Google is launching Android Pay, a direct rival to Apple Pay, allowing mobile shoppers to buy directly through Near Field Communications), while it also announced integration direct payment on mobile ads on smartphones.
Alibaba is making international markets a key goal, as Amazon reports an upsurge of 300 per cent of sales on its Chinese site.
As the technologies and the legal frameworks are increasingly supportive of cross-border trade and international expansion, we took the opportunity in our first Manchester working lunch to explore what constitute the key areas that need to be addressed with regard to the development of an ecommerce platform if you’re going to be prepared for international growth.
The 19th May saw the inaugural interactive session at the Ecommerce Club – Taking Control of the Customer Experience for Success in Retail.
The UK’s Top 50 Ecommerce companies are embracing digital technology but failing to make use of the data they collect to individualise communications.
Provision of delivery information and the quality of the returns process are the two key areas where online shoppers expect a better experience, according to a new report. The seventh annual IMRG UK Consumer Home Delivery Review 2015, supported by Blackbay, is a survey of 1,300 adult consumers to understand their online fulfilment perceptions and… Read more »
As mobile becomes increasingly important for digital retail, the WSJ reports Google plans to add buy buttons to its search results pages on mobile devices.
Starbucks has denied reports that cyber-criminals are using the coffee chain’s mobile payments app to siphon money from its customers.
Jet.com has raised $220 million so far for an ecommerce service with around 1,600 retail partners, and plans to sell some 10 million products when it launches in the coming weeks.
Global smartphone sales made $96bn (£60.9bn) in the first quarter of 2015, up eight per cent year-on-year and breaking records for sales in Q1, with 4G adoption and strong growth in North America and Africa driving revenues.
A new ecommerce business aims to restore historic food links between London and the surrounding farmers.
Singapore Post has hailed the success of its transformation programme after a year in which revenue grew 12 per cent, and said that its innovation “will only intensify” to capitalize on the global growth in ecommerce.