In North America, it’s easy to see that we’re heading towards a world that is driven by digital commerce. Many people order a good chunk of their daily supplies and impulse purchases online. Apps make buying things even out in the real world much easier than cash. Then, there’s the credit and debit card trend… Continue reading Is a cashless society closer than most realize?
The closed circuit that Amazon has used to distribute goods is changing, at least for Amazon Prime members. They are going to allow certain goods to be shipped directly from the merchants or manufacturers, increasing the number of items that are eligible for fast delivery and cutting additional shipping costs. This warehouse-to-doorstep model will increase… Continue reading Amazon Prime to allow direct shipments of goods
Innovating online is both a simple and difficult process. Many companies have grand visions for how they’re going to disrupt their chosen industries, but ultimately fail due to poor execution. Others start with a simple goal in mind, little funding, and yet end up becoming worth $1 billion or more. Here are a few examples… Continue reading 3 Companies Disrupting Online Tech in 2015
Since the dawn of eCommerce, there have been companies that have made it their business to generate leads to be purchased by other companies. It was a great model because the companies that sold products or services didn’t always have good websites that could get the visibility they needed. It was easier to buy leads… Continue reading Is the direct linking model better for consumers?
Most people who are interested in starting their own companies are focused on building a successful track record that will allow them to stay in business long term. One of the main reasons why there are so many people that choose not to follow these dreams and turning them into realities is because of the… Continue reading An exploration of eCommerce
In so many things, understanding comes by following the money. It works in many criminal cases, political decisions, and societal sentiment. It also happens in the world of eCommerce. That being the case, it makes sense that as more money is being spent on tablets, more money is being spent through tablets. That’s the premise… Continue reading The tablet takeover of eCommerce
“Heading out for a Big Gulp and a Kindle,” you might end up saying to your loved one soon. In an eCommerce world where just about anything that people need can be purchased online and mailed to us, logistics and risk of theft of packages left at the door make for concerns, albeit minor for… Continue reading Amazon’s 7-Eleven locker system starts speculation
Evernote, LinkedIn, Mint….Walmart? The retail giant is now among Mountain View’s leading startup companies following its purchase of Kosmix, the company behind real-time Twitter filter site TweetBeat, medical search engine RightHealth, and topic-specific engine Kosmix. The company has now been transformed into Walmart’s @WalmartLabs division, which aims to create technologies and businesses around social and… Continue reading Walmart creates its own social media startup
Brick and mortar stores are closing on nearly a daily basis. We have all seen companies like Blockbuster and Circuit City lose their wars to the online variations of their products. It isn’t just eBay and Amazon. Social sites like Groupon and Facebook are pushing online transactions, while other giants like Google and Apple are… Continue reading Online shopping is soaring (as if you didn’t know)
The thing that truly sparked the initial growth of eCommerce has become the greatest point of abandonment on sites that try to sell us stuff. The online shopping cart – a once cool and integral part of the retail end of the Internet – has devolved over the years to cause many to walk away… Continue reading The Death of the Shopping Cart