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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Study says Social Commerce pays off

Via the excellent Exciting Commerce blog:

nfortunately there are still too few scientific studies on networking effects in e-commerce. Understandable though, due to limited opportunities to make direct comparisons.

All the more exciting that a new study has been released (PDF) from France and the US with the title “Deriving Value from Social Commerce Networks”, whose results have been recently published in the Journal of Marketing Research. The study examines what happens when merchants begin to network with each other."

Download the study here.

Read the whole article at Exciting Commerce here.

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