Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Amazon posted its third consecutive $1 billion quarter but the easing of lockdown restrictions across the west meant it struggled to maintain its staggering growth rate. 

Amazon fails to meet analysts’ expectations sending shares dropping 7%

Amazon posted its third consecutive $1 billion quarter but the easing of lockdown restrictions across the west meant it struggled to maintain its staggering growth rate. 
Online retail prices have increased for the first time in years as the pandemic brings an abrupt halt to steady deflation. 

Online prices jump 2.3% sparking fears ecommerce inflation will be “permanent”

Online retail prices have increased for the first time in years as the pandemic brings an abrupt halt to steady deflation. 
Citizens Advice has called on the government to fine delivery companies for poor service as new data reveals 5 million parcels were stolen last year. 

Ofcom could soon slap delivery companies with fines for losing your online orders

Citizens Advice has called on the government to fine delivery companies for poor service as new data reveals 5 million parcels were stolen last year. 
The coffee chain has trademarked “Pret Express” under “coffee vending machines and dispensing machines” sparking speculation its aiming to diversify its offering the sector continues to struggle with staff shortages. 

Pret A Manger to roll out automated vending machines as staff crisis continues

The coffee chain has trademarked “Pret Express” under “coffee vending machines and dispensing machines” sparking speculation its aiming to diversify its offering the sector continues to struggle with staff shortages. 
Hamleys opens the doors to its new state-of-the-art console, PC and gaming accessories department in its Regent Street store in London.

Hamleys opens new state of the art gaming department

Hamleys opens the doors to its new state-of-the-art console, PC and gaming accessories department in its Regent Street store in London.

Ocado’s warehouse fire could prove to be “good news” despite thousands of orders being...

Ocado's third warehouse fire in as many years could actually be good news for the online grocer analysts have argued, as it provides proof of its safety improvements. 
Netflix has announced plans to open its first ever physical store next year just weeks after launching its debut ecommerce platform. 

Netflix to open first ever bricks-and-mortar store amid retail expansion

Netflix has announced plans to open its first ever physical store next year just weeks after launching its debut ecommerce platform. 
Ultra-fast delivery startups like Weezy, Gorillas, Getir have now taken the UK by storm, this is the story of their rise to prominence.

Delivery Wars: The Rise of Ultra-Fast Delivery in the UK

Ultra-fast delivery startups like Weezy, Gorillas, Getir have now taken the UK by storm, this is the story of their rise to prominence.
Buy now, pay later users are at risk of having mortgage applications rejected as lenders see the use of such schemes as a "red flag". 

Brits owe Buy Now, Pay Later schemes an average of £244 as experts warn...

Buy now, pay later users are at risk of having mortgage applications rejected as lenders see the use of such schemes as a "red flag". 

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How third-party logistics suppliers can facilitate operations for fashion retailers

The rise of e-commerce has led to a monumental shift in consumer expectations around choice, delivery speed and price, which has introduced new pressures...