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 sales matched analysts expectations by beating last year’s Cyber Monday figures, seeing sales of over $11 billion according to Adobe Analytics.
According to Adobe, Amazon’s two-day sales bonanza generated 6.1 per cent more sales for the ecommerce behemoth than the event last year, which saw sales of $10.4 billion in overall US digital revenue.
The total beat last year’s Cyber Monday sales holiday, which was until a few days ago, the most successful digital sales day on record, which recorded sales of $10.9 billion. Read the full article here.
Facebook has announced it is is integrating its ecommerce “Shops” feature to its messaging platform WhatsApp and Facebook Marketplace in the US.
The social media giant’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg also said on Tuesday that it planned to introduce personalised ads to Shops based on users’ shopping data.
Shops was launched last year and is an integral part of the platform’s move into the “social commerce” space, seeing more than 300 million monthly visitors and around 1.2 million monthly active Shops. Read the full article here.
Amazon is destroying unsold items such as electronics and facemasks at its Dunfermline fulfilment centre, according to a new report.An investigation by ITV News has indicated that new and unused stock was being destroyed in one of the tech giant’s 24 UK fulfilment centres in Scotland.
The discovery was made during the filming of an undercover report into working conditions at the company’s Dunfermline warehouse. Electronics, books and facemasks were among the items placed into boxes that were marked ‘destroy’. Read the full article here.