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Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

By Chris Crum December 18, 2014

Amazon announced the launch of a new delivery service called Prime Now. It’s launching in New York City (specifically select areas of Manhattan) for now, and offers one-hour delivery on items through a mobile app. Actually, Prime members will still …

Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it’s easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read …

eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well

This week, eBay launched a redesign for its iPad app, and it doesn’t seem to be going over very well. The company appears to be trying to make its experience less like Amazon and more like Pinterest. The problem is …

Amazon Launches 'Pickup Points' In Canada Amazon Launches 'Pickup Points' In Canada

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and …

Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot

Etsy announced that it’s launching a pilot program that will alert shoppers on their mobile device that an Etsy seller they like is selling at a local event. “Etsy Local push notifications are a new way for Etsy sellers and …

Amazon Launches 'Make an Offer' Feature Amazon Launches 'Make an Offer' Feature

Amazon has a new feature that it’s calling a game-changer, and could really make selling Amazon all the more attractive to people looking to unload items. This could have an effect sellers listing on eBay and other auction sites. It’s …

Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

This probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn’t it? MarketWatch reports: In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within …

Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report] Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report]

A new report out from Opera looks at mobile shopping habits, and has determined that Sunday is the best day of the week when it comes to sales from mobile shoppers. “Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to …

Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions? Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions?

Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it’s wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources. Do you …

Now Tumblr Gets Its Own Buy Button Now Tumblr Gets Its Own Buy Button

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, …

Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend Groupon Broke Records Over The 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. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically were the two biggest …

Cyber Monday Sales Up 16% According To Adobe Cyber Monday Sales Up 16% According To Adobe

Last week, we asked if Cyber Monday was losing its luster, as various reports and studies were finding that interest in the online shopping holiday seemed go be on the decline, as the holiday shopping period between Thanksgiving and Cyber …

Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster? Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster?

There’s always a lot of hype around Cyber Monday this time of year, but various sources seem to paint a less than exciting picture about the alleged biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Do you plan to do some …

eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More

It’s been looking like eBay Now’s days were numbered for quite a while now. Now, the mobile apps for the e-commerce company’s same-day delivery service have gone M.I.A. VentureBeat reported all the way back in June that eBay Now could …

Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year

Square indicated in September that Square Register would eventually support Apple Pay, which officially launched last month. Founder Jack Dorsey reaffirmed Square’s support for the product in a CNN interview. Here’s a snippet from the article: Apple Pay and Square …

Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action

A couple months ago, Twitter officially announced its Buy button to enable users to make purchases directly from tweets. It didn’t make it immediately available to all businesses, however. Twitter said in September that it was beginning to test it …

Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be …