Andy Dunn’s survival tips for the ecommerce retailer

Published July 15, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Ecommerce

Ecommerce retail is a jungle. Founding a company can really suck. And it sucks even more if you’re an ecommerce retailer. CEO of Bonobos Andy Dunn wrote last year that if you’re competing with Amazon in the low-cost selling of third-party brands, you will lose, and the best thing that will happen to you is an acquisition.  [...]

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50 Ecommerce Founders You Should Follow on Twitter

Published June 25, 2014 by Visakan Veerasamy+ in Ecommerce / Interesting Information / Social Media

Social media isn’t just about broadcasting– I’d argue that it’s best used as a tool for listening, for learning and understanding people, relationships and industries. And one of the best ways to learn about an industry is to listen to the people who are in the midst of it, doing the dirty work. Anybody working [...]

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10 Successful Ecommerce Founders, 21 Great Interviews, A Whole Lotta Wisdom

Published June 13, 2014 by Visakan Veerasamy+ in Ecommerce / Interesting Information / Interviews

If you’re going to get involved with ecommerce (or you already are!), one of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn from the experiences of those who have already walked the path ahead of you. Here’s a list of great interviews I’ve found while researching ecommerce in general: 1: Andy Dunn, [...]

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5 Cutting-edge Products that are Changing Lives through Tech Innovation

Published June 12, 2014 by Samuel Hum+ in Awesome Brands / Ecommerce
5 Tech-augmented Products that are Bringing the Future to the PresentFI

What do bicycle locks, dress shirts, and prescription bottles have to do with each other? Answer: These are simple low-tech products that many of us use everyday. Answer 2: They are also products that have been ‘upgraded’ with the help of technology. This has helped to push them far beyond what was previously possible, and provide even [...]

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The Economic Case For More Women In Venture Capital

Published May 27, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Ecommerce / Interesting Information / Op-Ed

Kirsten Green is an exceptional venture capitalist with a remarkable track record. Not only has she scored in deals like Birchbox, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, she’s also managed to pass on lemons like Fab and ShoeDazzle (according to author Sarah Lacy!). Andy Dunn, CEO of Bonobos, describes her as an investor with unique intuition – [...]

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Amazon continues to change the ecommerce game

Published May 5, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Ecommerce

Amazon continues to establish itself as ecommerce’s ‘blue whale’. It’s expanding its same-day delivery service to San Francisco and Dallas (the service is already available in ten major cities). On top of that, within the last six months, the behemoth has: Sunday Deliveries: Tied up with UPS to offer Sunday deliveries to Prime members. Made pacts with rivals: [...]

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Ecommerce Predictions in Social Media for 2014

Published April 30, 2014 by Samuel Hum+ in Ecommerce / Social Media
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Let’s see how some ecommerce predictions have been coming along. A popular infographic by Offerpop made five social media marketing predictions for 2014, and they are as follows: The consumer becomes the new content marketer Brands will weave a social layer over traditional advertising Marketers will connect the dots between email and social Brands will make new [...]

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5 Tips for Improving Ecommerce Revenues: The Fine Print

Published April 29, 2014 by Visakan Veerasamy+ in Ecommerce

There was a cool post on Mashable with 5 tips for improving your ecommerce revenues, and they are as follows: Blur the line between real and virtual worlds Target the right consumer with the right products Dig into data, stay on top of technology Go mobile Make customization a priority Those are all good tips, [...]

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The Revival Of Print Catalogs In Ecommerce Marketing

Published April 28, 2014 by Melissa Tsang+ in Ecommerce / Marketing

Recently Adweek and The Wall Street Journal talked about the curious persistence of the print medium, despite the rapid expansion of online retail. Retailers like Bonobos that already have a large and sophisticated online presence continue to mail out catalogs. The print catalog has not only survived, but is experiencing a revival. Retailers that started online [...]

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The Global Ecommerce Expansion

Published April 22, 2014 by Visakan Veerasamy+ in Ecommerce

Ecommerce is booming both in and out of the US. It’s pretty incredible stuff, and it feels like nothing in the media so far has properly captured the raw magnitude of it. put together an infographic about it. Business Insider wrote about it, too. And so did eMarketer. Lots of numbers, all of them going up. Here’s [...]

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