E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Tencent: China’s online giant jumps into India’s e-commerce frenzy – Quartz

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tencent, the Chinese internet giant, has made a big play in India, a country where it is virtually unknown. On April 10, Flipkart announced that Tencent, along with Microsoft and eBay, had poured $1.4 billion into the Indian online retailer. This happens to be the largest amount ever raised by an Indian internet company in a single round. It also marks Tencent’s arrival in the thick of India’s frenzied e-commerce…

Tencent: China’s online giant jumps into India’s e-commerce frenzy – Quartz

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tencent, the Chinese internet giant, has made a big play in India, a country where it is virtually unknown. On April 10, Flipkart announced that Tencent, along with Microsoft and eBay, had poured $1.4 billion into the Indian online retailer. This happens to be the largest amount ever raised by an Indian internet company in a single round. It also marks Tencent’s arrival in the thick of India’s frenzied e-commerce…

Cramer’s lightning round: I bet this e-commerce play is going higher – CNBC

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Microsoft, eBay and Tencent invest $1.4 billion in India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart – CNBC

Monday, April 10, 2017

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DHL eCommerce Gives Japan’s Booming Cross-border E-commerce Market an Extra Boost – Yahoo Finance

Monday, April 10, 2017

TOKYO, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), is set to give an extra boost to Japan’s booming cross-border e-commerce industry which is growing at a CAGR of 16 percent and estimated to exceed EUR1.1 billion in 2018[1]. The company officially launched its new outbound cross-border Distribution Center located in Narita, to enable Japan’s online merchants to sell directly to some…

International Chamber of Commerce pushes for ecommerce agenda at WTO – Economic Times

Monday, April 10, 2017

NEW DELHI: A key global business lobby group has petitioned the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to begin talks to open up cross-border digital trade for small and medium companies and allow them to sell their products across borders through ecommerce. The International Chamber of Commerce has proposed the WTO “to give active consideration” to launch talks on a holistic package of trade disciplines, rules and assistance to boost MSME ecommerce,…

These 5 Mistakes Are Why Your Online Marketing Is Failing – Forbes

Friday, April 07, 2017

Our Internet marketing agency has been around since 1997, and over the course of time we’ve heard it all and seen it all when it comes to assessing failed marketing campaigns. I polled our sales and account management teams, and arrived at a very strong consensus that the five items that follow are by far the most common reasons why online marketing fails. 1. No Clearly Defined Goals “Our competitors…

SEO Tactics That (Still) Work In 2017 – Forbes – Forbes

Friday, April 07, 2017

For a non-expert, it can be hard to keep up with fashions in search engine optimization. One minute a particular tactic — like industrial-scale link building or keyword stuffing — is all the rage. Two years later, it’s as if the whole craze never happened. Many people end up dismissing fashion as frivolous, and it can be tempting to do the same with SEO. But that would be a shame. Like good fashion,…

SEO Tactics That (Still) Work In 2017 – Forbes

Thursday, April 06, 2017

For a non-expert, it can be hard to keep up with fashions in search engine optimization. One minute a particular tactic — like industrial-scale link building or keyword stuffing — is all the rage. Two years later, it’s as if the whole craze never happened. Many people end up dismissing fashion as frivolous, and it can be tempting to do the same with SEO. But that would be a shame. Like good fashion,…

Keywords Or Topics: When It Comes To SEO, Which Is Best For Blogging? – Forbes

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Shutterstock If you’ve been in the SEO world for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard all of these statements at some point: SEO is dead. SEO is alive and well. All of your blog posts must come from keywords. You should stop wasting time with keywords. SEO gurus have been saying things that contradict each other over and over again. So, who’s right? The answer is, as it usually goes…

Move Over, Alibaba: Check Out This Other China E-Commerce Name – Investor’s Business Daily

Saturday, April 01, 2017

With its blockbuster 2014 initial public offering making international headlines, Alibaba is widely thought of as China’s e-commerce leader. But it’s lesser-known JD.com (JD) that may more aptly fit the bill of being the Amazon (AMZN) of the East. When it comes to transaction volume, JD captured 24.7% of the business-to-consumer market share last year, No. 2 behind Alibaba (BABA). But JD beats Alibaba on a revenue basis. In the fourth quarter, JD’s…

Tennessee’s online sales tax rule draws legal challenge by catalog mailers, e-commerce groups – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Saturday, April 01, 2017

NASHVILLE — Associations for online retailers and catalog companies have filed a legal challenge to Tennessee’s rule that seeks to compel out-of-state companies with no physical presence here to collect state sales taxes from in-state customers. Attorneys for American Catalog Mailers and NetChoice, an association of e-commerce retailers, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Davidson County Chancery Court, saying the state’s rule runs afoul of a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…

Move Over, Alibaba: Check Out This Other China E-Commerce Name – Investor’s Business Daily

Saturday, April 01, 2017

With its blockbuster 2014 initial public offering making international headlines, Alibaba is widely thought of as China’s e-commerce leader. But it’s lesser-known JD.com (JD) that may more aptly fit the bill of being the Amazon (AMZN) of the East. When it comes to transaction volume, JD captured 24.7% of the business-to-consumer market share last year, No. 2 behind Alibaba (BABA). But JD beats Alibaba on a revenue basis. In the fourth quarter, JD’s…

Tennessee’s online sales tax rule draws legal challenge by catalog mailers, e-commerce groups – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Saturday, April 01, 2017

NASHVILLE — Associations for online retailers and catalog companies have filed a legal challenge to Tennessee’s rule that seeks to compel out-of-state companies with no physical presence here to collect state sales taxes from in-state customers. Attorneys for American Catalog Mailers and NetChoice, an association of e-commerce retailers, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Davidson County Chancery Court, saying the state’s rule runs afoul of a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…

Move Over, Alibaba: Check Out This Other China E-Commerce Name – Investor’s Business Daily

Friday, March 31, 2017

With its blockbuster 2014 initial public offering making international headlines, Alibaba is widely thought of as China’s e-commerce leader. But it’s lesser-known JD.com (JD) that may more aptly fit the bill of being the Amazon (AMZN) of the East. When it comes to transaction volume, JD captured 24.7% of the business-to-consumer market share last year, No. 2 behind Alibaba (BABA). But JD beats Alibaba on a revenue basis. In the fourth quarter, JD’s…

Move Over, Alibaba: Check Out This Other China E-Commerce Name – Investor’s Business Daily

Friday, March 31, 2017

With its blockbuster 2014 initial public offering making international headlines, Alibaba is widely thought of as China’s e-commerce leader. But it’s lesser-known JD.com (JD) that may more aptly fit the bill of being the Amazon (AMZN) of the East. When it comes to transaction volume, JD captured 24.7% of the business-to-consumer market share last year, No. 2 behind Alibaba (BABA). But JD beats Alibaba on a revenue basis. In the fourth quarter, JD’s…

12 Most Effective SEO Strategies For 2017 – Forbes – Forbes

Friday, March 31, 2017

SEO isn’t an exact science — nor even exactly a science. That said, there are certain strategies that – when used consistently – greatly increase the likelihood of getting higher rankings. Knowing what these strategies are means you can spend time doing things that will actually drive results. This post will outline 12 of the most effective SEO strategies you should be using right now. These are based on my own experience,…

12 Most Effective SEO Strategies For 2017 – Forbes

Friday, March 31, 2017

SEO isn’t an exact science — nor even exactly a science. That said, there are certain strategies that – when used consistently – greatly increase the likelihood of getting higher rankings. Knowing what these strategies are means you can spend time doing things that will actually drive results. This post will outline 12 of the most effective SEO strategies you should be using right now. These are based on my own experience,…

Weingartz Supply, Ball Equipment to combine e-commerce operations – Crain’s Detroit Business

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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