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EDITORIAL Sustainability & Delivery: Simply Be launches rental on Hirestreet while Co-op expands with Uber Eats

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The latest ecommerce launches show how partnerships are helping retailers expand their offerings in new ways as consumers change how they shop. Simply Be is offering some of its latest fashions for rental on Hirestreet at the same time as selling them on its own site.

Highlighting how convenience is still a major driver post-pandemic Co-op and Uber Eats are expanding the quick grocery delivery offering to 1,000 stores enabling customers to have their order delivered to home within 30 minutes.

Analysis by Optiseller further highlights consumer moves to sustainable fashion purchasing suggesting that eBay’s partnership with Love Island has driven strong interest in buying pre-owned clothing

In our summer editions of the InternetRetailing newsletter we’re surfacing stories, case studies and other content that have appeared in our series of RetailX reports over the last year to provide food for thought at a quieter and more reflective time. 

Today we do that through RetailX analysis of the promises that European retailers and brands now make to shoppers, as set out in the Operations & Logistics Dimension of the RetailX Top1000 Europe 2022. We then illustrate that theme further through a case study about how H&M both engages with and delivers to its customers

In today’s guest comment, Amy Bastow of StorIQ argues that WhatsApp isn’t the best place to organise retail operations. 

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