Ecommerce

Fringe Categories Buoy Netherlands’ B2C Ecommerce – eMarketer

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Consumers in the Netherlands are getting cozier with ecommerce. Buying of “less mature” product categories helped push the country’s business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales up 11% in Q1 2017, according to GfK Netherlands research for Thuiswinkel and PostNL. Of the quarter’s €5.55 billion ($6.14 billion) in B2C ecommerce sales, €2.84 billion ($3.14 billion) was spent on physical products, a 17% increase from Q1 2016, while €2.70 billion ($2.99 billion) was…

Condé Nast puts failing e-commerce site up for sale – New York Post

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Doing e-commerce is hard. Just ask Condé Nast, which on Tuesday said it was selling off its Style.com brand to Farfetch after years of trying to find a way to make the venture work as its own fashion-oriented business. Condé Nast International CEO Jonathan Newhouse, in a note to 75 staffers announcing the sale, said the e-commerce venture “had fallen very short of where we hoped [it] would be.” It…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Alibaba Positioned To Benefit From China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce Growth – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Please take note this is only one aspect in weighing the attractiveness or non-attractiveness of the companies mentioned as an investment and should not be used independent of other factors. This article examines one segment of the companies’ businesses, and other factors such as valuation are not addressed. Cross-border e-commerce is growing worldwide. Cross border retail volumes are expected to grow at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Alibaba Positioned To Benefit From China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce Growth – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Please take note this is only one aspect in weighing the attractiveness or non-attractiveness of the companies mentioned as an investment and should not be used independent of other factors. This article examines one segment of the companies’ businesses, and other factors such as valuation are not addressed. Cross-border e-commerce is growing worldwide. Cross border retail volumes are expected to grow at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015…

Condé Nast Shutters E-Commerce Website Style.com – Fortune

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Condé Nast has shut down Style.com, the publisher’s short-lived fashion e-commerce experiment, the company announced on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, any visitors to Style.com will be redirected to luxury online retailer Farfetch, which has reportedly acquired Style.com. Condé Nast was an early investor in Farfetch in 2013. Condé Nast, owner of magazine brands such as Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair, announced plans in 2015 to transform Style.com into an online…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

E-Commerce Growth Is Still Accelerating – Mother Jones

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

For some reason, the death of malls is suddenly an obsession of newspapers everywhere. I’m not sure why, but I guess e-commerce has hit some kind of tipping point. For the record, then, here is total e-commerce sales as a share of all sales. The best fit for its growth rate isn’t linear. It’s accelerating. By the end of next year more than tenth of all sales will be done…

Retail’s Single Biggest Disruptor. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not E-commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) There is no question that the retail industry is under-going a tremendous amount of change. Record numbers of store closings. Legacy brands going out of business–or teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Venture capital funded start-ups wreaking havoc upon traditional distribution models and pricing structures. Discount-oriented retailers stealing share away from once…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Retail’s Single Biggest Disruptor. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not E-commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) There is no question that the retail industry is under-going a tremendous amount of change. Record numbers of store closings. Legacy brands going out of business–or teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Venture capital funded start-ups wreaking havoc upon traditional distribution models and pricing structures. Discount-oriented retailers stealing share away from once…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Retail’s Single Biggest Disruptor. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not E-commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) There is no question that the retail industry is under-going a tremendous amount of change. Record numbers of store closings. Legacy brands going out of business–or teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Venture capital funded start-ups wreaking havoc upon traditional distribution models and pricing structures. Discount-oriented retailers stealing share away from once…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Retail’s Single Biggest Disruptor. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not E-commerce – Forbes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) There is no question that the retail industry is under-going a tremendous amount of change. Record numbers of store closings. Legacy brands going out of business–or teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Venture capital funded start-ups wreaking havoc upon traditional distribution models and pricing structures. Discount-oriented retailers stealing share away from once…

Alibaba turns positive after price target increase on cloud, e-commerce optimism – MarketWatch

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alibaba Group Holding Inc. baba flipped from losses to gains in Monday’s session, despite a rough morning for tech stocks, after MKM Partners increased its price target on the stock and said its cloud offering is poised to dominate the Chinese market. MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson…

The Biggest Issue Facing European eCommerce Isn’t Brexit – Forbes

Monday, June 12, 2017

A man takes a picture with his cell phone of a paper informing customers of a hotline for complaints, below notice signs informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau has been closed until further notice as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on June 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images) 2018 will be…

Alibaba turns positive after price target increase on cloud, e … – MarketWatch

Monday, June 12, 2017

Alibaba Group Holding Inc. BABA, -0.26% flipped from losses to gains in Monday’s session, despite a rough morning for tech stocks, after MKM Partners increased its price target on the stock and said its cloud offering is poised to dominate the Chinese market. MKM Partners analyst Rob…

Retail’s Single Biggest Disruptor. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not E-commerce – Forbes

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smart phone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) There is no question that the retail industry is under-going a tremendous amount of change. Record numbers of store closings. Legacy brands going out of business–or teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Venture capital funded start-ups wreaking havoc upon traditional distribution models and pricing structures. Discount-oriented retailers stealing share away from once…