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The double-edged sword of e-commerce

For some, e-commerce is an online El Dorado, creating big returns and high growth. However, for others it is a huge cost pressure as they struggle to keep up with demand. This week we take a look at those succeeding, struggling and innovating in the space.  

Ecommerce delivers warehouse gold rush. [Financial Times]

Google’s Bid to Battle Amazon Suffers Blow as Walmart Withdraws. [Bloomberg]

Survey: Consumers expect e-commerce deliveries within 3 days. [Supply Chain Dive]

Amazon Delivery Bots Are Here. [Wired]

E-commerce costs ‘affecting logistical packaging’. [PackagingNews]

Booming e-commerce in Asia Pacific driving demand for larger trucks. [The Loadstar]

Over 70 nations agree to hammer out global rules for e-commerce. [Nikkei Asian Review]

Massive APAC eCommerce growth predicted for 2019. [Marketing-Interactive]

Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022 - PwC draft analysis. [Reuters]

Reliance to take on Amazon and Flipkart in Indian ecommerce. [Financial Times]

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