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....Analysts say the company’s large network of shops are an expensive burden at a time when online giants Amazon and Walmart are discounting toys to steal their shoppers. “The demise of Toys R Us in North America will come as little surprise in an environment where bricks and mortar retail is continuing to struggle with high debt levels and the havoc being wreaked by e-commerce,” said Jon Copestake, chief retail and consumer goods analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Toys R Us files for bankruptcy in US and Canada image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
....Analysts say the company’s large network of shops are an expensive burden at a time when online giants Amazon and Walmart are discounting toys to steal their shoppers. “The demise of Toys R Us in North America will come as little surprise in an environment where bricks and mortar retail is continuing to struggle with high debt levels and the havoc being wreaked by e-commerce,” said Jon Copestake, chief retail and consumer goods analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...
Made.com founder: 'We want to be the new Ikea' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
. In my first business [the French e-commerce site Myfab, launched in 2007] we were selling everything from fashion to electronics and I saw that our sales of furniture were really taking off. ...
'People want a family, a social life': the part-time working revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The idea that automation could be an opportunity as much as a threat, giving humans more time to relax and enjoy themselves while robots do the drudge work, is undeniably fashionable in tech circles – if only as a way of defusing the backlash against job-destroying apps. Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has predicted that within 30 years we could be working as few as 16 hours a week. ...
Amazon seeks prime North American spot for second headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:06:03 PM
....8bn) search for a site for a new headquarters, asking cities across the US and Canada to make their pitches. The new HQ will be the world’s largest e-commerce company’s second in North America, and “will be a full equal” to its current headquarters in Seattle, Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said. ...
How can small businesses beat the Brexit blues? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:55:12 AM
. Brexit may seem a million miles away for a humble home-grown outfit, but commerce operates globally – and even the smallest outfit will tend to sell abroad via e-commerce. ...
B&Q and Homebase sales hammered by bad weather image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 08:08:30 AM
....Kingfisher is in the second year of a plan to increase annual profit by £500m from 2021, which will cost £800m over five years to deliver. It involves unifying product ranges across the business, improving e-commerce capabilities and finding efficiencies. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
....The job loss projections have left many retail workers and the union that represents them apprehensive. While Chelsea Connor, spokeswoman for the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), talked optimistically of the “massive boom in jobs in fulfillment and distribution” created by e-commerce, Cohen warned that those jobs were at risk of automation as well. ...
Worldpay takeover deal: not bad, but could have been better | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 06:27:04 PM
.... Deals seem to arrive every week. Greater size, in theory, provides scope for savings ($200m, say the duo), and bigger investment budgets to ride the e-commerce wave. ...
One in five high-street estate agents risk going bust, study claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:00:39 AM
....8m. A separate study has found that planning applications for new shops have fallen to an eight-year low amid continued growth of e-commerce. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
....A friend showed Ma the internet. He placed a toe on to the information superhighway with a one-word search – “beer” – and, two decades later, Ma is the richest man in Asia, head of an e-commerce and finance empire that includes Alibaba, one of the largest retailers in the world. ...
Paris's Colette – 'the trendiest store in the world' – set to close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:19:11 PM
....It is thought that the brand may live on in some capacity online. Creative director Andelman said in March that the revenues had been affected by the reduction in tourist numbers following the terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015, but added that e-commerce was growing. ...
Forget Alexa, Amazon's next big product is ... wine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:18:41 AM
....”. Calling the largest e-commerce site in the world a village, digital or not, might stretch the imagination, but the wines will also be available for sale on the Kings’ own website – though the vineyard isn’t matching Amazon’s offer of 1¢ shipping for customers who buy three or more bottles. ...
Worldpay shareholders should decline its meek merger deal | Nils Pratley image
....The shame is that Worldpay, which grew out of Royal Bank of Scotland, ought to be using its domestic strength to be an acquirer itself. The e-commerce era, remember, is meant to herald a golden age for card processors. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
.... And Samsung is readying a speaker of its own, powered by its new Bixby virtual assistant, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Alibaba's new product derives its name from the company's e-commerce platform - Tmall - and during a demonstration in Beijing was used to order a delivery of Coca-Cola and buy credit for a phone. ...
Global beauty price gap revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:10:15 PM
....What you may not realise is that from low-cost Vietnam to high-rolling Venezuela, the bill can vary hugely. They are the cheapest and dearest nations in e-commerce platform Linio. ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
....Announcing her move to Farfetch on Instagram, Massenet wrote: “In 1999, when I first thought about selling fashion online, the world was just waking up to the possibility. Today we expect access to everything, any time, anywhere … If I were starting an e-commerce company today, I would do it very differently. ...
Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
....Mr Son is known to have an eye for potentially transformative industries and trends. He was an early investor in Alibaba and saw the potential in e-commerce many others did. ...
Walmart asking staff to deliver online orders on their way home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:36:59 PM
....5 million workers in its 4,700 US stores, said it “just makes sense” for them to deliver packages on the way home as 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of one of its stores. Marc Lore, Walmart’s head of e-commerce operations, said the scheme would cut shipping costs, increase speed of delivery and allow workers to earn extra cash. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. “The industrial recruitment industry has faced pressure due to the exponential growth of the UK e-commerce sector and the experience and quality of the Transline team and its investment in compliance and infrastructure will ensure the business reaches its future potential. ...
Alibaba revenues jump 60% as Chinese growth continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:48:01 PM
. Revenue at e-commerce giant Alibaba jumped 60% in the first three months of the year, powered by a growing customer base in China. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
....Son, Japan’s richest man with a $21bn fortune, has built a Softbank investment portfolio that includes Vodafone’s Japanese business, Yahoo Japan and a humanoid robotics unit. A prescient move to take a $20m position in Jack Ma’s Alibaba paid off after it grew to be worth $65bn after the Chinese e-commerce’s site’s IPO in 2014. ...
Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 03:58:43 PM
....Retailer Debenhams has said that up to 26,000 customers of its Flowers website have had their personal data compromised following a cyber-attack. Payment details, names and addresses were potentially taken during the incident, which targeted Ecomnova, a third party e-commerce company. ...
'Eat to extinction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:10:19 AM
.... Instead of downing it raw with a drizzle of lemon or tabasco sauce, which is popular in the West, many Chinese foodies prefer them crushed then grilled with mashed garlic and chilli sauce. Danish embassy officials told the BBC they had also received "serious requests" from other e-commerce firms wanting to take on the unwanted seafood. ...
Etsy chief executive quits after quarterly loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 02:32:43 AM
....Etsy shares fell 17% in after-hours US trade after the announcements. The e-commerce site said it had sales of $96. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
....5% and the remainder shared among a group that includes the private equity firm Active, which has 20%. “Fundraising was very difficult at the beginning because there was no obvious market and I had no track record of creating clothing or building an e-commerce business,” says Mottram. ...
Can Donald Trump better renegotiate Nafta? Yes, by bringing back TPP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:44:58 AM
....” In fact, the 23-year-old agreement could be improved in various ways. For starters, Nafta could be expanded to cover issues that did not exist when it was originally negotiated, such as e-commerce and data localisation. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....Jet. com founder Marc Lore, now president and chief executive officer of Walmart’s e-commerce arm, rationalized that smaller brands would gain visibility on the larger platforms. ...
'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack or breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:36:10 AM
....The report also highlighted some unusual cybersecurity cases. It said a large materials supplier for the construction industry faced "significant and ongoing" attacks, despite not having any e-commerce activities of its own. ...
Ralph Lauren to close flagship Polo store in cost-cutting plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 02:52:30 PM
....5% following the announcement. The fashion firm also said its e-commerce business would move to "a more cost-effective" platform in collaboration with online technology company, Salesforce, instead of being built in-house as originally planned. ...
Topshop loses managing director to The White Company image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 11:21:38 AM
....". Ms Willmott said her departure would have "an impact" on Topshop, but she said the remaining senior management were "experienced and well established" and should use this as an opportunity to bring in new ideas, such as a greater emphasis on e-commerce. ...
Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
....Mr Grandinetti continued: "Souq. com pioneered e-commerce in the Middle East, creating a great shopping experience for their customers. ...
Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:48 PM
.... Now each of them holds a paper fortune worth in excess of Zuckerberg’s offer. The sale of Snap, which Spiegel describes as a “camera company”, is the largest since Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba’s initial public offering in 2014. ...
Setting sums: Paul Weller looks to crowdfund his clothing collection image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 04:36:01 PM
.... There are parkas, roundel T-shirts and “mod shorts”, worn with flipflops. Andrew Thomson, Baird’s director of wholesale and e-commerce, said: “It’s not just for people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who bought the brand the first time round – it’s also for their kids. ...
Australia Post's chief executive Ahmed Fahour resigns after pay row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:05:42 AM
....“By any measure, Ahmed has done an astounding job in transforming the business,” Stanhope said in a statement. He said with the business “entering the next phase of its transformation, Ahmed’s decision to resign provides opportunity for a new leader to continue the development of Australia Post into a leading international e-commerce player. ...
Surge in smartphone shopping expected over next four years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
.... Contextual commerce will enable consumers to buy things at the point of discovery - whether that's in an email, on a Pinterest page or in a messenger app - rather than needing to click through to an online shop," Mr Harper said. "Mobile technology is determining the future of e-commerce, and retailers need to act now to prepare themselves accordingly. ...
Snapchat to make high-profile stock debut after revealing IPO plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:54:42 PM
.... The company that owns the disappearing picture message service revealed plans for an initial public offering (IPO) late Thursday, plans that are likely to value the loss-making five-year-old company at between $20bn and $25bn. The IPO of Snap Inc will be one of the highest-profile stock debuts in recent years and is likely to be the largest US-listed technology IPO since Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba made its debut at a $168bn valuation in 2014. ...
Chinese company Alibaba signs deal to be major sponsor of Olympic Games image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:41:33 PM
. When the Chinese businessman Jack Ma set up a fledgling e-commerce site in 1999 he called it Alibaba, drawing on the universal appeal of the One Thousand And One Nights character and his cry “Open Sesame”, which unlocked a cave containing vast treasures. ...
Amazon announces plans to create more than 100,000 US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:55:01 PM
....A BGC Partners analyst, Colin Gillis, said hiring was expected. “Amazon continues to meaningfully grow above e-commerce rates and continues to take share from traditional retailers,” he said. ...
Marissa Mayer not on new Yahoo holding group board image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:10:51 AM
....What is left after that sale will be owned by a holding company to be named Altaba. Its main assets will be a 15% stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba and a 35. ...
Donald Trump has 'great meeting' with Alibaba boss Jack Ma image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:07:43 PM
. US President-elect Donald Trump has held what he said was a "great meeting" in New York with Jack Ma, chairman of the e-commerce site Alibaba. ...
Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters on their platform image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:16:26 AM
. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has sued two vendors for selling counterfeit goods, weeks after being blacklisted by a US industry watchdog. ...
Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
....This year was a mixed bag for startups. Powa Technologies, an e-commerce company that was one of Britain’s so-called unicorns (a startup valued at over $1bn), crashed hard, declaring bankruptcy early in 2016. ...
Amazon plans for giant airship warehouses revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 03:47:29 PM
....A patent document filed in 2014 in the US describes giant airships as “airborne fulfilment centres” (AFCs) that could be stationed above metropolitan areas and used to store and quickly deliver items at times of high demand, using drones dispatched directly from the airship. The technology and e-commerce giant is already testing drone deliveries in the UK, and made its first commercial delivery under the trial in Cambridgeshire this month. ...
Rising food bills to dent UK high street spending, says top thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 01:50:28 PM
....Boxing Day online sales rose by 6. 2% compared with the record-breaking 2015, according to figures from the e-commerce data company PCA Predict. ...
US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:52:27 AM
.... . The indictment says that among the deals the trio are alleged to have profited from was the acquisition of e-commerce company Borderfree by Pitney Bowes Inc and Intel Corp's purchase of circuit manufacturer Altera Corp. ...
Brexit worries and online stores hit shopping centre sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 05:02:59 PM
....Springboard noted that the drop in footfall came as the volume of online transactions on Boxing Day rose by 6. 2% compared to the formerly record-breaking 2015, according to figures from e-commerce data company PCA Predict. ...
India rupee ban: Snapdeal to deliver cash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 07:15:03 AM
.... . The rupees that Snapdeal delivers will primarily be money received from their customers who make cash-on-delivery purchases - a very popular service for e-commerce users in India. ...
China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:16:33 AM
. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over counterfeit goods sales. ...
Softbank invests $1bn in space satellite startup OneWeb image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 04:44:20 AM
....Mr Son is known to have an eye for potentially transformative industries and trends. He was an early investor in Alibaba and saw the potential in e-commerce before anyone else did. ...
UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:25 AM
....But the NAO said funding for this remained small compared with the size of the problem. It warned that the system was not keeping pace with the growth in online consumer fraud within the UK’s e-commerce market – now the third largest globally. ...
Trump: Softbank to invest $50bn in US businesses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:06:57 AM
....Mr Son is known to have an eye for potentially transformative industries and trends. He was an early investor in Alibaba and saw the potential in e-commerce before anyone else did. ...
All about the money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:06:30 AM
....It currently has 85,000 merchants on its platform but the company has now set a bold target of signing up another five million by March 2017. The company is backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...
FTSE 100 recovers ground lifted by Direct Line image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:39:32 AM
....The pizza delivery firm has pushed up its long-term target for the number of UK stores to 1,600 from 1,200. "Our continued strong e-commerce performance and our collaboration with our dedicated franchisees, enable us to increase our UK presence significantly," said chief executive David Wild. ...
How we're shopping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 12:04:24 AM
.... Originally the day was a celebration for China's young singletons, but since 2009 it has morphed into a shopping bonanza. Chinese shoppers spent a record $18bn (£14bn) online this year, according to the e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...
Online shoppers 'face disruption' from EU payment plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:04:47 PM
....One-click shopping and automatic app payments would also effectively be blocked for payments of more than €10, experts said. Visa warned of "serious disruption" from blocking such express checkouts, which it said now accounted for half of European e-commerce sales. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
...."The business rates system in this country was invented 400 years ago and it's totally unfit for a digital age. You can now have a small business that has a High Street stores, a website and is adopting e-commerce, but finds it has to sell through a digital multinational from the US. ...
India mobile payments surge after shock banknote move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:30:13 AM
....The country's largest digital wallet firm, Paytm, logged a record of over seven million transactions on Saturday. The loss-making firm is valued at about $5bn (£4bn) and backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...
Barcelona signs sponsorship deal with Rakuten image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 06:52:02 PM
....The deal with Rakuten may be extended for a fifth year. Rakuten is Japan's biggest e-commerce firm and employs more than 13,000 staff in Japan, with a turnover of nearly £15bn in the first nine months of this year. ...
Snapchat 'files for stock market float' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:29:17 AM
....Based on investments so far, the California-based firm would be worth between $20bn and $25bn (£16bn-£20bn). That would make it the largest US flotation since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba listed two years ago. ...
Growing pains image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:04:42 AM
.... . A huge deal was signed recently with Alisports in China, the sports division of e-commerce giants Alibaba, and the next World Cup, in Japan, should open further doors in the region. ...
Singles’ Day: Chinese to splurge $20bn in world's biggest shopping event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 06:22:12 AM
....Chinese consumers were expected to spend $20bn in the Singles’ Day shopping splurge that claims to be the world’s biggest shopping event. In less than seven minutes after midnight on Friday, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said 10bn yuan (US$1. ...
Great drive forward image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:12:57 AM
.... . Alisports is the sports division of e-commerce giant Alibaba, and the money will be used to establish the first professional leagues for men and women, and national rugby sevens programmes. ...
Sounds far-fetched image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:10:30 AM
...."I knew I wasn't the greatest shoe designer in the world, or the best programmer, but very few people have knowledge of both areas," he says. "I really wanted to do something in fashion e-commerce, but I was waiting for that big idea that could change the industry, and become meaningful on a global scale. ...
Alibaba sets its sights on Singles Day image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 02:30:01 PM
....That was the second successive quarter of strong results, suggesting the company can still generate robust growth despite concerns about the Chinese economy slowing down as consumers curb spending. Alibaba - by far China's biggest online retailer - said e-commerce sales rose 41% to $4. ...
China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 09:09:39 AM
. A Chinese Muslim's call for e-commerce giant Alibaba to rename one of its services because it uses the word "pig" has sparked a backlash in China. ...
On your behalf image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 11:09:04 PM
.... . "Some of the daigou… establish their own logistics, own e-commerce website and try to formally distribute the products. ...
Slow delivery from AliExpress means there’s no China crisis for Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
.... Welcome to AliExpress, the English language version of Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant which is challenging Amazon for global dominance. Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce site in China, with 400 million active buyers. ...
The Thai e-commerce firm trying to speed up deliveries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 12:45:05 AM
....Two or three years ago it could take more than two weeks to deliver a package from Thailand to another destination in southeast Asia. Paul Srivorakul, chief executive of aCommerce, is looking to change that, with his e-commerce company based in Thailand. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of August 2016 11:00:29 PM
....And with annual revenues of more than $100m (£76m) across 29 Indian stores, plus outlets in Singapore and California, business remains strong. Yet as a growing number of Indian women are choosing to wear Western clothing, or less formal Indian garments, Lavanya is using business skills she gained from spending several years away from the family company to introduce new product lines and take the firm into e-commerce. ...
Prada seeks younger customers in bid for growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 03:34:46 PM
....It was previously criticised for opening too many new stores and failing to invest enough online. Prada said it was on track with plans to double its e-commerce sales over the next two years by increasing the number of products it offered online, particularly shoes. ...
Men's sales march Jimmy Choo higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:12:03 AM
.... . "Jimmy Choo is in prime position to continue its growth momentum with its multi-pronged focus on e-commerce (bolstered by growing social media engagement and a robust distribution network) and conversion of retail outlets to new concept stores. ...
Can't wait, won't wait! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:32:16 PM
....2 seconds in 2016, says the tech firm - a debilitating time-lag for impatient shoppers. In the US, the very home of e-commerce, average homepage response times have increased by half a second over the last year, from 3. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 08:39:23 PM
.... . Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rose 5% after reporting a 50% increase in quarterly revenues. ...
Alibaba shows strong global growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 03:53:41 PM
.... . The e-commerce giant, founded the billionaire Jack Ma, is a well-known name throughout China but has struggled to break into markets like the US. ...
Walmart to buy Jet.com for $3.3bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 02:29:15 PM
. Walmart has announced plans to buy e-commerce site Jet. ...

Time-lapse video shows the birth of Amazon's first plane in its dedicated 'Prime Air' fleet
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....The company doesn't yet have plans to carry packages for others but says it's constantly evaluating its situation. Amazon has not been shy about competing in businesses areas far-flung from its e-commerce roots. ...

BT's customer service is dire, but it has provided a decent broadband network
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.... The incremental approach has seen the widest coverage, the lowest prices, the highest take up and the best outcomes of any comparable country. We download more data, do more e-commerce and watch more high bandwidth content than any of our competitors. ...

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