Online Marketplace News

The latest news coverage of product and service marketplaces, ranging from broad and specialist e-commerce platforms through to classifieds and beyond.

Ozon Russia

Shareholder: Amazon and SoftBank held talks over Russian online retailer Ozon

Global e-commerce giant Amazon and Japan’s SoftBank have made approaches to Russian conglomerate Sistema about a possible acquisition of its online retailer Ozon, SistemaR...

Lazada

Alibaba’s Lazada appoints Chun Li as new CEO

Lazada, the Southeast Asian arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding, said on Friday it would replace its CEO, as it battles for dominance in the fast-growing market.

Tickets and Ticketing

Viagogo’s StubHub deal faces in-depth UK competition probe

UK’s competition watchdog has said it will launch an investigation into ticket reseller Viagogo’s $4.05 billion deal for the ticketing unit of US e-commerce company eBa...

Deliveroo

UK watchdog affirms provisional blessing for Amazon’s Deliveroo deal

The UK’s competition regulator has affirmed its provisional clearance of Amazon’s purchase of a 16% stake in online delivery group Deliveroo but changed the basis of it...

e-commerce in India

Indian e-commerce players consider listing of ‘country of origin’ label on products

E-commerce players in India such as Amazon’s local unit and Walmart’s Flipkart will consider asking sellers on their platforms to list the country of origin on products...

Trump

Big Tech takes aim at Trump’s H1B visa decision

US President, Donald Trump has suspended the entry of some foreign workers in a bid to boost domestic hiring, sparking opposition from corporate America and tech sector executives.

Amazon

Amazon signals entry into alcohol delivery in India with nod in key state

Amazon.com has secured clearance to deliver alcohol in India’s eastern state of West Bengal, according to a document seen by journalists, signalling the US e-commerce giant&#...

Zalando

Online fashion stocks in vogue as coronavirus speeds e-commerce

Shares in online fashion retailers Zalando and ASOS jumped on Thursday after the German company said it expects a big increase in second-quarter sales and operating profit as coron...

France

France to apply digital tax this year whether US returns to negotiations or not

France will apply taxes on digital services this year whether the United States returns to negotiations on the issue or not, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday, calli...

Digital Tax US

US pulled out of stalled talks on digital services taxes – Robert Lighthizer

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to pull out of negotiations on digital services taxes with EU officials after they failed to make any progress, US Trade Representative...

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

Amazon.com has launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new c...

Bezos

Amazon says CEO Bezos willing to testify before US Congress

Amazon.com have said its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was willing to testify to a congressional panel investigating potential violations of US antitrust law by big technology compani...

Ebay

Former eBay employees charged with cyber-stalking

Six former eBay employees have been criminally charged with cyber-stalking a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter viewed as critical of the e-commerce company, f...

Starting a simple buisness

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Walmart has partnered with Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify, as the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its efforts to capture a bigger slice of the coronaviru...