Marketing tech is meant to assist merchants in tailoring their offering to consumers but its seems Australia’s biggest online retailers are not getting the message. A study of the country’s 50 top ecommerce sites suggests that generic messaging remains the norm, for now. According to the researchers, “We discovered that

Webank, the private internet bank of Chinese ecommerce giant Tencent has issued its first loans. The banking licence was approved in the middle of last year, heralding the entree of China’s dotcoms into the core banking system. Tencent owns 30 per cent of Webank with Baiyeyuan Investment and Liye Group the

Eyeballs have been shifting aggressively to mobile in recent years but the bucks — at least for ecommerce — remained anchored to the desktop. That is now changing, according to a study by Criteo. The advertising optimisation platform analysed individual transaction data covering over $US130 billion of annual sales across

The hot topic in the ecommerce social chatter stream this week was the Ecommerce Paris trade show held between the 22nd and 24th. The majority of the top tweets related to the event. On a side note, it was also the first time a language other than English dominated our

Ecommerce outfit Shopify, which provides a platform to over 100,000 online retailers, reports that in late August that more people used mobile phones and tablets than PCs to visit stores on its network. In a post on the company’s Ecommerce University blog, Founder and CEO Tobi Lütke wrote “We have

As consumer expectations around the omnichannel shopping experience evolves and mature this is creating renewed pressure on supply chains according to Forrester Research’s Peter Sheldon. For ecommerce managers he suggests it is time to start sweating about the back office systems. And it seems the industry agrees with him. His

On 27 March 2012 the Chinese Communist Party adopted its formal five year plan on e-commerce. Its goal is to make China’s market the largest globally for e-commerce. Transparency, security and logistics are highlighted, with regulations designed to build effective and efficient markets. Ecommerce is clearly central to the big

Fast-growing Southeast Asian ecommerce outfit, aCommerce, will integrate Jericho Digital Communications marketing solutions as its partner of choice as it expands its current suite of platforms. The deal is significant for Jericho, as it aligns it with an increasingly well-regarded regional ecommerce platform. It also offers Jericho’s clients ready-made commercial

  The trick with social media is that it is a great leveler. Many of the top social shares we discover in the Chatter Report come from very predictable sources — tech publications or management consultants. But not always. This week’s top ecommerce social share was a link through to

  The burgeoning impact of online commerce in South East Asia, and attempts by incumbent domestic retailers in India to hold back the tide, featured prominently in the worldwide social media conversations about ecommerce this week, according to our daily Chatter Report. Meanwhile, Econsultancy’s list of ten retail and ecommerce