Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Amazon Prime Day will now be pushed back until September while sources say its rapid delivery times could not return to normal for months to come.
Amazon has been scrambling to return its operations to normal after a sudden spike in demand due to the coronavirus forced it to delay delivery times and limit the amount of items being handled in its warehouses. Read the full article here.
Online food delivery has, almost overnight, become one of the most important and potentially lucrative arms of the retail and restaurant industry.
Once disruptive start-ups like Deliveroo, Just Eat and GrubHub are now entirely transforming not only how takeaways are ordered, but how groceries are ordered too.
The coronavirus crisis has focused both customer and client attention on these companies, accelerating the importance of their role in the market to levels few expected to see for another half-decade. Read the full article here.
Facebook is making a major new push into e-commerce. The company announced the launch of Shops, a way for businesses to set up free storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. The shops, which will be powered by third-party services, including Shopify, BigCommerce, and Woo, are designed to turn the social network into a top-tier shopping destination. Read the full article here.