Same-Day Delivery: Is It Worth the Cost?

According to analysts at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), “Same-day delivery, a concept that bombed during the dot-com era of the late 1990s, is back on the loading dock” They explain:   “Today, same-day delivery has returned—with a new set of propulsive forces. The online retail market is now much larger. Traditional retailers are under

Mobile Ecommerce Sites Should Be Fast and Robust

Internet users, and online shoppers specifically, want fast and robust online experiences regardless of whether they are using a desktop computer or the most basic smartphone. Ecommerce businesses competing in this era of the emerging mobile web must take steps to provide useful and rich shopping experiences. Some 44 percent of American shoppers will not

Client Blog Post: Key to Fulfillment Services Still No Secret

Key to Fulfillment Services Success Still No Secret Operating a fulfillment services company isn’t necessarily the most glamorous business option. After all, fulfillment companies are charged with the dirty work – receiving incoming shipments plagued with errors, managing inventory on a seemingly endless number of items with an accountant’s precision and order fulfillment at the

India’s eCommerce Woes: Managing Logistics Challenges In India

Coca-Cola recently announced that it is jumping into the red-hot Indian online retail arena by selling directly to consumers and small businesses, a first for a FMCG (CPG) company in India. While the Indian online retail story is still being written and Forrester is bullish about the long-term prospects for this channel, the immediate challenges

Forecasts relating to eCommerce in Europe

European online sales in key markets (Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK will rise an average of 12% annually between 2012 and 2017, to reach €170 billion ($217 billion) at the end of the forecast period, according to a report by Forrester Research entitled ‘European Online Retail Forecast 2012 to 2017′.

Blurred Lines: Mobile and eCommerce Growth in China

As both social media and eCommerce Internet sites grow in markets like China, there’s an emerging shift from people accessing these sites only via desktop computers to people using these services via a mobile device. What’s making this migration even more interesting is that companies previously operating in one space or the other are now

Asian eCommerce Report

Since 2010, $6.9B has been invested in Asian eCommerce companies by investors. While financing remains hot, exit valuations remain lackluster. June 10, 2013   The Asian eCommerce industry is seeing financing way up, exit activity also growing but valuations still mostly small. Since 2010, Asian eCommerce companies have attracted $6.9B across 383 deals from venture