Ecommerce

The Best E-Commerce Return Policy Is Simply Having One – BusinessNewsDaily

Friday, July 25, 2014

Credit: arka38/Shutterstock If a customer makes a purchase from a retail store and he or she ends up wanting to return it, the process is usually fairly straightforward: Bring the item and receipt to the store, hand over the item and receipt,…

Brazil Leads Latin American Ecommerce Growth, Becoming Amazon’s Biggest … – Latin Post

Friday, July 25, 2014

Latin America, led particularly by Brazil, is continuing rapid growth in its online economy, according to a new study by Internet Retailer. And the boom in ecommerce is good news not only for Latin American Internet retailers, but also for some prominent U.S.-based companies as well — especially Amazon.com. According to the new 2014 edition of the “Latin America 500,” an annual report by ecommerce research and…

China Connection: Opening the e-commerce oyster – New Zealand Herald

Friday, July 25, 2014

In this, the fifth of a six-week series on exporting to China, Paul Lewis explores the massive e-commerce opportunity there The head office of the online trading company Alibaba in Hangzhou, China. Photo / Mark Mitchell It seems like an ‘Open Sesame’ for New Zealand exporters – a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more than 230 million users every day. What better place to showcase…

Facebook and Twitter Aim to Tap $300 Billion E-Commerce Market – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Facebook and Twitter face different growth scenarios, but both are now focusing their gaze on the same market: Retail. There’s a logical reason for the shift. The social networking sites are testing out “buy” buttons in an effort to tap into the $304 billion that eMarketer estimates will be spent on e-commerce this year. U.S retailers will spend $11.2 billion on digital ads, and 37 percent of those digital…

Indian e-commerce startup Flipkart just reportedly raised $1 billion in funding – Quartz

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce company founded in 2007 by two Amazon alumni, will announce that it has raised $1 billion in fresh funding, reports The Economic Times, an Indian business newspaper, citing “two people aware of the development.” (Flipkart didn’t immediately reply to a Quartz request for comment, and declined to comment when contacted by Medianama, an Indian tech blog.) From the Economic Times: Half of the amount will come from existing investors Tiger Global, Russian billionaire…

Men’s apparel e-commerce brands are learning to like brick-and-mortar stores – Dallas Morning News

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Apparently, the Internet has limits to growth after all. Dallas-based online retailer J. Hilburn plans to open a showroom this fall, becoming the latest men’s e-commerce retailer to move its digital experience underneath a real roof. Founded in Dallas in 2007, J. Hilburn reached just under $50 million in sales last year with an online store and a team of 3,000 stylists nationwide who sell directly to customers. Men’s apparel…

Men’s apparel e-commerce brands are learning to like brick-and-mortar stores – Dallas Morning News

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Apparently, the Internet has limits to growth after all. Dallas-based online retailer J. Hilburn plans to open a showroom this fall, becoming the latest men’s e-commerce retailer to move its digital experience underneath a real roof. Founded in Dallas in 2007, J. Hilburn reached just under $50 million in sales last year with an online store and a team of 3,000 stylists nationwide who sell directly to customers. Men’s apparel…

Road To Riches – Economic Times

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Flipkart, Snapdeal make their clerks millionaires – Economic Times

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not – InformationWeek

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a ‘Buy’ button and a payments infrastructure acquisition — but are users and businesses ready? (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) You might not think of Facebook and Twitter as destinations for online shopping, but the two companies are inching closer to that reality. Twitter last week announced the acquisition of CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company, while Facebook started testing…

Blake Lively Launches E-Commerce Site And Writes The Most Unusual Letter … – Business Insider

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I am hungry, though… not just for enchiladas. I’m hungry for experience. I’m comfortable with the knowledge that I’m not a teacher, but rather, a student. I don’t do any one thing perfectly. I do a lot of things though. Some well, some not-so-well. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel. I’ve been all over the world and all over this country.  There’s so much life teeming out of every pocket of this nation. There…

Road to riches: Ecommerce firms like Flipkart, Snapdeal say they too can make … – Economic Times

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce – Mashable

Monday, July 21, 2014

Likes and retweets are fine, but the new buzz word at Facebook and Twitter seems to be “buy.” Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing a Buy button that appears on ads and Page posts from a select group of businesses in the U.S. In effect, that means users can now purchase products advertised by these businesses without leaving the social network. See also: Who Won the World…

Why is Ecommerce Provider Shopify Involved With Pop-up Stores? – Small Business Trends

Monday, July 21, 2014

If you haven’t yet stumbled across a pop-up shop, you likely soon will. It seems this quiet little trend of retail companies temporarily opening up in a vacant retail space for a few hours or days is now an $8 billion industry. They’re a great way for business owners who have been selling online to test the waters and see if brick-and-mortar is a profitable option. They can create…

Why Tmall is the smartest route into China’s ecommerce market – VentureBeat

Monday, July 21, 2014

The challenges that face a western company seeking China online market share are increasing in proportion to the size of the opportunity, and that opportunity grows daily. China passed the 300 million mark in online shoppers last year, representing 25 percent year-over-year growth, while total e-commerce transactions rose 30 percent to $1.64 trillion. Moving into the Chinese market is an enticing prospect, especially given China’s insatiable craving for, yet largely unmet…

Twitter Tunes Into eCommerce with CardSpring Deal – International Business Times AU

Monday, July 21, 2014

<!– Like us on Facebook –> CardSpring has been a specialist in making debit and credit cards turn smarter. They allow users to link credit-card accounts to merchants deals in sales, loyalty programs and discount coupons in such a way the deals are redeemed when the card is swiped. Post acquisition with Twitter, CardSpring will allow retailers to advertise the upcoming sales. This allows coupons users to…

Why Tmall is the smartest route into China’s ecommerce market – VentureBeat

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The challenges that face a western company seeking China online market share are increasing in proportion to the size of the opportunity, and that opportunity grows daily. China passed the 300 million mark in online shoppers last year, representing 25 percent year-over-year growth, while total e-commerce transactions rose 30 percent to $1.64 trillion. Moving into the Chinese market is an enticing prospect, especially given China’s insatiable craving for, yet largely unmet…

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

Sunday, July 20, 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…