Tag Archives: e-commerce

“Chinese manufacturers aim to increase direct sales to Western online shoppers”

“New ‘manufacturer-to-consumer’ e-commerce is growing steadily, as Chinese factories seek to make up for softening domestic demand in China. A new industrial park opened last week in a major e-commerce center that’s designed to facilitate cross-border e-commerce.” Read Full Article >

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“Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Emerging Markets”

“Google Inc. is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet. These wireless networks would serve areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren’t available, said people familiar with the strategy.” Read Full Article >

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“Deutsche Post Tests Drop-Off Boxes to Spur Online Retail”

“Deutsche Post is testing secure boxes installed at people’s homes to enable a drop-off even when the recipient is out as the German mail service seeks to boost deliveries of food and consumer goods in its home market.” Read Full Article >

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“Google’s paid clicks rise 20% in the first quarter”

“Cost per click fell 4% compared with the same quarter a year ago and the fourth quarter of 2012, Google announced today. The search engine’s revenue was up 31% from the first quarter of 2012 to nearly $14 billion and profits rose 16% to $3.35 billion.” Read Full Article >

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“U.S. e-commerce to grow 13% in 2013”

“A new Forrester projection says that online shoppers in the U.S. will spend $262 billion this year, thanks in large part to mobile commerce and investment by chains in e-retail. In Western Europe, meanwhile, e-commerce is set to increase 14% this year.” Read Full Article >

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“Tablet traffic surpasses smartphone traffic for the first time”

“8% of global web traffic stems from tablets, according to the Adobe Dig­i­tal Index, which ana­lyzed more than 100 bil­lion vis­its in February to more than 1,000 web ­sites worldwide. This marks the first time, according to Adobe, that traffic from tablets surpassed traffic from smartphones, which accounted for 7% of global web traffic.” Read Full Article >

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“7% of online transactions in Africa are fraudulent”

“Africa had the highest online fraud rate in 2012 when compared to other continents, according to fraud prevention technology provider iovation Inc. The vendor analyzed billions of online transactions processed through its ReputationManager 360 device reputation and fraud prevention service to identify geographic trends.” Read Full Article >

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