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Aosom sees business growth through ManoMano partnership

Aosom sells a range of home, garden, pet and car accessories across six individual brands. It has gone from strength to strength after launching on the marketplace, ManoMano, which has over four million products in six countries. Diego Castro, Account Manager at Aosom, explains how the...


Adapting to changing customer needs in post-lockdown Britain

Kaushalya Somasundaram, Head of Payment Partnerships and Industry Relations, Square UK, explains how businesses need to keep up with customers’ expectations following the pandemic to keep up with sales both instore and online. The past year has accelerated technological transformation like...


As some SMEs reopen for business, e-commerce remains key for sustainable growth

The pandemic restrictions are being slowly loosened, and the usual brick-and-mortar stores in countries like the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Czech Republic, are being opened again, while some states in the US are planning to do so soon. The US saw more than 31% of...


COVID triggers changes in payments habits among over eight in ten consumers

More than eight in ten consumers (86%) say that their payments habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, with 59% trying a new payment method for the first time – a number which rises to 77% among the 18- to 24-year-old age group. That’s according to new research released...


b8ta partners with noon.com to provide shoppers in the UAE with the next-gen retail experience

b8ta, a unique software-powered retailer with its mission to build a ‘Retail-as-a-Service’ platform for brands, has announced its strategic collaboration with noon.com, Middle East’s leading digital marketplace, to bring innovative and unique brands to customers in the region....


The 10 best countries in Europe for an e-commerce start-up

Unlike many industries in the past year, e-commerce has thrived and revenue within the market is predicted to top £361,305 million in 2021. Across the continent, annual growth rates are expected to reach 5.2%, which means start-ups and growing brands can take full advantage of the...


UAE-based North Ladder to scale tech platform following funding boost

North Ladder (previously called BuyBack Bazaar), a UAE-based secured trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics, has announced a US$5 million Series A funding round led by regional venture capital firm BECO Capital. The new investment will help the company scale up its...


AWS to open data centres in Switzerland

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced it will open an infrastructure region in Switzerland in the second half of 2022. The AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will comprise three Availability Zones and join existing regions...


PayBy releases landmark study uncovering UAE consumer attitudes to spending in the pandemic

Abu Dhabi-based innovative FinTech enterprise PayBy has released its first study of the UAE consumer payments landscape, conducted in association with Kantar. The study included a diverse sampling of UAE consumers to evaluate their attitudes to spending, saving and modes of payment in light of...


Trust Machine initiative aims to bridge SME funding gap

Finastra has announced plans to deliver a range of initiatives which enable its customers to accelerate through change, as well as creating positive outcomes for millions of people around the world. The move is part of the company’s ongoing innovation and open cloud platform strategy. We...


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