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Exit from Chinese online store costs Asos £10m

Exit from Chinese online store costs Asos £10m | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Web-based fashion retailer pulls plug on Chinese division after failing to win over country’s shoppers since launch in 2013
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Domino’s Cooks Up Sales by Taking Pizza Mobile

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Wild, Chief Executive Officer at Domino’s Pizza Group, talks with Caroline Hyde about the big boost to business from thei
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Why Some Luxury Brands Still Don't Sell Online

Why Some Luxury Brands Still Don't Sell Online | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it

You can't buy clothes from Chanel or Céline online, but it's not just because they're being snobby.

Chanel has given canned answers to this question a couple of times. “Fashion is about clothing, and clothing you need to see, to feel, to understand,” Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of global fashion, told Bloomberg last January, adding that the company's digital initiatives are designed “more to bring the customers to the boutique.”

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Analysis: Who is etailer Missguided?

Analysis: Who is etailer Missguided? | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
As Missguided reveals its overseas growth plan, Retail Week takes a closer look at the fast-growing fashion site.
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Alibaba profits triple as mobile sales soar - BBC News

Alibaba profits triple as mobile sales soar - BBC News | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
The world's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba reports a 193% jump in annual profits as sales on mobile devices jump.
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Supply Chain Moves Centre Stage - InternetRetailing

Supply Chain Moves Centre Stage - InternetRetailing | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
SUPPLY CHAIN IS CENTRAL TO MULTICHANNEL SUCCESS WITH A NEED FOR REAL-TIME INVENTORY VISIBILITY, FLEXIBLE FULFILMENT OPTIONS AND NEAR-SOURCING. BUT, WRITES PENELOPE ODY, IT’S A DAUNTING PROSPECT FOR MANY. Time was when the supply chain was the Cinderella of retail departments. It was rare to find supply-chain representation at board (more…)
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Wiggle gears up global online push | News | Retail Technology

Wiggle gears up global online push | News | Retail Technology | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
International payment offering helps UK hi-tech bike and sportswear retailer achieve rate of 60% international shoppers in support of online growth
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Good example for localisation and ecommerce
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Argos becomes first UK multichannel retailer to hit £1bn in m-commerce sales

Argos becomes first UK multichannel retailer to hit £1bn in m-commerce sales | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Argos has laid claim to being the first multichannel retailer in the UK to generate £1bn of m-commerce revenue in a year.
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Click and collect: The new battleground in retail - BBC News

Click and collect: The new battleground in retail - BBC News | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
The department store chain, John Lewis, is set to open a click and collect outlet at one of London's busiest railway stations.
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Samsung launches SmartThings internet of things hub

Samsung launches SmartThings internet of things hub | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Company bets on the Hub with open protocols to securely connect to range of sensors and third-party smarthome accessories as it takes on Apple and Google
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What Uber is getting right that other startups aren’t

What Uber is getting right that other startups aren’t | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Unlike other startups, the ride-sharing app has demonstrated its focus on acquiring talent versus just raising investment money.
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Moonpig's new boss James Sturrock on battling 'boring' with continued innovation

Moonpig's new boss James Sturrock on battling 'boring' with continued innovation | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it

Moonpig’s boss James Sturrock is determined to keep innovation at the heart of the business as it celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

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Microsoft Windows hurt by PC sales slump - BBC News

Microsoft Windows hurt by PC sales slump - BBC News | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft's quarterly profit has missed analysts' estimates as a continued slump in personal computer sales hurts the company's core Windows business.
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Here you can see the reasons for Microsoft re positioning and focusing on Cloud technology and Ecommerce.
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Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing - BBC News

Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing - BBC News | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple invests $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a bigger market share than Uber in China.
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Ken Auletta: How Netflix Killed Blockbuster

The New Yorker's Ken Auletta describes how Blockbuster underestimated Netflix and the mistake that sealed the company's fate. Don't miss new Big Thin
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Xiaomi's Phones Have Conquered China. Now It's Aiming for the Rest of the World

Xiaomi's Phones Have Conquered China. Now It's Aiming for the Rest of the World | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Lei Jun runs Xiaomi, the world’s fastest-growing cell phone maker
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SWOT Analysis of Missguided (and their digital marketing strategy)

SWOT Analysis of Missguided (and their digital marketing strategy) | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Missguided SWOT Missguided are a UK based women's fashion e-tailer, currently operating within an online shopping environment which is itself enjoying a period of continuing growth. British consumers spent more money online than any other European country in 2011, topping £50billion (which is up 11% on the previous year). According to Forrester, around 28 million…
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Asos halted by Chinese puzzle as profits fall on cost of expanding

Asos halted by Chinese puzzle as profits fall on cost of expanding | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Profits drop for six months to the end of February as retailer decides halt ventures abroad after China found to be tougher than expected
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Ecommerce localisation: which retailers are doing it well? | ClickZ

Ecommerce localisation: which retailers are doing it well? | ClickZ | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Which retailers adapt to local culture, test what works according to region, and account for the fact that customer expectations may be different? Here are the
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Argos to 'redefine multichannel shopping' in transformation plan - InternetRetailing

Argos to 'redefine multichannel shopping' in transformation plan - InternetRetailing | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Argos  this week unveiled plans to “redefine multichannel convenience for a digital age”, as it put digital shopping, rather than its catalogue, at the heart of its business in a five-year transformation plan aimed at achieving sustainable growth. Shoppers will primarily buy from the Argos of the future online or (more…)
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Sports Direct see online sales hit €551 million thanks to click and collect

Sports Direct see online sales hit €551 million thanks to click and collect | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Sports Direct announced its online sales hit €551 million last year, an increase of 14.4% compared to a year before. Click & Collect helped with this growth
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Unilever’s online sales are growing at twice the rate of the global ecommerce market

Unilever’s online sales are growing at twice the rate of the global ecommerce market | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
Unilever’s online sales are outpacing the global ecommerce market, propelled by growth from the UK, Ireland and France.Th
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Good for disintermediation and retailer/supplier impacts. Link to Porter's Five Forces.
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How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight

How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
The long read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars
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Detailed but well worth your time reading to familiarise yourself with one of the best examples for ecommerce.

Key points:
The world’s largest taxi firm does not own a single vehicle, or employ a single driver - Great for liquidity
Official documents refer to Uber drivers as “customers”
Huge disruption to an existing market - taxis
Freedom and control for workers
Drivers unsure whether Uber worked for them, or they worked for Uber. “To be honest with you, it’s a difficult question,” he said. “I am my own boss … but if my rating goes down I am fired. So technically they are the bosses.”
Uber’s transformation of the global taxi industry rests on a theorem (Ubermath). It is that by adding huge volumes of riders and drivers to a given market – liquidity – taxis can become cheaper and drivers can earn more at the same time.However drivers do not always agree.
Power asymmetry between drivers and owners - strict control and monitoring. Quote: “Uber don’t see drivers as humans. I don’t care what they tell you.” Legal challenges about guaranteed pay levels and conditions.
New product developments: UberPool
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Online retailer Wiggle reports 19% revenue surge – triathlonbusiness.com

Online retailer Wiggle reports 19% revenue surge – triathlonbusiness.com | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
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Interesting second article on 'Have the best opportunities in e-commerce gone?' The most successful e-commerce and omnichannel retailers have been around for a while now – they are much harder to challenge. : http://www.essentialretail.com/essential-ecommerce/article/52f0d8c3695a8-easy-days-in-ecommerce-are-over-says-ex-wiggle-boss

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What's Disappeared From The UK High Street?

What's Disappeared From The UK High Street? | AQA AS BUSS4 E-Commerce & Technology | Scoop.it
As BHS goes into administration, we look at other familiar high street names that have disappeared over the years.
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How many of these companies have been impacted by online rivals? Disruptive force?

HMV is a particularly interesting case of recovery with the focus on Vinyl and physical product resurgence in that market. Good contrast with Spotify.
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