Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Grovara partners with Dubai Global Connect, establishes Middle East HQ

Grovara, the wholesale experience, announces it has signed a lease agreement and become incorporated to do business in Dubai as part of a partnership with Dubai Global Connect (DGC), a wholesale market that facilitates business between international buyers and sellers.

How you can add an extra $1-5m to an existing ecommerce business

When you hear a bold claim about scaling your organisation, usually it’s a marketing ploy by someone who wants to sell you marketing services. Although you might hear many business leaders say things about scaling businesses, they usually charge you upfront and don’t have a strong guarantee because you can’t ever “guarantee” things in life.

How to effectively create waiting-list hype for your online business

Every business owner dreams of having a waitlist of customers who are constantly on standby ready to purchase their latest product or service. Whether you’re about to launch a new beauty tool or you’re a coach who is about to launch a new mastermind, the security of knowing you have a database ready to purchase, is the most valuable tool you’ll ever have.

Australian used car platform Carma secures A$75m Series A funding

Australian online used car platform, Carma, announced it had completed a US$52m (A$75m) Series A funding round, led by General Catalyst Partners and Tiger Global. Carma previously secured the largest seed round in Australian history, with US$20m (approx. A$28m) from Tiger Global in March 2021. The company has now raised over A$100m in funding. Carma’s used car sales have been growing quickly since providing early access to Sydney clients in late 2021. The capital raise will accelerate its growth, and building the team, growing used car inventory and establishing reconditioning operations in Melbourne and Brisbane.

OPEX® Corp debuts its Sure Sort® robotic sorting system in Europe

OPEX® Corporation, a player in Next Generation Automation providing innovative solutions for warehouse, document, and mail automation, will exhibit for the first time at LogiMAT, Europe’s largest global trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management. LogiMAT will be held from 31 May to 2 June in Stuttgart, Germany. OPEX’s automation experts will conduct live demonstrations of the company’s Sure Sort® sorting system and showcase all of OPEX’s warehouse automation solutions designed to help businesses thrive.

Faire launches in Australia to aid retailers access the global market

Faire, the online wholesale marketplace valued at $12.4 billion USD ($16.7 billion AUD), is now available to independent brands and retailers in Australia. This marks Faire’s first market launch outside of North America and Europe, and follows the platform’s expansion into Canada and 16 of the largest markets across the United Kingdom and Europe. With a growing network of over half a million customers around the world, independent retailers are joining Faire to discover unique products, while emerging and established brands are leveraging Faire for the opportunity to grow their business on a global scale.

CellPoint Digital and MTC Game plot more payment options for gamers

CellPoint Digital, a global provider of digital commerce and payment solutions, announced a partnership with global eCommerce platform for video gamers, MTC Game. A global retailer, MTC Game provides an online platform for digital codes and services to gamers. The firm will take advantage of CellPoint Digital’s payment platform. This will enable video gamers to experience a frictionless checkout, allowing customers to pay via the popular payment methods on the continent including Bank Transfer and Mobile Money options.

Experian study predicts mobile wallets to rival traditional payment methods

The new Experian Global Insights Report concludes that online spending will continue to gain strength even as consumers emerge from lockdown and return to in-person transactions. Consumers are also engaging with digital payments as much as they engage with email. The growth curve of online spending has increased the use of mobile wallets that now rival traditional payment methods. The latest report shows that 62 percent of respondents say they are currently using mobile wallets, while 63 percent use traditional forms of payment.

Catch.com.au opens new Sydney fulfilment centre to expand footprint

Aussie owned Catch.com.au opens the doors to its 36,000 square metre fulfilment centre in Sydney’s Moorebank. The new fulfilment centre is the retailer’s next step in realising its long term goal to give Australians the most convenient and plentiful online shopping experience. 

Conversational engagement AI provider AskSid acquired by Gupshup

Gupshup, a company in conversational engagement, announced the acquisition of AskSid, a Conversational AI provider to top ecommerce and retail companies around the world. AskSid’s full-stack AI solution including the Retail AI brain, strengthens Gupshup’s customer experience (CX) offerings and will help make the entire shopping journey - across pre-purchase, purchase and post-purchase phases - fully conversational.