E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Belgium’s Bpost buys US e-commerce firm Radial for $820 million – Reuters

Monday, October 09, 2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Bpost , Belgium’s national postal deliverer, said on Monday it has agreed to buy U.S.-based e-commerce service provider Radial for $820 million including debt. The move is intended to give Bpost a major boost in its speed and reach in delivering packages ordered online, the major growth area in the postal industry. Bpost said that the acquisition would also bring know-how in e-commerce services, including payment, tax…

Shoppimon Unveils the Industry’s First eCommerce Site Ranking … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Monday, October 09, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shoptalk Europe, Booth SR20 — Today at Shoptalk Europe, eCommerce monitoring company Shoppimon unveiled its inaugural Online Health & Usability Index – The OSHU Index – providing the eCommerce industry with its first benchmark rankings on top online retailers based on store site performance and shopability. The Shoppimon OSHU Index provides insight into the inner workings of leading eCommerce sites like Sephora, Starbucks…

Walmart’s Latest E-Commerce Offering: Mobile Returns – TheStreet.com

Monday, October 09, 2017

Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) continues to beef up its e-commerce capabilities, announcing Monday, Oct. 9, that it’ll begin offering mobile returns, its latest new e-commerce offering as it fights archrival Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) for online shopping dollars. Through Walmart’s Mobile Express Returns, beginning next month, Walmart customers can use the retailer’s app to initiate a return, completing the process by dropping the item off at any store’s Mobile Express Lane…

Belgium’s Bpost buys US e-commerce firm Radial for $820 million – Reuters.com

Monday, October 09, 2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Bpost , Belgium’s national postal deliverer, said on Monday it has agreed to buy U.S.-based e-commerce service provider Radial for $820 million including debt. The move is intended to give Bpost a major boost in its speed and reach in delivering packages ordered online, the major growth area in the postal industry. Bpost said that the acquisition would also bring know-how in e-commerce services, including payment, tax…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

How To Create Local Content For Local SEO – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pexels.com How to Create Local Content for Local SEO If you run a small business and you’re exhausted from trying to compete with your national, big-business competitors in search engine rankings, there’s no better sanctuary than local SEO. Local SEO functions on a different algorithm from national results, identifying local queries based on context and user location to bring users the top three local results “above the fold” of traditional…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

Elements, Stripe’s new check-out toolkit, aims to boost e-commerce sales completions – TechCrunch

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Stripe, the payments startup is now valued at $9 billion, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to help its customers — which now number in the hundreds of thousands, and include companies like Lyft, Salesforce, Facebook, Deliveroo, and the U.K. government — generate more transactions, and thus greater returns for Stripe itself. It is launching Elements, a free toolkit that Stripe is rolling out globally for Stripe users…

Elements, Stripe’s new check-out toolkit, aims to boost e-commerce … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Stripe, the payments startup is now valued at $9 billion, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to help its customers — which now number in the hundreds of thousands, and include companies like Lyft, Salesforce, Facebook, Deliveroo, and the U.K. government — generate more transactions, and thus greater returns for Stripe itself. It is launching Elements, a free toolkit that Stripe is rolling out globally for Stripe users…

Keyword Rankings Are Meaningless: Learn How to Grade Your SEO – Entrepreneur

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Like many business owners and managers, you probably test the effectiveness of your SEO campaign by Googling the keywords you think are most important to see if you show up on the first page. And when you receive reports about your website traffic, you focus on the chart that shows average rankings for your targeted keywords. When you’re spending good money on SEO, it’s common to obsess over your keyword…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A customer places school supplies into a shopping cart at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Given the continued rapid growth of online shopping, it might seem crazy to suggest that the era of e-commerce is coming to an end. Yet while we are used to talking about e-commerce as a separate thing — and isolating statistics for digital…

Five Trends To Consider In Your New SEO Strategies – Forbes – Forbes

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Morgan Stanley explains why India’s e-commerce market is a hot investment opportunity – Quartz

Saturday, September 30, 2017

E-commerce in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) space can potentially grow to up to $6 billion by 2020, from less than $1 billion now, a report (pdf) recently released by Google and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said. By 2020, there will be “very high penetration of over 10% in categories like nutraceuticals and colour cosmetics, high penetration of 7-10% in categories like weight management and baby care, moderate penetration…

YouTube Tools improve video SEO | Business | goshennews.com – Goshen News

Saturday, September 30, 2017

If you spend money and resources to create video content, then you want people to find it. Just like improving your web copy for Google SEO, you should be optimizing your videos for YouTube’s SEO. Here are a few tools to help your videos rank higher on a video search engine like YouTube. SEARCH FILTERS Let’s start with the basics. When you’re planning and creating your…

Morgan Stanley explains why India’s e-commerce market is a hot investment opportunity – Quartz

Saturday, September 30, 2017

E-commerce in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) space can potentially grow to up to $6 billion by 2020, from less than $1 billion now, a report (pdf) recently released by Google and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said. By 2020, there will be “very high penetration of over 10% in categories like nutraceuticals and colour cosmetics, high penetration of 7-10% in categories like weight management and baby care, moderate penetration…