The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.31.16

[Facebook] Facebook Messenger now supports PayPal payments in bots, will track your PayPal receipts PayPal has become one of the payment options within Facebook Messenger in the U.S. In addition, PayPal will make it easier to link customers’ accounts to Facebook and Messenger to support receiving transaction notifications. Earlier this year, Messenger has reached a … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.31.16


The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.24.16

  [eBay] eBay’s new high-end furniture shop, eBay Collective, includes a visual search engine eBay launched eBay Collective, a new site dedicated for high-end furniture and home items. The site utilizes visual search technology from a recent acquisition, visual search engine Corrigon. On eBay Collective, online shoppers can hover over an image of a fully … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.24.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.17.16

[Wal-Mart] Wal-Mart Looks to Online Sales for Growth Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings as it looks to pour more money into its online efforts. This year, Wal-Mart has taken a series of steps to battle Amazon: increasing minimum wages in January, investing in on-demand delivery in May, selling its underperforming Chinese business in … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.17.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.10.16

[Southeast Asia] Business giants eye S’pore as springboard into South-east Asian e-commerce market International giants are eyeing Singapore’s strategic location to gain access to the Southeast Asian ecommerce market.  China’s Aliababa, for example, invested $1 billion to obtain a controlling share in the region’s No.1 ecommerce marketplace Lazada this April. “The potential for growth, government … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.10.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.03.16

  [World] What if ‘One Click’ Buying Were Internetwide? The World Wide Web Consortium, governing body of the Internet, has brought together internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple “to fix the clumsiness of paying for things online” by completing a new global standard for online payments. “The standard will provide a uniform way for users … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 10.03.16