Covid 19 | The Scurri eCommerce weekly top 3

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Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!

Online retail sales are growing at levels usually seen during Black Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dramatically change the retail landscape.

 

“Ecommerce is now more important than it has ever been — both from a business point of view to mitigate cashflow issues and from a consumer point of view to get access to goods and services,” Emarsys senior vice president Alex Timlin said.Read the full article here.

Following a three-week extension on coronavirus lockdown measures, businesses that turnover more than £500 million can now apply for government support, the Treasury said.

 

The government said loans to medium and larger firms is included in its £330 billion coronavirus support package.

 

Initially, businesses with turnovers of over £500 million a year were not eligible for the coronavirus loan scheme. Read the full article here.

Aldi UK has started selling groceries online for the first time, offering £24.99 food boxes for people who are self-isolating at home or who are too vulnerable to make it to a store during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

 

The parcels will contain 22 products, including tinned soup, rice and pasta. Each parcel will also provide antibacterial handwash and a four-pack of toilet roll, covering many of the essential items that have been particularly in demand since the pandemic took hold in the UK. Read the full article here.

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