Ecommerce

E-Commerce: A Threat to Retail…and Financial Stock Investors?! – Barron’s

Monday, May 15, 2017

Buy when there’s blood in the streets, so said Baron Rothschild of the Rothschild banking dynasty. But it’s hard to make a case for buying retail stocks when they’re bleeding all over the place — Macy’s (M) stock has nearly halved to $23 since November and J.C. Penney (JCP) shares are down some 5% to $4.34 from above $10 in January. To be sure, neither of those stocks don’t make up a huge…

What US Cos. Must Know About EU E-Commerce Rules: Part 1 – Law360 (subscription)

Monday, May 15, 2017

By Enzo Marasà, Portolano Cavallo May 15, 2017, 1:22 PM EDT Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 1:22 PM EDT) — U.S.-based manufacturers of branded goods who wish to distribute them across the EU may face compelling legal challenges in protecting their ability to tightly select and control their distribution networks, particularly with regards to online sales. Likewise, U.S.-based retailers of branded products wishing to set up e-commerce platforms in…

How travel is driving The Telegraph’s e-commerce business – Digiday

Monday, May 15, 2017

There’s more than one way for publishers to build an e-commerce strategy. The Telegraph believes that its habit of creating a substantial amount of travel content and its engaged readership puts it ahead of others. The Telegraph has built out its e-commerce business for the last 18 months as a way of diversifying revenue streams. It predicts e-commerce will overtake advertising as a portion of its total revenue in three to five years. Travel…

Going ‘Rouge’: How Beauty Brands Are Winning at E-Commerce – NBCNews.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline, or maybe it’s a product she discovered in a sponsored post on Instagram. Cosmetics are taking off online, and it’s a fascinating phenomenon. This is stuff that by its very nature seems necessary to try on (or at least look at) in store, but consumer trends indicate otherwise. A recent study by Fung Global Retail & Tech found that in 2015, the…

Asean the ‘next frontier’ for e-commerce boom – Bangkok Post

Monday, May 15, 2017

Employees at the online retailer Lazada fill orders at the company’s warehouse in Jakarta. (Reuters photo) E-commerce in Southeast Asia is ripe for fast-paced growth scenario given the region’s huge population and growing middle class, but countries need to address existing challenges to help the business reach its full potential, says a Google executive. Southeast Asia is a “hotbed”…

Asean the ‘next frontier’ for e-commerce boom – Bangkok Post

Monday, May 15, 2017

Employees at the online retailer Lazada fill orders at the company’s warehouse in Jakarta. (Reuters photo) E-commerce in Southeast Asia is ripe for fast-paced growth scenario given the region’s huge population and growing middle class, but countries need to address existing challenges to help the business reach its full potential, says a Google executive. Southeast Asia is a “hotbed”…

​BigCommerce predicts future ecommerce to be fuelled by voice – ZDNet

Monday, May 15, 2017

Consumers have been driving the state of ecommerce since the first online shopper placed an order from British retailer Tesco back in May 1984. Since then, ecommerce has come a long way, with technological advancements driving the industry at speed. However, merchants need to ensure that they are active in the spaces where the consumer wants to be, according to Brian Dhatt, chief technology officer at ecommerce startup BigCommerce. “The…

How travel is driving The Telegraph’s e-commerce business – Digiday

Monday, May 15, 2017

There’s more than one way for publishers to build an e-commerce strategy. The Telegraph believes that its habit of creating a substantial amount of travel content and its engaged readership puts it ahead of others. The Telegraph has built out its e-commerce business for the last 18 months as a way of diversifying revenue streams. It predicts e-commerce will overtake advertising as a portion of its total revenue in three to five years. Travel…

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce – CTV News

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce. The company, founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, has been gobbling up smaller and niche players in e-commerce in an effort to reach online shopping market leader Amazon. Whether those efforts are paying off will be a focal point when Wal-Mart Stores…

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce – Phys.Org

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce. The company, founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, has been gobbling up smaller and niche players in e-commerce in an effort to reach online shopping market leader Amazon. Whether those efforts are paying off will be a focal point when Wal-Mart…

E-Commerce Stole Her Macy’s Job — So She Opened an Online Store – NBCNews.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The brick and mortar retail doomsday clock moved closer to midnight this week. A retail sector sell-off came late this week as several retail giants reported disappointing results J.C. Penney said its net losses had widened from 22 cents per share to 58 cents. Macy’s reported earnings plunging 40 percent. Kohl’s announced declining same-store sales. All saw their stocks slide, some by double-digits. These aren’t just numbers on a screen….

E-commerce provides solution to economic problems —Okolonkwo … – Vanguard

Sunday, May 14, 2017

By Ephraim Oseji & Anino Aganbi Government alone cannot solve the problems affecting Nigeria economically. This was said by Gilead Okolonkwo, MD, CEO of Beepmagnate International, during the launch of the firm in Lagos. According to him, that is why the private sector should join government to solve the economic problems confronting the nation.  He explained that his company wants to do its bit to partner government. Okolonkwo said:…

E-Commerce Stole Her Macy’s Job — So She Opened an Online Store – NBCNews.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The brick and mortar retail doomsday clock moved closer to midnight this week. A retail sector sell-off came late this week as several retail giants reported disappointing results J.C. Penney said its net losses had widened from 22 cents per share to 58 cents. Macy’s reported earnings plunging 40 percent. Kohl’s announced declining same-store sales. All saw their stocks slide, some by double-digits. These aren’t just numbers on a screen….

E-commerce provides solution to economic problems —Okolonkwo – Vanguard

Sunday, May 14, 2017

By Ephraim Oseji & Anino Aganbi Government alone cannot solve the problems affecting Nigeria economically. This was said by Gilead Okolonkwo, MD, CEO of Beepmagnate International, during the launch of the firm in Lagos. According to him, that is why the private sector should join government to solve the economic problems confronting the nation.  He explained that his company wants to do its bit to partner government. Okolonkwo said:…

E-Commerce Stole Her Macy’s Job — So She Opened an Online Store – NBCNews.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The brick and mortar retail doomsday clock moved closer to midnight this week. A retail sector sell-off came late this week as several retail giants reported disappointing results J.C. Penney said its net losses had widened from 22 cents per share to 58 cents. Macy’s reported earnings plunging 40 percent. Kohl’s announced declining same-store sales. All saw their stocks slide, some by double-digits. These aren’t just numbers on a screen….

E-Commerce Stole Her Macy’s Job — So She Opened an Online Store – NBCNews.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The brick and mortar retail doomsday clock moved closer to midnight this week. A retail sector sell-off came late this week as several retail giants reported disappointing results J.C. Penney said its net losses had widened from 22 cents per share to 58 cents. Macy’s reported earnings plunging 40 percent. Kohl’s announced declining same-store sales. All saw their stocks slide, some by double-digits. These aren’t just numbers on a screen….

Twiggle raises $15 million in new funding to make e-commerce search more intuitive – TechCrunch

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Twiggle, a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup focused on making searching for products online as simple as talking to a store clerk, announced today that it has raised $15 million led by MizMaa Ventures and Korea Investment Partners. This brings Twiggle’s total funding so far to $33 million. Its other investors include Alibaba, Naspers, and Yahoo Japan. The company was founded in 2014 by CEO Amir Konigsberg and CTO Adi Avidor. Konigsberg…

E-commerce search co Twiggle raises $15m – Globes

Friday, May 12, 2017

Israeli digital commerce search engine company Twiggle has closed a $15 million series B financing round led by MizMaa Ventures and Korea Investment Partners. The company has raised $33 million to date including the latest financing round and other investors include Alibaba, Naspers, Yahoo Japan, State of Mind Ventures and Sir Ronald Cohen. Twiggle uses advanced techniques in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing…

EU investigates e-commerce business practices – Business Insider

Thursday, May 11, 2017

BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The European Union is planning to examine the business practices of several e-commerce companies that may be engaging in antitrust activities, according to Reuters. As part of its Digital Single Market strategy — which is aimed at facilitating e-commerce and digital activity in Europe — the EU has…

3 Top E-commerce Stocks to Buy Now – Madison.com

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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