Ecommerce News

11 Twitter Pointers for Ecommerce Merchants (Practical Ecommerce)
Twitter is encouraging small businesses to use its service and has created a section on its website and a Twitter channel for that purpose. There are good reasons for ecommerce merchants to use Twitter. It’s a place to share real-time information about the products you sell, engage with followers, provide proactive customer service and build awareness about your business. Here are 11 tips that can help you use Twitter more effectively for your ecommerce business.”

Big investors look to log into Indian e-commerce (Times of India)
“A new set of marquee investors are debuting in India’s burgeoning consumer internet market. Bulge bracket names such as Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and the venture capital arm of telecom giant SingTel have met with the larger start-ups, including e-commerce engines Flipkart and Myntra, as they explore investments in the local market, said people directly aware of the matter.”

Mobile to Account for 25% of U.S. Online Sales by 2017 (Mashable)
“Come 2017, approximately 25% of online retail transactions in the U.S. will take place on mobile devices, more than double the number that occurred in 2012, according to an eMarketer study published Tuesday. That figure excludes purchase of event tickets and travel services. Between last year and this year alone, mobile commerce (mcommerce) sales are expected to increase 82% from $24.81 billion to $38.84 billion. By 2017, mcommerce will generated more than $108 billion in U.S. retail sales.”


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