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BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 17, 2014

35% of U.S. online shoppers won't browse or buy from Alibaba

It looks as if Alibaba will need to do a lot to overcome its lack of name recognition in the U.S. as well as persuading consumers that purchasing from a Chinese ecommerce company is safe and reliable.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 27, 2013

Top 3 global ecommerce trends for 2014

More businesses will look at global expansion in 2014, especially B2B brands. According to some new predictions from Alibaba about half of B2B brands are already selling direct in the online space and, if they plan it correctly, those B2B... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 26, 2013

Royal baby to push Brit economy up

With the Royal Birth only days away, everyone is wondering - will the baby be a boy or girl? What about the Royal Name? And some savvy retailers are already planning how to cash in on the big event.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 21, 2013

Report: Women going into business on global basis

March is Women's History Month in the US, UK and Australia; the 2013 theme is Finding Founding Mothers and new data out from Alibaba shows women are still forging through the workplace - many creating workplaces of their own. Research... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 01, 2013

Report: Why retailers need to be aware of Chinese shoppers

New data out from Alibaba underscores the importance of Chinese shoppers to retailers around the globe. Not only is the growing Chinese middle class spending larger amounts of money but they're spending that cash online.... >>

BizReport | Research archives February 20, 2013

Report: SMBs aren't ready for disaster

Natural disaster, that is. And that could be a bad thing with all the strange weather and weather patterns emerging around the globe. According to new data out from Alibaba about three-quarters of American small businesses aren't prepared for natural... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 12, 2012

Ecommerce trending up finds report

New data out from Alibaba credits the Queen's Jubilee and the little show called Downton Abbey for re-energizing global ecommerce. Not that ecommerce was lagging pre-trends, but Alibaba has noticed a surge in global searches for all things British over... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 21, 2012

Study: Women leading global entrepreneurial race

When it comes to launching a business, or expanding an existing business into the international marketplace, women are leading the pack. That, according to new data from Alibaba; the data shows 1.1 million US women are now doing business globally.... >>

BizReport | Research archives February 10, 2012

Studies show interesting trends for Valentine's gifts, thoughts

With Valentine's Day just around the corner florists, card shops and chocolatiers are gearing up for a rush. But other than the traditional gifts two new studies indicate many consumers' thoughts about the holiday - and perhaps about love, generally... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 22, 2011

Survey finds online merchants optimistic about holiday shopping

Black Friday deals are set and, in some cases, those deals are already leaking out to the consumer base. But Black Friday is only one day in the 5-week marathon that makes up the holiday shopping season. A new survey... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 10, 2011

Spirit of invention strong, globally speaking

After a global decline in 2009, it seems that inventors are back on their game - and looking for new territory. According to new data from Alibaba, US and global patent registration was up for 2010 and is showing increases... >>