Ecommerce

DHL eCommerce Expands E-Commerce Fulfillment Solution in the US – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2017

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced the expansion of its e-commerce order fulfillment service available for merchants in North America with the expansion of its fulfillment centers in Columbus and Riverside. As a result of growing demand, both existing U.S. facilities have recently significantly increased capacity with investments in storage and mechanization to support the growing needs from…

4 Tips for Enhancing E-commerce Platforms – MarTech Advisor

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Arish Ali, Co-founder and President at Skava shares tips on how to build a modern ecommerce platform. He also describes that while retailers prepare year-round for the holiday season, many still lack the modern technology to meet spikes in demand The U.S. e-commerce market is on pace for another record-setting holiday season. Research firm eMarketer predicts digital purchases during November and December will increase 17.2 percent to…

The E-commerce Entrepreneur Who Bested Amazon – Fortune

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Good morning from frigid New York City, where I survived the blizzard that wasn’t earlier this week and am eager to return to sunny California. I’m currently working on a story involving online retail, which is why I was eager to read the article in the new issue of Fortune about a company called Shopify, written by Canadian journalist Stephen Baldwin. Worth nearly $6 billion but so under the radar…

First Data Strengthens eCommerce Position with Acquisition of Acculynk – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– First Data (FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Acculynk, a leading Atlanta-based technology company that delivers eCommerce solutions for debit card acceptance. The acquisition expands First Data’s robust eCommerce solution suite by providing access to Acculynk’s PaySecure® debit routing technology and its range of other services for businesses of all sizes around the world. “Our…

6 Mistakes Your Ecommerce Store Must Avoid – Entrepreneur

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ecommerce marketers have four basic objectives. To start, they must bring new visitors to their store. Next is to convert more of these visitors into customers. Then they must look at ways to increase the average revenue earned per customer session. Finally, they must create incentives for these customers to return for future purchases. Apart from bringing new visitors to your store, the rest of the marketing objectives are all directly influenced by a store’s conversion…

Cake & Arrow Publishes New White Paper Comparing Customer Usability of Ecommerce Platforms Shopify and … – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When evaluating ecommerce platforms, businesses pay close attention to things like development costs and how well the platform fulfills technical and system requirements. However, as the industry has shifted to becoming less focused on technology and more focused on people and experiences, the front-end usability of an ecommerce platform has become an increasingly important factor for businesses to consider. Through rigorous usability testing and…

China e-commerce confusion catches Australian retailers on the hop – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

By Swati Pandey and Muyu Xu SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – Australian retailers and manufacturers are rejigging their business models and reviewing strategies to sell goods into China amid confusion over a threatened government crackdown on e-commerce platforms. Supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd late last year sacked an Australian online retail specialist it had hired specifically to spearhead its drive into online sales in China, a source told Reuters, replacing it with a…

As Amazon Floods With Chinese Sellers, Western Brands Move Into China’s Booming E-Commerce Market – Forbes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alibaba’s Jack Ma recently boasted to Trump that his company will create one million jobs in the US via increased access to Chinese customers through its e-commerce platform. While this statement could probably at least partially be written off as hyperbole, e-commerce has gone global. Marketplaces like Amazon, Taobao, TMall, and JD are eroding the boundaries of political geography, as merchants in countries like China are being given access to…

Bunnings to launch ecommerce platform – Retail Gazette (blog)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bunnings business plans to launch an e-commerce platform in the next 18 months as it aims to capitalise on the UK’s £38 billion hardware market. In a presentation to investors on Monday, Bunnings UK managing director PJ Davis said digital engagement in the UK was “very important” and that the information-only digital model employed by Bunnings Australia wasn’t sufficient. “In this market we believe strongly that we need to be…

As Amazon Floods With Chinese Sellers, Western Brands Move Into … – Forbes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alibaba’s Jack Ma recently boasted to Trump that his company will create one million jobs in the US via increased access to Chinese customers through its e-commerce platform. While this statement could probably at least partially be written off as hyperbole, e-commerce has gone global. Marketplaces like Amazon, Taobao, TMall, and JD are eroding the boundaries of political geography, as merchants in countries like China are being given access to…

China e-commerce confusion catches Australian retailers on the hop – WHTC

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

By Swati Pandey and Muyu Xu SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – Australian retailers and manufacturers are rejigging their business models and reviewing strategies to sell goods into China amid confusion over a threatened government crackdown on e-commerce platforms. Supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd late last year sacked an Australian online retail specialist it had hired specifically to spearhead its drive into online sales in China, a source told Reuters, replacing it with a…

Investment facilitation, e-commerce to top BRICS meet agenda – The … – The Hindu

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BRICS nations will soon consider a proposal to frame ‘guiding principles’ for investment policymaking to boost investment flows into Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as well as take steps to promote e-commerce among the five leading emerging economies. In addition, the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) meeting – slated for early next week in Beijing – will also discuss measures for closer cooperation among…

GoDaddy Launches Simple Way to Scale Up E-Commerce Sites – Street Fight

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It’s probably safe to say few small business owners want to be bogged down trying to keep their e-commerce sites running. If they want to drive more revenue, they need to focus on meeting their customers’ needs — not testing HTML code. The trouble, however, is that growing an e-commerce business requires building up a website’s capabilities. To address this issue, GoDaddy today is releasing a new Web hosting product…

Beek is the emoji-based book review site aiming to change e-commerce in Latin America – TechCrunch

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Leveraging post-literate tools like YouTube and emojis to create a website and mobile app that allows people to review the books they’re reading while they’re reading them, Beek is a startup that embraces the amazing contradictions of the internet age. Graduating from the most recent batch of Y Combinator, the Mexico City-based company began as a hackathon project in Austin, Texas, where co-founder Pamela Valdes was studying at the University of…

E-commerce: Is it truly good for trucking? – Fleet Owner

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One would think ever-increasing volumes of e-commerce shipments tied to time-sensitive delivery demands would prove a boon to trucking companies in terms of boosting freight rates. However, that may not be the case. John Larkin, managing director and head of transportation capital markets research for Stifel Capital Markets, noted in a recent research update that e-commerce giant Amazon, in particular, seems to be increasingly pursuing a low-cost model when purchasing…

This S’porean Is Breathing New Life Into Her Family’s 95-Year-Old Bookstore With E-Commerce – Vulcan Post (press release)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

After her graduation in 2013, Syarafina Halim, like many fresh graduates, was unsure of her career path. “I had simply assumed that I would look for employment after graduation – maybe work in an office somewhere, probably in admin or something similar. It had definitely never crossed my mind that I would end up striking out on my own.” But life had other plans for her. In between applications and…

Guangzhou: Capital of Traditional Commerce Evolved into Capital of E-commerce – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NEW YORK, March 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A short video titled “Guangzhou, Flower City in Bloom” made its debut on “the China Screen” at Times Square in New York on Saturday. It was for the first time that Guangzhou, the third largest city of China, was presented at the “World’s Crossroads”. In the 30-second video clip, Guangzhou showed the world its blended image of an international city, a high-tech city…

Wal-Mart As A Sum Of The Parts, Part 2: E-Commerce – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In Part 1 of my series I looked at the real estate business embedded in Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT). In addition to real estate, I am choosing to break Wal-Mart down into e-commerce, supermarket/pharmacy, international, and legacy businesses. Today I will try to value the e-commerce part of Wal-Mart and look at the prospects for growth. The closest parallel to where Wal-Mart’s e-commerce business is currently is where Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) was in…

Guangzhou: Capital of Traditional Commerce Evolved into Capital of … – PR Newswire (press release)

Monday, March 13, 2017

As an important bridge to achieve this goal, Guangzhou will inaugurate its office in Silicon Valley and in Boston on Mar. 14. The two will be the first batch of offices representing Guangzhou overseas, which are designed to strengthen partnership with the United States and Europe in technology cooperation and human talents exchange. Located in the geometric center of Asia-Pacific, Guangzhou is the southern gateway of China and…