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Social Media Reviews Drive E-commerce Conversion

There is increasing evidence for the link between e-commerce and social media engagement. This engagement from users is often in the form of posting to their networks with positive or negative experiences or posting reviews to ecommerce sites. An infographic from Bazaarvoice illustrates how reviews can impact sales and return on social media investment. The […]

NYC Non-Profit Organization Creates Multinational Platform to Promote Innovation in eCommerce

Founded in New York in 2014, the International E-Commerce Innovation Association (IECIA) is the first non-profit organization that will serve as a vehicle to promote innovation in e-commerce. The organization is focused on connecting the most innovative individuals and companies, as well as spreading ideas and innovation in the e-commerce industry. IECIA’s mission is to […]

Jiemi, C2C E-Commerce App, raises several million USD in Series A

A Chinese e-commerce app, Jiemi, announced that it has raised several million USD in series A funding from IDG Ventures. Founded in 2014, the app is the brainchild of former Alibaba employee Wang Yang. Wang was one of the founding members of its daily deals service, Juhuasuan, but his new venture has more global aspirations. […]

Line’s E-Commerce App Goes Live In Taiwan

Line’s e-commerce app has finally arrived in Taiwan. Currently available on Android, Line Mart features the same interface as Line Mall, its analogous Japanese counterpart. Users can browse through various categories like clothing and electronics to find items they’re interested in. Buyers can favorite items and leave messages for sellers. Vendors are able to receive […]

Target undercuts Amazon on free shipping

Target announced on Monday that customers can qualify for free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through the Target website – down from a $50 minimum previously. For the past few years, Amazon has offered its customers free shipping on orders of $25 and up. However, in late 2013, Amazon raised its […]

How To Make E-Commerce Work For Southeast Asia In The Future

Global management consulting firm, AT Kearney and CIMB ASEAN Research Institute recently published a report about removing barriers in Southeast Asia’s e-commerce space. They argued that with the ASEAN Economic Community set to come into effect by the end of the year, online retail companies are poised to make a significant impact of the region’s […]

Content Meets Commerce: Lucky Launches an E-Commerce Site

Lucky Magazine recently launched “Lucky Shops”, a much anticipated e-commerce venture with social commerce start-up BeachMint. While both companies were seemingly on their last limbs with poor advertising sales and lackluster revenues, together they look to be a good alliance. Lucky’s new format follows an editorial-first approach with an added bonus of e-commerce – different […]