Ecommerce

Alibaba’s Ma champions UN e-commerce drive for development – WHTC

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty. Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young entrepreneurs, was the star attraction at a conference on e-commerce for development….

Ecommerce giants look to dominate payment gateways – Network World

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ecommerce competition is heating up globally, with giants Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Tencent and eBay all vying for bigger stakes in the market. Retail sales are expected to surpass $27 trillion by 2020, and ecommerce is expected to account for more than $4 trillion of that figure. One key area that is becoming the next battleground for these companies is payments. Payments may seem to be an inherent part of ecommerce platforms that…

MercadoLibre: The Latin America E-Commerce Giant – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) is one of the largest online commerce ecosystems in Latin America. MercadoLibre’s platform is designed to provide users with a complete portfolio of services to facilitate commercial transactions. They are a market leader in e-commerce in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, based on number of unique visitors and page views MercadoLibre also operates online commerce platforms in the Dominican Republic, Honduras,…

Title Nine Launches New eCommerce Experience with Kibo – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kibo, the world’s leading cloud-based unified omnichannel commerce platform, today announced Title Nine, the largest independently owned and operated retailer for women’s outdoor and athletic apparel, has upgraded its website on Kibo’s eCommerce solution. The new responsive website further streamlines the retailer’s eCommerce operations, enhances the online shopping experience, and further showcases its message of community and brand. A Kibo customer for more than 15 years, Title Nine…

Alibaba’s Ma champions UN e-commerce drive for development – WHTC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty. Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young entrepreneurs, was the star attraction at a conference on e-commerce for development….

Ecommerce giants look to dominate payment gateways | Network … – Network World

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ecommerce competition is heating up globally, with giants Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Tencent and eBay all vying for bigger stakes in the market. Retail sales are expected to surpass $27 trillion by 2020, and ecommerce is expected to account for more than $4 trillion of that figure. One key area that is becoming the next battleground for these companies is payments. Payments may seem to be an inherent part of ecommerce platforms that…

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ policy is getting support from an unlikely place: A Chinese e-commerce giant – CNBC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Online shoppers are losing trust in e-commerce, study finds … – TechRepublic

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Users are losing trust in the internet, at least when it comes to online shopping and e-commerce. According to the results of a survey, released on Monday, 49% of people said they are increasingly concerned about their privacy online, and lack of trust is the main issue keeping them from shopping online. The survey, conducted by Ipsos and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with the United…

Can ecommerce marketplaces expand a brand? | Practical … – Practical Ecommerce

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It’s funny how ecommerce brands fear established online marketplaces. When I discuss with those brands selling on Amazon, Walmart.com, Sears.com or any of the hundreds of online marketplaces, I often get a look of terror. Their concerns, typically, are as follows. “I don’t own the customer, so I am helping to build a competitor’s business.” “When my sales grow, the marketplace is going to steal my business.” “I’m spending money…

Wal-Mart e-commerce investment arm names new retail startup CEO – CNBC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Wal-Mart e-commerce investment arm names new retail startup CEO – Reuters

Monday, April 24, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N), the world’s no.1 retailer, said its recently launched startup investment arm, Store No 8, has hired Jenny Fleiss as the chief executive of its first portfolio company. Fleiss will run code eight, a startup that will develop personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Fleiss is the co-founder and former head of business development of Rent the Runway, a designer fashion rental company. (bit.ly/2pcJ3Xd) Silicon Valley-based Store No 8,…

Online shoppers are losing trust in e-commerce, study finds – TechRepublic

Monday, April 24, 2017

Users are losing trust in the internet, at least when it comes to online shopping and e-commerce. According to the results of a survey, released on Monday, 49% of people said they are increasingly concerned about their privacy online, and lack of trust is the main issue keeping them from shopping online. The survey, conducted by Ipsos and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with the United…

The Mars Agency Expands E-Commerce Team To Meet Exploding Growth Among CPG Companies – Yahoo Finance

Monday, April 24, 2017

DETROIT, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As E-Commerce continues to emerge as the next dominant retail channel for CPG companies, The Mars Agency is adding senior members to its best-in-class E-Commerce team to provide clients with the expertise and resources to succeed in digital marketplaces. Megan Harbold joins as VP, E-Commerce and Erik Kraft joins as Senior Manager, Paid Search. As a widely acknowledged leader in shopper marketing, The Mars Agency…

UN: Developing Countries Must Join eCommerce Revolution or Be … – Voice of America

Monday, April 24, 2017

GENEVA —  More than 700 global leaders in business, government and civil society from 65 countries are meeting to explore the opportunities and challenges offered by eCommerce, with a special focus on developing countries. The future of e-commerce could not be brighter. The UN Conference on Trade and Development or UNCTAD is kicking off “eCommerce Week” with new statistics, which show the global size of the market in 2015 reached…

Wal-Mart making aggressive bid to better compete in e-commerce – Siftings Herald

Monday, April 24, 2017

By James F. PeltzLos Angeles Times Dissenters were quick to react when ModCloth, an online seller of trendy women’s clothes and accessories, was acquired by retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last month. “You have disappointed us all,” one reader commented under a blog post by ModCloth co-founder Susan Gregg Koger announcing the sale — the notion being that ModCloth would lose its cache as part…

The other side of e-commerce: Spreetail to hire hundreds – Lincoln Journal Star

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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These are the biggest e-commerce acquisitions of all time – Recode

Friday, April 21, 2017

As Recode reported Tuesday, PetSmart is acquiring online pet store Chewy for $3.35 billion — the biggest e-commerce acquisition of all time. For context, this is an even bigger deal than Walmart’s acquisition of online retailer Jet.com last year — which was then the biggest e-commerce acquisition to date. These companies are using e-commerce acquisitions to improve their online retail prospects. Here’s a list of the biggest e-commerce mergers, acquisitions…

These Are the Tools Required to Build a $3 million E-Commerce Brand – Inc.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

At the age of 21, Patrick Barnhill started Specialist ID, an e-commerce business, because he wanted to “sell while you sleep.” In 2015, his company was named the eighth-fastest growing company in Miami and No. 1,686 on the Inc. 5000. “It started as a website and then we made our way onto eBay,” Patrick told me during an e-commerceFuel meetup​. “After a few years, while still bartending and having graduated…

Bebe to close stores and focus on e-commerce – AOL

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bebe Stores Inc. is reportedly the latest mall fixture to fall victim to the e-commerce world. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that Bebe is planning to close its stores and shift its focus to become an online-only brand. Bloomberg‘s sources stated that the retailer is trying to shut down its locations without filing for bankruptcy, but Chapter 11 may still be required if negotiations with landlords fall through. There’s about 170…

How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Be the Foundation of Ecommerce Success – Entrepreneur

Friday, April 21, 2017

Everyone needs to realize just how damn lucky we are to live in this digital era. You can literally start an ecommerce business as a side hustle during the evenings until it turns into a full-time gig. Our parents didn’t have this luxury. When they came home from work, they couldn’t launch an online shop. They physically had to open one. Statistics show the growth of online shopping and ecommerce…