Ecommerce

Alibaba has delivered a 16 per cent increase in profits in its first quarterly report since its IPO. The company delivered a $US1.1 billion net profit — which was basically in line with consensus analyst estimates. The revenue result was a clearer win at $US2.7 billion, almost a hundred million

It’s all about mobile. It’s all about smartphone apps. It’s all about ecommerce. Except that it isn’t. If you are in the business of selling Zimmer frames or boxed sets of “Brideshead Revisited” you might want to revisit your mobile ecommerce business plan. It turns out that Gen X and

A couple of weeks back I had the opportunity to speak at the DiG Festival about the future of retail. The panel, hosted by retail guru Nancy Georges, evolved very quickly away from a simple notion of retail to one augmented by digital technology, mobile connectivity and dominated by a

Ecommerce author Marsha Collier had a big win this week. Her book is the new Amazon ecommerce best seller, and her tweet about the result likewise rocketed to the top of the ecommerce chatterverse. As Collier has over 97,000 followers on Twitter, it’s a good example of what a self-perpetuating

In 2017, the banking industry around the world is set to invest $US16 billion in branch transformation and the new technologies it requires, according to a study carried out on behalf of Wincor Nixdorf by tech research outfit IDC. Jens Bohlen, member of the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf

In 2017, the banking industry around the world is set to invest $US16 billion in branch transformation and the new technologies it requires, according to a study carried out on behalf of Wincor Nixdorf by tech research outfit IDC. Jens Bohlen, member of the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf

Local services marketplace Oneflare today announced that it has secured an additional million dollars in funding, and will use the cash to expand its team, ramp up sales and marketing activities and investigate offshore opportunities. The company is a marketplace connecting sellers in over 200 business categories — such as

Softly softly, catch a tiger. PayPal in Australia has broadened its financial services offerings, with the local launch of Working Capital — a loan product designed to help Australian small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access funds via their PayPal accounts. The service users a business transaction history and performance to determine the

Amazon moves into bricks and mortar, retailers look for the holiday sale advantage, and the emergence of Africa’s biggest ecommerce vendor dominated the global omnichannel chatter in the social stream this week. Each weekday the KINSHIP digital/Which-50 Chatter Report identifies the most influential conversation starters of the last week across

Mobile commerce traffic is surging but revenue growth to the platform remains tepid, according to a study by Monetate. Apple users, however, are the biggest spenders. Monetate is a leading provider of testing and targeting, email optimisation and personalisation solutions, and the study integrated its client data. The study’s authors describe