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22. October 2014
eCommerce up 80% in Argentina
The Argentine Chamber of e-Commerce (CACE) published some interesting data on the sector during the event known as eCommerce Day.
21. October 2014
PayPal now allows bitcoin to be used by sellers of digital goods
The measure will initially only have effect in North America. It is a step forward, but does not yet signal the inclusion of bitcoin in PayPal's digital portfolio.
20. October 2014
eBay launches a marketing platform to help shops optimise their sales at scale
The platform includes a series of planning and analytical tools that integrate eBay Enterprise's demand-generation technologies with new solutions
17. October 2014
99designs breaks a new record with almost one million designers registered
Since its creation the platform has paid over 60 million euros to its community of designers.
15. October 2014
DHL launches the use of drones for eCommerce in Europe
Reducing delivery times is the key to getting ahead of the competition.
14. October 2014
Amazon and Twitter set up the #AmazonWishList
Amazon announces #AmazonWishList to add products to the wishlist via tweets.
13. October 2014
Amadeus and BroadVision launch an e-commerce application
Designed to provide online solutions for the B2E and B2C markets.
10. October 2014
Showroomprive.com, the first private sales website in Europe to incorporate bitcoin
The first website to include this payment was the Netherlands.
09. October 2014
eBay is seeking new business niches in the automotive sector
eBay has signed an agreement with the German website Autobutler which will enable it to offer on its German portal a price comparison engine for car garages.
08. October 2014
Alibaba triggers a crash in the price of bitcoins
The price of the virtual currency has plummeted in response to shares of the e-commerce company Alibaba flooding the markets.
07. October 2014
Rakuten is buying Ebates, a discount website based in San Francisco, for $1 billion
Ebates, the largest cash-back platform in the US boasting 2.5 million customers, is now in the hands of Japanese company Rakuten.
06. October 2014
Amazon launches its own tool for managing physical payments via mobile devices
The eCommerce giant announces its Local Register service to compete with Square and PayPal Here.
03. October 2014
Twitter incorporates a “Buy” button for online purchases
The social platform, in conjunction with US startups, has launched a system that lets you shop and make donations directly on Twitter.
02. October 2014
The value of MercadoLibre shares increases four-fold in seven years
The eCommerce site, which is now 15 years old, is listed on the Nasdaq and has seen positive growth within the region; it has 2200 employees and operates in 14 countries.
30. September 2014
Etsy sellers protest a home page change
A change from a curated to automated selection of products on the home page has some Etsy sellers crying foul.
29. September 2014
In Chile, over 3.5 million users shop online
The rise in the number of people with access to the web over recent years combined with the variety of products at lower prices that can be found online is the reason behind this phenomenon.
26. September 2014
Tokenisation, a service that aims to boost eCommerce
The system replaces sensitive credit card details with a digital account number, or “token”. According to Visa, the service creates a secure environment for mobile transactions.
24. September 2014
Amazon extends its same-day delivery service to another 6 US cities
The company is expanding its
Get it Today
service to more US cities.
23. September 2014
Alibaba and the 20 billion
Alibaba made 21.8 billion dollars in one of the biggest launches ever seen on the New York stock exchange.
22. September 2014
A super-fast broadband connection could increase annual online spending in UK by €925 million
According to a study carried out by postal logistics operator Royal Mail.
19. September 2014
Google and Amazon go head-to-head in drone deliveries
Drones may represent the next revolution in eCommerce. Amazon and Google are conducting delivery trials using such devices.
18. September 2014
Coca-Cola is to relaunch the soft drinkSurge exclusively through Amazon
Their strategy consists of marketing Surge exclusively via the online channel.
17. September 2014
Argentina has the highest penetration of online buyers in Latam, followed by Mexico and Brazil
Less than 3 out of 10
Internet users in Latin America
will be making a purchase through digital channels this year.
16. September 2014
eCommerce in the US rose by 15.7% in the second quarter of 2014
On a year-on-year basis, eCommerce sales have risen by 15.7%
12. September 2014
eBay expects to see growth in Russia despite the political situation in the country
eBay has shown a clear interest in Russia, an emerging market in which it hopes to expand despite the economic sanctions imposed on the country.
10. September 2014
The impact of China's digital transformation
Internet, a welcome relief for China's SMEs
09. September 2014
eBay officially launches its service in Latin America
Both web and mobile device portals have been redesigned to incorporate interfaces in Spanish and Portuguese as well as for local currency.
08. September 2014
Amazon is to invest 2 billion US dollars in India
Though limited to providing Indian merchants with an online sales platform, Amazon is rapidly adding distribution centres in India.
04. September 2014
Alibaba is expanding into the banking and defence sectors and is set to become a listed company
In volume of transactions, it exceeds both Amazon and eBay (75 billion dollars), according to the Wall Street Journal.
02. September 2014
eBay launches a shipping subscription programme in Latin America
This is the latest in a series of moves by eBay aimed at increasing its sales in Latin America.
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