Here’s what you should know today.

1. SingPost’s top ecommerce executive resigns 

Marcelo Wesseler has resigned as CEO of SP Commerce.

SP Commerce is the integrated entity of SingPost’s former ecommerce division, SingPost ecommerce, with US-based ecommerce provider TradeGlobal Holdings and the company’s US unit, Jagged Peak Inc.

Paul Demirdjian, currently the president and CEO of Jagged Peak, has been appointed interim CEO, US businesses with immediate effect.

No word or clarification has been provided at this point to why Mr. Wesseler had to resign from his position. However, SingPost has been through numerous re-shuffles of executives, following the high profile resignations of the company’s CEO, COO and CFO, including various board members, all last year.

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2. GreyOrange and Ninja Van partner on advanced sortation system for last-mile delivery

GreyOrange and Ninja Van have announced the commission of their first high-speed advanced Sortation System capable of handling 6000 parcels an hour at the Singapore hub of Ninja Van.

GreyOrange’s technology sorts the parcels according to dispatch time, destination and other parameters as determined at different times of the day, including service levels such as same-day and next-day delivery.

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3. App to know: LIKEtoKNOW.it’s app helps you buy the products in your screenshots

To use the new app all you have to do is take a screenshot of a photo you want to shop.

This can be a screenshot of an Influencer’s Instagram, a photo from fashion week, or even a photo your friend sends you.

 

Source: Techcrunch

Immediately after taking a screenshot the app will analyze it and send you a push notification if it can match the image with one of millions of influencer-submitted and tagged photos in its database.

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4. Recommended Reading: Amazon vs. Alibaba. Who’s ahead with O2O

Business intelligence firm L2 says,

It’s clear that both companies are betting on a future with a combination of offline retail and online e-tail, but Alibaba’s partnerships have positioned it to expand its already wide reach much further in the brick-and-mortar world.

As Amazon begins to experiment with QR code-scanning mobile payments at its Amazon Go location, mobile payments via Alipay are now commonplace at stores across China and quickly spreading globally to cater to Chinese tourists.

While Amazon’s new projects improve and accelerate the offline transaction experience, L2 predicts that the U.S. company is still three years away from jumping all in on omnichannel as Alibaba races ahead.

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