Ecommerce

Durables firms to petition govt over e-commerce discounts – Business Standard

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The country’s top consumer durables companies like LG, Samsung, Sony and Videocon are in the process of writing to Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman against deep discounts being offered by e-commerce companies. The letter, to be routed through industry body Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), will articulate their concerns over “predatory pricing” that e-tailers are practising. This will be the first formal attempt by…

Start-up Village rides the e-commerce wave – The Hindu

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The waves of the booming Indian e-commerce space have reached the Kochi Start-up Village. From a handful of start-ups working on the e-commerce space in the initial stages of the technology incubator, the number has now shot up to over 30 exciting ventures over the last six to nine months. Nearly 50 per cent of this group comprises campus start-ups revealing the growing number of youngsters chasing the e-commerce dream….

Traders plan legal action against ecommerce players for ‘predatory pricing’ – Economic Times

Saturday, October 11, 2014

She assured them that the issue would be considered and that the government was committed to a fair and healthy business environment in the country. She said checks and balances are the basic fundamentals for the fair working of any sector. “We will very soon move CCI or the apex court. Our lawyer is working on it. We will wait another week or so for the government to act on…

In e-commerce world, let the consumer be king – Business Standard

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Why Is Amazon Opening a Store? The E-Commerce Pioneer Goes Brick-And … – MainStreet

Saturday, October 11, 2014

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — E-commerce king Amazon will be opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York City, across the street from the Empire State Building, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. It will be, according to The Journal, “an experiment to provide the type of face-to-face experience found at traditional retailers.” And so we have come full circle. This bold innovation in shopping technology will offer the following services:…

Traders plan legal action against ecommerce players for ‘predatory pricing’ – Economic Times

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The issue would be considered and that the government was committed to a fair and healthy business environment in the country.  NEW DELHI: Traders will move the Competition Commission of India (CCI) or the Supreme Court by the month-end against the ecommerce players over what they regard as predatory pricing, in case the government doesn’t act on it. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) lobby group met commerce and…

Traders plan legal action against ecommerce players for ‘predatory pricing’ – Economic Times

Friday, October 10, 2014

The issue would be considered and that the government was committed to a fair and healthy business environment in the country.  NEW DELHI: Traders will move the Competition Commission of India (CCI) or the Supreme Court by the month-end against the ecommerce players over what they regard as predatory pricing, in case the government doesn’t act on it. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) lobby group met commerce and…

Traders plan legal action against ecommerce players for ‘predatory pricing’ – Economic Times

Friday, October 10, 2014

The issue would be considered and that the government was committed to a fair and healthy business environment in the country.  NEW DELHI: Traders will move the Competition Commission of India (CCI) or the Supreme Court by the month-end against the ecommerce players over what they regard as predatory pricing, in case the government doesn’t act on it. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) lobby group met commerce and…

Alibaba sparks hope for Asia e-commerce firms – CNBC

Friday, October 10, 2014

Beyond China Major e-commerce companies across Asia also read the results of Alibaba’s IPO as an indication of investor confidence in the sector. “The Alibaba IPO validates [the argument that] there is a large opportunity in Asia’s emerging markets for e-commerce,” said Sachin Bansal, co-founder and CEO of Indian e-retailer Flipkart. “It’s a great example and very motivational for us.” Read MoreCattyrivalry in…

Bark & Co. Debuts Its First E-Commerce Site With Doggie Destination BarkShop – TechCrunch (blog)

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bark & Co., the company behind a series of doggie-themed services, including subscription-based goodie boxes (BarkBox), vets-on-demand (BarkCare, on hold), a content site (BarkPost), and mobile apps (BarkBuddy, BarkCam) has now rolled out its next doggie destination with the launch of e-commerce site BarkShop. The online shop features a variety of dog products, including toys, treats, leashes, dog beds and more, organized into around half a dozen themed collections. In…

Flipkart mega sale: Government may formulate new policy for e-commerce – Times of India

Thursday, October 09, 2014

NEW DELHI: After receiving “many complaints” from traders on Flipkart’s massive discount sale, the government has said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business. Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Day’ sale on Monday, which offered steep discounts on various products, has raised concerns among small and big traders that such campaigns would badly affect players in the traditional retail…

JC Penney plots e-commerce comeback – Fortune

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

J.C. Penney JCP was once an e-commerce trailblazer. And now the department store operator, still recovering from a catastrophic sales decline in 2012, says it has a plan to reclaim that mantle. The retailer launched into e-commerce almost 20 years ago, well before its main rivals: by 2007 web sales had reached $1.5 billion, way more than Macy’s M and Kohl’s KSS . But Penney frittered away that edge, the…

Government mulling policy for e-commerce retailing after receiving ‘many … – Daily News & Analysis

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

After receiving “many complaints” from traders on Flipkart’s massive discount sale, government today said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business. Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Day’ sale on Monday, that offered steep discounts on various products, has raised concerns among small and big traders that such campaigns would badly affect players in the traditional retail market. “We have received…

Xbox’s Nancy Tellem Joins Board of E-Commerce Startup – Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Xbox’s Nancy Tellem is bringing her storytelling skills to the home decor space.  The longtime entertainment industry executive has joined the board of directors of San Francisco e-commerce startup Dot & Bo, the company announced Wednesday morning. Tellem was one of the early angel investors in Dot & Bo, and her appointment to the board expands on her relationship with the company, which curates furniture and decor items into…

How to succeed at e-commerce: Own your lane – Macleans.ca

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Laura-Jane Koers posts raw vegan recipes online. Although the 32-year-old Prince Edward Island resident gives them away, she grossed six figures in 2013. While several websites offer raw vegan recipes, there are few dedicated to raw food alone. And even fewer provide a forum for people to share their experiences with raw diets and converse with each other on nutrition, meal plans and must-have tools. “If you try to have…

Catty rivalry erupts in India’s e-commerce space – CNBC

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As India’s e-commerce race heats up, online retailers are pulling out the stops to stay ahead, including catty marketing campaigns. Snapdeal’s new campaign tagline “For others it’s a big day. For us, today is no different” is a dig at rival Flipkart, which promised “India’s biggest ever sale” on Monday. “Until Monday, there have just been skirmishes between India’s e-commerce players. Yesterday was the first…

Catty rivalry erupts in India’s e-commerce space – CNBC

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As India’s e-commerce race heats up, online retailers are pulling out the stops to stay ahead, including catty marketing campaigns. Snapdeal’s new campaign tagline “For others it’s a big day. For us, today is no different” is a dig at rival Flipkart, which promised “India’s biggest ever sale” on Monday. “Until Monday, there have just been skirmishes between India’s e-commerce players. Yesterday was the first…

Catty rivalry erupts in India’s e-commerce space – CNBC

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As India’s e-commerce race heats up, online retailers are pulling out the stops to stay ahead, including catty marketing campaigns. Snapdeal’s new campaign tagline “For others it’s a big day. For us, today is no different” is a dig at rival Flipkart, which promised “India’s biggest ever sale” on Monday. “Until Monday, there have just been skirmishes between India’s e-commerce players. Yesterday was the first…

Companies urged to ’embrace eCommerce’ – Irish Independent

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The survey estimated that Irish online spending will rise from €5.9bn this year to €12,5bn in 2020. Thinkstock Images Irish companies have to embrace the internet in order to make the most of the economic upturn, organisers of today’s eCommerce expo have said. ‘; } s += ‘ Ads by Google ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == “CPC”) { google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; } s += ‘

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop names new CEO, plans e-commerce push – Reuters

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

(Reuters) – Goop, the lifestyle blog and online shopping site founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008, named a new chief executive officer on Monday to spearhead an e-commerce expansion that includes Goop-branded apparel. Lisa Gersh, who was previously CEO and president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and co-founder of Oxygen Media, will expand the site’s tie-ups with fashion designers including Stella McCartney and Diane von Furstenberg next year. “We…