The future of mobile ecommerce

The Equity Kicker

We’ve been doing a good deal of thinking about the future of ecommerce as the world goes mobile. Amazon Ecommerce Facebook

Volume of global ecommerce exits growing nicely

The Equity Kicker

As you know at Forward Partners we’re ecommerce and marketplace investors, so we like to keep tabs on all aspects of the ecommerce market. Historically there haven’t been many exits in ecommerce, so it’s good to see the number rising.

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10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce

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10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce. See also: 5 Surprising Places Where Ecommerce Is Taking Off. We asked 10 founders to share what they think the future of personalized shopping holds (ecommerce entrepreneurs, listen up!). Mashable. Mashable. Sign in. Follow @mashable.

Which Ecommerce Platform is Right for Me?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many SMB owners are often stumped when it comes to choosing an ecommerce platform that is right for their needs. These questions are important, but they often overwhelm would-be ecommerce shoppers. Follow their “Which Ecommerce Platform is Right for Me?”

3 Steps to Set up eCommerce Tracking in Google Analytics

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Steps to Set up eCommerce Tracking in Google Analytics written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. To all the eCommerce store owners, if you haven’t set up eCommerce tracking in Google Analytics then you are not taking your online business seriously.

Ecommerce UX Mastery: Beginner to Pro in a Blog Post

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In the pursuit of sustainable and consistent ecommerce growth , we look to many places: content, SEO, Facebook, Instagram, paid acquisition, new channels, growth hacking. We’ll answer the following question in concrete and comprehensive detail: how can we improve ecommerce UX?

eCommerce: A VC Story [guest post]

VC Cafe

While some VCs that I met seemed to be rightfully bullish about everything that had to do with eCommerce, some seemed to be missing the point. To put it bluntly, on more than one occasion I encountered a VC saying that the eCommerce model doesn’t have a “VC feel” to it.

How To Prepare Your Ecommerce Business For The Future

YoungUpstarts

Start by seeing which ecommerce platforms are popular in their respective countries and making your goods available. Smartphones are now responsible for a third of internet access , up from 23% in 2014.

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Labelling Forward Partners as an ‘Ecommerce investment studio’

The Equity Kicker

Examples include Forward Partners , Science Inc , aspects of Betaworks , and maybe Rocket Internet. ‘Investor led studio’ or better ‘Ecommerce investment studio’ could be a great way to describe Forward Partners. The tagline on our website is ‘The catalyst for ecommerce startups’ and that’s great for marketing copy because it conveys the sense that we help make things happen.

Internet Sales Tax Bill Looms Again, What Entrepreneurs Should Know

YFS Magazine

News eCommerce internet sales tax online business remote transaction parity act small business newsThe question is: Is it really the government’s job to ensure that everything is on a level playing field?

How to Make Mobile eCommerce Convert: What???s Effective In Mobile Design Right Now

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In this part, well discuss the frontiers of mobile commerce: trends were seeing in user tests that may fundamentally change eCommerce. For example, in this article on Internet Retailer , Rue La La’s CTO reports half of it’s sales will come from mobile devices.

Stitch Fix: Reinventing Retail Through Personalization

abovethecrowd.com

Early this year Amie Fineberg, who has been my amazing assistant for over 10 years, mentioned that she and several other employees at Benchmark had fallen in love with a new ecommerce service, and that I might want to check it out.

eCommerce Endeavours – How Web Scraping Can Help You Expand Your Online Store

YoungUpstarts

Many eCommerce sites use web scraping services to keep tabs on their online environment. For an eCommerce site, web scraping is a powerful business tool , as your entire business environment is on the internet. Others ecommerce online commerce selling online web scraping

Website ROI: 5 eCommerce Design Tenets To Embrace

YoungUpstarts

As mobiles become smarter and better, and as tablets crowd out the laptop market, more and more users will access the Internet on mobile devices. by Ben Acheson. Your website is looking a little dated, and you just got off the phone with your web designer.

Kick-Start Your eCommerce Business for $100 or Less

Startup Professionals Musings

If you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. entrepreneur startup funding ecommerce web site

Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business

YoungUpstarts

With Global eCommerce sales topping $1.25 It has never been more possible to launch a small business and carve a small piece of the global internet pie for yourself, and best of all. Advice For The Young At Heart ecommerce Milysan Troche online commerce

Sustainable Strategies for Internet Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like everyone has an Internet startup these days. The cost of entry is so low – you can create a web site for almost nothing - and you are on your way to riches with ecommerce, your latest invention, or personal services.

Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool

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ecommerce Finance Internet marketplaces Mobile Regulation Twitter Uber Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech UberPool UberX “Can you take me Higher? To a place where blind men see . Can you take me Higher? . To a place with golden streets”. — Creed, Higher.

Don’t let the ecommerce bust fool you

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It seems that past 6-9 months have played out a full boom and bust cycle as far as ecommerce in India is concerned. Build a business, not transactions: The only currency of a good ecommerce business till now has been transaction volume. “Internet is cheaper than retail stores” is not enough anymore. Whats uniquely Indian about ecommerce?

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How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size

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10 Tested Tips to Improve Ecommerce Conversions Without Going Broke

Duct Tape Marketing

There are a couple ways for an ecommerce company to increase performance. Quantifiable Data – Most internet users are naturally suspicious of claims made by businesses on their websites.

Women rule the Internet and Tech press

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Aileen Lee, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins, wrote a guest post for Techcrunch entitled " Why Women Rule The Internet " Aileen makes the point that women are the " majority of users of social networking sites and spend 30% more time on these sites than men".

PR & eCommerce: A Match Made in Heaven and How to Leverage It to Help Your Business Grow

Duct Tape Marketing

PR & eCommerce: A Match Made in Heaven and How to Leverage It to Help Your Business Grow written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. For an eCommerce business, it is utmost important to communicate with shoppers on a regular basis to create mutually beneficial relationships.

5 Ways To Optimize Ecommerce On Small Business Saturday

YoungUpstarts

While it was originally aimed to persuade consumers to buy local at retail locations, you can still take advantage of this holiday with your eCommerce store. Thinking Aloud ecommerce online sales Rey Pasinli Small Business Saturday by Rey Pasinli, Executive Director of Total-Apps.

Internet retail in an age of unlimited choice

The Equity Kicker

I like think of internet retail as having two phases. The internet retailers had three structural advantages; warehouses can be bigger than shops, warehouses are cheaper than shops, and delivery is more convenient than going shopping (for some goods). These ecommerce 2.0 He makes a couple of points that are relevant to my two phases of internet retail model. The first phase was to replicate high street superstores online.

A new view of ecommerce – making it more fun. Shopping as entertainment.

Lightspeed Venture Partners

We all know that internet usage is steadily shifting over to mobile. I have a guest column in Pando Daily today that talks about how ecommerce has steadily been changing from a “shopping is a chore” paradigm to a “ shopping is fun ” paradigm, and how mobile has accelerated and exacerbated this shift. I talk about how underlying this shift is a move from thinking about ecommerce conversion rate on a per visit basis to a per user basis. Ecommerce mobil

Why Comparison Shoppers Aren’t Converting for You (and How to Fix It)

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If you’re running an eCommerce or SaaS company, you absolutely must be optimizing for comparison shoppers. While the number of ways consumers are using the Internet to comparison shop are endless and unique for each person, there are three core methods to consider… Review sites.

My Top 10 Methods To Make Money Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The following article details my personal top 10 methods to make money from the Internet. In Brisbane where I live, before the Internet there was a newspaper called the Trading Post that was published every two weeks. Eventually the Internet came along and the Trading Post no longer commanded the secondhand market like it once did (though it did successfully transition online). The Internet is a fantastic place to market your services for free.

The Accel 5 Mantras of Ecommerce in Turkey

Cracking the Code

There is a lot to like in this country with a large and fast growing internet market still very underpenetrated: Strong macroeconomic trends with a 2011 GDP growth of 8.1% Being invited to speak at the conference, I decided to present some of the things that Accel learned after speaking to dozens of internet and ecommerce companies in the region. Think “differentiation” eCommerce is not a cheap journey: be prepared!

When ice.com – a Top 500 Internet Retailer – Uses Mentors, You Should Too

Up and Running

an ecommerce company headed by CEO Brandon Proctor. An incubator or a coworking space – this is especially helpful if you’re an internet startup business. “I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine.

10 Google Analytics Reports That Tell You Where Your Site is Leaking Money

ConversionXL

If you run an eCommerce site, the funnel steps might be something like this: Home. Internet Explorer 11.0 Blog eCommerce Resources SaaS Resources Analytics google analytics Your website is leaking money. Everybody’s is.

Social Commerce: What It Is, What It Isn’t and Why You Should Care

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Twitter has teamed up with a number of eCommerce partners to make it all possible (and seamless). But eCommerce? Is social commerce about to dwarf traditional eCommerce? by about 10%, according to the latest Internet Retail Social Media 500 Report.

11 Things That Work More Often Than Not in A/B Tests

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As David Bell said , “The phrase “free shipping” is like a siren song to many who shop on the Internet.”. Blog A/B Testing Conversion Optimization mobile ecommerceWhile there are no universal rules in conversion optimization, there are some things that tend to work more often than not.

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11 Things That Work More Often Than Not in A/B Tests

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As David Bell said , “The phrase “free shipping” is like a siren song to many who shop on the Internet.”. Blog A/B Testing Conversion Optimization mobile ecommerceWhile there are no universal rules in conversion optimization, there are some things that tend to work more often than not.

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Does the enterprise matter?

deal architect

I love Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. This year though it struck me that over 95% of her 355 slides focused on consumer world – digital advertising, ecommerce, ride-sharing, gaming.

Product discovery is not solved online

The Equity Kicker

Reflecting on his Christmas Shopping Benedict Evans posted this tweet yesterday: The Internet allows retail-as-logistics to scale to every back road in the country. Ecommerce Startup general interest

6 Conversion Rate Optimization Case Studies With Surprising Results

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Target audience has slower internet connection, videos might not work for them. Facebook Login Reduces eCommerce Sales. Especially on eCommerce, as afterall 84% of online shoppers use at least one social media site.

Website Redesign for Higher Conversions? Tread Lightly

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And – an 8% drop would never happen at smart internet businesses such as Amazon, because they would have spotted it at 1% or less, abd rolled back to a better-performing version. Your conversion rate is not what it could be – and you know you need to do something about it.

9 Things You Should Know About Social Login & CRO

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The world – and internet technology in particular – is evolving so quickly your competition will overtake you and win the race if you don’t stay at the cutting edge. Blog eCommerce Resources User Experience

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How To Make Mobile Convert: The Most Common Mobile Store Mistakes

ConversionXL

If there’s a consensus about anything in the fast-changing mobile market, it’s the idea that mobile eCommerce conversions are lower than they are on personal computers. Not only that but mobile traffic is now 18 times the size of the entire internet traffic from 2000.