From IKEA shifting its focus on eCommerce sales and BCShop.io making cryptocurrency eCommerce a reality to Heineken selling beer online and China gunning down eCommerce platforms for fake goods to Facebook setting sights on training a million business owners with digital skills to Instagram introducing shopping tags on its stories, June 2018 was packed with interesting eCommerce news. Read on!
Looking at long-term growth, IKEA axes physical stores in favor of eCommerce:
The Swedish furniture retailer has canceled plans of setting up physical stores in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arizona. Ikea is now focusing on eCommerce sales. Read more here.
Ethereum based eCommerce and payments platforms, BCShop.io is now open for business:
BCShop.io offers cryptocurrency users to buy and sell online using Ethereum blockchain payments. BCShop.io is expanding to all areas of eCommerce and is available without the need for any software installation and registration. Read more here.
Get your beers home now with Heineken USA’s new eCommerce site:
Draftforhome.com, Heineken’s eCommerce website for the US, will sell Heineken’s line of home tap machines along with 2-liter kegs. Available only in New York City, Heineken will eventually make the website and online ordering service available throughout the US soon. Read more here.
China will soon hold eCommerce platforms such as Alibaba accountable for selling fraudulent goods:
As part of China’s new proposed eCommerce law, online retail platforms such as Alibaba will also be held responsible for selling counterfeit products online. Currently, only online merchants are liable for selling fraudulent and fake products. Read more here.
Facebook wants to train 1 million businesses with digital skills by 2020:
To make it easier for people to find jobs and grow businesses, Facebook has taken a pledge to train 1 million US business owners and equip individuals with the digital skills needed to compete in today’s workspace. Read more here.
You can now add shopping tags on your Instagram stories:
Instagram’s shoppable tags will now be available on stories. Given the success of Instagram stories, the social media app is looking to give brands an amazing opportunity to drive sales on the platform. Read more here.