Ecommerce

Whole Foods’ dilemma: Amazon is the new Walmart – Business Insider – Markets Insider

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Whole Foods stores are now selling Amazon Echo devices — and that’s just the start of the changes.Kate Taylor Amazon is already changing Whole Foods — and it’s a departure from the grocery chain’s hippie roots.  Amazon is increasingly being painted as the “new Walmart,” a villain that is hurting American small business.  Fairly or unfairly, both Amazon and Whole Foods’ reputations are shifting away from their progressive former identities.  Whole Foods got…

Whole Foods’ dilemma: Amazon is the new Walmart – Business Insider – Markets Insider

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Whole Foods stores are now selling Amazon Echo devices — and that’s just the start of the changes.Kate Taylor Amazon is already changing Whole Foods — and it’s a departure from the grocery chain’s hippie roots.  Amazon is increasingly being painted as the “new Walmart,” a villain that is hurting American small business.  Fairly or unfairly, both Amazon and Whole Foods’ reputations are shifting away from their progressive former identities.  Whole Foods got…

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales – Entrepreneur

Friday, September 01, 2017

Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a window cleaner. Just kidding. Larsson’s entrée into the world of entrepreneurship is hardly usual, and neither are his more recent successes. In addition to running several successful ecommerce companies, writing an industry-rocking book (Ecommerce Evolved: The Essential Playbook to…

3 Crucial Payment Lessons for E-Commerce Businesses – Forbes

Friday, September 01, 2017

Shutterstock Most would agree that starting a business is a huge undertaking; however, the reward bringing it to fruition makes all the birthing pains worth it. The challenges unfortunately don’t stop at the launch of your business – now you must deal with the issues that arise from trying to manage, grow and sustain it. E-commerce businesses come with their own unique set of challenges. Customer convenience must always be…

Unsustainable Customer Acquisition Costs Make Much Of Ecommerce Profit Proof – Forbes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Blue Apron Holdings Inc. signage is displayed during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 29, 2017.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg As much attention as both the growth and disruptive nature of e-commerce receives, few observers seem realize that often the economics of selling online are terrible (what I often refer to as “the inconvenient…

Walmart Vs Amazon And Why Cloud Expertise Makes Or Breaks E-Commerce – Forbes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Shutterstock Much has been written about Amazon’s growing dominance over the e-commerce landscape, from its shipping infrastructure to its pricing algorithms to its cloud infrastructure. Yet, it is the latter, its expertise in running the massive cloud data centers that are the lifeblood of the modern web and building the scalable and fault-resilient applications that sit on top of them that could very well prove a critical differentiator in the battle…

E-commerce vets raise $1.5M from top VCs and NFL players for sports jersey rental startup – GeekWire

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rep The Squad CEO Brian Watkins (far left) and his team. Photo via Rep the Squad. A new Seattle startup backed by top venture capital investors and NFL stars is looking to change the way sports fans pay for jerseys with an e-commerce rental model that proved successful for tech companies like Netflix and Gamefly. Rep The Squad CEO Brian Watkins and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who is a…

Ecommerce Product Releases: August 30, 2017 – Practical Ecommerce

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Here is a list of product releases and updates for late August, from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on daily deals, instant pickup, voice-based shopping, live interviews, and drone delivery. Got an ecommerce product release? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases Amazon adds Instant Pickup. In its latest push into brick-and-mortar retail, Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup” points around five college campuses in the U.S. Shoppers…

Ecommerce in Spain was worth 23.91 billion euros in 2016 – Ecommerce News

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Today by Ecommerce News. About Statistics with tags Spain. 586 views. The ecommerce turnover in Spain was worth 23.91 billion euros in 2016, an increase of over 15 percent compared to the year before. This year, it’s expected ecommerce in Spain will grow 17 percent to reach almost 28 billion euros at the end of 2017. This is shown by the Spain Ecommerce Country Report from Ecommerce Foundation. It also…

Best Buy to increase spending in e-commerce battle – MarketWatch

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Best Buy Co. reported another quarter of rising sales but said it would increase spending on its e-commerce operations and supply chain to continue growing its business in a competitive marketplace. The electronics retailer said expenses were higher in the June quarter and it planned to make similar investments in shipping, compensation and online operations in the next two quarters. Focusing on profits would be “shortsighted,” said Chief Executive Hubert…

ProSieben looking for investors in TV production, e-commerce units – CNBC

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Four Tips For Improving Your E-Commerce Conversion Optimization – Forbes

Monday, August 28, 2017

An interview with Mike Belasco

Shopify’s E-Commerce Empire is Growing in Amazon’s Shadow – Bloomberg

Monday, August 28, 2017

Some students wait tables or landscape gardens to pay for college. Jack McCarthy scoured Midwestern vintage stores for the ugliest Christmas sweaters he could find. McCarthy, 22, bought whatever he could get his hands on, usually for a few dollars apiece, then sold them online for more than $20. At one point the operation was pulling in $100,000 a year—money McCarthy used to graduate from Babson College debt-free. Shopify Inc. helped him do it. The Canadian company…

China’s E-Commerce Platforms Wage War – The News Lens International (press release)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Although Chinese tech giant NetEase is technically based in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, its founder and CEO, Ding Lei, has long preferred to work out of the company’s office in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. According to a recent report by e-commerce market research company iiMedia, online shopping platform Kaola.com — a subsidiary of NetEase — has grown rapidly to claim a lead over its direct competitors and…

How to beat Amazon: Insight Venture Partners’ Deven Parekh – CNBC

Monday, August 28, 2017

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E-commerce sites: Centre gets maximum complaints against e … – Economic Times

Monday, August 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Centre received the maximum complaints against e-commerce giants last year, prompting the Quality Council of India (QCI) to suggest that the government should “name and shame” such companies with total number of pending customer grievances. This has been revealed in a study by QCI for the government on the nature of grievances received by the Centre — a report on which has been released by MoS for…

E-Commerce Platforms Wage War for China’s Middle Class – Sixth Tone

Monday, August 28, 2017

Zhang Hefei Analyst Zhang Hefei runs a WeMedia platform providing analysis on e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and the automobile industry. Although Chinese tech giant NetEase is technically based in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, its founder and CEO, Ding Lei, has long preferred to work out of the company’s office in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. According to a recent report by e-commerce market research company iiMedia, online shopping platform Kaola.com…

Nigeria’s E-commerce Market Value to Hit N15.45tn in 10 Years … – THISDAY Newspapers

Monday, August 28, 2017

By Eromosele Abiodun Currently worth around $13billion (about N4.01trillion), experts in the Nigerian financial service sector have estimated that Nigeria’s e-commerce market value could rise to $50billion (N15.45trillion) over the next decade. A recent report by London based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), identified industry giants, such as Jumia, Konga and Jiji, as leading the African charge to boost the continent’s growth of online, technology…

Naspers CEO sees e-commerce growth closing $32bn value gap – Moneyweb.co.za

Monday, August 28, 2017

Naspers Chief Executive Officer Bob Van Dijk said five years of heavy e-commerce investments are bearing fruit, which should prove to investors that the assets are worth more than they think. Van Dijk is seeking to show shareholders that Africa’s largest company by market value has more to offer than just its well-timed investment in Chinese Internet giant Tencent. Cape Town-based Naspers has ridden the coattails of the WeChat creator…

Three ways to beat Amazon in e-commerce, according to an Alibaba investor – CNBC

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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