Ecommerce

E-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growth – Chinadaily USA

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

<!–enpproperty 2014-05-05 08:19:44.0Zhong Nan and Li Yu in Chengdu and Lu Haoting in BeijingE-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growthE-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growth1811044814Business2@usa/enpproperty–> Cross-border platforms expand into multiple industries With transactions thriving – particularly online – between international markets and China’s western region, Chengdu is boosting its logistics services to meet the demand of a red-hot e-commerce boom in the city. As the capital of southwestern Sichuan province, the city has…

ChannelAdvisor CEO: Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook will enter the … – Triangle Business Journal (blog)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

CEO Scot Wingo stands in front of his ChannelAdvisor office in Morrisville. Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Hey eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), watch out for Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). That’s one message coming out of ChannelAdvisor;s (NYSE: ECOM) Street-beating first quarter earnings report. The e-commerce space is growing, and everyone – even Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) – is going…

Ecommerce Key for Manufacturers and Distributors – Practical Ecommerce

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Many B-to-B companies are still not aggressively pursuing ecommerce. Most have an online presence — in fact, an extensive one. They likely have a corporate site, an online product catalog, a customer portal, and a channel or sales representative portal. Manufacturers may have different sites for each brand and global regions — often with a significant investment. Unfortunately, they frequently use different tools or platforms for each one….

Is e-commerce the key to saving the US Postal Service? – The Oregonian

Monday, May 05, 2014

Did you know that revenues for the U.S. Postal Service actually increased last year? Despite the rapid decline of the personal letter, revenues rose modestly to $67.32 billion last year. Of course, the Postal Service still recorded a big annual loss — almost $5 billion — but it also faces a uniquely costly burden. Congress requires it to prepay health care costs for retirees and some active workers, an obligation…

E-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growth – Chinadaily USA

Monday, May 05, 2014

<!–enpproperty 2014-05-05 08:19:44.0Zhong Nan and Li Yu in Chengdu and Lu Haoting in BeijingE-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growthE-commerce fuels Chengdu’s trade growth1811044814Business2@usa/enpproperty–> Cross-border platforms expand into multiple industries With transactions thriving – particularly online – between international markets and China’s western region, Chengdu is boosting its logistics services to meet the demand of a red-hot e-commerce boom in the city. As the capital of southwestern Sichuan province, the city has…

Bluefly Offers Global Online Shopping to International Buyers with Pitney … – Business Wire (press release)

Monday, May 05, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced leading U.S. online retailer, Bluefly, is using technology and shipping services from Pitney Bowes to help expand the online global reach of their brands to international buyers around the world. The U.S. apparel and accessories retailer is using Pitney Bowes’s global ecommerce software and international shipping services to help offer a seamless and convenient cross-border purchasing experience for consumers. Bluefly is using…

Alibaba’s e-commerce head has a plan to save post offices around the world – Quartz

Monday, May 05, 2014

They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That certainly appears to be the case for government-run postal services around the world. It’s no secret that the old-school providers of “snail mail” have been under siege in the internet era. The spread of e-mail, online advertising, online bill payment, and other digital communication tools have put a real dent in postal service revenues as people in many parts…

Flipkart & Co: Domestic e-commerce shake-up to curb global giants like Amazon – Indian Express

Monday, May 05, 2014

Global e-commerce giant Amazon’s foray into India last June seems to have frayed many nerves, as well as set the tone for a few big-ticket mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the sector. The latest to have caught people’s imagination is the widely-speculated acquisition of online fashion store Myntra by its cross-town peer Flipkart. Though there are speculations galore on the deal, the enormous interest it has generated is an indication…

e-commerce portal for diamond jewellery launched – Hindu Business Line

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Vummidi Bangaru and AVT Lifestyle team up AVT Lifestyle Products Pvt Ltd and Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers have partnered to launch an e-commerce portal Zaamor.com to sell precious jewellery online. Launching the portal here, V Amarendra, Managing Director, Zaamor.com, said the portal is designed to offer easy access and convenience. It will make shopping for diamond jewellery hassle-free one with discounts, free shipping and multiple payment options – including cash on…

‘A lot of people find us through MyHigh.St’: e-commerce network gives you the … – This is Money

Sunday, May 04, 2014

By Vicki Owen, Financial Mail On Sunday PUBLISHED: 16:20 EST, 3 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:20 EST, 3 May 2014 Retailers, investors and shoppers are being given the chance to invest in Britain’s independent high street shops. MyHigh.St, an e-commerce network of more than 400 shops that gives towns a platform to showcase their high streets online and retailers a website to sell products through, wants communities to support it…

Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson taking his e-commerce personally – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Sunday, May 04, 2014

NEW YORK — There’s a lot to browse on Etsy. Check out the $2.50 earrings made from the feathers of a “quail raised with love” on a Colorado farm. Or take a look at the $30,000 pub-style bar made to order from pine and cherry. Unique products such as these are the reason Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson calls the online marketplace “a personal shopping experience —…

Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Launches DMWEBS: Affordable Website … – Latin Post

Saturday, May 03, 2014

In effort to increase sales and build an online presence in a competitive marketplace, the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce introduced “DMWEBS.” According to the HCEC, businesses need to establish an online presence, but starting one may be difficult due to various factors such as investments and company resources. As a result, the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, which focuses on improving and promoting Hispanic-owned businesses online, introduced…

Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 – Lancaster Newspapers

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Forever 21 locator map Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:22 am Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 By TIM MEKEEL | Business Editor and ROCHELLE A. SHENK | Correspondent TownNews.com When Forever 21 jumps into the local labor pool this summer, it will make a bigger splash than originally expected. Company spokesmen this week said its new e-commerce fulfillment center here will employ 200 year-round. But its…

Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 – Lancaster Newspapers

Friday, May 02, 2014

Forever 21 locator map Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:22 am Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 By TIM MEKEEL | Business Editor and ROCHELLE A. SHENK | Correspondent TownNews.com When Forever 21 jumps into the local labor pool this summer, it will make a bigger splash than originally expected. Company spokesmen this week said its new e-commerce fulfillment center here will employ 200 year-round. But its…

Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 – Lancaster Newspapers

Friday, May 02, 2014

Forever 21 locator map Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:22 am Forever 21: E-commerce center’s work force could hit 600 By TIM MEKEEL | Business Editor and ROCHELLE A. SHENK | Correspondent TownNews.com When Forever 21 jumps into the local labor pool this summer, it will make a bigger splash than originally expected. Company spokesmen this week said its new e-commerce fulfillment center here will employ 200 year-round. But its…

Facebook Rolls Out Billing Info “Autofill” For Simpler Checkout To 450K Ecwid … – TechCrunch

Friday, May 02, 2014

Facebook today announced a partnership with e-commerce site platform Ecwid to let its 450,000 merchants easily integrate Autofill With Facebook, a feature that lets customers pull in credit card, billing, and shipping info they’ve stored on Facebook. At its F8 developer conference, the social network also announced a test of an extension to Autofill that lets JackThreads customers to pull in promo codes if a user clicks through from a…

E-commerce Q1 2014 Revenue Up 11% Since Last Year – Marketing Land

Friday, May 02, 2014

Based on e-commerce data from over 100 US retailers, Custora’s E-Commerce Pulse report claimed online retail revenue saw an 11 percent year-over-year growth rate for the first quarter of 2014, with online orders up 13 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Tracking online and offline retail revenue, the report showed online retail revenue has experienced a steady incline since 2000: At the end of 2013, the share…

E-commerce Same-day dreamers – The Economist

Thursday, May 01, 2014

When we say now, we mean now WHEN veterans of the last dotcom boom name companies that epitomise the excesses of the late 1990s, they invariably include Webvan and Kozmo.com in their lists. Both promised to make it easy and cheap for people to order goods online and have them delivered swiftly. And both failed spectacularly after they discovered just how hard it is to make money trying to deliver…

Facebook Gives 450K Ecwid Ecommerce Merchants “Autofill” For Billing Info To … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Facebook today announced a partnership with ecommerce site platform Ecwid to let its 450,000 merchants easily integrate Autofill With Facebook, a feature that lets customers pull in credit card, billing, and shipping info they’ve stored on Facebook. At its f8 developer conference. the social network also announced a test of an extension to Autofill that lets JackThreads customers to pull in promo codes if a user clicks through from a…

Looks Like Facebook Will Make Ecommerce And User Testing Announcements … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What exactly is Facebook launching tomorrow? It’s hard to say. But we know it’s planning coordinated announcements with at least one ecommerce platform and one product testing service, as these companies reached out to schedule briefings with TechCrunch tomorrow but Facebook forbid them from saying what they’re doing until after Mark Zuckerberg’s f8 developer conference keynote. Beyond that, we can’t provide details but I have some hunches. These aren’t confirmed…