E-comCap – What happened this week in E-commerce (05/04/2015)

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E-comCap are recap articles which we’re starting from this week. This will let you know about all that happened in the E-commerce Industry in India, last week.

E-commerce Articles from News Websites:

Snapdeal pushes sellers on to fulfillment centres as it targets 4-hour deliveries – Snapdeal became the first e-commerce giant in India to pick up a small stake in a logistics company Go Javas, in its continued efforts to strengthen logistics and last mile delivery dynamics.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma meets PM Modi; vows to help small businesses in India – In his meeting with Modi, Ma discussed how Alibaba can help empower small businesses in India.

We don’t have to raise money just because it’s fashionable, says Snapdeal’s Bahl – E-commerce company Snapdeal.com is not looking to raise money immediately and is well capitalised for the next couple of years.

Flipkart readies to take on competition, makes key senior-level appointments – Online marketplace Flipkart has announced a slew of appointments to its senior leadership team. It has appointed Hari Vasudev as Senior Vice-President (Engineering, IT & Analytics) for Supply Chain vertical, the company said in a statement

Postman to bring your Amazon order same day – The postman will now deliver your Amazon orders a tad faster. From April 6, he’ll be at your doorstep the same day that you place the order. The Karnataka Postal Circle has collaborated with the e-commerce major to deliver shipments to all Bengaluru PIN codes.

Banking On Southeast Asia’s E-Commerce Future – China’s e-commerce, m-commerce and payments lead the world. It is the largest e-commerce market (KPMG), and is home to Alibaba, with its US$25 billion IPO, the largest in history. Alipay, China’s answer to PayPal, is the world’s largest online payment service.

Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering – The company is rolling out new hardware today called the Dash button that promises to solve these scenarios. It’s a small physical button that you can stick wherever, and press when you want to order more of something. Need more diapers? Hit the diaper button. Need more toilet paper? Just hit the toilet paper button.

China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce – China is tightening control over the loosely regulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has created behemoths such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. but has also drawn criticism for not adequately policing fake and substandard goods and questionable business practices.

The Top 5 Ecommerce Trends You Should Look Out For – For ecommerce, 2014 was a year of milestones. Worldwide, sales hit a record high of $1.3 trillion. Alibaba claimed the title for largest global IPO ever. The overwhelming majority of U.S. shoppers are now buying products online. It was a good year.

Start-ups in e-commerce logistics gather pace – India’s e-commerce industry is growing rapidly and creating a huge demand for logistics services. Mint profiles four start-ups in the logistics space that provide support, delivery and warehousing services to e-commerce companies.

E-commerce Articles from Blogs:

3 steps to take after you launch a new ecommerce business – You’ve launched your ecommerce site. Now what? You’ve picked a niche, found suppliers, set up a website, and celebrated the opening of your new online store. Your hopes are high, and your excitement is through the roof. You are now officially an ecommerce entrepreneur! But as you stare at your computer screen, waiting for orders.

How to Find a Product to Sell Online – Let’s be honest. Finding, evaluating, and selecting a product to sell online is extremely difficult. The pros make it look easy, but if you’ve been dreaming of starting an online business, you’ll know first hand how hard that process really is.

The Entrepreneur’s Curse: A Temptation to Manage Multiple Businesses – Here’s what an average day for someone who runs multiple businesses often looks like. They wake at the crack of dawn, check emails, check sales from last night, check inventory levels, check in on orders going out that day, check back on orders being processed that day, make a cup of coffee, send a tweet, check emails again, field phone calls from their wholesaler, return phone calls from customers, check email and finally get to take a swig of coffee. And that’s just before 9 a.m.

The Five Fatal Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Scalable Revenue Machine – When successful, the SaaS business model is one of the best there is. It offers recurring, predictable revenue off high margins. What’s not to like? The struggle for most SaaS companies is that it takes a long time to reach profitability.

Comparing Facebook Video to YouTube, for Ecommerce – Facebook’s video capabilities are gaining momentum, with new functionality and advertising options. Video is taking over our Facebook newsfeeds. Many ecommerce video marketers are starting to question whether they should emphasize Facebook and not YouTube.

Don’t Fear Analytics (I’ll Make It Simple For You) – Recently, I analyzed the Top 100 ecommerce sites using BuiltWith.com and found that they use, on average, 14 different analytics tools to collect various bits of data on their customers. The data they collect helps them improve their website, messaging, product(s), and services to get more customers and revenue.

Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes in Your Ecommerce Business – Building an online business can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time. However, just because it’s your first time doesn’t mean you need to make first-timer mistakes. There’s a famous quote that says “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

How I Chose The Niche For My New Online Store – When it comes to selling online, the first question that does(and should) come to mind is what to sell online! It’s quite probably the hardest part of starting a store, and if this step is executed correctly, you’ve already won half of the battle. However, picking something to sell online is kind of like playing.

How You Can Grow Profits Without Depending on Google, Facebook, or the Latest Marketing Hack – When I started my retailer back in 2003, I wouldn’t say that I was the happiest guy in the world. Quite the opposite — my business frustrated the hell out of me.

The Benefits of Web Personalization in eCommerce – Web personalization is a marketing tactic that covers a large part of the eCommerce market and it has become one of the most used optimization technique in many industries.

7 Steps Customer Goes Through When Buying Online – Though, the eCommerce industry has grew to a level where some things are bought online without a second thought, still there are many areas and countries or product categories where customers aren’t habited for an online purchase.

Our Pitch, In 4 Minutes – Earlier this month, Okanjo was included in the Newspaper Association of America’s Startup Accelerator Pitch at the annual mediaXchange Conference. As one of seven startups given this honor, Okanjo had a scant four minutes on stage to explain our Native Commerce Platform to an audience of savvy media veterans.

What I Learnt at ConversionXL Conference 2015 – I recently attended the first ConversionXL conference, held near Austin, Texas, right before SXSW. Organized by Peep Laja and company from Markitekt, the ConversionXL event brought together about 300 digital marketers from various industries to talk about everything related to conversion rate optimization.

6 Google Analytics Custom Alerts You Need For Your eCommerce Store – Custom Alerts, a very nifty Google Analytics feature that is rarely used. That’s surprising because setting up custom alerts in Google Analytics can save you a lot of time and help you manage your store a lot better.

European Commission launches tool that helps with selling cross-border – The European Commission has launched a tool that should help online retailers, especially small and medium enterprises, with selling online and going cross-border. The tool provides guidance on what the legal rules are and what steps need to be taken to be compliant with certain laws and regulations.

4 Devastating Mistakes You Make Right Now in Your E-Commerce Business – Business truly is “fail your way forward,” isn’t it? Some of that’s good, but a lot of it’s unnecessary. And we want to save you some time and money. So read these tips and avoid these all-too-common e-commerce mistakes.

4 Best Practices to Improve the Overall Functionality of Your eCommerce Site – As an eCommerce retailer, you have a lot to consider when trying to optimize and enhance your online store. Not only do you need to think about your own site, but you also need to take into consideration your competitors and current industry standards.

The One Formula You Need to Write Product Descriptions that Sell – Ecommerce manager and online store owners often ask about product descriptions. What should they say? How long should they be? What format is best? It’s no wonder they are worried — the quality of a product description can make or break a sale, especially if it doesn’t include the information a shopper needs to make a purchase decision.

Importance of Inventory Management – I’ve been writing for the Ecommerce Blog for well over a year now – and in all that time I’ve never really dug deep into the importance of inventory management.

E-commerce Articles from Our Blog:

39 Experts Share Their Best Tips on Moving Your Offline Business Online – More and more offline retailers are heading online so that they can take advantage of everything that the world wide web has to offer. But just because you’ve seen a bunch of success with your brick-and-mortar business doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to see the same results online!

E-commerce Trends in 10 Exciting Markets Across the World – We all know about e-commerce. Anyone that has ever bought something online has taken advantage of the accessibility and ease of the online shopping world. But of course, you already knew that. However, what you probably don’t know are the top products from some of the markets around the world.