2020 eCommerce news Food Delivery Drones to become reality.

The Scurri eCommerce weekly top 3

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

Manna plans to carry out its first deliveries in early March with two food brands – one Irish and one international. This will be done through the startup’s partnerships with Flipdish and one of the “very well-known online food platforms”, Healy tells Fora.

They will be replicating the results in Wales and in a segment of Dublin in a controlled environment, delivering burgers, pizzas etc.  Some might be quick to disregard Manna’s ambitions as fanciful. For Bobby Healy, Founder of Manna, the economics add up. Drones will provide quicker delivery – in about two to three minutes – than cars and bikes. Read full article here.

Two million UK shoppers have had their credit scores damaged by ‘buy now, pay later’ BNPL schemes driving increasing levels of consumer debt.

These increasingly popular schemes, which allow shoppers to take a product home and pay for it over a number of instalments, are reportedly leading many to receive black marks on their credit scores and take on “more debt than they perhaps realise”. Young shoppers are reportedly worst hit, with 33 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds stating they’ve used a BNPL scheme over the past year and 39 per cent of those stating this has damages their credit score. Read the full article here.

A Dixons Carphone subsidiary has been fined £500,000 after point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops were attacked in a cyber-attack that affected millions of customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposing the fine, warned that while it had fined DSG Retail the maximum under the legislation that was then in force, it would have been “much higher” under the new GDPR laws. 

The personal data of at least 14m people – including full names, postcodes, email addresses, failed credit check information, and the details of 5.6m payment cards that had been used in transactions – was collected over the course of nine months running up to April 2018. An attacker had installed malware on 5,390 tills at the store. Read the full article here.

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