B2C Ecommerce Could Top $1.2 Trillion, Driven By Asia-Pacific Growth

Independent market research firm eMarketer released a study yesterday claiming that business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce will increase by 17 percent globally in 2013, with worldwide sales expected to reach $1.2 trillion. The Asia-Pacific region is driving ecommerce growth more than any other, and is expected to outpace the rest of the world at 23 percent growth

What Every Business Can Do To Keep Up With The E-Commerce Boom

You’ve invested aggressively in your digital storefront. Your e-commerce platform is slick, the user experience is seamless, and the transaction is easy and hassle-free. You’re waiting for your breakthrough moment, but what will you do when it finally happens? Demand for your product is skyrocketing, but can you keep up with it?   That’s the sort of question

China’s E-Commerce Landscape: Growing, Social, and Mobile

Surrounding Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s recent market-changing acquisition of an 18 percent stake in microblogging platform Weibo, many reports have been published providing a barrage of data about the present and future activity of China’s e-customers. Since China will become the world’s largest e-commerce market by as early as 2015, this market’s dynamics are of

FindYogi Secures Funding To Help Consumers Find Gadgets Online

Over in Bangalore, we haven’t heard that much, but that doesn’t mean the city isn’t churning out interesting startups. FindYogi, a product search engine dedicated to comparing prices for consumer electronics, just raised Rs. 55 Lakhs ($92,000) to upgrade its technology and focus on its data team.   According to FindYogi founder and CEO Naman

Game Plan B2B E-Commerce Forum Will Help Manufacturers and Distributors Develop Successful E-Commerce Strategies

Business partner Hybris announced the Game Plan B2B E-Commerce Forum, taking place October 28-29 in Berlin. Hybris (along with co-founders arvato Systems and OpenText) established the inaugural global series of forums for wholesalers, distributors, branded manufacturers, and other B2B companies currently facing a major transformation in the advent of omni-channel commerce. “With e-commerce in Europe worth

How to revive your eBay Sales

Marketplaces such as eBay provide retailers with the perfect platform to take their products and services to millions of shoppers across the world.   Recent research from ChannelAdvisor, conducted at Catalyst Europe, Europe’s leading e-commerce event, found 67% of retailers are currently active on eBay. With so much competition and retailers vying for consumer attention,

Is e-commerce becoming m-commerce?

We live in an increasingly digital world, with the differences between the offline and online world becoming more blurred.   The boundaries for commerce are mitigated. Pure-play business models (like Amazon, eBay etc.) cannot exist without brick and mortar, neither can brick and mortar without online presence. Up until now, purchases on the Internet were

Order Fulfillment Extras your Customers Will Love

Order fulfillment is a critical part of the ecommerce customer experience. As ecommerce operators, we need to ensure that our customers are taken care of even when the merchandise lands in their hands.   Here are six examples of extra services to offer customers when you ship their orders.   Invest in Special Boxes or

Scalable technology meets the eCommerce challenge

A multitude of challenges face retailers who enter the eCommerce world, whether it’s an online channel for a bricks and mortar retailer or a pure play operation. Tremendous peaks are one of the biggest challenges, with some retailers seeing volumes traded online over the two weeks preceding Christmas of up to five times that of

The Year of The Global SME

There has been considerable discussion time devoted throughout the economic downturn to the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to the global economy. They account for over 30 percent of US merchandise exports, and generate over 50 percent of the value-added created by EU businesses. In Asia Pacific, SMEs account for around 90 percent