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Snapdeal has seen its business being impacted severely by the intense competition in the e-commerce segment. While players, including the likes of Amazon and Flipkart, have pumped in billions of dollars in investments, they continue to operate in losses. Analysts are of the view that it will be a couple of ...
New Delhi: The new e-commerce policy, being prepared by a committee headed by commerce minister Suresh Prabhu, may seek the localisation of servers and reciprocity in market and platform accesses from global players. Officials said the interests of small and medium units needed to be protected in ...

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.'s earnings surge in the first quarter was largely due to major acceleration in its Amazon Web Services business, which is powering the bulk of Amazon profits just as it powers most of the devices and services we all depend on. Amazon reported huge profit for the quarter ...
The ongoing impact of e-commerce related to logistics costs in the United States continues to head up rapidly, due to a variety of factors, according to a new report issued this week by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates. One of the key themes of the the report, entitled “E-Commerce Logistics ...
None of the players in the Indian e-commerce are making bank — not Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN - Get Report) nor Alibaba Group Holding Ltd,'s (BABA - Get Report) Paytm — yet Walmart Inc. (WMT - Get Report) is going all in with a reported $12 billion-plus bid for a majority stake in the privately held Flipkart Online Services ...
Need to redefine Amazon away from just e-commerce platform, says editor. 11:04 AM ET Thu, 26 April 2018. Alexandra Suich Bass, The Economist U.S. tech editor, and Jason Calacanis, Inside.com founder, discuss what to expect when Amazon reports quarterly earnings. Watch CNBC Live TV ...

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. BigCommerce, a Texas-based e-commerce platform provider, raised $64 million from investors this week, TechCrunch reports. This last round ...
Walmart is nearing a deal to acquire a majority stake in India's leading online retailer, a bold move that would open another front in its escalating war with Amazon. The Indian company, Flipkart, is a start-up that sells everything from clothing to smartphones in the country's blossoming e-commerce market.
But one question raised by users creates hindrance in the path of e-commerce shaping new economic trends. It is the safety and security of the e-commerce platforms. To resolve this issue, Peur, an Ethereum blockchain-enabled decentralized platform that facilitates the trusted marketplaces and payment ...
According to a blog post written by a data analyst at the Engine, one of Iceland's most prominent internet marking companies, Iceland will see a decrease in tourism in 2018 after a few years of a tourism boom. Iceland's internet marketing company the Engine predicts less tourism ...
SHANGHAI — Both Alibaba's Tmall's Luxury Pavilion and JD.com's Toplife site unveiled new initiatives and partnerships this week, a sign that China's e-commerce giants have their sights firmly set on capturing the country's young, and growing, market of online luxury consumers.For it's part, Tmall held a ...
In Illinois, shopping on Amazon used to feel like it came with a discount: no sales tax charged at checkout. That ended three years ago, when the Seattle e-commerce behemoth opened its first distribution centers in the state, gaining an obligation to collect taxes like any bricks-and-mortar retailer. Shoppers ...
RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance ...
Marketing Day: Snapchat tests an e-commerce option, Instagram Nametags & dynamic search ads ... Jose Cebrian You may associate behaviorally triggered emails with e-commerce, but contributor Jose Cebrian explains scenarios that work for financial services, B2B, healthcare, travel and entertainment.
Two other publishers also confirmed they have been approached by Snapchat about the new e-commerce feature's coming launch. A representative from one of Snapchat's Discover publishers told Digiday they believed Snapchat was committed to its partnerships with the media companies that make up ...
The most common is the planned marketing campaign: A company decides the messages and offers it wants to put out into the market. Pretty straightforward. The next type of campaign is the life cycle campaign: You send a predetermined set of messages based on where a person is in a buying cycle, ...
Ripple is getting another boost now that Allvor, the first cryptocurrency powered by XRP Ledger, centering on e-commerce has surfaced. Alvor has proposed to integrate with notable online e-commerce stores using XRP ledger superior technology. The innovation is going to be a great boost for the ...

There's been an influx of augmented reality (AR) apps such as Curate by Sotheby's International Realty and Houzz that'll allow users to visualise decorating their home but few on the fashion front. Now, Japanese developer Psychic VR Lab – the team behind virtual reality (VR) development tool Styly – has ...
Phoenix's big-box commercial real estate market improved during 2017, increasing the number of buildings and lowering its vacancy rate, and demand for e-commerce was driving the growth. Large transactions last year by Chewy.com, Amazon, UPS and others lead to a record 4.89 million square feet of ...
In a statement, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that instead of taking action on complaints made against e-commerce companies, the government went one step ahead in allowing 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail and has made all arrangements to wreck the backbone of Indian retail ...
Ripple(XRP) – Another feather to the cap of Ripple has surfaced with Allvor branding itself as the first cryptocurrency powered by XRP Ledger with a distinct functionality and a focus on e-commerce. Allvor proposed integration, using XRP ledger superior technology, if widely accepted, it will go a long way ...
Walmart has long established itself as the retailer of choice for people who live in rural regions and outer suburbs. So Walmart's recent announcement that it will deliver online grocery orders to consumers in 100 metro markets, or 40 percent of the U.S. households, by the end of the year is certainly ...
The global e-commerce market is forecast to exceed $4 trillion by 2020, up from $2.29 trillion in sales currently, according to Statista. Blockchain technology has the potential to rev up the process since the crypto market capitalization reached almost $700 billion this year and may rise to $2 trillion by 2020, ...
SoftBank Group is investing $400 million in India's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd. in a funding round that will value the online retailer at roughly $1.9 billion. Alibaba, an existing investor in Paytm E-Commerce, is putting in $45 million in the round. Amit Sinha, chief operating officer of Paytm Mall said the ...
The user experience you offer and the power of business you get with your e-store are the most important ingredients of building a successful e-commerce business. Well a great Ecommerce strategy is a good starting point but the technology that you choose drives the end result. What if you get an ...
Building a successful e-commerce brand is a daunting challenge. Telling about her journey, Punjabee said that through their brand, they've been trying to achieve a very different e-commerce experience for the country. “There isn't just the one thing that make our online store successful but a combination, ...
Dozens of employees are packed into a long room at Etailz, shown Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The e-commerce services company is quickly outgrowing its space at McKinstry Station, the restored train repair building in the University District. It will soon move to an office park in Spokane Valley. (Jesse ...
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has today unveiled a white paper detailing its next big step into the blockchain industry. Drawn up by JD's blockchain technology and application center, the white paper outlines a variety of verticals that the firm will target with the launch a new blockchain-as-a-service ...
Detection and prevention via education is the most effective way to prevent the transport of dangerous goods or lithium batteries via e-commerce channels, according to the International Post Corporation (IPC). Postal services handle about 70% of the final mile of e-commerce deliveries, giving them a strong ...
In 2018, the Indian fashion e-commerce company headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka is more equipped than ever before. The change in its fortunes came with its merger with Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart in 2014 and the company further strengthening its position in 2016 by acquiring rival ...
“DHL Parcel Metro is part of a number of innovations we are actively implementing, including augmented reality glasses for greater pick accuracy, 'follow me' robots and autonomous vehicles,” said Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce. E-commerce sales grew 16% in 2017 while total retail sales grew ...
Despite a slowdown in the last few years, the Indian e-commerce market remains one of the world's fastest-growing and is set to overtake several global peers. “We expect the online retail market in India to grow at a CAGR of 29.2% to cross $73 billion in 2022, representing nearly 5.7% of total retail sales,” ...
Chinese companies like Alibaba and Tencent are bringing their investments and technology to the Southeast Asian region, Credit Suisse's head of emerging Asia economics said. The e-commerce market in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to take off, said Santitarn ...
According to the study, in 2017, China's e-commerce market is expected to surpass Europe and the United States combined. Another Wow, but not too surprising when considering the population of Europe (pop. = 738m) and the United States (pop. = 324m) and their combined population (pop. = 1.06b) ...
The cost of doing business has to decline before e-commerce companies can succeed in the long run in India, according to the chief executive of a large retail group in the country. Food and grocery businesses still find it difficult to move online while consumer durables, electronics and technology sellers ...
Damco, a global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management service, today revealed ambitious plans to streamline cross-border e-commerce for its clients. Its immediate aim is to tackle the lack of a proven returns solution in China. Domestic e-commerce sales rates are expected to flatten in ...
Mercado Libre, the Latin American e-commerce leader, finished 2017 with 125 percent year-on-year growth in Mexico, its largest expansion in the region. The Internet marketing research firm, ComScore, said that Mercado Libre saw 6.5 million daily visits last year. About this, Mercado Libre's director of ...
Last year was a time of game-changing developments for the e-commerce sector. And it also acted as witness to an influx of industry players who were keen to tap into the burgeoning GCC and MENA market. According to analysts Frost and Sullivan, the e-commerce industry in the UAE is expected to hit ...
The Rouge Project also boasts of a competent team of advisors including Mark Attwood who is an award-winning entrepreneur and internet marketing guru. The advisory team also includes Blockchain and startup experts such as Padraig Walsh and Bob Seeman. Even though the project is still under ...
Like every other business selling to consumers in China, independent fashion designers are taking to e-commerce to reach an audience of fashion-hungry millennials – with impressive results. Taobao – the popular online shopping website operated by Alibaba – is known as a mass marketplace for cheap ...
To make up for market share lost to Amazon, Walmart "embarked on an overly aggressive push to show meteoric growth in its e-commerce business by any means possible — even illegitimate ones," the complaint reads. "Throughout approximately March through May of 2016, Mr. Huynh continued to raise ...
During an economic seminar on the Tunisian consumers and the electronic commerce, Bahi stressed the importance of reviving e-commerce activities that might have a social and economic role in a country where more than 630,000 are unemployed, of which 250,000 of them are university graduates.
The General Services Administration on Friday released the final plans for building a governmentwide e-commerce portal that would make buying commercial products easier and faster for federal agencies. In the proposal, GSA and the Office of Management and Budget detailed the timeline for rolling out ...
There are few e-commerce sites that can claim to offer something 100 percent original or exclusive. That means when the user experience is lacking, consumers will eagerly and easily seek out the competition. But it also means when the user experience is perfect in every way, an e-commerce site can ...
Walmart Inc. shares WMT, +1.90% turned sharply lower before recouping some losses Thursday, after reports that a former executive has filed a suit in a federal court in California, alleging that the retail giant engaged in unlawful conduct with respect to its e-commerce business. The executive, Tri Huynh, ...
J. Jill reported solid fourth-quarter results, but the outlook is gloomy due to e-commerce glitches. J. Jill Inc. shares closed Thursday down a whopping 35.3% after the company said its new e-commerce site is having problems that are affecting traffic, sales and the company's outlook. J. Jill JILL, -7.68% ...
RAPAPORT... Pandora has hired Karl Walsh as its senior vice president of global e-commerce in an effort to improve online sales and customer experience. Walsh (pictured), who has previously worked at Accenture and McKinsey, will be responsible for leading the newly formed e-commerce department, ...
If your retail business isn't set up for e-commerce, you don't necessarily have to put up a headstone but know this: e-commerce is a global economic force right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. But as much as consumers seem to be flocking to the online marketplace, they still have a host of ...
The Customs and Border Protection has implemented an e-commerce strategy to bolster its trade facilitation posture and protect domestic businesses and consumers from threats related to electronic trade. CBP said March 6 it seeks to address U.S. security and economic challenges from the growing ...
LIANG TAO shifted 80 pink Givenchy bags in 12 minutes. Becky Fang offloaded 100 turquoise Mini Cooper cars in just five. Both are wanghong, literally “red-hot on the web”. Every day millions of Chinese trawl social media for wanghong posts or tune in to live-streams for opinions on everything from a ...


 

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