BlueSnap, the Massachussets based eCommerce merchant giant, today announced a new business deal with First Data. The partnership aims to give secure cross-border payment capabilities to BlueSnap’s eCommerce merchants. ‘BlueSnap has reinvented and optimized the checkout experience by combining intelligent payment routing, frictionless one click checkout, cross-border payments, award-winning Smart Subscriptions, multiple integration options and dynamic ecommerce tools into a single … [Read more...]
Will Bitcoin Change The Way You Do Business in 2015?
In the last year or two, Bitcoin has been steadily growing its name in the mainstream business community, and stores like Overstock, Lord & Taylor, Virgin Galactic and NewEgg now all accept the digital currency. All of this is great for Bitcoin in shedding its reputation as an unsafe, risky ‘internet’ dollar, as only a few years ago one of the pioneers of Bitcoin was arrested for money laundering, and just recently a price crash in the Bitcoin market caused serious upheaval. Can Bitcoin … [Read more...]
Vente-Privee Announce Amex Split
Vente-Privee, the French high end e-commerce company, is closing its US operations by the end of 2014. Vente-Privee launched in the US in 2012 in partnership with American Express, with each side investing $20 million to the venture. At this time, Vente-Privee expected American Express to be a ‘passive investor’ while American Express wanted to help manage the business, so a split was always imminent. Dan Schulman, AMEX's president of Enterprise Growth, was the only one at the credit card … [Read more...]
Our Top Tips To Get Your Website Cyber Monday Ready!
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, your website will need to be at the top of its game. With that in mind, we've put together our Top Three Tips to make sure your website's design and infrastructure is in tip top shape coming into the holidays. … [Read more...]
Ve Spends $12m to Buy GDM Digital
Ve, a UK based eCommerce conversion company , has bought out the digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million deal, it has been revealed this morning. This heftily priced acquisition of GDM is a further indication of Ve's growing interest in digital advertising. This deal moves their client base north of 6,000 online companies. GDM, who currently have firms like Microsoft, Coral, IBM and Audi on their books, will be absorbed completely by Ve, who will be retaining all 42 GDM … [Read more...]
DHL Global rebrands as DHL eCommerce
The rapid growth in ecommerce predicted for 2015 has prompted DHL Global to rebrand as DHL ecommerce in the Americas. This is part of a 5 year growth strategy launched by parent company Deutsche Post DHL earlier this year to take full advantage of the expansion in the marketplace. When launching Strategy 2020:Focus.Connect.Grow, Frank Appel - the Deutsche Post Chief Executive, said 'Our aspiration is to be the leading force in the logistics industry by 2020 and the company that defines … [Read more...]
$9 Billion Alibaba Singles Day Sales….Lets break it down.
Ask Appath: Your eCommerce Questions Answered!
We had a few interesting questions pop up this week... How do I know there is a demand for my product? I mean, I think it’s great, but I’d rather not wait 6 months to find out that nobody else does! You’re right not to invest time and money into something until you’re pretty sure it’ll work, but it’s also important to realize that you can never be certain. It’s a risk, and some of the best things you achieve in this life usually start off that way. That said, it’s best to start off close to … [Read more...]
Beat the Bar Queue with the new Orderella App!
Where were you at midnight last New Year’s Eve? According to the recent survey results from Orderella, 37% of people were still queuing at a bar – and this long awaited app intends to change that this year. Orderella is an ordering and payment platform for ordering drinks straight from your Android or IOS device, without even getting up from your seat. Now in over 60 bars across the UK and 16 bars in Ireland, the app is growing at a steady pace with a US launch sure to be on the cards also. … [Read more...]
How to Set Up your First Google Adwords Campaign
So you’re working on your SEO ranking but it’s taking time, and you don’t have time. This is where Google Adwords comes into play. Paid search can lead to a massive increase in traffic to your store, but if it’s not done right it can sometimes cost more than it’s delivering. However, by following these simple steps, we will get you started on the road to PPC (that’s ‘pay per click’) success in no time! 1. Choose your campaign type and name Select your Geographic location: decide what … [Read more...]
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