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How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO

How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO

By Chris Crum April 16, 2015

Etsy just went public, opening at $16 a share and quickly raising $500 million valuing the company at $3.5 billion as shares jumped as high as $32 at opening. As the company goes public, it’s obviously going to face a …

Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise

B2B e-commerce in the United States is projected to reach $1.13 trillion by 2020, according to Forrester, which just released its new report US B2B eCommerce Forecast: 2015 to 2020. That’s up from $780 billion this year, according to the …

Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be  A Joke Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, …

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to …

How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message …

ShareThis Study Looks At Pinterest And Purchases ShareThis Study Looks At Pinterest And Purchases

ShareThis has a new report out combining third-party purchase data and its own social data to examine the value of a pin on Pinterest. “Pinterest’s recent valuation at $11 billion and growing international user base further solidify it as a …

Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products

Facebook is making quite a few moves, which point to the social network becoming a better place for people, businesses, and websites to sell products. The latest piece of news involves an acquisition, which should lead to better personalization of …

Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce? Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce?

Last month, reports emerged that Pinterest is readying a “buy” button, which is expected to launch in the coming months. Pinterest has yet to confirm the button officially, but the industry seems pretty sold on it. It’s widely expected to …

Pinterest Buy Button On The Way? Pinterest Buy Button On The Way?

Some sites have already grown to find Pinterest to be a valuable tool for ecommerce, but it may become even more valuable for selling products as the company is reportedly readying the launch of a new “buy” button, which would …

Facebook Groups Get Buy/Sell Features Facebook Groups Get Buy/Sell Features

Back in December, Facebook was spotted testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appeared as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a Question” when you went to post in a Facebook group. While it looks a little …

Etsy Opens Up New Listing Manager To All Sellers Etsy Opens Up New Listing Manager To All Sellers

Etsy announced the release of a new suite of listing management tools for sellers, which the company says will improve the way they add and edit details about products. The new Listings Manager and Listings Process will roll out to …

Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report] Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report]

Email marketing and search (both organic and paid) were the dominant marketing channels over the holiday season according to new research from Custora. The firm released its new 2014 Holiday Recap. According to that, ecommerce revenue in the U.S. was …

Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store

Google has made some changes to its Google Trusted Stores certification program that should make it easier for merchants to earn the badge, which can help earn the trust of people shopping from Google. About Google Trusted Stores Google first …

eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone

eBay announced that eBay Enterprise clients have hit the $1 billion sales milestone. This is across over 6,500 stores, 42 brands, and three continents. eBay merged Magento with eBay Enterprise just over a year ago. They’re showcasing their solutions at …

Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014 Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014

Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats. For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units …

Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets

Apple is just getting started with its payments product Apple Pay. It’s looking like 2015 is going to be a big year for it as more and more institutions and businesses adopt it. We already learned that Chevron, which already …