Around the Ecommerce world in 5 mins!

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.

Amazon to launch South Korea marketplace

Amazon is preparing to launch in South Korea and are advertising positions in Seoul with job titles such as ‘Account Executive, Amazon Global Selling’ and ‘Seller Support Associate’. This is an interesting move on many levels. Amazon have already established their AWS platform in Korea, but the news of them opening up a marketplace with third party sellers has local businesses rattled.

US shoppers are OK sharing data so retailers can improve personalization, but they have limits

Shoppers are on board with retailers using technology to get to know them better, so long as they don’t get too personal with them. Among 1,000 U.S. shoppers surveyed, more than 60% say they’re comfortable with providing retailers information so that the retailers can better serve them, according to the newly released “Creepy or Cool” report from personalization and recommendations vendor RichRelevance, which surveyed more than 3,500 shoppers in the U.S., Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Singaporeans are the most picky e-commerce customers in Southeast Asia

Around 34.7% of consumer complaints are from Singapore. The latest study by the iPrice Group revealed that Singaporean consumers are amongst the hardest to impress especially for e-commerce players. According to the study, 34.7% of complaints surveyed by iPrice came from Singaporeans. When leaving a product review after a purchase, Singaporeans complain 20% more frequently than those in Thailand, for instance.

Amazon Prime memberships jump nearly 35% year over year in the US

The number of Amazon Prime customers in the U.S. has grown by nearly 35% in the past year, and membership could be in for a boost when Amazon holds its third annual Prime Day on July 11. Consumer Research Intelligence Partners (CIRP) says Inc., No. 1 in the Internet Retailer 2017 Top 500, now has about 85 million U.S. members of its Prime loyalty program, up 34.9% from 63 million this time last year.

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