1. Amazon is finally opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York.

They said it won’t happened unless they know how to do it better, so apparently they found a way. This e-commerce global giants follows a few other companies like JustFab Inc., SwimSpot and Bonobos and decided to open their first offline store.

Source: http://www.crm-daily.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0330032U9NJX

2. Russia is getting big with e-commerce.

It probably wasn’t a first choice for e-trade companies, but now Russia becomes more important at online retail market. B2C e-commerce sales grew 19% last year and by 2018 it might reach 30 bilion euros.

Source: http://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-russia-to-near-30-billion-euros-by-2018/

3. That’s the slowest e-commerce sales rate since 2010.

According to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index e-commerce grew only 7% in September. It’s also not a good time for mobile commerce. It grew 29% when the previous rate was 36%.

Source: http://internetretailing.net/2014/10/online-sales-up-by-just-7-in-septembers-warm-spell/

4. E-commerce guide from IMRG to support international online merchants.

In cooperation with Norbert Dentre, that provides a service of e-fulfillment logistics IMRG prepared a guide to help e-commerce companies enter one of the top European online markets. UK Cross-Border Trading Passport will be developed with guides for other countries too.

Source: http://ecommercenews.eu/imrg-launches-guide-to-support-cross-border-e-retailers/

5. Google vs. Amazon – shopping service challenge.

Shopping Express is trying to beat Amazon Prime in prices and the range. So far Google is cheaper and because it’s not a retailer it has partners (16 more in a last few months) such as: Nine West, Barnes & Noble and Pet Smart.

Source: http://www.geekwire.com/2014/google-undercuts-amazon-prime-fees-charging-95-year-day-delivery/

Bogusia Prusik

PR&Marketing Specialist at Divante eCommerce Software House. Believes in no 'Can’t Dos’ in work and life. Obsessed with new marketing techniques.

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