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A $1.2 trillion global payday for e-commerce (Internet Retailer) “Online retailers and travel companies will sell consumers $1.22 trillion in goods and services this year, a 17.1% increase over 2012, eMarketer says in a report released today. Driving the growth this year—and likely for years to come—is the Asia-Pacific region, and China in particular. “The Chinese market […]

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Google’s New Feature of Transferring Money Using Gmail Would Give Ecommerce a Strong Boost (PRWeb) “According to a report on May 15, 2013 on CBS Local, Google users would now be able to actually transfer cash though attachment allowing them to make person-to-person payments online with consummate ease. Till recently, Gmail users could only transfer large files […]

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Gilt Groupe will offer mobile-only deals all summer long (Internet Retailer) “It’s the summer of mobile commerce at e-retailer Gilt Groupe. Every Saturday at noon Eastern time from June 22 through August 24, Gilt will offer four “Summer Must Haves” flash sales exclusive to customers using the merchant’s m-commerce web site, iPhone app, Android smartphone app and […]

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News Headlines With 3,000 SMBs using its e-commerce platform already, SEOshop lands $1.5m to conquer Europe (The Next Web) “As small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) increasingly look for ways to start selling their wares on the Web and on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, the opportunity for online store building platforms to capitalize on the […]

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Price war between e-commerce firms reignites hotter (China Daily) “A price war has flared up again among Chinese e-commerce websites, despite government officials accusing them of “fooling consumers with promotional activities” just nine months ago. JD.com, also known as Jingdong, offered heavy discounts on millions of products, including some best sellers, to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Tuesday. In an e-mail reply to China Daily, the business-to-customer e-commerce website said it offered”the most favorable discounts in a decade” on some goods. Though the promotion started on June 1, it offered the deepest discounts for a three-day period starting on Monday. Jingdong’s sales more than doubled in the first 15 days of June, according to the company.The website sold 40 million yuan ($6.5 million) of electronic products in the first seven minutes of Tuesday.” Apple’s new mobile operating system may presage a bigger step into mobile commerce (Internet Retailer) “ICloud Keychain is a new version of Keychain, currently only available on Apple’s desktop and laptop computers. The new version enables user access to the encrypted […]

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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, […]

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Online Shoppers Need to be Nudged [Video] (MultiChannel Merchant) “On average, seven out of 10 visitors who place an item in their cart do not complete the transaction. Timing of the transaction is a key element, as is pricing (does the consumer want to pay for shipping and handling?) and device (if the transaction begins on a […]

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The Rise of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins and Likes can Turn into Sales (Business Insider) “Overall usage on social media platforms is exploding. Millions and millions of consumers are expressing likes on Facebook, tweeting about products on Twitter, and pinning on Pinterest every single day. Retailers and brands are therefore increasingly focusing their attention on social […]

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The European e-commerce sun also rises for U.S. web merchants (Internet Retailer) “The 40 U.S. companies ranked among Europe 500 retailers increased their combined sales about 14.0% to $27.13 billion in 2012 from $23.80 billion in 2011. But that increase is below the growth rate of all Europe 500 merchants, whose sales increased year over year […]

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Google cracks down on mobile laggards (Internet Retailer) “Google Inc. has offered best practice recommendations for mobile search engine optimization for some time. Soon those practices will become mandatory for retailers that want to ensure their mobile web pages are not penalized by Google’s search algorithm and dropped from search engine results pages. “To improve […]

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