Today’s Top Ecommerce News

2 New Sales Days & 5 Security Lessons in Today’s Top Ecommerce News

Alibaba reports record $9 billion Singles’ Day sales

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported more than $9 billion in sales on China’s Singles’ Day on Tues., illustrating the buying power of the Chinese consumer and the importance of the event in the retail calendar. Alibaba turned Singles’ Day, a Nov. 11 Chinese response to Valentine’s Day, into an online shopping festival in 2009. (Reuters)

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Verizon announces ‘Connection Day’ with digital freebies

Verizon plans a new celebration this year called “Connection Day” on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving. Verizon customers who register immediately will get one free gigabyte of data added to their phone plans, and even non-customers can enjoy Connection Day by downloading the free FiOS Preview app to access free popular movies and TV shows on November 26th. (Mashable)

5 security lessons from the Home Depot breach

Home Depot really has their hands full fixing this debacle, but other retailers can learn a thing or two to keep customers’ information safe this holiday season. No matter how large or small your ecommerce business, go ahead and assume someone wants to steal your customers’ information. Don’t wait until the worst has happened to put security measures in place. (HubSpot)

 

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