Coty has launched an on-demand digital personal beauty assistant for the Amazon Echo Show in the UK. Digital innovation with a focus on voice and virtual assistants to be central to company's future strategy
German e-tailer Zalando is to push ahead with its strategy of investing to gain market share in 2018 and reported preliminary Q4 sales growth in line with expectations, despite a tough clothing market in early autumn.
Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has made an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid growing competition in the region from Alibaba and Amazon.com.
UK consumers who shop online already are becoming more online-focused than ever and are increasing the amounts they buy via webstores, a new report shows and more than half of women buy clothes online.
Amazon will launch a Windows-compatible PC app for its Alexa digital assistant that will directly compete with Microsoft's Cortana. The Alexa app will operate on HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer Windows 10 laptops and desktops.
Amazon has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for its virtual reality mirror, offering a blended reality view to users for "entertainment and other purposes" including trying on clothes.
Amazon and Google both deeply discounted their virtual assistant speakers over the holiday season in their ongoing bid to dominate home shopping, a sharply different strategy from Apple's upcoming pricey HomePod speaker.
Amazon Prime accounted for half of all holiday sales during 2017, a 38% jump over last year, outpacing total e-commerce sales, up 18% for the season. Amazon also announced it had shipped 5 billion Prime items in 2017.