Ecommerce

What’s happening in E-commerce in Thailand? – Bangkok Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

Vocabulary: aggressive : determined; wanting to do something very much and not letting anyone or any difficulties stop you – ตั้งใจจริง, ซึ่งมุ่งมั่น alter : to change – เปลี่ยนแปลง appealing (adj): attractive or interesting – ที่ดึงดูดความสนใจ application (app) : a program designed to do a particular job; a piece of software – โปรแกรมใช้งาน, โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์ auction : a usually public sale of goods or property, where…

Indian e-commerce set to open up a new war front – VCCircle

Monday, August 14, 2017

The events of the past few weeks could redefine e-commerce in India. While SoftBank led a record $4 billion round of investment in Flipkart, homegrown rival Snapdeal, which had once posed significant challenge and spurned its buyout offer, chose to be a much smaller operation with just a few hundred staffers. Now the stage for the near-term seems to be set for a two-horse race between Flipkart and Amazon, but…

Mobile apps trumping traditional e-commerce sites – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, August 14, 2017

With the rapid growth of mobile commerce, retailers need to make sure they are equipped with the right tools to attract new and keep existing customers. Some latest figures show that more than 60pc of retail traffic is coming from mobile devices, and in three years that figure is likely to rise to 80pc. However, not all retail apps produce similar results. A recent study shows that purchases made through…

Feeding the e-commerce machine – The Star Online

Monday, August 14, 2017

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs), whether on purpose or not, play a vital role in the socio-economic development of many countries. Today, SMEs account for over 97% of all enterprises, employing more than 66% of all the workforce across the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) countries. By focusing on the creation and growth of SMEs, governments have been able to increase wealth generation, market access, job creation and skills development. Increased…

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

Monday, August 14, 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…

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 … – 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

E-Commerce will make up 17% of all US retail sales by 2022 – and … – 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…

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’…

Supply Chain Veteran Sees the Future of E-commerce Fulfillment – HuffPost

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A: I just visited, this week, a distribution center in Rochester, New York, that’s one of the first (distribution centers) I’m aware of implementing what are called piece-picking robots. That’s a robot that can go up and down, and all by itself, pick something from a shelf, put it in a basket and then take that basket to what’s called an induction zone, where somebody’s going to take the items…