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Amazon's Q2 2014 results from a seller's perspective - Amazon Strategies

Amazon's Q2 2014 results from a seller's perspective - Amazon Strategies | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Deep dive into Amazon's Q2 results from a seller's perspective. Yesterday, Thursday, July 24, 2014 Amazon announced their Q2 2014 results. The results were mixed and Wall St. spent a lot of time digging into Amazon's big investment areas where they are incurring loses such as video licensing (Amazon Prime Video content) and AWS (Amazon lowered prices and is investing in a lot of hardware). Q2 Highlights There was a lot to process in the Q2 results, here are the key points that we think sellers should focus on: Acceleration - EGM (Electronics and General Merchandise) accelerated in NA (second...
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The Mobile Moments Of Opportunity (Or Why Mobile Wallets Haven't Caught On)

The Mobile Moments Of Opportunity (Or Why Mobile Wallets Haven't Caught On) | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Making the payment is not the part of the customer experience that consumers want a digital wallet (whatever that might be) to improve. The mobile moments of opportunity--to improve the customer ex...
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FORECAST: A Quarter Of Consumers' Payment Card Transactions Will Be Card-Not-Present By 2018

FORECAST: A Quarter Of Consumers' Payment Card Transactions Will Be Card-Not-Present By 2018 | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Card-not-present transactions will rise from 17% last year to 25% in 2018.
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Is Yelp + Amazon The Mobile Commerce Game Changer? | PYMNTS.com

Is Yelp + Amazon The Mobile Commerce Game Changer? | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter made news last week when each introduced payment options. But MPD CEO Karen Webster says that the real player to watch is Yelp. She was
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Are the Best Days over for Digital Wallets? | PYMNTS.com

Are the Best Days over for Digital Wallets? | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The slow path to digital wallets ignition has caused some in the business to say that they’re all but dead and more or less the payments equivalent of the E
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eBay Strategies: June 2014 ChannelAdvisor Same Store Sales (SSS) for eBay, Amazon, Search, CSE and other e-commerce channels

eBay Strategies: June 2014 ChannelAdvisor Same Store Sales (SSS) for eBay, Amazon, Search, CSE and other e-commerce channels | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Note: This is a monthly feature published by ChannelAdvisor highlighting the Same Store Sales (SSS) across our wide range of thousands of retailers and billions in GMV. Details on the SSS including background, methodology, disclaimers and the 2014 schedule can...
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The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Revolutionizing Consumer Behavior — Here's How

The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Revolutionizing Consumer Behavior — Here's How | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
It's not a bubble or a short-term trend.
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Mobile Commerce Technology - How Apple’s iOS 8 will change online shopping - Internet Retailer

Mobile Commerce Technology - How Apple’s iOS 8 will change online shopping - Internet Retailer | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - Mobile Commerce/Mobile Commerce Technology - How Apple’s iOS 8 will change online shopping
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How ACH works: A developer perspective - Part 3

How ACH works: A developer perspective - Part 3 | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
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20 percent of products bought from Walmart.com are shipped from Walmart stores

20 percent of products bought from Walmart.com are shipped from Walmart stores | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The retail giant says the distinction between online and brick-and-mortar inventory may one day disappear completely.
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Why the payment card system works the way it does - and why Bitcoin isn’t going to replace it any time soon

Why the payment card system works the way it does - and why Bitcoin isn’t going to replace it any time soon | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The Payment Card Industry’s weird business model is a work of genius Regular readers will know that I am extremely optimistic about the long-term potential of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology ...
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Mobile Opportunity: The Real Meaning of the Fire Phone

Mobile Opportunity: The Real Meaning of the Fire Phone | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
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Patent trolls' favorite target? Not tech. Retail.

Patent trolls' favorite target? Not tech. Retail. | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Patent trolls have trained their sights on the retail industry, now the biggest target of patent litigation. It's becoming a costly problem.
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eBay Strategies: eBay's Q2 2014 Results - A Seller-Oriented Deep Dive

eBay Strategies: eBay's Q2 2014 Results - A Seller-Oriented Deep Dive | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, eBay announced their Q2 2014 results. The results were largely mixed at a corporate level: Overall Revenue - Met expectations coming in at $4.36b, in-line with expectations. Payments - PayPal did very well and is growing...
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These Are The Simple Fixes That Could Help Online Retailers Recover A Lot More Lost Sales

These Are The Simple Fixes That Could Help Online Retailers Recover A Lot More Lost Sales | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
More than $2 trillion in abandoned shopping cart volume is potentially recoverable.
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Mobile Wallet: It’s not about the Payments

Mobile Wallet: It’s not about the Payments | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Since 2011 the team here at Marketing Sciences have been monitoring consumer sentiment towards digital wallets. In this year’s study we also look at features
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Does The US Really Trail The Rest Of The World In Payments Innovation? | PYMNTS.com

Does The US Really Trail The Rest Of The World In Payments Innovation? | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Financial Times columnist John Gapper got a check for a dollar in the mail which prompted him to write a piece that more or less portrayed the US as being total
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Facebook Explains Why It Wants to Be a Retail Store | Business | WIRED

Facebook Explains Why It Wants to Be a Retail Store | Business | WIRED | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
There’s a new internet retailer on the world’s smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s called Facebook. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and company started testing a “Buy” button inside the News Feed posts and ads that turn up on the world’s most popular social network, letting users instantly pay for goods and services from other merchants without…
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Chinese regulators keep foreign credit card issuers on tight leash

Chinese regulators keep foreign credit card issuers on tight leash | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
International credit card companies face obstacles on the mainland as regulators uphold restrictions on overseas firms
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Walmart to Go? Retailer is looking to grow by embracing smaller stores

Walmart to Go? Retailer is looking to grow by embracing smaller stores | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The retail giant is trying to embrace new business models as its superstores fall out of favor.
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Deconstructing E-Commerce Search: The 12 Query Types - Articles - Baymard Institute

Deconstructing E-Commerce Search: The 12 Query Types - Articles - Baymard Institute | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
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Immigrants From Latin America and Africa Squeezed as Banks Curtail International Money Transfers

Immigrants From Latin America and Africa Squeezed as Banks Curtail International Money Transfers | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Under regulatory pressure, many banks are ending or limiting money transfers, most likely meaning higher costs for immigrants sending money home.
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MCX – Now I Get It! — Payments Views from Glenbrook Partners

MCX – Now I Get It! — Payments Views from Glenbrook Partners | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
In various venues — our Payments Bootcamp, our private client sessions or our merchant group meetings — we have talked a lot about MCX, the Merchant Customer Exchange initiative, created by a number of the largest US retailers to establish
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Verizon Launches CDN Geared Specifically for E-Commerce | Data Center Knowledge

Verizon Launches CDN Geared Specifically for E-Commerce | Data Center Knowledge | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Solution builds on technology gained through EdgeCast acquisition; CDN PoPs added in 20 cities worldwide Read More
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How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
"I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter," reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya's dominant mobile-money provider. M-Pesa, which allows Kenyans to send each other money via a simple text message, is invariably cited when Western scribes wax enthusiastic about the miracle...
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