News of the week: invitations for the GPeC Summit, Oprah Winfrey’s wishlist, REI store chain is opting-out for Black Friday

Comert cos cumparaturi

Here are the most important 5 news pieces about e-commerce from the last 7 days.

If you found other news worth being disseminated, send us an e-mail at or leave a comment below or check us out on Facebook.

Thank you!


Tens of invitations for the GPeC Summit, offered by bloggers

GPeC: de 10 ani, cel mai important eveniment de e-commerce din RomaniaGPeC Summit, the 10-year anniversary edition, is coming! Several Romanian bloggers want to be sure you don’t miss it and they offer some invitations for the event on November 24th. Check out these blogs to enter the chance to win an invitation:


Oprah’s Xmas wishlist


Oprah Winfrey’s annual “favorite things” list is a go-to guide for many gift givers. This year, instead of debuting the list in O Magazine, as the media mogul has done since she ended her TV talk show in 2011, this year’s list debuted this week on the home page of An Oprah’s Favorite Things page on Amazon includes the 87-item list and seven videos starring Winfrey as she selects the products and explains what she likes about them.

More details, at Internet Retailer

Target is targeting Romania


Target has launched an international sales portal with Borderfree to enable sales to consumers in more than 100 countries outside the USA, including Romania. Target Corp. is testing the waters of global e-commerce. Consumers in more than 200 countries can now buy at The mass merchant retail chain is working with cross-border e-commerce services vendor Borderfree to turn on international sales. Target declined to outline its plans for international web sales, saying only the effort is a test and more details would be forthcoming.

More details, at Internet Retailer

ZOOT is landing in Romania

ZootZOOT, one of the biggets online fashion retailers from the Czech Republic, entered the Romanian market. The shop estimates up to 10 million euros in sales in the first year and said it will invest 8 million euros in the first two years.

Read the article at Start-up Cafe

REI is opting-out of Black Friday

REIPresident and CEO says retailer will close all of its 143 stores on biggest shopping day of the year in email urging its staff to go outside and enjoy themselves. The holiday season is coming, and there’s a big countdown clock on REI’s website counting the seconds until Black Friday. The clock is counting down to the time when most of the outdoor sports retailer’s employees can go out and enjoy the day doing things like hiking, running and whatever else they like.

More details, at The Guardian