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Mar 15

Magaseek & Start Today running more retailer e-commerce

Although many major fashion brands now sell through online malls, there is a growing shift towards taking greater direct control of online sales. This leaves the two main online fashion malls Magaseek and Start Today with a major problem. Both are trying to solve this issue by providing consulting and operating services in addition to […]

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Dec 15

Start Today claims 10 million users, but closes outlet site

Start Today continues to close experiments which have failed to take off as hoped while prgressing with the upgrade of its core business. Above all it is focused on beating Amazon and other competitors in customer service, now extending free same day shipping to Kansai, a service which has helped boost membership in recent months. […]

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Oct 15

Start Today cancels free shipping

Start Today introduced free shipping in 2012 in the face of growing competition from Amazon which had already lured some of its key merchants like United Arrows to its portal. The service was always going to be expensive for a business that relies on the consignment model, and last month it capitulated, introducing charges again […]

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Mar 15

Direct marketing firms face pressure

Apparel e-commerce is an intensely competitive business and getting tougher. This is making life harder than ever for the main catalogue businesses, helping explain Nissen’s decision to accept the embrace of Seven & I Holdings. Competition from big players in apparel e-commerce is intensifying. As well as the old catalogue firms and pure online players, […]

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Jan 15

Start Today goes after Rakuten

Start Today has launched a new market place offering SMEs in the apparel and fashion world access to its large base of fashion consumers. It may well threaten the fashion merchant business at Rakuten and Yahoo but the move is also part of a much bigger story about who will win in e-commerce: general merchandise […]

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