Ecommerce

Facebook Joins Twitter In Testing Out A ‘Buy’ Button For E-Commerce – Forbes

Friday, July 18, 2014

E-commerce is the next big frontier for social media companies, and Facebook crossed it — again. The company revealed Thursday that it’s testing out a “Buy” button for Page posts and ads, making it easy for users to shop directly from their News Feeds without ever leaving Facebook. The new feature is part of a test involving only a handful of small and medium-sized advertisers for now. The move comes…

A Chinese e-commerce startup ventures into Africa – InternetRetailer.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Started by 24-year-old entrepreneur Wang Fengzhai, Chinaworldbuz.com is selling Chinese goods mainly to small retailers in Tanzania. In their well-known book, “Blue Ocean Strategy,” authors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne argued that successful companies avoid the “red sea” markets where competition is fierce and search for “blue seas” that rivals have…

NetSuite Buys Venda, a London-based E-commerce Leader – CRN

Friday, July 18, 2014

 NetSuite announced on Thursday its acquisition of e-commerce solution provider Venda in a move that will significantly boost the San Mateo, Calif.-based software vendor’s rapidly growing business of enabling online retail. NetSuite, which offers cloud-based business management software, has been aggressively growing its e-commerce capabilities in recent years. Andy Lloyd, NetSuite’s general manager of e-commerce products, said Venda’s industry leading platform, one that powers some of the world’s largest online…

Facebook Joins Twitter In Testing Out A ‘Buy’ Button For E-Commerce – Forbes

Friday, July 18, 2014

E-commerce is the next big frontier for social media companies, and Facebook crossed it — again. The company revealed Thursday that it’s testing out a “Buy” button for Page posts and ads, making it easy for users to shop directly from their News Feeds without ever leaving Facebook. The new feature is part of a test involving only a handful of small and medium-sized advertisers for now. The move comes…

eCommerce Throwdown: Amazon vs. Wal-Mart vs. Target – Motley Fool

Friday, July 18, 2014

Walmart.com Amazon.com  (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) might be the largest online retailer in the world, and that leads to significant growth potential given the rise of the digital consumer, but Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT  ) and Target (NYSE: TGT  ) are eager to steal share. E-commerce positioning versus net incomeBelow is an important list that every retail investor should keep up with. Retailers generating the…

Google taps Birmingham’s Good People to tell Alabama’s $203 million e … – al.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Good People Brewing Co. is the Alabama case study in Google’s annual Economic Impact Report. (file)Michael Dumas/BW  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Birmingham’s Good People Brewing Co. is among the 12,000 Alabama businesses and nonprofits using Google and e-commerce to grow their online and brick and mortar operations to the tune of $203 million in the state in 2013, a new report from Google finds. Businesses like Good People, which Google uses as the Alabama case…

Google taps Birmingham’s Good People to tell Alabama’s $203 million e … – al.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Good People Brewing Co. is the Alabama case study in Google’s annual Economic Impact Report. (file)Michael Dumas/BW  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Birmingham’s Good People Brewing Co. is among the 12,000 Alabama businesses and nonprofits using Google and e-commerce to grow their online and brick and mortar operations to the tune of $203 million in the state in 2013, a new report from Google finds. Businesses like Good People, which Google uses as the Alabama case…

Facebook Joins Twitter In Testing Out A ‘Buy’ Button For E-Commerce – Forbes

Friday, July 18, 2014

E-commerce is the next big frontier for social media companies, and Facebook crossed it — again. The company revealed Thursday that it’s testing out a “Buy” button for Page posts and ads, making it easy for users to shop directly from their News Feeds without ever leaving Facebook. The new feature is part of a test involving only a handful of small and medium-sized advertisers for now. The move comes…

Google taps Birmingham’s Good People to tell Alabama’s $203 million e … – al.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good People Brewing Co. is the Alabama case study in Google’s annual Economic Impact Report. (file)Michael Dumas/BW  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Birmingham’s Good People Brewing Co. is among the 12,000 Alabama businesses and nonprofits using Google and e-commerce to grow their online and brick and mortar operations to the tune of $203 million in the state in 2013, a new report from Google finds. Businesses like Good People, which Google uses as the Alabama case…

Regulator Tough On Internet TV, Eases On E-Commerce – Seeking Alpha

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two major regulatory moves could have opposite effects for different areas of the Internet, providing relief for e-commerce firms while posing yet another new challenge for online video operators. In the former category, media are reporting the regulator that oversees e-commerce is talking with major players about modifying a controversial policy that gives consumers the right to unconditionally return most merchandise within a week of buying it. In the latter…

Senators Resuscitate E-Commerce Sales Tax Issue With New Bill – Marketing Land

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The push to pass a so-called Online Sales Tax is back in play after languishing for nearly a year. A bipartisan group of senators have introduced the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA), which essentially tacks on a slightly amended Internet Tax Freedom Act to the Marketplace Fairness Act that it passed last year. The bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday by Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin…

‘Pakistan still in rudimentary stage due to absence of e-commerce gateway’ – Daily Times

Thursday, July 17, 2014

USF disbursed subsidy of Rs 4.2bn in FY 2013-14 for telecom services ISLAMABAD: Providing telecom services across the country, Universal Service Fund (USF) disbursed …

Nosto Bags $5.5M To Help Smaller Online Stores Fight Ecommerce’s Amazons – TechCrunch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nosto, a customer recommendation marketing engine designed to help the smaller fish in the ecommerce pool make a bigger splash by improving their online stores with more tailored product recommendations and customer outreach, has closed a $5.5 million Series A funding round, led by European VC firm Wellington Partners. The Finnish startup took in a $2.8 million seed round back in April 2013, with backing from Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. Open Ocean Capital and SanomaVentures also participated…

Prologis: Leasing Demand From E-Commerce Sector Doubled in Last Three Years – reit.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Global leasing demand  from the e-commerce sector has doubled during the last three years, and the strong growth trend is expected to continue, according to a new report from industrial REIT Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD). “Online fulfillment is in its infancy, and we anticipate e-commerce will create significant new demand for logistics real estate well into the future,” said Chris Caton, vice president and head of Prologis’ research arm. The…

Mobile and E-Commerce: Email and Direct Traffic Drive Most Sales – MarketingProfs.com (subscription)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategy and content consultant. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. His experience includes working as a strategist and producer of digital content for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, and AOL. LinkedIn: Ayaz Nanji Twitter: @ayaznanji

Leju Launches Mobile E-commerce Platform 2.0 – MarketWatch

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BEIJING, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leju Holdings Limited (“Leju” or the “Company”) /quotes/zigman/30515941/delayed/quotes/nls/leju LEJU -0.17% , a leading online-to-offline (“O2O”) real estate services provider in China, today announced the launch of…

Sales, Earnings, Or Growth: What’s Cheapest In Chinese E-Commerce – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chinese e-commerce is a rapidly growing industry that will garner increased attention as the IPO of Alibaba (Pending:BABA) approaches. In this article I’ll take a look at four of the largest publicly traded companies in the industry, with a special focus on a relative mispricing between Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD). Below I have highlighted a few relevant financial metrics indicative of how these companies stack up in terms of…

Nosto Bags $5.5M To Help Smaller Online Stores Fight Ecommerce’s Amazons – TechCrunch

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nosto, a customer recommendation marketing engine designed to help the smaller fish in the ecommerce pool make a bigger splash by improving their online stores with more tailored product recommendations and customer outreach, has closed a $5.5 million Series A funding round, led by European VC firm Wellington Partners. The Finnish startup took in a $2.8 million seed round back in April 2013, with backing from Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. Open Ocean Capital and SanomaVentures also participated…

Nosto Bags $5.5M To Help Smaller Online Stores Fight Ecommerce’s Amazons – TechCrunch

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nosto, a customer recommendation marketing engine designed to help the smaller fish in the ecommerce pool make a bigger splash by improving their online stores with more tailored product recommendations and customer outreach, has closed a $5.5 million Series A funding round, led by European VC firm Wellington Partners. The Finnish startup took in a $2.8 million seed round back in April 2013, with backing from Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. Open Ocean Capital and SanomaVentures also participated…