Ecommerce

Survey: E-commerce poised for growth – Bangkok Post

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The number of online shoppers in Thailand has grown sharply, with the millennial generation representing the biggest group. (Photo by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin) Individuals born between the 1980s and the early 2000s, also known as millennials, were the largest age group of online shoppers in Thailand in 2016, according to a survey. As of December, the number of online shoppers totalled…

Transport Intelligence report examines e-commerce complexity – Logistics Management

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A new report released by the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence (Ti) notes that the logistics industry has undergone a “transformation” with a dramatic shift in service sector domination. According to research contained in “Total Logistics 2017,” a powerful mix of demand and supply side factors means that further re-structuring is possible… if not probable. “The global logistics industry is vast, both in terms of market size and the huge…

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020 – Air Cargo World (registration)

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in the study, and underscores the importance of trade in an era when protectionism seems to be on the rise. Faster…

Meet the ecommerce startup taking on the big alcohol brands – Marketing Week

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

EeBria was launched at the start of the craft beer boom, back in 2013. Labelling itself the ‘Etsy of alcohol’, the startup started off as a digital business selling craft beer directly from the brewer to the consumer. In 2015, it went on to launch EeBria Trade, entering the wholesale market by sending alcohol fresh from brewers to more than 3,000 pubs, including BrewDog bars and Draft House. The company’s…

How to Select Shipping Carriers, for Ecommerce – Practical Ecommerce

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sponsor: ShipHawk, a leading shipping automation platform. All registrants will receive a recording of the seminar. <!– Feb 21 –> In an era of free or near-free shipping, ecommerce merchants must carefully choose shipping carriers. For example, UPS could be less expensive and faster for certain items, but FedEx, or USPS could be better for others. Freight carriers can help some merchants, while others could use last-mile hybrid services. How…

Secret weapons in China’s luxury ecommerce: A mobile number and a ribboned box – Campaign Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Communicating via SMS, not email, is key. Delivery in one to two days, not a week, is the norm.  When it comes to buying luxury goods online in China, western e-retailers like Mr Porter lag behind local ones like Tmall, WeChat, JD, Yintai and Secoo, according to a joint report by ContactLab and Exane BNP Paribas. The latter group taking the lead on both physical and digital customer engagement touchpoints, as…

Secret weapons in China’s luxury ecommerce: A mobile number and a ribboned box – Campaign Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Communicating via SMS, not email, is key. Delivery in one to two days, not a week, is the norm.  When it comes to buying luxury goods online in China, western e-retailers like Mr Porter lag behind local ones like Tmall, WeChat, JD, Yintai and Secoo, according to a joint report by ContactLab and Exane BNP Paribas. The latter group taking the lead on both physical and digital customer engagement touchpoints, as…

Cape Town is SA’s e-commerce hub – EPIC report – Bizcommunity.com

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Question marks over the future of AGOA By Hamlet Hlomendlini

To Tap Into Huge Chinese E-Commerce Market, Foreign Companies Need To Better Understand This Complicated … – Yahoo Finance

Monday, February 06, 2017

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Singles Day in China — also known as “11.11” to signify four singles on Nov. 11 – has become an e-commerce bonanza for retailers offering their products to a new internet-savvy generation wishing to purchase gifts for themselves or for a potential mate. In just the first 15 hours of Singles Day last year, $13.4 billion in sales were recorded by Alibaba, which is…

Why Does Walmart Keep Upping Its Stake In Chinese E-Commerce Player JD.Com? – Forbes

Monday, February 06, 2017

Donald Bowers/Getty Images for JD This past Friday, after the close of regular market trading, Walmart filed a Schedule 13G with the SEC that showed that it had increased its stake in Chinese e-Commerce giant, and No. 2 player behind Alibaba, JD.com to 289.1 million shares, or 12.1%. On October 5, 2016, Walmart filed another Schedule 13G that revealed that it had almost doubled its stake in JD.com from a…

LAST MILE: e-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY-US MARKETS, TECHNOLOGICAL … – Yahoo Finance

Monday, February 06, 2017

LONDON, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Abstract – The objective of this report is to examine the Last-Mile in terms of e-Commerce and the Future of the U.S. Trucking industry. – Last-Mile is a term used in supply chain management to describe the movement of goods from a transportation hub or distribution center, to a final destination such as a home, office or retail store, restaurant, etc. – e-commerce includes…

How to create a thrilling e-commerce site that keeps customers coming back – InternetRetailer.com

Monday, February 06, 2017

It starts with taking advantage of the data available to give your customer what she wants. There’s a reason you get back in line after being whipped around by a rollercoaster: Excellent experiences bear repeating. Fortunately for their customers, e-retailers hoping to outmaneuver Amazon are architecting increasingly exciting rides. Leading the way is Wayfair, an e-commerce home furnishings brand that Internet Retailer recently named North America’s best e-retail marketer. To drive brand…

All major transport modes join E-Commerce bandwagon – Logistics Management

Monday, February 06, 2017

As Amazon continues its inexorable march toward distribution dominance, logistics managers are examining the opportunities all modal players are promising. As a consequence, the nation’s industrial warehousing network has been largely transformed. According to a new report from CBRE Group, Inc., there’s been a proliferation of warehouses spanning 1 million sq. ft. or larger across the nation. And while “last mile” carriers receive most of the attention these days, the…

E-commerce, WTO and SMEs: Look before you leap – Economic Times (blog)

Monday, February 06, 2017

In the context of discussions on ecommerce, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have come sharply in focus. A narrative is sought to be created at multiple international organisations seeking to establish significant gains to SMEs from international rule making on e-commerce.  However, the negotiations are unlikely to address some of the key constrains preventing SMEs from using ecommerce for their business in international/ cross border trade. With rapid rise of…

Why Does Walmart Keep Upping Its Stake In Chinese e-Commerce … – Forbes

Monday, February 06, 2017

Donald Bowers/Getty Images for JD On this past Friday, after the close of regular market trading, Walmart filed a Schedule 13G with the SEC that showed that it had increased its stake in Chinese e-Commerce giant, and number 2 player behind Alibaba, JD.com to 289.1 million shares or 12.1%. Back on October 5, 2016, Walmart had filed another Schedule 13G that revealed that it had  almost doubled its stake in…

Dynamic pricing in online shopping surging with the e-commerce boom – The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday, February 06, 2017

Amanda Lee thought she was getting a great deal when she purchased a clutch bag for her wedding day at 60 per cent off. Originally priced at $1290 on the online fashion marketplace net-a-porter.com, Ms Lee felt she had snagged a bargain at the sale price of $431. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Pin to Pinterest PIN Link The bag, which was priced at AUD$431 on the…

Why Does Walmart Keep Upping Its Stake In Chinese e-Commerce Player JD.com – Forbes

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Donald Bowers/Getty Images for JD On this past Friday, after the close of regular market trading, Walmart filed a Schedule 13G with the SEC that showed that it had increased its stake in Chinese e-Commerce giant, and number 2 player behind Alibaba, JD.com to 289.1 million shares or 12.1%. Back on October 5, 2016, Walmart had filed another Schedule 13G that revealed that it had  almost doubled its stake in…

Mother City is e-commerce hub of SA, says deputy mayor | IOL – Independent Online

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Cape Town – Although South Africa may attribute a small proportion of total retail sales to e-commerce the industry is growing quickly and Cape Town can increasingly lay claim to being the e-commerce hub of the country, deputy mayor Ian Neilson said on Sunday. 

Meet Akshay Sathaye, the Sharp ‘E-Commerce’ Shooter – Entrepreneur

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This techie is turning the best DSLR cameras you had, for shooting products for your e commerce startups, obsolete. Often when a good product picture drives the buying decision, investing in getting such hi-quality images can burn a hole in start-ups’ pockets. Intelligent product photography is a technology backed by image processing algorithms, and artificial intelligence that turns a smartphone into a professional camera, says Akshay Sathaye, Co founder and…

E-commerce in focus during Azevêdo’s visit – The Hindu – The Hindu

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Talks on the proposed global rules on e-commerce are likely to take centre stage during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo’s two-day visit to India starting February 8, officials said. India has been opposing attempts, mainly by the rich nations, to incorporate what it calls, ‘new issues’ such as e-commerce and investment in the ongoing Doha Round talks of the WTO on the grounds that it would lead…