E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Four E-Commerce Tactics To Increase This Year’s Holiday Sales – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Post written by Duran Inci

Reaction Commerce raises $8.5 million for a new soup-to-nuts e … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sara Hicks and Aaron Judd, the two co-founders of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Reaction Commerce, didn’t set out to build a new e-commerce management software toolkit when they crossed paths at Science, the LA-based venture studio. Instead, the two entrepreneurs and serial startup executives were simply bonding over a common problem. The tools that their companies were using to manage and operate their online sales were not equipped for the latest…

This tiny e-commerce stock is growing far more quickly than Amazon.com. – Motley Fool

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells tens of billions of dollars in products online every quarter, but its business isn’t growing nearly as quickly as Shopify‘s (NYSE:SHOP). Unlike Amazon.com, Shopify offers retailers a decentralized e-commerce solution that allows them to sell products through multiple channels, including Amazon.com, eBay, and most recently, Facebook’s Instagram. Shopify’s agnostic approach to e-commerce is resonating with customers and producing envy-inspiring sales growth, so let’s learn more about this e-commerce…

Somalia’s ‘touch and feel’ e-commerce hit – BBC News – BBC.com – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image copyright Innovate Ventures Image caption Muraadso co-founders Abdiqani Ibrahim, Hamse Musa and Saed Mohamed When Saed Mohamed, a young entrepreneur from Somalia, pitched his online shopping business Muraadso as part of an East African start-up competition in 2015, he was prepared for rejection. And rejection is what he got. Abdigani Diriye, head of the Somalia-based accelerator, Innovate Ventures, which oversaw the competition, was not impressed. “We had a few…

Somalia’s ‘touch and feel’ e-commerce hit – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image copyright Innovate Ventures Image caption Muraadso co-founders Abdiqani Ibrahim, Hamse Musa and Saed Mohamed When Saed Mohamed, a young entrepreneur from Somalia, pitched his online shopping business Muraadso as part of an East African start-up competition in 2015, he was prepared for rejection. And rejection is what he got. Abdigani Diriye, head of the Somalia-based accelerator, Innovate Ventures, which oversaw the competition, was not impressed. “We had a few…

Meet David Rosenblatt, the e-commerce CEO who’s not afraid of Amazon – Recode

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On an earlier episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, guest Scott Galloway explained how Amazon can perform “Jedi mind tricks” on everyone else in commerce. Well, make that almost everyone else. “The race for the $50 order is over, it’s been won by Amazon,” 1stdibs CEO David Rosenblatt said on the latest episode of Recode Decode. “The race for the $5,000 order has not been won. You look…

Somalia’s ‘touch and feel’ e-commerce hit – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image copyright Innovate Ventures Image caption Muraadso co-founders Abdiqani Ibrahim, Hamse Musa and Saed Mohamed When Saed Mohamed, a young entrepreneur from Somalia, pitched his online shopping business Muraadso as part of an East African start-up competition in 2015, he was prepared for rejection. And rejection is what he got. Abdigani Diriye, head of the Somalia-based accelerator, Innovate Ventures, which oversaw the competition, was not impressed. “We had a few…

13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you – Search Engine Land – Search Engine Land

Monday, October 30, 2017

As we approach Halloween and our Netflix queues again fill up with all manner of spooky, startling and downright horrifying monsters, I’m reminded of another kind of monster we should all be afraid of: outdated SEO tactics. These tactics range from harmless but ineffective (like Casper the Friendly Ghost) all the way to completely devastating (like Freddy Krueger). And much like the bad guy in so many of the horror…

Meet David Rosenblatt, the e-commerce CEO who’s not afraid of Amazon – Recode

Monday, October 30, 2017

On an earlier episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, guest Scott Galloway explained how Amazon can perform “Jedi mind tricks” on everyone else in commerce. Well, make that almost everyone else. “The race for the $50 order is over, it’s been won by Amazon,” 1stdibs CEO David Rosenblatt said on the latest episode of Recode Decode. “The race for the $5,000 order has not been won. You look…

13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you – Search Engine Land

Monday, October 30, 2017

As we approach Halloween and our Netflix queues again fill up with all manner of spooky, startling and downright horrifying monsters, I’m reminded of another kind of monster we should all be afraid of: outdated SEO tactics. These tactics range from harmless but ineffective (like Casper the Friendly Ghost) all the way to completely devastating (like Freddy Krueger). And much like the bad guy in so many of the horror…

Southeast Asian e-commerce startup Carousell closes $70-$80M … – TechCrunch

Friday, October 27, 2017

Singapore-based startup Carousell is in the money this week after it closed a Series C round of between $70-$80 million, two sources with knowledge of the deal told TechCrunch. Started by three graduates from the National University of Singapore in 2012, Carousell operates a mobile-first listings service for second-hand goods and services in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Prior to this new funding it had raised $41 million, including…

E-commerce mogul agrees to buy big Nets stake – New York Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has agreed to sell a huge stake in the team — at a league-record valuation — and did it without having to give up Barclays Center. The Russian billionaire agreed to sell 49 percent of the Nets — valued at an NBA-record $2.3 billion — to Joseph Tsai, who will have the option to buy a controlling stake in four years. A signed deal likely won’t…

China’s HNA in talks to buy e-commerce firm Dangdang likely valued over $1 billion: sources – Reuters

Friday, October 27, 2017

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s HNA Group Co Ltd [HNAIRC.UL] is in talks to buy a controlling stake in E-commerce China Dangdang Inc in a deal that could value the online marketplace at over $1 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Dangdang, an Amazon Inc (AMZN.O) rival in China, is also in talks with other potential investors, said the people, who declined to be identified…

​Number of Indian startups plummet as e-commerce fails to find a new formula – ZDNet

Friday, October 27, 2017

Video: MIT-based aerostat startup gets big lift from SoftBank What can explain the almost stratospheric tanking of startups in India this year? ​Big dreams, big failures: Why most startups flop and what we can learn from them It might be harder to have a profitable startup in Eastern Europe than in Silicon Valley, but the lessons from failures are invaluable to tech entrepreneurs everywhere. Read More According to recent reports,…

What To Expect From Your SEO Investment – Forbes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Post written by Charles Kim

E Commerce: Why India’s e-commerce pioneer does not see Flipkart … – Economic Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Flipkart‘s triumph over Amazon India during seasonal sales may still be in the realm of conjecture, but India’s e-commerce pioneer is worried for the homegrown online retailer for other reasons too. The founder of India’s first e-commerce platform Indiaplaza does not see Flipkart turning profitable – ever. “Both are burning cash to acquire customers during their respective sale festivals, but I would worry more about Flipkart,” says K Vaitheeswaran. “Amazon…

Why India’s e-commerce pioneer does not see Flipkart turning profitable. Ever – Economic Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Flipkart‘s triumph over Amazon India during seasonal sales may still be in the realm of conjecture, but India’s e-commerce pioneer is worried for the homegrown online retailer for other reasons too. The founder of India’s first e-commerce platform Indiaplaza does not see Flipkart turning profitable – ever. “Both are burning cash to acquire customers during their respective sale festivals, but I would worry more about Flipkart,” says K Vaitheeswaran. “Amazon…

Why India’s e-commerce pioneer does not see Flipkart turning profitable. Ever – Economic Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Flipkart‘s triumph over Amazon India during seasonal sales may still be in the realm of conjecture, but India’s e-commerce pioneer is worried for the homegrown online retailer for other reasons too. The founder of India’s first e-commerce platform Indiaplaza does not see Flipkart turning profitable – ever. “Both are burning cash to acquire customers during their respective sale festivals, but I would worry more about Flipkart,” says K Vaitheeswaran. “Amazon…

Amazon could receive nearly 44 percent of U.S. e-commerce sales … – Recode

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For online retailers, Amazon is becoming even more daunting. Amazon will own a bigger piece of e-commerce sales this year owning about 44 cents out of every e-commerce dollar spent in the U.S., up from 38 cents the previous year, according to new estimates on public companies from research firm eMarketer. Amazon’s e-commerce sales are expected to grow 32 percent to $196.8 billion dollars in 2017 in the U.S., or…