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Month: October 2018

Enterprise Ireland starts ecommerce fund for Irish retailers

Enterprise Ireland starts ecommerce fund for Irish retailers

Enterprise Ireland, a government organization aimed to let Irish enterprises grow, has opened a ecommerce fund to accelerate the online offering of retailers in Ireland and to increase their competitiveness. The 1.25 million euros fund opened last Wednesday and will remain open for six weeks. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/enterprise-ireland-starts-ecommerce-fund-for-irish-retailers/

How Vulnerable Is Your E-Business to Employee-Assisted Fraud?

How Vulnerable Is Your E-Business to Employee-Assisted Fraud?

We made it. The holiday shopping season is here once again! This is a great opportunity for you as an e-commerce retailer. If you’re like many other merchants out there, the run-up to Christmas is one of the most profitable, and busiest, times of the year. You may need some extra help to handle the surge in traffic and maximize your return. That means hiring seasonal employees. Plenty of different businesses will feel the need to bring on additional staff…

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Switzerland embraces Singles’ Day

Switzerland embraces Singles’ Day

In Switzerland, online retailers will be competing each other with the highest discounts ealier this year. The last couple of years, big discounts were handed out on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but this year, things are about to change. Several online retailers in Switzerland are now focusing on 11 November: Singles’ Day. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/switzerland-embraces-singles-day/

Enterprise Ireland starts ecommerce fund for Irish retailers

Enterprise Ireland starts ecommerce fund for Irish retailers

Enterprise Ireland, a government organization aimed to let Irish enterprises grow, has opened a ecommerce fund to accelerate the online offering of retailers in Ireland and to increase their competitiveness. The 1.25 million euros fund opened last Wednesday and will remain open for six weeks. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/enterprise-ireland-starts-ecommerce-fund-for-irish-retailers/

The Secret Ingredient for Social Media Success: Elbow Grease

The Secret Ingredient for Social Media Success: Elbow Grease

Many people would like to know the ingredients of the secret sauce that will get their Twitter and LinkedIn follower lists to grow. I have tried some things that proved successful. I have learned from other successful users as well. Here are a few ideas that have worked for me. First, here’s an update on my current status. When I wrote about this topic in July, I had 100,000 LinkedIn and 40,000 Twitter followers. Now, three months later, I have…

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10 Blogs That Could Change Your CRM World

10 Blogs That Could Change Your CRM World

Where does the discipline of CRM begin? We have a good idea where the software fits, but where does its impact end? With a sale? With a customer saying good things about your company to other customers? With a repeat purchase? And does CRM contribute to these events alone, or is there a web of other activities that help drive these relationships — and do we ever consider these things to be CRM? The world is becoming a much more…

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40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

Amazon Marketplace is growing fast worldwide. In one year’s time, there are one million new sellers on the Amazon marketplaces across the globe. Many new sellers are Chinese. In Europe for example, 40 percent of new sellers are based in China. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/40-of-new-sellers-amazon-europe-are-based-in-china/

7 Priceless E-Commerce Tips for Small Businesses

7 Priceless E-Commerce Tips for Small Businesses

From big companies to small-town mom-and-pop shops to “mompreneurs” working from home, e-commerce is the key to keeping revenue streams flowing and businesses afloat. In fact, e-commerce is really the only way for you to ensure your business’ longevity these days, especially if you are a small retailer. Why? Because your customers don’t always live in your neighborhood. You’ve got to understand your customers, then find them wherever they are in the world to deliver great value, products and services….

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Resellers, It’s Not Too Late – Here’s How to Get a New Marketplace Up and Running for the Holidays

Resellers, It’s Not Too Late – Here’s How to Get a New Marketplace Up and Running for the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, many resellers may think it’s too late to set up or expand their marketplaces to take advantage of the holiday rush. That is not the case. If you leverage the right technology, you can accelerate the process of setting up your marketplace from weeks to hours, and never have to hold any inventory. While most resellers are motivated simply to generate income, those who are also social influencers may find that having a robust presence can…

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Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation has acquired the British website Scamadviser, which aims to help online shoppers make a well-informed decision before they buy something online. With the technology behind the website, Ecommerce Foundation wants to further strengthen its global ecommerce trustmark solution. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-foundation-acquires-scamadviser/

Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation has acquired the British website Scamadviser, which aims to help online shoppers make a well-informed decision before they buy something online. With the technology behind the website, Ecommerce Foundation wants to further strengthen its global ecommerce trustmark solution. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-foundation-acquires-scamadviser/

Aldi launches two-hour delivery in London

Aldi launches two-hour delivery in London

Aldi has rolled out two-hour delivery for its entire range of groceries to 20,000 postcodes across London. It’s the first time the German grocery discounter enables customers to order groceries online and then get them delivered at their homes. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/aldi-launches-two-hour-delivery-in-london/

The 4-Step Method for Developing Strong Product Content

The 4-Step Method for Developing Strong Product Content

Many brick-and-mortar shops have been expanding their business to the online realm. It’s no wonder why, considering global retail e-commerce sales are expected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021. However, brands making the move first need to consider the differences between brick-and-mortar and e-commerce, and implement SMEA: set up, manage, enrich and audit. Traditionally, item setup has been handled through manual processes and a variety of spreadsheet templates and forms. The process is time-consuming and resource-intensive. Original source: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85632.html?rss=1

Aldi launches two-hour delivery in London

Aldi launches two-hour delivery in London

Aldi has rolled out two-hour delivery for its entire range of groceries to 20,000 postcodes across London. It’s the first time the German grocery discounter enables customers to order groceries online and then get them delivered at their homes. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/aldi-launches-two-hour-delivery-in-london/

Oracle OpenWorld: Margin Lab

Oracle OpenWorld: Margin Lab

Markets grow at the margins. This bit of sage advice was given to me at the start of my analyst career, and it has kept me in good nick for nearly two decades. Of course the focus has drifted over time but that’s the point: The CRM market has evolved, and the job of an analyst is to make sense of the evolution. Oracle OpenWorld 2018 held in San Francisco this week is a laboratory for the margin. There’s no…

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15% of UK shoppers buy cross-border every week

15% of UK shoppers buy cross-border every week

Consumers the United Kingdom are increasingly turning to foreign retailers when they are shopping online. Currently, over a third of UK shoppers are buying cross-border regularly, with 15 percent making an online purchase overseas at least once a week. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/15-of-uk-shoppers-buy-cross-border-every-week/

40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

Amazon Marketplace is growing fast worldwide. In one year’s time, there are one million new sellers on the Amazon marketplaces across the globe. Many new sellers are Chinese. In Europe for example, 40 percent of new sellers are based in China. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/40-of-new-sellers-amazon-europe-are-based-in-china/

15% of UK shoppers buy cross-border every week

15% of UK shoppers buy cross-border every week

Consumers the United Kingdom are increasingly turning to foreign retailers when they are shopping online. Currently, over a third of UK shoppers are buying cross-border regularly, with 15 percent making an online purchase overseas at least once a week. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/15-of-uk-shoppers-buy-cross-border-every-week/

Ecommerce in Turkey to reach 7.59 billion euros in 2018

Ecommerce in Turkey to reach 7.59 billion euros in 2018

Ecommerce in Turkey is growing fast. Expectations are the online retail industry of Turkey will reach 50 billion Turkish liras, currently about 7.59 billion euros, by the end of this year. Last year, the industry was worth 42.2 billion liras, or 6.4 billion euros. This means, ecommerce in Turkey is about to grow 18.5 percent this year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-turkey-to-reach-7-59-billion-euros-in-2018/

6 Tactics to Bring Out the Superpowers in Retail SMBs

6 Tactics to Bring Out the Superpowers in Retail SMBs

There could be as much as a 22 percent increase in holiday sales this season, based on industry analyst predictions. The 2018 U.S. retail e-commerce season will reach $123.4 billion, up from $106.14 billion in 2017, according to Statista’s estimates. If you are a small business retailer, these numbers no doubt will bring a twinkle to your eye. However, if you want to get your share of this projected increase, you will need to step up your game. Your competition…

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