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In this exclusive video, Rakuten CMO and COO Bernard Luthi tells Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry what this deal means to Rakuten, which is competing with Amazon and eBay in the U.S. market.
Former Vice President of United States Al Gore came to speak at the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago this week where told attendees that the internet and ecommerce is the fastest growing industry of the world. He told attendees they ought to think globally, no matter what industry they are in.
In an announcement made during the IRCE conference in Chicago this week, Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of the global marketplace Rakuten, said his company has acquired Webgistix for an undisclosed amount of money.
Amazon has officially launched Amazon.in in India, making it the tenth marketplace for the global ecommerce company.
Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.
Recent studies have found that 90% of online consumers subscribe to a brand via email, according to an article on ExactTarget.com. There are four types of email content, consumers are expecting today.
A recent “Global Online Payment Methods 2013 – First Half 2013″ report by yStats.com has found that making online payments and transactions is increasing on a worldwide level.
Amazon topped Walmart with a brand value of $45.7 billion and saw its value grow by 34% while Walmart grew by 5% to $36.2 billion in a top brand ranking, according to an article on AdAge.com. The ranking done by BrandZ Ranking, credits Amazon’s operational swiftness for its financial success.
While a focus on social media initiatives seems to be lacking in most contact centers as of late, a new Deloitte study has found that the use of social media is expected to rise within the next 24 months.
Accenture entered into an agreement with Acquity Group Ltd., where Accenture will acquire Acquity Group, a digital marketing and ecommerce company, according to a press release on Acquity Group’s website.