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Online shopping, the great disruptor of the retail world, is an endless source of business stories. The rise of e-tail has had major impact on a vast variety of businesses, from real estate (oven-free apartments inspired by meal delivery services like Blue Apron) to education (unemployed store managers ...
Profitero today announced its key milestones for 2017. Overall, the company reported a 137% year-over-year increase in annual-recurring revenue for its CPG e-commerce analytics business, as more brands looked to combine their tracking of online sales and digital shelf performance in one integrated ...

To test lightning Charge, Blockstream is launching the Blockstream Store, a working e-commerce site that allows users to make small purchases of stickers and t-shirts. "By offering an early demonstration of this cutting-edge technology, we hope to bring Lightning to life with real-world functionality, ...
Yet on 24th November 2017, many e-commerce vendors felt even darker than that. For them, it wasn't so much Black Friday as Vantablack Friday. On the day they should have smashed sales targets, they missed them by a mile. But why? Apparently, there was no problem with demand. There were plenty of consumers out ...
For years, facebook (Nasdaq:FB) has dabbled here and there with e-commerce. That "buy" button has been around for ages but doesn't appear to have made much traction. There's also Marketplace for local classifieds, but it's more of a listing service and Facebook doesn't facilitate any part of the actual ...
The duo plan to work together to support Tiki on merchandising, cross-border opportunities, logistics, fulfillment, tech and more. JD.com is aiming to grab a larger share of Southeast Asia's growing opportunity. The region's e-commerce market is predicted to grow to $88 billion by 2025 up from $10.9 billion ...

Such is the way of life... businesses face challenges all the time and some survive, some close down. I am glad Jumia has chosen to be agile and respond to the market instead of completely giving up. e-commerce is the next step in Rwanda's ICT journey. The country has the requisite infrastructure in place ...
OSCODA - Among other action taken during their Jan. 8 meeting, Oscoda Township Board of Trustees members began the process of establishing an e-commerce Exchange Zone. With safety in mind, Trustee William Palmer brought the matter to the attention of township Superintendent Robert Stalker, ...
Deloitte's list shows how digitalization, e-commerce and cloud drive the biggest growth - with the wonderful exception of Framery, on second place, which sells meeting booths to companies around the world. The Tampere-based company aims to turn over hundreds of millions by 2020. The best-known Finnish startups ...
Adobe reported $108.2 billion in online sales generated between November and December of last year, an increase of 14.7 percent year over year. Adobe's final numbers were nearly a billion dollars more than what the company had predicted back in November, when it forecast online holiday sales would ...
e-commerce upstart Brandless is the latest company to try to exploit this attitude, with items from soap to kitchen essentials selling for $3 apiece. "We've been trained to believe these markups increase the quality of the product, but they rarely do," according to a blog on Brandless' website. "And those ...
CHANGCHUN, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com plans to invest more than 20 billion yuan (3.1 billion U.S. dollars) in the "rust belt" northeast China over the next three years. The move, which echoes the central government's campaign to revitalize the traditional industrial base, ...
e-commerce companies are gobbling up newly built warehouse space across the U.S. to become one of the leading industrial tenant types in the country, according to recent data released by JLL. e-commerce tenants now account for 16 percent of industrial activity in Miami and 12 percent nationwide, ...
Egypt's e-commerce sector greatly expanded over the course of 2017. According to a statement issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dec. 27, Egypt expects to double its e-commerce by 2020 under a national strategy by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications ...
NA-KD, the Swedish fashion e-commerce company that sells women's clothes direct to consumers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. Noteworthy, $5 million of that is secondary investment as some early shareholders, not including the founders or management team, partially cash in. Leading the ...
For the next few months, cross border e-commerce is expected to continue pushing demand ahead of supply, with China leading the way. Simon Wong, CEO of logistics provider U-Freight Group, said the exponential growth of e-commerce was behind new trade patterns, such as the growth in direct ...
44% of U.S. e-commerce Sales in 2017 Went to Amazon. That's a crazy number, and based on one venture capitalist's prediction, the company may make an acquisition that would move the needle even further. Author Picture. Motley Fool Staff. (the_motley_fool). Jan 8, 2018 at 6:12AM. Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) is ...

Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expected to unveil its first augmented-reality glasses to pair with Alexa, its digital assistant, at the consumer electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas this week. The glasses were developed for Amazon by Vuzix, a Rochester, NY -based ...
Toyota's e-Palette autonomous e-commerce mobility vehicle. (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet). CES 2018. The Big Trends for Business. CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products that will impact businesses and professionals. Read More. Toyota ...
Citiesocial, a Taipei-based startup that helps emerging brands break into Asia's e-commerce market, has raised $2.75 million led by Alibaba Taiwan entrepreneurs Fund, a non-profit backed by Alibaba Group to support local startups. CDIB capital and returning investor Cherubic Ventures also participated.
When Mitsubishi Imaging wanted a B2C and B2B web store, it used Sana software to open Dynamics NAV ERP data to e-commerce. Changing business processes was the biggest challenge.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 3 (ANI-NewsVoir): Magento commerce, an e-commerce platform whose technology powers 260,000 e-commerce sites delivering over USD 124 billion of GMV with 1,300 plus technology partners, 300 plus solution providers, 255,000 developers (7,500 plus certified), ...
Folks driving by the 90,000-square-foot, three-story e-commerce Center of Hampton at Todds Lane and Aberdeen Road may wonder, what is that? Piquing curiosity around a noticeably different-looking building for the Peninsula was one of its design goals, the architects say. But Newport News-based ...
Mobile commerce retail sales are expected to account for about 28% of all e-commerce retail sales this year, and about 45% of all e-commerce sales by 2021, according to a Business Insider intelligence report emailed to Retail Dive. consumers spend almost three hours each day accessing the internet ...
Moves that allowed major e-commerce players to jockey for position both off and on the Internet made headlines in 2017. "The year was a triumph for market leaders," said Mike Comstock, a senior adviser at GrandCanals. "Leading companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart just got stronger, as they have ...
Alibaba's entry into Southeast Asia served as social proof for many entrepreneurs and businesses that they were onto something big, which led to a year of exuberance for e-commerce in the region. "We're just at the beginning, [the Alibaba-Lazada deal] will kickstart the whole cycle. It will attract more ...
Doha, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Qatar Post (Q-Post) and Turkish Post (PTT) have launched the first e-commerce platform ''Turkish Souq'' for Qatari residents, local media reported Tuesday morning. The ''Turkish Souq'' will provide access to up to 5 million Turkish products, Qatar's Minister of Transport and ...
The record-breaking e-commerce activity seen over Black Friday and the 2017 holiday shopping season led to a busier New Year's online, as well. According to new data from Verizon's* Holiday Retail Index, which tracks daily traffic to the top 25 online retailers in the U.S., both New Year's Eve and New ...
The challenges faced by the Indian e-commerce industry are not new. Even then the segment caters to the second largest market in the world. As the players continue to grow, venturing into newer aspects and finding better avenues for customer acquisition, entrepreneur India spoke to experts about how ...
Whether you are looking for a wrought iron display cabinet or a Shabby Chic floral sofa, there are perks to shopping on Craigslist and other e-commerce sites. However, an element of risk is attached when it requires the buyer to meet up with the seller. Hence, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is now ...
She had been knitting crochet masterpieces for her family all her life - and at 73, she realised they were good enough to sell to the world. With Amma ki Almaari, she is now helping other 'ammas' realise their dreams, too! The vintage Rosemary cupboard stands as tall and resilient as its owner; and both ...
'e-commerce market places should have no-fake policy'. PTI|. Dec 29, 2017, 02.42 PM IST. 0Comments. ThinkstockPhotos-466150788 Pai also said fake manufacturers and bogus sellers are using loopholes in information technology Act to their favour and making unaccounted money from the same. BENGALURU: Top IT ...
Vivek Shah, CEO of J2's Ziff Davis, knows a thing or two about surviving digital transitions. He helped lead the publisher of PCMag, AskMen and IGN out of bankruptcy by betting on ad tech, e-commerce and performance marketing. Shah, who will take over as J2's CEO on Jan. 1, talked about the ...
Thailand's digital economy and digital society have rapidly evolved in the past year, with the latest development being major commercial banks seeking regulatory approval to board the e-commerce bandwagon, a move likely to blur business boundaries in the digital age. Having tested the ubiquitous QR ...
Even Home Depot (HD), which is relatively protected from e-commerce threats, is attempting to deliver in one day or less in its top 40 markets to drive customer satisfaction and stickiness. This could lead to higher capital expenditures across the retail landscape to maintain company competitiveness.
Returns are the unsung antiheroes of the e-commerce Saga, but this holiday season, they're getting their moment in the spotlight, because it turns out that for all the advantages of shopping online, nothing beats the old-fashioned dressing room. "e-commerce's painless return policies are duping us," wrote ...
Amazon.com Inc. snapped up between 45% and 50% of all online holiday retail sales, up from 38% last year, with Prime membership serving as the "golden jewel of the Bezos empire," according to GBH Insights head of technology research Daniel Ives. e-commerce sales increased about 18% ...
The challenges faced by the Indian e-commerce industry are not new. Even then the segment caters to the second largest market in the world. As the players continue to grow, venturing into newer aspects and finding better avenues for customer acquisition, entrepreneur India spoke to experts about how ...
"The demand for international brands is rising rapidly, thanks to cross-border online shopping, which is probably one of the fastest growing trends in e-commerce," said Elaine Chang, president of Amazon China. Amazon is luring a rising number of Chinese buyers to purchase foreign products with its ...
Firms that embrace e-commerce expect faster revenue and jobs growth over 2018, with online retail adopters expecting a 1.9% rise in sales compared to a 0.6% rise among firms that do not trade online. SMEs with e-commerce operations are forecast to see a 0.8% rise in jobs growth, compared to 0.4% ...
Ecommerce entities may face financial penalties and even jail term if they do not comply with new rules that require them to mandatorily display the maximum retail price (MRP) among other details on pre-packaged commodities from January 1 next year. The Legal metrology (Packaged Commodities) ...
Taking a leaf out of the blockbuster Star wars movie series, I would divide the story of retail into the following phases: Episode I (small traditional stores and trade networks), Episode II (mail-order catalogue and tele-shopping), Episode III (big store retail chains), and Episode IV (e-commerce). Big spoiler: ...
The second target is to create a user-friendly and safe environment for both retailers and consumers in the e-commerce industry. This will be done through new verification processes which will require both sellers and buyers to have legitimate IDs on e-commerce platforms, and the use of 'DBD verified' ...
The Swedish e-commerce company signed 500 online retailers for its new service, which allows consumers to buy products now and pay for them later. And the company's North American operations signed on a new CEO, Jim Lofgren, replacing central Ohio native Brian Billingsley, who recently was ...
In a 59-page report, researchers at the firm also found e-commerce firms need to be better at facilitating consumer reviews as reviews remain the most popular search engine results pages, or SERP. SEMrush's analysis was derived from 8,000 of the most trafficked global e-commerce sites. The study ...
Wayfair, the largest e-commerce outlet for furniture and home goods, is an often overlooked company growing at 40% y/y. Furniture currently benefits from being one of the most under-penetrated categories in online shopping. Wayfair has been slimming down its loss margins and maximizing the efficiency ...
Adobe Analytics released its latest e-commerce data on Wednesday, noting that U.S. shoppers have spent a whopping $65.15 billion so far from Nov. 1 to Dec. 5, up 14.7 percent from last year. Adobe expects sales to hit a record $107.4 billion this holiday season, crossing the $100 billion mark for the first ...
Take Your social media to the Next Level: Strategic Best Practices for Retail and e-commerce businesses Successful social media marketing requires more than just posting and sharing content. retailers that understand the power of engagement and customer relationships can generate name recognition ...
As customers' home values were underwater, they pulled back on home improvements, sending Home Depot's sales plunging. But rather than panic, the retailer invested in its e-commerce, improving stores (without opening new ones) and worker training. The strategy served the company well: comparable ...
Brick and mortar stores redo their spaces all the time to get with the occasion, so why should you, the owner of a prospering e-commerce site hold back? Another great purpose that the new design serves in your favor is that it reminds the people that might not be looking for anything, in particular, to get their ...


 

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