E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG – TechCrunch

Monday, August 14, 2017

Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce platform operator, The Hut Group (THG). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Glossybox had raised $72 million from four investors over its six-year or so run, according to Crunchbase. Its majority shareholders were Rocket Internet and Kinnevik Online….

Facebook Invests In E-Commerce With ‘Marketplace’ Expansion – Forbes

Monday, August 14, 2017

(AFP/Getty Images) Facebook is expanding its mobile e-commerce Marketplace tab to 17 additional European countries. Smartphones account for only about a quarter of digital purchases in the U.S. But Facebook doesn’t want to miss out on what is shaping up to be a major consumer habit. On Monday, the social media company said its mobile-only buy-and-sell tab, “Marketplace,” is gaining momentum and will soon be available across Europe. Marketplace, which competes with e-commerce…

Puppies, E-Commerce, Instagram Influencers: Talking Digital Marketing With Vayner’s Gabe Anderson – Forbes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Would you know how to use this photo on social media? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Gabriel Anderson, who runs a new division for VaynerMedia — it’s called VaynerBeta and it focuses on smaller businesses — was recently a guest on my call-in show, Mind Your Business, which airs Thursdays at 1 ET on Sirius XM 111 and is available here as a podcast. Anderson recounted the legend of how his boss,…

Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG – TechCrunch

Monday, August 14, 2017

Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce platform operator, The Hut Group (THG). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Glossybox had raised $72 million from four investors over its six-year or so run, according to Crunchbase. Its majority shareholders were Rocket Internet and Kinnevik Online….

5 mindset mistakes you may be making when it comes to SEO – Search Engine Land

Monday, August 14, 2017

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about different approaches to page speed optimization. During this process, I stumbled onto some older posts on the topic, including an old blog post on the topic from Matt Cutts, Google’s former head of webspam. As I got to the comment section, I remembered how intently SEOs used to read Matt Cutts’s blog. The comments on those posts always revealed a lot about how…

3 Reasons SEO Is Incredibly Valuable to Your Company – Search Engine Journal

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Many Unhappy Returns: E-commerce’s Achilles Heel – Forbes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In this Monday, April 3, 2017, photo, Happy Returns “return-ista” Taj Sims processes a customer’s return at the company’s kiosk designed to make it easier for buyers of online merchandise to be returned, at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes) It’s a common misconception that e-commerce is inherently more profitable than brick & mortar retail. The fact that very few online dominant brands’…

SMEs, e-commerce major ingredients for Nigeria’s economic … – BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mike Dola, founder of cokodeal.com, an e-commerce platform for made-in-Nigeria products that connects local manufacturers, producers and suppliers to global markets, has called for a conscious drive to strengthen the SMEs in Nigeria as a way to boost its economic growth, stating that SMEs are at the core of the development of any country. Dola said he believes Ecommerce provides a huge opportunity for Nigerian SMEs to explore and expand into…

What you need to know about Walmart’s e-commerce acquisition … – Digiday

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazon poses a threat to brick-and-mortar stores that are having trouble getting shoppers to visit their stores. For Walmart, that means fighting back against Amazon by beefing up its digital portfolio. The chain has been on an acquisition spree lately, snapping up Jet.com, Bonobos, Moosejaw, ShoeBuy and ModCloth, and it is now reportedly in talks to acquire Birchbox. Here’s what you need to know about Walmart’s recent e-commerce acquisitions. The key…

Many Unhappy Returns: E-commerce’s Achilles Heel – Forbes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In this Monday, April 3, 2017, photo, Happy Returns “return-ista” Taj Sims processes a customer’s return at the company’s kiosk designed to make it easier for buyers of online merchandise to be returned, at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes) It’s a common misconception that e-commerce is inherently more profitable than brick & mortar retail. The fact that very few online dominant brands’…

E-Commerce will make up 17% of all US retail sales by 2022 – and one company is the main reason – Business Insider

Sunday, August 13, 2017

BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Forrester predicts that online sales will account for 17% of all US retail sales by 2022, up from a projected 12.7% in 2017, according to Forrester’s new Online Retail Forecast as cited by Digital Commerce 360. The report also expects US online sales to grow 13% YoY in 2017, which is five…

SMEs, e-commerce major ingredients for Nigeria’s economic recovery – BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mike Dola, founder of cokodeal.com, an e-commerce platform for made-in-Nigeria products that connects local manufacturers, producers and suppliers to global markets, has called for a conscious drive to strengthen the SMEs in Nigeria as a way to boost its economic growth, stating that SMEs are at the core of the development of any country. Dola said he believes Ecommerce provides a huge opportunity for Nigerian SMEs to explore and expand into…

Many Unhappy Returns: E-commerce’s Achilles Heel – Forbes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In this Monday, April 3, 2017, photo, Happy Returns “return-ista” Taj Sims processes a customer’s return at the company’s kiosk designed to make it easier for buyers of online merchandise to be returned, at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes) It’s a common misconception that e-commerce is inherently more profitable than brick & mortar retail. The fact that very few online dominant brands’…

What you need to know about Walmart’s e-commerce acquisition spree – Digiday

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazon poses a threat to brick-and-mortar stores that are having trouble getting shoppers to visit their stores. For Walmart, that means fighting back against Amazon by beefing up its digital portfolio. The chain has been on an acquisition spree lately, snapping up Jet.com, Bonobos, Moosejaw, ShoeBuy and ModCloth, and it is now reportedly in talks to acquire Birchbox. Here’s what you need to know about Walmart’s recent e-commerce acquisitions. The key…

What you need to know about Walmart’s e-commerce acquisition … – Digiday

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amazon poses a threat to brick-and-mortar stores that are having trouble getting shoppers to visit their stores. For Walmart, that means fighting back against Amazon by beefing up its digital portfolio. The chain has been on an acquisition spree lately, snapping up Jet.com, Bonobos, Moosejaw, ShoeBuy and ModCloth, and it is now reportedly in talks to acquire Birchbox. Here’s what you need to know about Walmart’s recent e-commerce acquisitions. The key…

What you need to know about Walmart’s e-commerce acquisition spree – Digiday

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amazon poses a threat to brick-and-mortar stores that are having trouble getting shoppers to visit their stores. For Walmart, that means fighting back against Amazon by beefing up its digital portfolio. The chain has been on an acquisition spree lately, snapping up Jet.com, Bonobos, Moosejaw, ShoeBuy and ModCloth, and it is now reportedly in talks to acquire Birchbox. Here’s what you need to know about Walmart’s recent e-commerce acquisitions. The key…

Many Unhappy Returns: E-commerce’s Achilles Heel – Forbes

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In this Monday, April 3, 2017, photo, Happy Returns “return-ista” Taj Sims processes a customer’s return at the company’s kiosk designed to make it easier for buyers of online merchandise to be returned, at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes) It’s a common misconception that e-commerce is inherently more profitable than brick & mortar retail. The fact that very few online dominant brands’…

Many Unhappy Returns: E-commerce’s Achilles Heel – Forbes

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In this Monday, April 3, 2017, photo, Happy Returns “return-ista” Taj Sims processes a customer’s return at the company’s kiosk designed to make it easier for buyers of online merchandise to be returned, at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes) It’s a common misconception that e-commerce is inherently more profitable than brick & mortar retail. The fact that very few online dominant brands’…