Ecommerce

New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce – E-Commerce Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the functions to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. “Today e-commerce is more than adding an online…

APAC e-commerce to hit $2.1T as digital payments gain popularity – ZDNet

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Asia-Pacific e-commerce market is growing at 12 percent annually to hit US$2.1 trillion in 2021, as consumers across the region move towards digital payments such as e-wallets and bank transfers. Online payment options increasingly were taking market share from traditional platforms such as credit and debit cards, according to stats from Worldpay, which looked at online spending patterns from 36 global markets, including Singapore, China, and South Korea. Singapore…

E-commerce and digital trade for development: Negotiations to soft launch at MC11 – E15 Initiative (blog)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog A wide range of submissions on e-commerce has been made by WTO members over the past two years. “Awareness” has been raised. Frameworks, coverages, and approaches have been proposed surrounding e-commerce. In this article, the author discusses the current state of e-commerce and digital trade initiatives at the WTO-level and assesses the scope for advancing the e-commerce agenda towards Buenos Aires and beyond, particularly in terms of promise for…

How Can Ecommerce Owners Use the Latest Trends to Their Benefit? 5 Entrepreneurs Advise. – Entrepreneur

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Customer expectations are changing fast. More than ever, they’re looking for shopping experiences targeted directly at them. As Erik Bullen, CEO at MageMail explained to me, “The megatrend is about hyper-personalization and the ability to buy ‘anywhere, anytime’ by applying modern technologies” — he mentioned machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and augmented reality as examples. Related: Top 5 Evolving eCommerce Trends In Coming Years He also talked about…

Kroger announces new initiative aimed at bolstering its e-commerce and omnichannel business – Business Insider

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Kroger has revealed a new initiative, dubbed Restock Kroger, that aims to build out its e-commerce and omnichannel businesses, Internet Retailer reports. Kroger is the second-largest grocer in the US, and appears to recognize that a revamp of its digital options is in order if it’s to maintain that…

Traders bet on obscure e-commerce stock in speculation over bitcoin’s blockchain technology – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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What Retailers Can Learn From Walmart’s Incredible E-Commerce Growth In 2017 – Forbes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

An employee restocks shelves of school supplies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores is scheduled to release earnings figures on August 17. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg This year, Walmart posted an impressive 60% year-over-year e-commerce growth. Walmart is the third-largest online marketplace in the U.S. and it’s also growing total online sales faster than Amazon and eBay. Let’s take…

Amazon’s power pushes CPG brands to look to e-commerce alternatives – Digiday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads. If they ignore Amazon, they risk ditching an essential sales channel. If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives. The answer for some CPG companies is to look to Amazon alternatives. Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them…

Wal-Mart Sees ‘Second-Mover Advantage’ in E-Commerce – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Wal-Mart Stores Inc. U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore said the online retail division is still in growth mode, the fruits of which will start paying off over the next two years and help it better compete with Amazon.com Inc. “E-commerce is a scale game,” Mr. Lore said in an interview at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live technology conference on Tuesday. “We’re looking at a lot of different…

Traders bet on obscure e-commerce stock in speculation over bitcoin’s blockchain technology – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Why ecommerce firms buying stake in offline retailers is a marriage of convenience – Moneycontrol.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shishir Asthana Moneycontrol Research The fiercely fought battle between e-commerce companies and brick-and-mortar retailers appears to be heading for a stalemate. Both parties seem to have realized that there will be no clear winners in a war that is turning out to be costly for both sides. E-commerce players backed by private equity funds announced themselves in grand style. They went all out to capture market share and started selling…

Amazon’s power pushes CPG brands to look to e-commerce alternatives – Digiday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads. If they ignore Amazon, they risk ditching an essential sales channel. If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives. The answer for some CPG companies is to look to Amazon alternatives. Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them…

E-commerce Is Immortal – Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Human as we are, we are born and we die. So do plants and animals. In fact, you may struggle to name any other thing that was born but never dies. As scary and distinct as it may sound,immortality is a good thing in most cases and can be to our advantage. Several years ago, could you even imagine sitting in your home or office ordering for your next meal…

Wal-Mart Sees ‘Second-Mover Advantage’ in E-Commerce – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Wal-Mart Stores Inc. U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore said the online retail division is still in growth mode, the fruits of which will start paying off over the next two years and help it better compete with Amazon.com Inc. “E-commerce is a scale game,” Mr. Lore said in an interview at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live technology conference on Tuesday. “We’re looking at a lot of different…

Traders bet on Overstock over bitcoin’s blockchain technology – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Amazon’s power pushes CPG brands to look to e-commerce alternatives – Digiday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads. If they ignore Amazon, they risk ditching an essential sales channel. If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives. The answer for some CPG companies is to look to Amazon alternatives. Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them…

Cards the losers as mobile and e-commerce take off – Worldpay – Finextra (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In its annual Global Payments Report, Worldpay found that UK eCommerce will be worth £203bn (US$268bn) by 2021, putting the country behind only China and the USA in terms of the value of eCommerce transactions. This represents a sustained CAGR of 9.7 per cent in a market that already enjoys near-universal smartphone and internet penetration. Worldpay’s research, which examined the online shopping market in 36 countries across five continents,…

Traders bet on obscure e-commerce stock in speculation over bitcoin’s blockchain technology – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Wal-Mart Sees ‘Second-Mover Advantage’ in E-Commerce – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Wal-Mart Stores Inc. U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore said the online retail division is still in growth mode, the fruits of which will start paying off over the next two years and help it better compete with Amazon.com Inc. “E-commerce is a scale game,” Mr. Lore said in an interview at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ D.Live technology conference on Tuesday. “We’re looking at a lot of different…

Amazon’s power pushes CPG brands to look to e-commerce alternatives – Digiday

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads. If they ignore Amazon, they risk ditching an essential sales channel. If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives. The answer for some CPG companies is to look to Amazon alternatives. Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them…