JUN 30, 2019
NOV 25, 2019
Other countries, especially India, will begin to add to this user base. Throughout our forecast period, China’s share of global proximity mobile payment users will remain dominant, though it will fall to 54.6% in 2023.
MAY 21, 2021
Google Pay has offered customers proximity payments, P2P, and ecommerce through several rebrands that have made it a more cohesive service—in addition to integrations with its leading email client and browser.
OCT 28, 2020
JUL 23, 2019
Twenty-year-old Chinese ecommerce giant The Alibaba Group is making moves to grow its US B2B business, allowing US-based small and medium-sized sellers to list goods on its B2B marketplace, Alibaba.com.
JUL 19, 2021
Xiaomi, now the second-largest global smartphone vendor by shipments, last month unveiled its flagship Redmi Note 10 in India starting around $161, but quickly hiked the price to $174. Chip supply constraints aren’t affecting all the smartphone makers, however.
SEP 23, 2019
AUG 7, 2019
For our recent report, “Marketplaces 2019: B2B Ecommerce Strategies for Amazon, Alibaba and Others,” we analyzed the top three B2B marketplaces in the US—Amazon Business, Alibaba and Thomas—along with an overview of what makes their platforms work for buyers and sellers. We define a B2B marketplace as an ecommerce platform that lets third-parties sell directly to customers.
DEC 24, 2020
While other media conglomerates are also restructuring their businesses to focus more on streaming, Disney’s pivot is particularly consequential because it operates numerous streamers including Hulu, ESPN+, and its upcoming Star service, named after the India-based media company that Disney acquired. This move will further solidify Disney as a streaming leader alongside stalwarts Netflix and Amazon.
MAY 27, 2021
This report summarizes our forecasts for nine countries—the US, Canada, France, Germany, the UK, China, India, Japan, and South Korea—and offers comparative analyses of the major time spent numbers for each.
JUL 21, 2021
Instagram has been steadily adding shopping features for creators; for instance, it’s testing a native affiliate tool that lets creators find and promote products that are available for purchase directly within the Instagram app. The tool would also provide them with more ways to set up shops for their own merchandise.
OCT 21, 2020
But it’s also because of WhatsApp’s investments into the country, including payments and ecommerce through its partnership with JioMart, as well as India’s fast-growing smartphone user base. Aside from Indonesia, the rest of the countries we track in Asia-Pacific will see minimal monthly user growth this year.
OCT 24, 2019
Mobile payment users are falling into two usage patterns for these: Mobile payment users prefer Alipay for online shopping, while WeChat Pay is generally used in physical retail transactions. Given Alibaba’s dominance in ecommerce, it makes sense that Alipay becomes the default option when buying from Alibaba.
MAR 11, 2021
India, in particular, will likely continue to be a key growth priority for Instagram this year as TikTok remains banned in the country. TikTok is still banned by the government of India, creating a sizable opportunity for Instagram and its new Reels format to fill the gap.
OCT 7, 2020
SEP 13, 2021
Even India will experience a decline in 2021, after posting the strongest growth worldwide last year.
JAN 12, 2021
For example, Future Generali India Life Insurance saw a 30% reduction in man-hours saved thanks to its chatbot application to its front office. Chatbots can also help insurers better retain customers by providing a more seamless digital experience: 67% of US homeowners insurance customers outlined customer service as the principal driver of policyholder loyalty, per a recent J.D. Power survey.
JUN 17, 2020
MAR 15, 2021
Spotlight doesn’t currently offer any embedded shopping features. Brands that are part of Snapchat’s Brand Profile beta program can build a store that lives in the profile, Snap said. Creators can also connect their own stores natively to their public profile page. YouTube Shorts. Our Take: After launching in beta in India last year, YouTube began testing its short-video format in the US in March.
SEP 29, 2020
Data from Rakuten Intelligence indicates that Amazon’s US ecommerce market share climbed to 40.4% in June, up from 35.7% in April and 37.0% in May, suggesting that perhaps the bump in apparel sales played a role.
APR 29, 2021
There is no global triopoly, but ecommerce is collectively challenging Google and Facebook. Google will claim 28.6% of the worldwide digital ad market this year, and Facebook will take 23.7%. The ecommerce heavyweights combined (Alibaba, Amazon, and JD.com) will take 15.9%. Read Next.
JUL 15, 2019
Global trends shifting shopping, including omnichannel selling, the rise of “New Retail,” cross-border ecommerce, social commerce, and top ecommerce players like Amazon and Alibaba and why marketplaces are dominating worldwide.
SEP 11, 2019
Originally launched as a messaging app, it now supports a range of activities from shopping to ride-hailing to video viewing. According to mobile data analytics firm Jiguang (Aurora Mobile), messaging apps like WeChat accounted for the most time spent per day on mobile apps in Q2 2019, at 30.6%.
JAN 28, 2020
JUL 11, 2019
Amazon Prime Day has emerged as a massive midsummer shopping event that drives incremental shopping at Amazon and competing retailers while serving as the unofficial lead-in to the back-to-school shopping season.