Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Rank-and-file police officers are urging shops to refuse entry to people not wearing face coverings after some retailers said they would not penalise customers who fail to do so.
Police can hand out £100 fines to people in shops, shopping centres, banks, takeaways, post offices, sandwich shops and supermarkets in England who flout the rules. Read the full article here.
eCommerce as a proportion of all retail sales fell slightly to 31.8% in June compared to a record 33.3% in May as high streets reopened on 15 June following 12 weeks of lockdown. But online sales remain significantly higher than pre-Covid levels, with this channel making up 20% of all retail sales February. Read the full article here.
Amazon is expanding the rollout of its Scout automated delivery robots to two new cities as lockdown drives demand for contactless delivery.
Amazon has been testing its cooler-sized automated delivery robots since the start of 2019 in its hometown of Seattle, expanding tests to South California in August.
Its Scout delivery bots, developed entirely by Amazon engineers, will now be rolled out for testing in Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin Tennessee. Read the full article here.