Ecommerce News

Most E-Commerce Froth Since 2000 Stirs Up Investor Doubts: Tech (Bloomberg)
“After pouring more money into retail startups in the third quarter than in any period since the dot-com bust in 2000, venture capitalists concerned over the formation of an e- commerce bubble are balking at deals they consider overpriced. The valuations in recent funding rounds and executive exits suggest investors are no longer willing to sink cash into online stores that don’t have proven growth prospects.”

 What I really Think About Facebook (Mark Cuban)
“People go to Google Search with every intention of leaving it. They want to “engage, click and leave”.  On the exact opposite side of the spectrum, people go to FB with the expectation that it is very likely they will stay on FB for an extended period of time. In fact we spend more than 26 minutes per day on FB. As this study said, FB is an alternative to boredom. FB is far more like TV than it is Google Search”

The Holiday Sales Rush is On (Internet Retailer)
“A survey of 40 online retailers conducted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11 by consumer research firm BIGinsight and, the digital division of the National Retail Federation trade group, shows that that 97% of e-retailers will offer some kind of special promotion over the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 90% last year.”


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