International Ecommerce

Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 7/27

Here are the news and headlines that grabbed our attention this past week:

Instagram Brings Search To The Web  via TechCrunch:  Instagram revolutionized how we searched for pics of celebrities getting wasted on yachts on mobile, and now they’re bringing that same experience to the web and they are now adding search to its desktop experience. Users can now search hashtags, profiles and locations on in a viewing experience that is beginning to grow much more congruous with the Instagram mobile app where content is still created on.

In addition to enabling simple search, Instagram has also created landing pages for geotags and hashtags and you’ll also be able to see some of the top posts when you search locations or hashtags.

Beyond Amazon: 5 Niche Ecommerce Sites Driving Innovation In Online Shopping via Inc: Without a doubt, one of the most popular activities on the web is shopping. The one-click convenience makes it incredibly easy to buy stuff without ever getting off your couch.

With giants like eBay and Amazon driving some of the earliest innovation on the web, ecommerce was long predicted to be one of the greatest disruptions of the web.

But sites like Amazon try to provide a solution for nearly every product, and therefore can’t offer up a custom or focused experience for very specific products or shoppers. Today, a number of niche sites are creating new kinds of shopping experiences that change the way people discover products.

How Luxury Fashion Brands are Evolving in the Age of Accessibility  via Advertising Week Social Club: We, the people have the power to make a brand and break a brand. Brands have more channels of communication than ever before but the conversation goes both ways. We can access them almost as easily as they can access us.

Over the last two years several luxury brands have tried to become more accessible to young people. In order to do this they’ve broken away from their ritualistic advertising and traditional methods of communication. But by becoming more accessible have luxury brands eroded the things which attracted us most?

Meerkat Introduces Live Streaming Straight from GoPro Cameras via The Verge: The battle for live-streaming supremacy between Meerkat and Periscope is still ongoing. In its latest attempt to win followers, Meerkat has introduced a new option allowing users to live-stream video straight from a connected GoPro camera. Meerkaters simply connect a GoPro to their iPhone as normal, open up the Meerkat app, and then shake their phone to summon a prompt to start streaming from the connected device.

Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 12/15

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention in the last week:

Instagram tops 300 million active users via Mashable: Facebook’s billion-dollar Instagram acquisition is looking better and better. Instagram announced Wednesday that it now has more than 300 million monthly active users, up from 200 million in March.

Why global retailers are taking a multichannel approach via Econsultancy: Costco and Zara are two of the latest Western brands to open online stores in China via Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace.

Mobile apps dominate time consumers spend online via Internet Retailer: That’s not the majority of mobile time, that’s the majority of digital time: desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, web browser, mobile app, you name it, according to an Internet Retailer exclusive from web and mobile measurement firm comScore.

Mexico Poised for Ecommerce? via Practical Ecommerce: With Mexico’s reputation for unrelenting poverty and crime, it’s difficult to think of the country as a good place to do business. Yet, with a population of 122.3 million and a middle class of 47.9 million — 39.2 percent of the population — according to El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (National Institute of Statistics and Geography), Mexico could be a hospitable market, especially for an ecommerce business that does not have to be physically present.


Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 12/8

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention last week:

We’re excited to announce that 3.1 Philip Lim has launched on Acadaca’s proprietary ecommerce platform.

Apple Devices Clobber Androids On Cyber Monday, But The Underdog Is Catching Up via Forbes: On Cyber Monday, Apple ran circles around Android, as consumers’ preferred “thumb shopping” device during the biggest day for e-commerce, according to the Custora Holiday 2014 E-Commerce Pulse.

Girl Scouts Take Their $800 Million Cookie Business to the Web via AdWeek: For close to a century now, pretty much the only way to score a box of Do-Si-Dos or Thin Mints was to wait for the scouts to ring your doorbell. But that is about to change.

Tumblr brings its users closer to commerce with new buy button via Venture Beat: Tumblr just announced new buy and view buttons, in a blog post. Bloggers can now post a link from Kickstarter, Artsy, or DoSomething to their Tumblr page and it will automatically generate a view button. Posting a link from Etsy generates a buy button.

Trends in Brazil’s eCommerce Market via Forrester: eCommerce in Brazil has gone from an $8 billion market in 2010 to a nearly $20 billion market today.

How did retailers handle the Cyber Monday sales? via Econsultancy: It seems that, as well as falling for Black Friday, the UK’s ecommerce sites staged some big Cyber Monday promotions.


Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 11/24

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention last week:

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Pippa & Julie and Proenza Schouler‘s new ecommerce site.

We are excited to announce that we have just launched mobile responsive sites for our clients Erno Laszlo and 2(X)IST.

NYC to replace most of its payphones with free gigabit WiFi in 2015 via engadget: Can you remember the last time you used a payphone? Neither can we. Public telephones are an outmoded piece of our communication infrastructure, and NYC is ready to replace them.

Snapcash gives us a glimpse at the future of mobile payments via The Next Web: Today Snapchat unveiled a partnership with payment processor Square to launch payments inside the Snapchat app.

New study on ecommerce in Great Britain vs. U.S. vs. China vs. Brazil via Fast Company: When Razorfish, one of the world’s biggest digital agencies, surveyed more than 1600 global Internet users about their relationships to brands, they were expecting to see generation gaps and a growing fondness for ecommerce. But they found something even more fascinating: New and distinct styles of ecommerce popping up in Brazil and China.

Twitter Survey Focuses on Users’ Holiday Shopping Plans via Practical Ecommerce: Twitter recently conducted a survey of 500 U.S. consumers who use the platform at least monthly and, also, participate in holiday shopping. The results provide insight into the shopping behavior of Twitter users.

Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 11/17

The news and headlines that grabbed our attention in the last week:

Alibaba made more than $9 billion on the world’s biggest online shopping day via Mashable: Singles Day was a home run for Alibaba.

5 Ecommerce Trends Retailers Can Profit From This Holiday Season If They Prepare via Entrepreneur:  The holiday season is just around the corner, and retailers face the busiest time of year with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the frenzied shopping days in between until December 25. It’s no secret that a tremendous amount of pre-planning is required, but are your efforts focused on the right areas of your business?

U.S. Mobile Payments Market to Boom by 2019, Research Firm Says via The New York Times: Just a few years ago, the idea of paying for things at the checkout counter with your smartphone seemed like a technology company pipe dream. That dream, according to payments industry experts, is beginning to become a reality.

Google’s DoubleClick Ad Server Went Down, Costing Publishers Globally ‘$1 Million An Hour’ In Lost Revenue via Business Insider: Google’s DoubleClick ad server for publishers (DFP) went down for over an hour on Wednesday, potentially costing publishers across the world millions of dollars in missed advertising revenue as Google scrambled to solve the problem.