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Asia Accounts for Over 50% of All Internet Users Worldwide

Asia now accounts for more than half of the global internet users. Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that during the first quarter of 2020, the continent accounted for 2.3 billion users representing about 50.3% of the global users. From the data, Europe has the second-highest number of internet users at 15.9% which represents 727 million users. On the other hand, Africa has 522 million internet users representing 11.5% of the global tally. With 453 million users, Latin America and the Caribbean region comes…

ZON, the Region’s First Fully Decentralized Mobile E-commerce Platform, Closes UAE’s Largest Ever Seed Funding Round

ASA Ventures and a consortium of private investors have committed US$8 million to ZON, the first fully decentralized mobile e-commerce platform with over 32,000 sellers in its network ZON, the region's first fully decentralized mobile-only e-commerce network, has closed its seed funding round at an unprecedented US$8 million, making it the largest recorded single seed round in the UAE. The seed round was led by ASA Ventures and a consortium of private investors looking to support the disruption of the e-commerce sector in…

ZON, the Region’s First Fully Decentralized Mobile E-commerce Platform, Closes UAE’s Largest Ever Seed Funding Round

- ASA Ventures and a consortium of private investors have committed US$8 million to ZON, the first fully decentralized mobile e-commerce platform with over 32,000 sellers in its network - Set for launch in the second quarter of 2020, ZON is targeting more than 9.5 million smartphone users in the country - The platform's technology enables real time demand-supply matching to offer lowest price per item, faster order fulfillment, and pre-purchase stock validation ZON, the region's first fully decentralized mobile-only…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Huble Digital, Aparavi, Arkose Labs, MarqVision, Broadvoice, Nutanix, and Uberflip. Hubspot Solutions Partners The B2B Marketing Lab and Mpull Join Forces to Form Huble Digital Huble Digital has launched as a result of the merger of HubSpot Elite Solutions Partner, The B2B Marketing Lab, and HubSpot Diamond Solutions Partner, MPULL, two of the largest HubSpot Software Solutions…

i95Dev Adds Magento QuickBooks Connector to Its Product Portfolio

i95Dev announces the release of its new connector for Magento e-commerce and QuickBooks Online accounting systems i95Dev announces the release of its new connector for Magento e-commerce and QuickBooks Online accounting systems. i95Dev’s new Quickbooks connector is a quick and secure way to integrate Magento 2 (an Adobe product) with QuickBooks Online accounting system by Intuit. The connector enables merchants to make smarter business decisions by ensuring accurate and consistent data across both the systems, giving…

MarqVision Launches a Vision AI Solution to Save Operational Costs of E-Commerce Companies

Harvard-Incubated Startup Introduces an AI-Enhanced Video Verification System for Online Retailers MarqVision, an AI-based SaaS company, recently launched its video verification solution, MARQ, that helps online retailers reduce operational costs arising from false customer complaints. This launch is the company's first public step towards fulfilling its mission of modernizing companies' physical operations with vision-based artificial intelligence. Marketing Technology News: IDTechEx Research on Virtual Reality: To Be…

SPINS And Mercato Join Forces To Launch Largest Attribute-Powered Online Grocery E-Commerce Solution In The U.S.

SPINS, a leading wellness-focused data and technology provider in the U.S., partners with Mercato, the complete online grocery e-commerce fulfillment platform for independently owned grocery and specialty food stores, to launch the largest product attribute-powered online grocery e-commerce solution for independently owned grocery and specialty food stores. This partnership arms retailers and brands with the new capability to respond to the consumer-driven world by marrying SPINS' Product Intelligence Data and attributes…

How Retailers Can Leverage Food Quality and Traceability to Beat Amazon

More than 2.5 million food businesses use Amazon.com for product distribution, yet the retail empire, worth an estimated $900 billion, struggles to police a major problem: food product quality standards and regulatory adherence. In a recent report on Amazon’s spoiled food challenges, CNBC found that a disturbing number of Amazon’s top food sellers had at least five customer complaints regarding expired goods. While Amazon insists it’s a transaction-only platform intended to connect buyers and sellers around the world, this…

iQIYI Launches Qiyu 2pro VR Somatosensory Game Console

An Ultra-HD 3D Gaming Experience With Inside-Out 6DoF Game Technology iQIYI, Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, launched the presales for its Qiyu 2Pro VR somatosensory game console on e-commerce platforms. iQIYI aims to provide users with an immersive gaming experience by having applied interactive 6DoF technology to the Console. The Qiyu VR 2Pro will sell for a presale price of RMB 3899 and for an official price of RMB 3999 starting April 9th.…

FoodMaven Embraces E-Commerce To Slash Food Waste

Colorado sustainability pioneer partners with OroCommerce to connect chefs and farmers across the United States Logistics innovator FoodMaven has won plaudits — and millions of dollars in investments — by helping Colorado chefs buy high-quality local food at low prices. Now the company is expanding its mission to reduce food waste with a major overhaul of its e-commerce system, in partnership with No.1 B2B eCommerce platform OroCommerce. At least 40% of food produced in the US is wasted due to supply chain…

ShootProof Names Stephen Marshall as Chief Executive Officer

SaaS and technology veteran will drive company’s continued growth and lead ShootProof into next stage of global expansion and scale ShootProof, a global leader in software, e-commerce, education, and productivity solutions for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the appointment of Stephen Marshall as Chief Executive Officer. Marshall brings over two decades of proven executive leadership in high-growth technology and SaaS companies. Previously Marshall was a Founding Partner at Deep Fractal,…

ChannelAdvisor Expands Support for Brands and Retailers on Amazon in the Netherlands

ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, announced support for Amazon.nl, coinciding with Amazon's launch in the Netherlands. ChannelAdvisor's support for Amazon.nl allows merchants with a European unified account the ability to list and sell their products directly to consumers on Amazon's new Dutch marketplace.1 With 85% of the Netherlands' population shopping online in an e-commerce market worth an estimated €23.7…

Understanding Online Buyer Behavior without Using Third-Party Cookies

As the need for protecting privacy on e-commerce sites intensifies, Fanplayr’s approach provides insight without compromising the personal data of online shoppers With Google’s recent announcement that advertising cookies will be restricted, and eventually eliminated, many businesses are now wondering how they will be able to track buyer behavior. However, Fanplayr, the leader in targeted, real-time e-commerce conversion solutions, understands that third-party cookies aren’t necessary to understand the site metrics that…

How Affiliate Marketing Is Shaping E-Commerce

Who does not like a recommendation when it comes to a purchase decision? And if that comes from a trusted source, it does help to sweeten the buy. At the core, Affiliate Marketing is the e-commerce version of product promotion through an online influencer/marketer and has helped many a brand to connect with audiences, who they would otherwise not reach. In the context of the brand’s digital strategy, the impact of affiliate marketing has led to a flourishing e-commerce sector especially in the Asia Pacific region – which…

Simpli.fi Launches Online Attribution for OTT/CTV Advertising

New Capability Enables Advertisers to Measure Online Conversions From OTT/CTV Ads Shown on Televisions and Other Devices Simpli.fi, the leading programmatic platform for addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising, announced that the company has once again bolstered its OTT/CTV advertising offering with the launch of its new online attribution capability. Advertisers working with Simpli.fi can now directly attribute online browser-based conversions to their OTT/CTV advertising campaigns, including those ads that are served…

LoopMe Launches New Shoppable Creative To Shorten The Path To Purchase

Enhances customer experience for consumers; gives brands better insights into the shopper journey LoopMe, an outcomes-based video platform, announced new shoppable creative capabilities that shortens the path to purchase and provides brands deeper insights into the shopper journey. The new ad unit allows items to be added to the cart directly within the ad creative, closing the loop for brand marketers on ad performance driving purchases. Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Taps Oracle Cloud Vetaran Prakash…

Alibaba Cloud Supports Retailers with E-commerce Solutions to Fight Against Coronavirus Impact

 Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is to deliver a series of e-commerce solutions to businesses that are adversely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. These tailored solutions will enable retailers to launch a B2C e-commerce platform as quickly as within five days. The Alibaba Cloud e-commerce solutions provide a set of plug-and-play Alibaba Cloud products and solutions in the computing, databases, multimedia and video livestreaming, collaboration, and security and data analytics to help…

OneDash Launches Innovative Personal Shopping Messenger App

OneDash takes aim at tackling e-commerce cart abandonment by delivering personalized shopping experiences OneDash, an e-commerce marketing technology startup today announced that it has launched a groundbreaking chat-to-checkout service. OneDash’s new messaging platform allows online shoppers to perform direct, in-app, add-to-cart functions, with the option to check out in the very same chat. This new capability eliminates the need to exit a chat session in order to complete a purchase. The announcement took place today at …

SUMO Heavy Announces New Hires and Appointments to Meet Business Growth

Driven by increased demand in its e-commerce consulting services, SUMO Heavy bolsters its leadership team and welcomes new staff SUMO Heavy Industries, a Philadephia-based digital commerce consulting firm, announced the expansion of its Old City headquarters with new hires and appointments across its technology, client strategy, and marketing teams. To keep up with demand as e-commerce continues to transform the retail landscape, SUMO Heavy added several new team members, most of whom will be based in the Philly office.…

MarTech Interview with Ben Hindman, Co-Founder and CEO at Splash

"When you build assets and a marketing database that are yours, the sites you publish become much more valuable and the people you reach become much more targeted and engaged." Hi Ben. Tell us about your role at Splash and the team/technology you handle. Splash is the Event Marketing platform that’s powering scaled event programs. We know there’s a growing group of people inside an organization focused on connecting in-person with prospects and customers because the data shows that in-person event experiences drive…