Ecommerce in Europe Grew 11% in 2017 to $624 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

As it has here, ecommerce in Europe is continuing to experience double-digit gains, increasing 11% in 2017 to $624 billion or 534 billion euros, with projected growth of 13% in 2018, according to a report from Ecommerce Europe. See how the spending broke down by region, and which marketplaces were most popular.

eBay Leverages AR to Help Ecommerce Shippers Select Boxes

| Mike O'Brien

eBay is leveraging augmented reality (AR) technology that lets small shippers determine the most economical flat-rate box from the U.S. Postal Service. The new Android feature uses motion tracking and environmental understanding to let shippers place an item inside different sized virtual boxes.

McCombs Supply Sees Success with Shipping Technology

| MCM staff

For appliance parts supplier McCombs Supply Co., finding new ways to ship smarter in the face of swelling ecommerce demand was critical to its success. Learn how the company decreases shipping costs and increased productivity with a shipping technology platform.

Toys ‘R’ Us Launches Online Marketplace

| Mike O'Brien

Toys ‘R’ Us announced it is launching an online marketplace in 2018, less than two weeks after declaring bankruptcy and saying it will keep its stores open through the process. The move makes Toys ‘R’ Us more competitive with eBay, where it has maintained an online store for more than a decade.

eBay Launches Price Match Guarantee

| MCM staff

eBay launched a Price Match Guarantee on more than 50,000 deals in the United States. Here is what this means for eBay and how many items are being offered within the price match guarantee program.

eBay Expands Inventory Exposure with New Partnership

| MCM Staff

SellerActive, cloud-based inventory management and repricing solution for online sellers, has announced a partnership with eBay to provide online sellers an opportunity to expand inventory exposure. See what this means for eBay sellers.

eBay Opens VR Department Store in Australia

| Tim Parry

eBay and Australian retailer Myer have joined forces to provide a glimpse into the future of shopping by developing and launching the world’s first virtual reality (VR) department store, which connects to the existing eBay.com.au API and allows Myer’s product range, pricing and stock information, which is updated in real time – a first for virtual reality experiences globally.