Ecommerce

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…

E-Commerce Done Right: Five Keys To A Successful Online Business – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Shutterstock According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail sales will see a healthy growth in 2017. Retailers (excluding automobile sales, gas stations and restaurant sales) are projected to increase numbers from 2016 by 3.7% to 4.2%. However, as impressive as this growth may be, it’s dwarfed by the projections for online retail. The NRF expects e-commerce to grow 8% to 12% in 2017, up to three times higher than…

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…

Nine Easy Ways To Increase Your E-Commerce Conversions – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Images courtesy of Forbes Biz Dev Council members Nine biz dev experts weigh in on how to increase e-commerce conversions. Of the nearly 4 billion internet users, more than 1 billion are making online purchases. Therefore, e-commerce should be at the forefront of every business. Revenue from these online sales is only expected to grow, with analysts predicting $3.4 trillion in e-commerce sales in 2019 and a whopping $4 trillion by 2020. Gaining…

Ace Hardware acquires The Grommet, bolsters e-commerce, product strategy vs. giant rivals – ZDNet

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Ace Hardware acquired a majority stake in The Grommet, an e-commerce startup, that ensures the retailer has a unique assortment, e-commerce knowhow and fulfillment capabilities. The Grommet stake also highlights how Ace Hardware plans to differentiate against giants such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Amazon. Ace has a supply chain and network of 5,034 stores to go along with The Grommet’s product discovery platform. Ace Hardware is planning to use…

Ecommerce Everywhere. Meet Magento Coming To NY – HuffPost

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The event speakers are the highlight of the conference, as they will be bringing years of combined experience across ecommerce, marketing, hosting, development, entrepreneurship, development, sales, design, business intelligence, big data analytics, engineering, advertising, media, and business analysis to bear for conference attendees. The entrepreneurship side of ecommerce Meet Magento brings forward this year is particularly compelling since there is rapid entry into the space, with more technologies being created…

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…

Chinese ecommerce giant JD eyes driverless deliveries | ZDNet – ZDNet

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Chinese ecommerce giant JD unveiled its latest invention last week: an autonomous delivery truck able to identify traffic signals and sense obstacles from over 100 metres away. The US-listed firm — which has strived to utilize unmanned vehicles to beef up delivery efficiency — said the EV80 autonomous light truck jointly developed with SAIC Maxus is equipped with radars, sensors, high-precision mapping, and a positioning system that can detect obstacles…

Amazon And E-Commerce – It’s Time To Move On – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Source: Google Images Overview For some investors who have been fortunate to own Amazon’s (AMZN) stock for a decade or more, performance has been great. Say you invested $1,000 in Amazon at around $80 in 2007, you’d be sitting on over $12,000 today. Better yet, say you invested $5,000 in the summer of 1997 at around $1.50. You’d be looking at a cool $3.2 million in 2017. But can investors…

The End Of E-commerce? – Forbes

Monday, October 02, 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 transactions versus brick…

Amazon And E-Commerce – It’s Time To Move On – Seeking Alpha

Monday, October 02, 2017

Source: Google Images Overview For some investors who have been fortunate to own Amazon’s (AMZN) stock for a decade or more, performance has been great. Say you invested $1,000 in Amazon at around $80 in 2007, you’d be sitting on over $12,000 today. Better yet, say you invested $5,000 in the summer of 1997 at around $1.50. You’d be looking at a cool $3.2 million in 2017. But can investors…

Starbucks closes online store despite ongoing consumer shift to e-commerce – Financial Post

Monday, October 02, 2017

As customers increasingly shift their retail shopping toward e-commerce, Starbucks is bucking the trend: It shuttered its online store on Sunday. The company posted a notice in late August on its online store notifying shoppers that the site would soon close. The digital store stocked items like Starbucks coffee and branded mugs and tumblers, along with a selection of espresso machines, brewing tools and other accessories. “You can purchase your…

Ecommerce Product Releases: October 2, 2017 – Practical Ecommerce

Monday, October 02, 2017

Here is a list of product releases and updates from late September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on advertising, visual search, artificial intelligence, multimedia storytelling, voice-activated commerce, mobile commerce, and subscription services. Got an ecommerce product release? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases MailChimp launches Google remarketing ads product. MailChimp is launching a Google remarketing ads product, which allows small-to-midsize businesses to create Google retargeting…

Amazon And E-Commerce – It’s Time To Move On – Seeking Alpha

Monday, October 02, 2017

Source: Google Images Overview For some investors who have been fortunate to own Amazon’s (AMZN) stock for a decade or more, performance has been great. Say you invested $1,000 in Amazon at around $80 in 2007, you’d be sitting on over $12,000 today. Better yet, say you invested $5,000 in the summer of 1997 at around $1.50. You’d be looking at a cool $3.2 million in 2017. But can investors…

How This Fashion e-Commerce Brand Turned Around Its Growth After Missing a Crucial Chance? – Entrepreneur

Sunday, October 01, 2017

As a fashion e-commerce brand, if you have got your entire supply chain in-house, your timing for sourcing right prints and raw material from the market for what is and what would be in fashion the next season, got to be bang on. What happened when one such brand – Ellemora missed that? Even worse, this meant their final designs and styles were to be dumped. NO WAY OUT Last…

Noon launches in the UAE, tapping into regional e-commerce boom – The National

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Noon, the US$1 billion e-commerce platform founded by Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar, started operations in the UAE on Saturday to tap into the region’s fast-growing e-commerce industry that is forecast to double in size by 2021. The platform is set to go live in Saudi Arabia “in the coming weeks”, the company said in a statement on Saturday. “Today, we are excited to deliver orders to our first customers,”…

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

Sunday, October 01, 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…

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

Sunday, October 01, 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…