Facebook makes it easier for businesses and consumers to communicate with each other via Messenger.
Instagram’s increasing user base continues to attract brands seeking effective for social commerce platforms.
There’s no doubt about it. This year has been big for retail — big on change, innovation and some surprises along the way. EMV changed the payments game in the U.S. Consumers flocked to online and mobile commerce, robots rose in food and consumer goods, and brick-and-mortar stayed relevant with retail experimentation — pop–ups, flash sales, store-in-store and showrooms.
As 2016 draws to a close, Ecommerce Europe can look back on a successful and busy year, in which its lobbying- and advocacy efforts have been expanded even further. We have been active in our core mission of working to break down barriers to e-commerce at the local, national and cross-border level.
India’s most valued internet company has been devalued—yet again. In one of the most drastic markdowns for Flipkart so far, one of its investors, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley, slashed the Bengaluru-based e-commerce major’s value to just $5.54 billion (Rs38,030 crore). At its peak in May 2015, Flipkart was valued at $15.5 billion.