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Draft e-commerce bill may not be in consumers’ best interests

Draft e-commerce bill may not be in consumers’ best interests

Written by on September 4, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

A draft bill to give e-commerce shoppers the same rights everywhere in the EU could face a drastic overhaul in negotiations with the European Parliament and national governments—and consumer advocates are worried. The proposal to regulate online shoppers’ rights is still trudging through three-way negotiations between the EU institutions. Diplomats from the member states will […]

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News highlights – 14 March

News highlights – 14 March

Written by on March 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 March Japanese state fund may buy into Toshiba’s memory chip business TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese state-backed fund may invest in Toshiba Corp’s memory chip business as a minority partner – a move that would help the government prevent a sale to bidders it deems risky to national security, sources familiar […]

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China: e-commerce sites warned on dodgy ‘Singles Day’ tactics

China: e-commerce sites warned on dodgy ‘Singles Day’ tactics

Written by on November 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s business regulator said it has warned leading online shopping companies, including Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com, against adopting dodgy sales tactics at the upcoming “Singles Day” festival, China’s biggest shopping day of the year. The stakes are high in the one-day event, held annually on Nov. 11, which sees billions of […]

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Can the EU and China together take e-commerce to another level?

Can the EU and China together take e-commerce to another level?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The Digital Single Market may offer China some inspiration for adopting an electronic world trade platform that can tear down national borders and boost international e-commerce. Today, it is impossible to talk about e-commerce without mentioning Alibaba and its charismatic founder Jack Ma. Home to the world’s largest population of netizens, China has surpassed the […]

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Wal-Mart increases investment in e-commerce, targets Amazon

Wal-Mart increases investment in e-commerce, targets Amazon

Written by on October 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is accelerating its investment in e-commerce in a bid to narrow the gap with Amazon.com Inc and to give it an even more dominant position against the rest of the field in retail. The world’s largest retailer is now on track to double the number of giant warehouses dedicated […]

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Reflecting on progress in payments

Reflecting on progress in payments

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

It is easy to find fault in company launches, but as a former payments product manager I fully understand the courage it takes to even get to the market in the face of uncertainty, and the myriad factors that stand between you and success. So I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect […]

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Facebook goes for e-commerce via mobile

Facebook goes for e-commerce via mobile

Written by on October 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app. In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly […]

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Abandoning transactions is a big problem

Abandoning transactions is a big problem

Written by on September 8, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Do try this at home. Go shopping online. Buy something big, like a sofa or a mattress. Get to the check out stage. Instead of clicking ‘complete purchase’ or ‘buy now,’ abandon the transaction. Make a cup of coffee. Relax. Wait. And see what happens. What happened recently was that within 30 minutes the phone […]

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E-commerce? It’s all in the delivery

E-commerce? It’s all in the delivery

Written by on August 31, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There is, surprisingly, a new player in the e-commerce game. You would be forgiven for thinking that with retailers innovating in how their customers buy, collect or receive deliveries it would be a brave man to try it. Parcelhero, the e-commerce fulfilment specialist, believes that Jet.com is run by a very brave man. The man […]

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Investors turn to small shipping firms in e-commerce boom

Investors turn to small shipping firms in e-commerce boom

Written by on August 7, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Forget Amazon and its out-of-this-world share price. Instead, U.S. mutual fund managers are turning to small-scale shipping companies such as Stamps.com Inc and Pitney Bowes Inc as a backdoor way into the growing $334 billion e-commerce market. Funds from firms including T. Rowe Price, Lord Abbett and Royce Capital were among […]

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