fay as CEO

December 7th, 2020. TrueCommerce has announced the appointment of John Fay as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Mike Cornell who was CEO since 2014 and now moves into an advisory role. The appointment follows the acquisition of TrueCommerce by Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe (WCAS) which is…

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News - Automattic (WordPress) acquires MailPoet

MailPoet screenshot

December 7th, 2020. Automattic, the company behind WordPress and WooCommerce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced its acquisition of MailPoet, a WordPress plugin that provides email marketing and transactional email services for around 300,000 customers, of whom just under 25% run WooCommerce.

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News - Oro announces new B2B customer wins

December 5th, 2020. Oro, Inc, provider of OroCommerce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced that it has signed several new B2B customers including Braskem (Brazilian petrochemical company $13.3bn revenue FY2019), Fairprice (Singapore grocery business $2.7bn revenue FY2019) and Petra Industries (US consumer…

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