Ecommerce 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 ecommerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.
eBay Canada is migrating sellers to the new Advanced Listing tool, it announced on Tuesday. Russ Patterson, the COO and Director of Product Management of eBay Canada, published the following post on the eBay Canada announcement board: Over the next few days, we’ll be migrating to the latest version of our Advanced Listing tool. This version of the tool will help you list items more efficiently and sell more successfully.
Global e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will open its online shopfront service in Australia, ending rumours about its plans and increasing the pressure on the domestic retail sector to catch up with the digital economy.
Whilst retailers seem to recognise the importance of e-commerce they’ve been slower to switch to the new technology than their customers. The sample reveals that 62 per cent of retailers have an online shop. Clothes and shoe shops are the pioneers, whilst DIY retailers barely make use of e-commerce at all. Compared to Belgium, France, Britain and Germany, the Netherlands is a trailblazer: indeed, more than 76 per cent of Dutch retailers boast an online shop. Great-Britain follows on a second place with 70 per cent of the retailers having an online shop. Of the countries surveyed, France scored the lowest, with 48 per cent.
EBay Inc on Wednesday forecast second-quarter profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates, as it spends heavily on revamping and marketing its e-commerce platform amid stiff competition from much larger rival Amazon.com Inc. Shares of the company fell 2.5 percent to US$33 in trading after the bell. San Jose, California-based eBay has been making changes to its platform to lure more shoppers as well as better compete with Amazon.
More than half (52%) of shoppers in the UK say their preferred delivery option is next-day – up from 46% in 2014. However, a study by YouGov on behalf of ecommerce agency Ampersand found that, among 185 of the country’s leading retailers, 18% do not offer next-day delivery.