E-commerce is changing everyday, and sometimes by the minute. So many new ideas and developments everyday, becomes hard to keep track.
We bring to you a curated digest of e-commerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.
A researcher from security firm AppSec Labs discovered a flaw in AliExpress, the international e-commerce website from Alibaba serving the U.S., Russia and Brazil. This flaw would have let an attacker alter product prices, delete goods, and even close the merchant’s shop on the site.
Research has revealed that more than 30% of global e-commerce transactions happen through mobile phones. Experts believe that mobile phones will soon be responsible for about 50% of e-commerce transactions.
AmazonFresh provides door deliveries of groceries and also has the Takeout &Delivery feature that gives customers the opportunity to buy cooked food from restaurants and takeaways in their neighbourhood.
The Hong Kong Trade Development council has launched its Small-Order Zone Online Transaction Platform on hktdc.com, which enables buyers and suppliers to trade directly over the internet. The HKTDC has also partnered with Hong Kong Post to offer postage rebates, helping SMEs embrace e-commerce opportunities.
Workers have gone on strike in the pre-Christmas season at a Germany site, demanding for better pay for employees working in the Amazon logistics centre. This reminds us of the hunger strike by an ex-Amazon employee in Seattle, who believed that Amazon was not treating its employees right.
The Black Friday sale has been analysed and it seems like it did better in 2013. The top 50 best performing e-commerce websites have been analysed and it seems like 2014 wasn’t as great for the sale. 2013 was definitely better.