Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Tens of thousands of small retailers have flocked to eBay to sell their products, after their stores were forced to shut down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK arm of the online marketplace business said it has seen a surge in customers and sellers over the past two months, as a vast proportion of retail has had to shift online.
It said more than 50,000 new sellers, especially small or independent retailers specialising in fashion to toy, joined the site last month. Read the full article here.
Amazon’s small independent rivals have seen massive boosts in sales during the pandemic thanks to delays in the giant’s delivery times.
Small online businesses have been able to thrive during the coronavirus crisis as many customers facing extended delivery times turned away from Amazon, instead seeking out retailers and delivery services that remained largely undiscovered until now. Read the full article here.
Multichannel retailers have seen their sales skyrocket 35 per cent in the UK during lockdown, far outpacing their online-only counterparts.
In April, the UK’s first full month under lockdown, online sales jumped 23.8 per cent year-on-year to the highest level in 10 years, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index.
Multichannel retailers, which have both online and offline offerings, emerged as the clear winners during the month seeing sales rise more than four times as fast as pureplay ecommerce sites, which saw an 8.3 per cent jump in sales. Read the full article here.