Around the E-commerce world in 5 mins!

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.

China’s Alibaba looking to hire in Amazon, Microsoft’s backyard

China’s Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of and Microsoft, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up U.S. operations.Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for Alibaba’s Silicon Valley offices, according to advertisements on LinkedIn business networking site in the past week.

eBay UK Introduces Brand New Fee that Worries Everyone

eBay surprised Business sellers in the UK on Monday by announcing new fees – giving sellers only one month’s notice – and it said there were more changes in the works. eBay passed off the restructuring as “fee changes” rather than a rate hike, but there is only one minor change that is actually a fee decrease. Meanwhile sellers in the U.S. speculated on what the news could mean for them.

Alibaba invests in Snapchat which is blocked in China

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested approximately $200m (£133m) in a stake in messaging application Snapchat, the BBC understands.That values the four-year-old firm at nearly $15bn making it one of the world’s most valuable start-ups.

eBay fees explained: Listing, selling and PayPal fees at a glance

You can make a lot of cash selling your clutter on eBay. But you can’t do it for free. Here’s our lowdown to the fees you’ll be charged – and how to lower your costs to the absolute minimum. If you want to work out your fees before you sell, try using eBay’s fee calculator.

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  1. goinindia Reply

    is this the website indianonlineseller…. why news about ecommerce outside India?

    • Pooja Vishant Reply

      Hello, yes it is very much for an Indian Online Seller. Around the Ecommerce World is a weekend edition post as we feel we should also know what’s happening around the world in the ecommerce space.

      • goinindia Reply

        I did also forget to mention , pooja, that some of the ecommerce articles are excellent , specially those pertaining to indian ecommerce .
        I would also request you to do a article on ecommerce delivery companies as it would help the ecommerce community in general.

        • Pooja Vishant Reply

          Thank you, good to know you find them useful. And thanks for the suggestion, we’ll definitely consider it.

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