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Groupon Set Record-Breaking Deals Over Holiday Weekend
Groupon announced that it experienced a record-breaking holiday weekend for deal sales in North America. The company says it had the most successful four days ever in its six-year history.
Nielsen Figures Released: 22% of Americans Already Holiday Shopping
Nielsen released some figures on holiday shopping trends as the season approaches. For many, it’s already here.
Amazon Brings Marketplace Seller Holiday Program To Global Audience
Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world.
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Bitcoin Processor Support Coming To PayPal
PayPal announced that it will now let merchants accept Bitcoin payments by way of processors BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin, which it says have taken steps to ensure customer protection. It will enable this via the PayPal Payments Hub in North America.
The E-Commerce Categories Growing The Fastest
Nielsen says online purchase intention rates for over half of the twenty-two consumer product categories it measures have doubled between 2011 and 2014. The categories seeing the highest growth are ebooks, event tickets, computer software, sporting goods, toys and dolls, music, videos/DVDs/games, baby supplies, flowers, cars, alcoholic drinks, and pet-related products.
Shipping Configuration Tool Gets Added To Google's Merchant Center
Google announced this week that it has launched a new shipping configuration tool in Merchant Center aimed at making it easier to configure shipping rates. The idea is that this will help merchants’ prices remain consistent with what Google shows users.
Pinterest and Shopify Combine Forces To Improve Social Commerce
Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants.
The 5 laws of effective e-Commerce websites
In my last post, I highlighted 5 warning signs that your website sucks along with some tips to make it, um... unsuck. This time, let's take a deeper look at how you can do the "unsuck" part even more effectively.
Overnight Delivery Comes To Google Shopping Express
Google announced that Google Shopping Express is bringing overnight delivery to Northern California (from Fresno and Porterville in the south to Eureka and Crescent City in the north).
Forrester's Shopping Guide to Mobile Analytics Vendors
This in-depth report by Forrester Research breaks down the key features and expertise of mobile analytics experts to help you decide which vendor is right for you.
E-Commerce Taking Place On Desktops Goes Up 12% Since Last Year
comScore put out new findings indicating that desktop-based e-commerce in the U.S. has grown 12% versus the same period last year.
Sellers Etsy App Coming To iPhone, Coming Soon For Android
Etsy just announced the launch of a new iPhone app specifically for sellers called (appropriately) Sell on Etsy. An Android version will come later this year.
How Online Commerce Is Becoming Inherently Social
As you load a website, the text you were looking for is surrounded by icon buttons, from Facebook to Pinterest. You can "like" or "recommend" posts, text and items at the click of a button.
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ShopVisible Study: 30% of Ecommerce Site Traffic Came from Mobile in 2013!
It might be tiny, compact and petite but no doubt, it is a small wonder. According to a recent report released by ShopVisible 30% of the e-commerce traffic in 2013 was drawn from mobile devices including those slim and skimpy smart phones and shiny black tablets.
How SMB eCommerce retailers can turn everyday challenges into sales
Small and mid-sized eCommerce retailers face many challenges online. As a marketer, I’m drawn to three primary areas of interest:
Amazon Rumored To Have Kindle Checkout System, P2P Payments
Late last year, Amazon acquired some technology and engineers from PoS solutions company Gopago. This was reportedly a catalyst for what will soon become a new Kindle-based checkout system for physical retailers as well as a PayPal-like P2P payments service.
Make a Winning eCommerce Shopping Experience
There are many pitfalls to running an eCommerce website. Making a winning eCommerce shopping experience means easy to order, fast (and free) delivery, and actually delivering what was ordered.