Ecommerce

Workforce still vital in e-commerce era, says GDex chief – The Star Online

Sunday, May 28, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Despite being at the forefront of the e-commerce drive locally, leading courier company GD Express Carrier Bhd (GDex) continues to build up its workforce to provide quality deli­very services. GDex managing director and CEO Teong Teck Lean said the advent of e-commerce and technology does not diminish the importance of its workforce. On the contrary, the courier deli­very business is still in need of more people, he said….

E-COMMERCE – On the hunt for e-leaders – ETRetail.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The dynamics of the workplace in India are changing rapidly across sectors, not just in e-commerce. Rapid growth, globalisation and increasing entrepreneurship in the country are transforming organisation structures, people practices, work culture and, most critically, people’s expectations from their employers.Across all sectors, we continue to face a dearth in leadership talent. Good, effective and impactful leaders are hard to come by . The dynamic nature of the e-commerce business…

Skechers Finally Gets Serious About E-Commerce – Motley Fool

Friday, May 26, 2017

Comfort-casual footwear leader Skechers (NYSE:SKX) started its e-commerce business in 1998 as a complement to its mail-order catalog. Over the next 16 years, Skechers built it to a paltry 1.1% of total revenue. In 2015 it stopped reporting the revenue explicitly, seeming to downplay the importance of e-commerce. Since then, however, the company has seemed to realize the importance of this channel to reach a new generation of customers and…

E-COMMERCE – On the hunt for e-leaders – Times of India

Friday, May 26, 2017

By Ananth Narayanan The dynamics of the workplace in India are changing rapidly across sectors, not just in e-commerce. Rapid growth, globalisation and increasing entrepreneurship in the country are transforming organisation structures, people practices, work culture and, most critically, people’s expectations from their employers.Across all sectors, we continue to face a dearth in leadership talent. Good, effective and impactful leaders are hard to come by . The dynamic nature of…

Planned EU Law Looks to Boost Cross-Border Ecommerce – eMarketer

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Report in eMarketer PRO This Week Facebook Advertising 2017 As Facebook looks to new formats such as mid-roll video ads and messaging ads, concerns remain over video ad engagement, measurement and more. This report, based on extensive interviews with marketers and ad agency executives, digs into five factors that could impact future growth—and what marketers need to know about them. Preview Report Not a PRO subscriber? Find out how…

Alibaba Continues To Build Its E-Commerce, Cloud And Media Empire – Seeking Alpha

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) is the largest e-commerce player and cloud-computing provider in China. It is currently trading at $123/share, more than doubled since Feb. 2016. Overall investors are positive about BABA, however I think its upside potential has not been fully recognized. This article is to provide more color on how BABA is building its e-commerce, cloud and media empire. In my opinion, BABA is: 1) an upgraded e-commerce…

eCommerce meets VRM – will it blend to become something useful in B2C? – Diginomica

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Digital retail, e-commerce The big assumption or hidden fact about CRM has been it’s orientation to B2B business processes. It makes perfect sense since CRM was invented by the tech industry for the tech industry though naturally, others were encouraged to use it too. Often non-tech companies found they needed a lot of customization to make everything work, but that’s history. If you were a business to consumer (B2C) vendor…

eCommerce Warehouse Labor Costs On The Rise – PYMNTS.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

With the amount of online shopping orders skyrocketing over the past few years, it’s being reported that many eCommerce warehouses are having a tough time with hiring enough employees. The rate of labor costs rising up to $12.15 per worker per hour in conjuncture with the uptick in online shopping is impacting warehouse operations. According to Warehouse Mobile Solutions‘ CEO Tim Hoj, retailers and logistics companies everywhere are rapidly opening…

How to Implement Ecommerce Personalization – Practical Ecommerce

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Personalization is a growing trend in ecommerce. Shoppers want to see relevant marketing, products, and offers. When they receive them, they typically respond by purchasing more. The idea around personalization is compelling: Your store is treating each shopper like the unique person she is. However, implementing personalization can be difficult, complex, and error-prone. Getting it wrong can be bad. Many companies sell personalization solutions. But without understanding the fundamentals, you…

Shopify Brings E-Commerce to Gaming — The Motley Fool – Motley Fool

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The mobile gaming industry is thriving, with estimated revenue growth of 18% in 2016. To open up more ways for mobile game companies to monetize games and grow their businesses, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) has released a new software development kit (SDK) called Unity Buy, which will give game-makers the capability to add support for sales of physical goods within a game, just like ordering from a retail store. Shopify is enabling a new sales…

Texas still missing out on $1 billion a year from online shopping sales taxes – Dallas News (blog)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As online shopping continues to grow, there are still thousands of online retailers who aren’t collecting sales taxes, leaving states missing out on billions in revenue. A bill that could change that was dusted off last month and reintroduced in Congress. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 proposes to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores even if they don’t have a physical presence in…

E-commerce CPMs, Facebook Dynamic Ad usage set to rise this Memorial Day – Marketing Land

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Christmas, Black Friday weekend, back-to-school, Valentine’s Day — these are what most people think about when it comes to critical times for retailers to capture consumer dollars. But e-commerce advertisers also have focused on Memorial Day weekend, with data from past years showing increased Facebook ad budgets in the sector going to Dynamic Ads, as well as overall CPMs (cost per impressions) and click-through rates rising. As with past columns,…

Shopify Brings E-Commerce to Gaming – Motley Fool

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The mobile gaming industry is thriving, with estimated revenue growth of 18% in 2016. To open up more ways for mobile game companies to monetize games and grow their businesses, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) has released a new software development kit (SDK) called Unity Buy, which will give game-makers the capability to add support for sales of physical goods within a game, just like ordering from a retail store. Shopify is enabling a new sales…

E-Commerce Giving Industrial REITs A Big Boost – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

By Liz Wolf Industrial might not be the sexiest real estate sector, and historically, industrial REITs aren’t necessarily known for posting “wow” returns. However, thanks to flourishing e-commerce giants like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), industrial REITs that own the warehouses and distribution centers needed to fill all of these online orders are gaining favor on Wall Street. Publicly traded REITs – which develop and lease fulfillment centers, logistics and supply chain space…

E-Commerce And Omnichannel Efforts To Drive Best Buy’s Results – Forbes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Best Buy is scheduled to announce its fiscal first quarter results on Thursday, May 25. The company reported mixed results in the fourth quarter, as its earnings beat market expectations but revenue missed. The retailer’s enterprise revenue declined 1% year-over-year (y-o-y) to $13.5 billion, primarily due to an enterprise comparable sales decline of 0.7%. This decline was driven by a lack of product availability as well as some weakness in…

3 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers with Strong E-Commerce Businesses – Motley Fool

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When investors talk about e-commerce, Amazon.com is often the first company that comes to mind. But plenty of brick-and-mortar retailers have built solid online businesses as well. Omnichannel has become a buzzword in retail, the notion that retailers must be proficient in both the traditional retail channel as well as the digital one. The benefits are clear, as physical stores can serve as fulfillment centers for online orders as well as sites…

The Future Of E-Commerce Is Play – Forbes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shutterstock With e-commerce sales projected to nearly triple in 2017, competition for customers in online retail will increase significantly. Companies with the best user and brand experiences will be strongly positioned to beat out their competitors. While most e-commerce companies focus their digital marketing strategy on the basics such as analytics, pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email automation and A/B testing, only a select few have begun…

A Chinese e-commerce giant is planning to deliver a ton of stuff—literally—by drone – Quartz

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chinese online shopping giant Jingdong, or JD.com, the biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is planning to massively ramp up heavy-load drone delivery across a northern Chinese province. Through a newly formed venture called JD Logistics, the company said it is testing out the world’s largest-scale drone delivery network so far, and plans to see its drones deliver products weighing as much as a metric ton, or about 2,200 pounds, or…

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform – Entrepreneur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wendy and Walter, a recently married couple from Wyoming, are enjoying home roasted coffee on a Saturday morning. Wendy gets a notification on her phone and is overcome with joy. A welder from Wisconsin saw one of her paintings on Instagram and sent her a direct message wanting to know if the painting she posted is for sale. The welder informed Wendy that he is willing to purchase the painting…

Mobile Fraud a Blind Spot for Ecommerce Merchants – Entrepreneur

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last year’s Black Friday online sales smashed sales records, generating $3 billion with more than $1 billion of sales coming from mobile. This year, over two billion users are likely to purchase at least once using mobile devices. The shift to mobile is driven by younger consumers. The growing trend validates companies’ efforts and investments in building mobile-ready online stores. However, dangers loom as merchants are scrambling to meet the demands…