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eCommerce up 80% in Argentina
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.
PayPal now allows bitcoin to be used by sellers of digital goods
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.
eBay launches a marketing platform to help shops optimise their sales at scale
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

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99designs breaks a new record with almost one million designers registered
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.
DHL launches the use of drones for eCommerce in Europe
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.
Amazon and Twitter set up the #AmazonWishList
14. October 2014

Amazon and Twitter set up the #AmazonWishList

Amazon announces #AmazonWishList to add products to the wishlist via tweets.

 

Amadeus and BroadVision launch an e-commerce application
13. October 2014

Amadeus and BroadVision launch an e-commerce application

Designed to provide online solutions for the B2E and B2C markets.

 

Showroomprive.com, the first private sales website in Europe to incorporate bitcoin
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.

 

eBay is seeking new business niches in the automotive sector
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.

 

Alibaba triggers a crash in the price of bitcoins
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.

 

Photographer: Noriyuki Aida/Bloomberg
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.

 

 

Amazon launches its own tool for managing physical payments via mobile devices
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.

 

Twitter incorporates a “Buy” button for online purchases
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.

 

The value of MercadoLibre shares increases four-fold in seven years
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.

 

Etsy sellers protest a home page change
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.
In Chile, over 3.5 million users shop online
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.

 

 

 

Tokenisation, a service that aims to boost eCommerce
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.

 

Amazon extends its same-day delivery service to another 6 US cities
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.

 

Alibaba and the 20 billion
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.

 

A super-fast broadband connection could increase annual online spending in UK by €925 million
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.

 

Google and Amazon go head-to-head in drone deliveries
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.
Coca-Cola is to relaunch the soft drinkSurge exclusively through Amazon
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.

 

Argentina has the highest penetration of online buyers in Latam, followed by Mexico and Brazil
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.

 

eCommerce in the US rose by 15.7% in the second quarter of 2014
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%

 

eBay expects to see growth in Russia despite the political situation in the country
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.
The impact of China's digital transformation
10. September 2014

The impact of China's digital transformation

Internet, a welcome relief for China's SMEs

 

eBay officially launches its service in Latin America
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.

 

Amazon is to invest 2 billion US dollars in India
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.

 

Alibaba is expanding into the banking and defence sectors and is set to become a listed company
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.

 

eBay launches a shipping subscription programme in Latin America
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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