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March 22, 2022

Global Ecommerce Weekly News: 22nd March 2022

By Clea Boyd-Eedle / Ecommerce Trends, Global Ecommerce

Get up to date with this week's ecommerce headlines from around the globe.


Kristen Bell to headline global e-commerce summit Accelerate

  • Award-winning actress and entrepreneur Kristen Bell has been announced as a headline for Pattern’s global ecommerce acceleration summit, Accelerate.

  • The event will take place in June 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah, bringing together key stakeholders from global brands and marketplaces.

  • Kristen Bell joins Academy Award-winning director Jimmy Bell on the speaker line-up, as well as many other leading minds in the e-commerce space.

Read more on Yahoo! Finance

‘Made in USA’ demand fuels growth on Alibaba’s cross-border B2B marketplace

  • Alibaba.com, Alibaba’s cross-border wholesale instance, has attributed its 29% YOY revenue growth to the increasing demand from consumers for American-made products.

  • Alibaba.com made its platform available to US merchants in 2019 and has become one of the fastest-growing seller regions in the world.

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Amazon dominating the share of online sales in the U.S.

  • Nearly 60% of online shopping purchases made in the U.S. last year were on Amazon, solidifying the e-commerce giant's huge influence on the market.

  • Amazon sales also accounted for 9.4% of total retail sales in the U.S. (both online and offline sales), compared to Walmart’s 8.6%.

Read more on PYMNTS

Almost 70% of UK consumers now shop on their mobile

  • According to new data from Klarna, consumers in the UK are leading in mobile shopping adoption.

  • 67% of UK consumers made purchases on their mobile, through internet browsers and shopping apps.

  • This trend is not only specific to younger generations now, with mobile shopping rates increasing across all age groups in the market.

Read more on Charged Retail

E-commerce warehouses are transforming New York City’s landscape

  • New York City is fast becoming the U.S.’s national warehouse capital, fueled by the e-commerce boom.

  • NYC has the highest concentration of online shoppers in the U.S., with more than 2.4 million packages being delivered in the city every day.

  • Amazon has acquired more than 50 warehouses in the city alone, with growing competition for the city’s limited warehouse real estate.

Read more on The New York Times

Amazon begins construction on first sort centre in Australia

  • Amazon has begun construction on its first sort centre in Australia, in the south-easterly city of Melbourne, with plans to start operating later this year.

  • The facility covers 15,600sqm and will enhance Amazon’s logistical capabilities in Australia.

Read more on Internet Retailing

Australian domain names no longer require .com or .net suffix

  • From March 24, Australian sites will be able to end their domain names with only .au, without needing .com or .net beforehand.

  • Companies with existing .com.au domains can apply for priority status to switch to a .au domain.

Read more on Internet Retailing

More Resources
Tmall Global Benchmarking Report 2022
UK Shopper Report 2022
Australian Ecommerce Benchmark Report February 2022