Ecommerce

Biz Break: Google-eBay merger suggested amid e-commerce upheaval – San Jose Mercury News

Monday, March 17, 2014

Today: As Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to generate millions in IPO, analyst suggests Google should acquire eBay to compete in changing, challenging online environment. Also: Wall Street bounces back from rough week. The Lead: Is a Google-eBay merger the cure for what ails companies? Google is struggling to keep up with rivals in the e-commerce and payments arenas. eBay is being openly and forcefully challenged to spin off its…

As giant US IPO nears, Alibaba’s China e-commerce crown slips – Reuters

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba’s dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion. In a rare blip, Alibaba Group Holdings lost market share last year while its nearest rivals all grew, according to Euromonitor. The market research firm sees…

China e-commerce giant Alibaba to list in US – The Seattle Times

Monday, March 17, 2014

HONG KONG — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, possibly raising up to $15 billion in the biggest initial public offering since Facebook. The announcement Sunday confirming plans for a U.S. share sale ended months of speculation over where the company would list after talks for an initial public offering in Hong Kong fell apart last year. Alibaba is one of…

Start-ups box clever with home furniture – Financial Times

Monday, March 17, 2014

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba And Its Smaller Brother JD.com File For … – Seeking Alpha

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (ABABA) has been considering an IPO for over a year, but the wait will soon be over. ABABA has filed for a U.S. IPO, and according to Bloomberg, the ABABA IPO may be as soon as next month. The reason for the sudden change in urgency may be because ABABA’s little brother Chinese e-commerce company, JD.com, has already filed for a U.S. IPO. (Reuters) – JD.com,…

As giant US IPO nears, Alibaba’s China e-commerce crown slips – Reuters

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba’s dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion. In a rare blip, Alibaba Group Holdings lost market share last year while its nearest rivals all grew, according to Euromonitor. The market research firm sees…

As giant US IPO nears, Alibaba’s China e-commerce crown slips – Reuters

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba’s dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion. In a rare blip, Alibaba Group Holdings lost market share last year while its nearest rivals all grew, according to Euromonitor. The market research firm sees…

As giant US IPO nears, Alibaba’s China e-commerce crown slips – Reuters

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba’s dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion. In a rare blip, Alibaba Group Holdings lost market share last year while its nearest rivals all grew, according to Euromonitor. The market research firm sees…

China’s E-Commerce King Alibaba to Go Public in US – TIME

Monday, March 17, 2014

Employees at Alibaba Headquarters on Nov. 11, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images Online commerce giant Alibaba, whose value is at least $140 billion and has a unique model that’s part eBay, part Google and part PayPal, could raise $15 billion in its initial offering, analysts say, ranking it above Facebook China’s online commerce giant Alibaba Group announced early Sunday morning it plans to begin the process of an initial…

Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Filing for US IPO – The Next Web

Monday, March 17, 2014

After months of speculation, Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba has finally confirmed that it has started the process of filing for an IPO in the US. In a statement sent to TNW, an Alibaba spokesperson explains that this will pave the way for the company to have a more global vision in the future: Alibaba Group has decided to commence the process of an initial public offering in the United States. …

China e-commerce giant Alibaba gears up for US share offering that may raise … – U.S. News & World Report

Monday, March 17, 2014

By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, possibly raising up to $15 billion in the biggest initial public offering since Facebook. The announcement Sunday confirming plans for a U.S. share sale ended months of speculation over where the company would list after talks for an initial public offering in Hong Kong fell apart…

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets US IPO – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The corporate logo at the headquarters compound of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.(Photo: AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said Sunday that it will go public on a U.S. stock exchange in a move analysts say might raise up to $15 billion in the year’s biggest initial public offering. The announcement confirming plans for a U.S. offering ended months of speculation over…

Dallas becomes a mini-hub of fashion and e-commerce startups – Dallas Morning News

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Neiman Marcus. Fossil. J.C. Penney. North Texas has a rich history of retail and fashion businesses. Now a new generation of entrepreneurs is building e-commerce and fashion technology startups in Dallas. “In Texas, I think Dallas is the biggest hub of e-commerce,” said Kevin Strawbridge, founder and managing partner of Square L Group, an e-commerce consulting firm in Frisco. “A lot of people talk about Austin having an e-commerce play….

9 Lessons Learned From Redesigning an E-Commerce App for Growth – The Next Web

Saturday, March 15, 2014

If there’s one tip you take, it’s this. When redesigning member profiles, we’ve evaluated the importance of every element (there were nine in total). Since the Vinted app is about clothes and fashion, a key element we’ve selected is the member’s clothes, placing them front and center. Other information was simplified, removed or combined and moved up to the header and visually separated from the item list. This enhances user experience…

Ecommerce revolution drives European retail IPO rush – Irish Times

Friday, March 14, 2014

European retailers are flocking to list in 2014 but traditional high-street chains are notable by their absence, replaced instead by the online, discount and convenience players that are shaking up shopping. The flood of retail initial public offerings (IPOs) after a long drought is partly driven by recovering consumer confidence, but also by the fundamental changes wrought on the industry by the advent of e-commerce and shifting shopping habits. “There…

‘Preppy’ e-commerce clothing startup Tucker Blair opens Beacon Hill showroom … – Boston Business Journal (blog)

Friday, March 14, 2014

E-commerce clothing startup Tucker Blair’s first brick-and-mortar showroom opened in late February. Courtesy Tucker Blair. Sara Castellanos Technology Reporter- Boston Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+ E-commerce clothing startup Tucker Blair has opened its first brick-and-mortar showroom in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The 1,200-square-foot showroom opened in late February at 66 Beacon St. and will be open weekdays for consumers to purchase products and view new and limited-edition products. …

Lengow’s eCommerce Day is back on April 3rd – The Rude Baguette

Friday, March 14, 2014

After a hugely successful first edition last year, Lengow, France’s leading eCommerce SaaS solutions startup, brings their eCommerce Day back to Paris’ Tapis Rouge on April 3rd. The objective of eCommerce Day is to bring together all the major eCommerce players so that they can respond to eCommerce vendors’ most pertinent questions, propose new, innovative services, and give vendors valuable tips on how they can succeed online. As a result, vendors…

Delhi’s Select Citywalk mall plans foray into e-commerce – Economic Times

Friday, March 14, 2014

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s upscale Select Citywalk mall, one of the India’s most popular shopping spaces, is considering what might seem like a counter-intuitive move. It’s planning an entry into ecommerce, the very thing that could eventually kill malls off. But, given the kind of sales being racked up by online sites, the initiative could be regarded as protection from the inevitable obsolescence of brick-andmortar retail through a clickand-mortar strategy. Getting…