Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Follow me on twitter: @michaelslevy

Well, work and twitter finally got the best of me: it turns out I'm now tweeting instead of blogging... Follow me at @michaelslevy to keep up with the latest social commerce, e-commerce trends and news, curated by your truly :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two Cool Infographics About The Internet

(This is my longest blog post ever pixel-wise...)

Monday, August 2, 2010

A few stats about runaway success

According to its CEO Andrew Mason, straight from the TechCrunch CrunchUp (wow):

  • 50% gross margin
  • Launched in November 2008
  • A year ago today, active in 5-6 cities
  • Now running in 170 cities in 22 countries
  • Over 1,000 employees now
  • About 12 million people getting daily email. Adding 2 million a month
  • 97% of businesses featured want to be featured again
  • Breakage rate is probably around 10%, though Groupon doesn’t directly track it

TechCrunch Social Commerce Panel videos, feat. Groupon, LivingSocial, Payvment, gWallet, Eventbrite, Zong

TechCrunch's last Summer CrunchUp was all abour Social commerce: social currency, social savings, social coupons and social recommendations... See all about it here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Why Google is scared of Facebook

An awesome presentation on social networking by Paul Adams, UX researcher at Google:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Breaking: Woot to be acquired by Amazon

"Holy crap! Woot has signed an agreement with Amazon - yes, the Amazon - to become an independent subsidiary of the ecommerce colossus. Woot HQ will remain in Carrollton, Texas, and will operate as autonomously as other Amazon companies like Zappos and Audible.

Visit the blog for our usual snarky commentary and tell us what you think.
- Woot"

Monday, June 28, 2010

PIXmania targets EUR1.5b revenues in 2014

PIXmania's turnover is up 15% to 897 million euros, and its net profit is up 40% ... The group intends to diversify even more, engage in online travel and expand its network of stores.

Also, the group's e-commerce outsourcing services, e-merchant, reached EUR35m revenues in the last fiscal year.

Original article in French

Google translation

Monday, June 21, 2010

How the World Spends Its Time Online

Monday, May 24, 2010

Awesome Video from Jeff Bezos about Amazon and Zappos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks openly about Amazon and Zappos...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

GSI Commerce Q1 2010 results

From Internet Retailer:

GSI Commerce first quarter sales rise nearly 39%

E-commerce technology provider GSI Commerce reported today sales of $272.6 million for its fiscal first quarter ended April 3, up 38.7% compared to $196.5 million for the same period a year earlier.

For the first quarter, GSI reported:

Income from operations of $17.4 million, up 87.1% from $9.3 million.
Net loss of $8.1 million, compared to a net loss of $12.1 million.

"The year got off to a strong start for GSI with better than expected top and bottom line results in the first quarter,” says Michael G. Rubin, chairman and CEO of GSI. “The key drivers to the upside were strong comparable-store e-commerce trends and continued momentum in marketing services.”

GSI offered the following guidance for fiscal year 2010:

- Revenue of $1.3 billion, which would represent 30% growth from 2009 revenue of $1.0 billion
- Income from operations of $15.6 million
- Net income of $135.0 million.

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