Tag Archives: e-commerce

Amazon wants to dominate India. But the typical Amazon playbook will not work.

New rules suggest Amazon will have to change its business practices in India.

http://recode.net/2016/04/08/new-india-ecommerce-rules-impact-amazon-india/

As sanctions lift, Western companies can meet a thriving Iranian e-commerce industry

Despite the perceptions from many outside of the country, Iranians haven’t been twiddling their thumbs, waiting idly all these years for sanctions relief. The country has long since accustomed itself to be self-sufficient, and the e-commerce industry in Iran is no exception. Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/03/as-sanctions-lift-western-companies-can-meet-a-thriving-iranian-e-commerce-industry/?ncid=rss

Indian E-commerce Platform Shopclues Claims $1.1B Valuation After New Funding, Plans IPO

Indian e-commerce company Shopclues has raised a Series E that the company claims boosts its valuation to $1.1 billion. The round was led by GIC, the Singaporean government’s sovereign wealth fund, with participation from returning investors Tiger Global and Nexus Venture Partners. Shopclues says that this is the last round of venture capital it will raise before holding an initial public offering next year.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/12/indian-e-commerce-platform-shopclues-claims-1-1b-valuation-after-new-funding-plans-ipo/

India’s Flipkart Throws Google a Bone in the Battle Between Mobile Web and Apps

The e-commerce startup launches a mobile site that’s a mobile app in disguise.

http://recode.net/2015/11/09/indias-flipkart-google-launch-chrome-mobile-website-replicate-apps/

Trim Will Find Your Subscriptions, Cancel Those You No Longer Want

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Birchbox, Spotify, HBO NOW, newspapers, box of the month clubs, meal services, and more: The rise of subscription-based commerce means consumers now pay for a number of items on a recurring basis. But even a few dollars spent here and there have a way of adding up, and eating into your household’s budget. A new startup […]

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/09/trim-will-find-and-cancel-your-subscriptions/

Bigcommerce Confirms First Acquisition

Bigcommerce announced today that it has acquired Zing, an Austin-based startup that makes checkout software and inventory management tools for brick-and-mortar businesses. Re/code first reported the deal was imminent on Sunday. Zing’s team and technology is expected to help Bigcommerce roll out new features to help merchants integrate their online shops powered by Bigcommerce with […]

http://recode.net/2015/04/28/bigcommerce-confirms-first-acquisition/