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Indian E-Commerce Giant Snapdeal Buys Bill Payment Service FreeCharge

Snapdeal, the SoftBank- and eBay-backed online commerce company in India, has completed what it called “one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of the internet industry in India” after it announced the acquisition of online transaction service FreeCharge.<p>The companies are not disclosing a …

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Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its “E-Gifting” Checkout Service For Online Retailers

Loop Commerce, a company that has developed an alternative checkout technology for e-commerce sites that allows customers to more easily buy gifts for friends without having to worry with product details like size or color – or even recipients’ shipping addresses – is today announcing an additional …

Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in Ecommerce

You might remember Steve Case. He was CEO of America Online and became a billionaire by selling subscription Internet access.<p>Now, Case, 55, has come …

Shopping Cart Throw-down: Which Ecommerce Platform Reigns Supreme?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce is big business. In 2014, there were 12 to 15 million online stores, with more than 650,000 of those generating over $1,000 in annual sales. Many have found success selling goods through the giant marketplaces like Amazon and …

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How To Improve Your Ecommerce Conversions: 6 Key Elements

In 2016 retail ecommerce sales in the US will total just under $400 billion. By 2020 that number is predicted to grow to as high as nearly $700 billion. To date in 2016 the average US ecommerce conversion rate across all devices is 2.76% But regardless of whether your ecommerce website falls above …

Thwarting online retail hackers

It is hard to feel sorry for websites. But if you think about them as being a bit like shop owners, it is worth considering that 63 per cent of …

Facebook brings Messenger payments to France and the U.K.

Facebook Messenger extended its peer-to-peer payment system to millions of users by making payments possible in Euros and British pounds in France and the United Kingdom respectively. This is the first time P2P payment is being made available to Facebook Messenger users outside the U.S. since being …

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