Electronic commerce http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24688/all en France calls for report on tax-dodging by multinationals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/france-calls-report-tax-dodging-multinationals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Irish</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The French government has asked for a report that will outline ways to stop multinational companies dodging taxes, a practice that indirectly stifles local companies, culture minister Aurelie Filippetti said.</p> <p>European countries have been stepping up efforts to clamp down on companies, mostly from the United States, which minimise their tax bills by channelling profit through low-tax regimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/france-calls-report-tax-dodging-multinationals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Technology Virgin Group Virgin Megastores Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:30:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732053 at http://www.globalpost.com Global ecommerce sales topped $1 tn in 2012: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/global-ecommerce-sales-topped-1-tn-2012-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global Internet retail sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012 with the United States holding the top spot but China rising fast, a market research firm said Tuesday.</p> <p>The report by eMarketer said ecommerce consumer sales grew 21.1 percent to just over $1 trillion, and are expected to grow another 18.3 percent in 2013, fueled by strong growth in Asia.</p> <p>The research firm said North America remained the top region for ecommerce in 2012 with $364 billion in sales, up 13.9 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/global-ecommerce-sales-topped-1-tn-2012-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Information technology management Marketing Technology USD AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746650 at http://www.globalpost.com NY Times making more from readers than advertising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ny-times-making-more-readers-advertising-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The New York Times Company said Thursday that its revenue from readers and subscribers overtook that of advertising for the first time in 2012, as the media group reported a boost in profits.</p> <p>The company, which is shifting focus from print to digital, said its fourth quarter profit more than tripled to $176.9 million, though most of that came from a $164 million gain on the sale of its stake in an online jobs website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/ny-times-making-more-readers-advertising-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic commerce Entertainment News media Publishing Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749427 at http://www.globalpost.com Amazon seeks relaxation of India e-commerce rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/amazon-seeks-relaxation-india-e-commerce-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US online retail giant Amazon said Tuesday it had asked New Delhi to consider relaxing a law that stops its Indian subsidiary from selling directly to customers.</p> <p>The topic was raised when Paul Misener, Amazon's global vice president, met Indian Trade Minister Anand Sharma in New Delhi.</p> <p>"We talked about it (ending the ban on direct sales to customers)," Misener said after the meeting, adding that the company is always "trying to find a better way to serve our Indian customers, both sellers and buyers".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/amazon-seeks-relaxation-india-e-commerce-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Business Electronic commerce Review websites Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753622 at http://www.globalpost.com Amazon sacks security firm in German scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/amazon-sacks-security-firm-german-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US online retail giant Amazon said on Monday it had cut ties with a security firm at the centre of allegations that foreign seasonal staff hired in Germany by Amazon were harassed and intimidated.</p> <p>An Amazon spokeswoman said it had ensured that "the criticised security service is not used any longer, effective immediately", a day after a German government minister called for a probe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/amazon-sacks-security-firm-german-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Amazon.com Business Electronic commerce Labor Law Online music stores AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758990 at http://www.globalpost.com Entertainment memorabilia gets stage at Amazon.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/entertainment-memorabilia-gets-stage-at-amazoncom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As this year's Academy Awards ceremony neared, Internet retail colossus Amazon.com launched an online shop stocked with film, music, and television show memorabilia.</p> <p>The Entertainment Collectibles Store opened its virtual doors on Tuesday at amazon.com/entertainmentcollectibles with more than 350,000 items that included outfits worn by Oscar winners and instruments played by Grammy stars.</p> <p>A brimmed biker cap once worn by film legend James Dean was offered for $25,000 while an outfit worn by actress Milla Jovovich in a "Resident Evil" film was priced at $6,200.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/entertainment-memorabilia-gets-stage-at-amazoncom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Entertainment Human Interest Memorabilia Souvenir Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:15:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760690 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany probes Amazon's pricing policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/germany-probes-amazons-pricing-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The German competition watchdog on Wednesday launched an investigation into the policy of online retailer Amazon which bans third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elswhere on the web.</p> <p>The Federal Cartel Office said in a statement that it has begun questioning thousands of third-party traders who sell their goods on Amazon's online platform.</p> <p>"Amazon's price parity clause -- which denies traders the freedom of offering a product cheaper elsewhere -- may breach general cartel rules," said office president Andreas Mundt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/germany-probes-amazons-pricing-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Anti-competitive behaviour Electronic commerce Germany Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760943 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis - Amazon's sellers unhappy about fee hikes, eye rivals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/analysis-amazons-sellers-unhappy-about-fee-hikes-eye-rivals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Barr</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A brewing conflict between Amazon.com Inc and its merchants over fee hikes could benefit rival eBay Inc, and provide an opening for Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Google Inc, which are just getting into the space.</p> <p>Amazon's online bazaar generates margins many times higher than traditional retail as the company takes a cut of every sale on its site made by a merchant, known as a third-party seller, and charges extra fees for handling logistics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/analysis-amazons-sellers-unhappy-about-fee-hikes-eye-rivals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon.com Inc Business Dot-com Electronic commerce Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786670 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington Post says paywall to start in mid-2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/washington-post-says-paywall-start-mid-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Washington Post said Monday it would start charging frequent readers for online access starting in mid-2013, with some details still to be finalized.</p> <p>The move, which had been expected, will require a paid subscription after 20 articles or multimedia features have been read per month, the Washington Post Co. said in a statement.</p> <p>The Post's homepage, section front pages and classifieds will not be limited, the statement said.</p> <p>The company said an exact launch date had not been decided, nor had the subscription price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/washington-post-says-paywall-start-mid-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Labor Law News media Paywall AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787100 at http://www.globalpost.com EBay hit as "gloves come off" over PayPal digital wallet fee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/ebay-hit-gloves-come-over-paypal-digital-wallet-fee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Barr</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc shares hit a new low for 2013 on Monday as concern mounted about the impact of a new "digital wallet" fee on the company's PayPal business.</p> <p>MasterCard Inc, one of the largest payment networks, said earlier this year that it plans a new fee for digital wallet operators like PayPal starting in June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/ebay-hit-gloves-come-over-paypal-digital-wallet-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Payment systems PayPal Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787193 at http://www.globalpost.com EBay CEO Donahoe made $29.7 million in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/ebay-ceo-donahoe-made-297-million-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe received a total payout of about $29.7 million (19.6 million pounds) in 2012, according to a filing, an increase of about 81 percent over the previous year.</p> <p>Donahoe's base salary was $970,353, according to a proxy filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.</p> <p>His stock awards accounted for about $23.7 million and options awards total were about $2 million. (<a href="http://link.reuters.com/byh76t" title="http://link.reuters.com/byh76t">http://link.reuters.com/byh76t</a>)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/ebay-ceo-donahoe-made-297-million-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United States Electronic commerce John Donahoe Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787257 at http://www.globalpost.com EBay goes after Amazon with fee changes for sellers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/ebay-goes-after-amazon-fee-changes-sellers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Barr</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc said on Tuesday it will overhaul fees for sellers on its online marketplace, lowering them for many sellers as it steps up competition with Amazon.com Inc.</p> <p>EBay is simplifying its "final value fees" with the percentage fee levied on each sale determined by product categories. Currently, the percentage fee is based on an item's price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/ebay-goes-after-amazon-fee-changes-sellers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dot-com eBay Inc Electronic commerce Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787951 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil e-commerce grosses more than $11 billion in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/brazil-e-commerce-grosses-more-11-billion-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Online commerce in Brazil last year grossed 22.5 billion reais (around $11.5 billion), up 20 percent over the previous year, the market research firm e-bit said Wednesday.</p> <p>According to a study e-bit conducted with the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce, Brazil added 10.3 new million electronic consumers, bringing to 42.2 million the number of people who made at least one online purchase last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/brazil-e-commerce-grosses-more-11-billion-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Electronic commerce Information technology management Marketing Technology AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:16:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788962 at http://www.globalpost.com China to become biggest online market: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/china-become-biggest-online-market-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's online sales are forecast to exceed $420 billion annually by 2020, which will likely make the country the world's largest online retail market, a study showed Thursday.</p> <p>Global management consulting firm McKinsey &amp; Co said sales are expected to reach between $420 billion and $650 billion, driven by a growing consumer class and the world's largest population of Internet users, now more than 500 million people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/china-become-biggest-online-market-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Electronic commerce McKinsey & Company Technology AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788976 at http://www.globalpost.com Visa CEO calls digital wallet fee on PayPal "appropriate" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/visa-ceo-calls-digital-wallet-fee-paypal-appropriate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Barr</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Visa Inc Chief Executive Charlie Scharf suggested on Wednesday that the payment network may impose a fee on digital wallet operators like PayPal, following rival MasterCard Inc.</p> <p>MasterCard said earlier this year that it plans a new fee for digital wallet operators starting in June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/visa-ceo-calls-digital-wallet-fee-paypal-appropriate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic commerce Payment systems Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789268 at http://www.globalpost.com