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Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

By Chris Crum August 27, 2014

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, …

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon …

Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report] Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report]

It’s no secret that Twitter and e-commerce have been flirting with one another for quite some time. Soon, they’re expected to take their relationship to the next level. Earlier this year, Re/code reported that Twitter was in the final stages …

Etsy Announces New Promoted Listing Ads Etsy Announces New Promoted Listing Ads

Etsy announced a new type of ad this week in Promoted Listings. Earlier this year, the company announced that it was changing the way it charged for Search Ads to cost-per-click instead of the CPM model it used previously. At …

PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do …

Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth fulfillment center in California, which will appear in Redlands. The company opened its first center in the state less than two years ago. The California locations are in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson …

Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Facebook 'Buy' Button: Huge For Mobile Commerce? Facebook 'Buy' Button: Huge For Mobile Commerce?

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of …

Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Config Tool Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Config Tool

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 …

Twitter Tips a Big Ecommerce Move Twitter Tips a Big Ecommerce Move

Rumor has it, Twitter is planning a big move into the realm of ecommerce – and this is a pretty big hint that the company is headed in that direction. A handful of users spotted something interesting in their mobile …

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities

Amazon just announced that it’s expanding same-day delivery into six more cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia,and Washington D.C. These cities have been on Amazon’s list here for months, but are just officially getting the offering apparently. The …

Amazon Launches Seller App On Android Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android …

Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too? Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

There’s no question that Amazon dominates the online shopping landscape. By getting small businesses and local contractors on board, could it also dominate local services? It’s going to try. Do you see Amazon becoming the go-to place for local services …

Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12 Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

For the second time, Facebook is shuttering a Gifts product. The first time was back in 2010, when Facebook killed their virtual gifts platform. Two years after that, Facebook Gifts was reborn as a real-life gift exchange, allowing users to …

Infographic: UX Can Help Or Hurt Mobile E-commerce Infographic: UX Can Help Or Hurt Mobile E-commerce

Blue Stout marketing manager Jenna Compton posted an infographic from the compnay at Social Media Today, asking readers if they’re losing money with their mobile e-commerce. The graphic explores how many consumers are using smartphones and/or tablets, how user experiences …

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon just announced the launch of its new 3D Printed Products store, offering a marketplace containing over 200 print on-demand products that can be customized to consumers’ needs – including by material, size, styles, colors, text, and image imprints. According …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …