Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. Alibaba smashes all Singles Day sales records: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that Alibaba smashed all sales record on their annual 11/11 Singles Day, with sales of RMB 120.7 billion ($17.79 billion) in gross merchandise volume in just 24 hours. Thats up around a third on last year’s Singles Day and across 235 countries and regions. Other records smashed were RMB 98.97 billion ($14.6 billion) in GMV generated on mobile devices and 657 million delivery orders. Continue reading... Amazon takes counterfeit sellers to court for first time: Ari Levy at CNBC reports Amazon has filed lawsuits against counterfeit sellers, after a number of sellers complained that knockoffs were killing their sales and endangering consumers. On Monday, Amazon filed suit against a group of sellers for infringing on athletic training equipment developed by TRX. In a second case, Amazon sued sellers who are offering fake versions of a patented moving product called Forearm Forklift. Continue reading... eBay hikes seller fees for Half.com up by 200%: Ina [...]
Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. [Infographic] Alibaba Singles’ Day 2016: Chris Dunne at FeedbackExpress reports that Alibaba chalked up a record $17.79 billion (120.7 billion yuan) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) on Singles Day', an increase of 32% year-on-year. Growth rate was lower than the 60% experienced in 2015. In the first five minutes, the Chinese ecommerce giant processed $1 billion on its mobile payment platform, Alipay. Across Alibaba's ecommerce platforms, mainly Tmall.com and Taobao Marketplace, some 1.04 billion payment transactions were processed, compared to last year's 710 million. Continue reading... Amazon Global Store launches for cross border tax paid shopping: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that Amazon have launched Amazon Global Store to enable sales to consumers from Amazon sites around the world. In a similar manner to eBay’s Global Shipping Program, consumers can find and buy products from Amazon in the US on Amazon UK. Delivery takes place in as little as two days with goods customs cleared on your behalf, easy returns and UK customer service. Continue [...]
Shopify, founded in 2004 in order to power the ecommerce solution of a snowboarding shop, has since grown to what is arguably the best ecommerce solution for small and medium scale businesses today. Today, Shopify powers over 400,000 ecommerce sites in over 175 countries, selling over 34 billion dollars in services and merchandise in its rise. We explore the rise and growth of this ecommerce tool and how it has changed the global Internet marketplace forever. Growth History Over the past 5 years, Shopify has seen its biggest growth. In 2012, Shopify had 41,910 merchants using its platform and has grown by 1000% since then. Year on year growth has been close to, if not over, 100% yearly in terms of new merchants adopting Shopify. As ecommerce continues to become more and more the go-to way that the tech-savvy shop, Shopify is expected to continue at this growth rate for the foreseeable future. It has seen numbers of online shoppers increase even more dramatically than merchants, and as of 2016, more than 1 in 3 people in the US have frequented a Shopify powered store. [...]
Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. New Amazon ‘Simplify Global Selling’ pilot to remove VAT obstacles: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that Amazon are piloting a new Simplify Global Selling programme in an attempt to make it as easy to sell to overseas customers, as it is to those in the UK. Amazon know that global selling can be complex for sellers and offer to translate listings and through Fulfilment by Amazon. Continue reading... One of Amazon's earliest investors just made a $30 million bet on Hollar, the online dollar store: Biz Carson at Business Insider UK reports on David Yeom, who made a big bet that the dollar store experience that he loved could work online too. It sounded like a bad business idea at the time but Yeom has proved the doubters wrong so far. Hollar's growth over the past year has attracted the eye of one of Amazon's earliest investors, Kleiner Perkins. Continue reading... Black Friday 2016: Amazon's Deals Store puts Kindle Voyage, Roku streaming stick and more [...]
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Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. eBay.com replacement and exchange return options: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that eBay.com have announced new returns capabilities are now live on the site enabling sellers the option to manage replacements and exchanges as well as a straight refund option. You can now offer buyers the option of receiving a replacement or exchange instead of a full refund. This can take place either in your return policy when listing, or at the point that your buyer contacts you through eBay My Messages or when requesting a return, you will have the option to offer a replacement or exchange at that time. Continue reading... Zalando trials ecommerce offering to retailers: Dan Wilson at Tamebay reports that German fashion online retailer Zalando is opening itself up to sellers. For the first time, local retailers can connect to the Zalando Platform with minimal technical effort via the external partner software “gax-system”. Zalando is big news over on the continent (although it does also operate in the UK) and [...]
Writing your listings is one thing — creating a stunning page that reflects your personality and vibe as a seller is another. And with help from RepricerExpress, you can find the right eBay template to really help you take off. We’ve curated this list of these five templates that are pretty awesome right now. eBay Template Shops: Something for All Budgets We love this option because no matter how much or little you’ve got to spend, you can walk away with a professional-looking template. Heck, even if your budget is zero dollars, you can still find a template! And if there’s a premium theme your heart’s after, try it out for free before shelling out for it. If you’re looking at a custom template, prices start off at £2.99/month for the template wizard or £99.99 for a basic shop design and go up to £299.99 (one-time prices. Visit eBay Template Shop. Crazylister: Take the HTML and Run with It What we love about this one is that it offers up a bunch of HTML templates, along with giving you the option to tweak the code [...]
Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. eBay continues shift to “Amazon-esque” business: Katie Roof at TechCrunch reports on eBay's third-quarter earnings. The company brought in revenue of $2.22 billion, an increase of 6% year-on-year. Adjusted earnings per share came in at 45 cents, slightly above the analyst consensus of 44 cents. Adjusted net income was also down from the same period in the year before, as sales and marketing and other costs increased. While its financials were up, the stock fell more than 7% in early after-hours trading. Continue reading... Amazon plans to launch broadband service in UK: Cara McGoogan at The Telegraph reports that according to reports, Amazon is considering the addition of broadband to its ever-growing lsit of products available on its premium subscription service. The ecommerce company is considering plans to become an internet service provider in Europe. Offering its Prime film and TV streaming along with broadband would create a competitive offer that could rival the likes of Virgin and Sky in the UK. Continue reading... Amazon [...]
Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress' review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week. Win six months free Amazon repricing from RepricerExpress: With the holiday season fast approaching, our friends at RepricerExpress have decided to run a fantastic competition where one lucky Amazon will win a six-month subscription to RepricerExpress Amazon repricing software. The competition is open to both new and existing customers. Find out more... Amazon's Spotify rival competes on price: BBC News reports Amazon has launched a second music streaming service in the US. Amazon Music Unlimited is being offered at a discounted price if its use is restricted to the company's voice-controlled speakers. Echo owners who take this option would pay less than half the monthly fee of an Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play or Tidal subscription. Continue reading... Amazon to add 120,000 workers for holidays: Joshua Jamerson at The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon.com plans to hire 20% more seasonal workers (120,000 up from 100,000) for its US warehouses this holiday season. Continue reading... Has Amazon.com FBA stopped taking on new sellers? Dan Wilson [...]
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