Richard Plant takes us through the week's latest e-commerce news, including new software on the block, Moltin; what e-commerce can learn from peak seasons; and Aldi's breakthrough into online.
New software on the block, Moltin, has just raised $2 million (£1.4million) in seed capital to develop its new e-commerce product, a likely challenger for Magento and Shopify. With a reported 5,000 developers on board and counting, industry experts are expecting big things. Moltin founder, Adam Sturrock, said:
The e-commerce technology space is still plagued with huge problems despite the number of players – which is indicative of a market that hasn’t had it’s issues truly solved yet. We’ve solved that problem in a really simple way, and it means building for websites, apps, even virtual or augmented reality is simple, and practically identical, no matter which technology you choose.
Tech news outlet, CIO, published its top 12 lessons that the e-commerce business learned this holiday season, including reading the consumer correctly to providing exceptional customer service. Find the summarised list below.
German discount supermarket, Aldi, is investing £35 million into its new e-commerce site. Starting with the sale of wine - cycling wear, electrical items, clothing and camping equipment are all expected to be introduced later in the year.
See last month’s news roundup for more e-commerce news: Top Pointer For E-Commerce in 2016. Alternatively, download your free E-Commerce platform eBook for our top 10 checklist for e-commerce platforms.