Showing posts tagged with 'News & Trends'

April 30, 2014

Q&A with Brian Baugh, Co-Author of The “Amazon Tax” Report

Posted by Sean Edgar Category IconNews & Trends

It’s only common sense that introducing taxes to the unregulated wilderness of online retail would make a few more shoppers avoid the Amazon checkout button. After all, who wants to spend more on a product that might now cost as much as the same one housed in the brick-and-mortar down the street? But Ohio State University doctoral student Brian Baugh along with Economics...

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April 28, 2014

World-Wide Wi-Fi: Why Google and Facebook Are Providing Free Wireless to Developing Countries

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends

Approximately one third of the world’s population has access to the Internet. Billions of individuals across the planet enjoy the ease and efficiency of speedy, wireless communication. Billions are selling, dealing, trading, and marketing online. Billions are deepening relationships between companies and customers through the Internet. But what of the remaining two-thirds of the world’s...

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April 22, 2014

Alibaba: The Biggest E-Commerce IPO in History

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends

Single’s Day — aka November 11th — was last year’s most successful day in the history of online sales. Not Black Friday. Not Cyber Monday. Single’s Day.  This Chinese holiday exclusively celebrates bachelor/bachelorettehood, and last year’s iteration featured many, many people shopping on Alibaba.com to buy many many gifts. So many gifts, that Single’s Day...

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April 14, 2014

Twitter Commerce is Coming

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends Category IconSocial Media

Twitter, the microblogging website devoted to breaking news, celebrity gossip, and real-time stock option updates, is stepping up the functionality ladder. Next rung? E-commerce. Although this selling platform has only entered its infancy, it’s a first major step in expanding online payments to more social platforms.

How?

Facebook tried e-commerce a little over a year ago — well, tried...

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April 11, 2014

How to Protect Yourself from E-Commerce Fraud — Account Takeover

Posted by Xan Bonneau Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology

Access 2Checkout’s free e-book, The Guide to E-Commerce Fraud, for the best strategies to identify and prevent online fraud.

Account Takeover, one of the most pervasive forms of e-commerce fraud, effected over 13 million buyers in 2013 alone. In addition to successfully penetrating such massive corporations as Target and Neiman Marcus, account takeover (or ATO) can also hobble small and middle market online businesses as well. In this...

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April 3, 2014

Why The Oculus Rift Will Transform E-Commerce

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends

Last month, the largest social network in the world bought what is arguably the best virtual reality gaming headset in the world. For $2 billion (cash and stock), Facebook acquired Oculus VR, the maker of Oculus Rift. Before we all have nightmares about Candy Crush lemon drops raining down on our heads, let’s talk about how this gaming headset will no longer be pigeonholed to the...

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March 31, 2014

Video: 6 Major E-Commerce Trends for 2014, Part 6 — Same-day Shipping

Posted by Xan Bonneau Category IconNews & Trends

Last year saw a new host of e-commerce records broken as events like Singles Day in China raked in more than $5.75 billion dollars while Cyber Monday in the United States charted more than $2 billion. With this unprecedented success, there’s never been a better time to take a look ahead and see how your company can prep for 2014 and the $1.5 trillion in online sales it’s predicted to garner. In this video series, 2Checkout delivers the key...

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March 28, 2014

Video: 6 Major E-Commerce Trends for 2014, Part 5 — Pre-tail

Posted by Xan Bonneau Category IconNews & Trends

Last year saw a new host of e-commerce records broken as events like Singles Day in China raked in more than $5.75 billion dollars while Cyber Monday in the United States charted more than $2 billion. With this unprecedented success, there’s never been a better time to take a look ahead and see how your company can prep for 2014 and the $1.5 trillion in online sales it’s predicted to garner. In this video series, 2Checkout delivers the key...

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March 21, 2014

Video: 6 Major E-Commerce Trends for 2014, Part 4 — Subscription E-Commerce

Posted by Xan Bonneau Category IconNews & Trends

Last year saw a new host of e-commerce records broken as events like Singles Day in China raked in more than $5.75 billion dollars while Cyber Monday in the United States charted more than $2 billion. With this unprecedented success, there’s never been a better time to take a look ahead and see how your company can prep for 2014 and the $1.5 trillion in online sales it’s predicted to garner. In this video series, 2Checkout delivers the key...

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March 19, 2014

International Day of Happiness 2014: 3 E-Commerce Campaigns That Put a Smile On Our Face

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends

Get Happy on a Global Scale

Gross National Happiness trumps Gross National Product in the small country of Bhutan. It’s been that way since the early 1970s for this small South Asian nation. In 2012, the rest of the world got on board with Bhutan’s philosophy: “Social, economic, and environmental well-being are indivisible,” stated Secretary General Ban Ki-moon....

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