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Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

By Chris Crum 12 hours ago

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 …

Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month

eBay just announced that Action Comics #1, considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books, is going to be auctioned off on the site next month. According to the announcement, there are believed to only be about 50 unrestored original copies …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Big Social Networks Looking To Help You Sell Big Social Networks Looking To Help You Sell

For years, businesses have struggled with how to get the most out of social media. For businesses that sell products online, it’s a very interesting time in the space. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all appear to be opening up new …

Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce

Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are pins that contain extra information compared to regular ones. Pinterest has five different kinds: Product Pins, Recipe Pins, Movie Pins, Article Pins, …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Straight from the Newsfeed Facebook Wants You to Buy Straight from the Newsfeed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to …

Google Wallet Gets Some New Features Google Wallet Gets Some New Features

Google announced some new features for Google Wallet on Android and iOS, including the ability to manage gift cards and redeem them in stores with the app, request money from friends, and send money with your debit card. Google Wallet …

eBay Expands Global Shipping Program eBay Expands Global Shipping Program

eBay is adding six new countries to its global shipping program starting the week of July 21: Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago. “This year in Latin America alone, ecommerce sales are expected to rise …

Report: Email Marketing Works For Mobile Commerce Report: Email Marketing Works For Mobile Commerce

Custora has released a new report based on its “E-Commerce Pulse” data from over 100 online retailers, 70 million consumers, and $10 billion in transaction revenue. It says that mobile e-commerce has hit an all-time high, which is hardly surprising. …

Google Shopping Express Going Nationwide? Google Shopping Express Going Nationwide?

Google is working on expanding its Google Shopping Express service nationwide, according to a new report. Google Shopping Express is Google’s Amazon Prime competitor, which provides same-day delivery service for products ordered online. It began with a small pilot in …

'Buy Now' Button Spotted In Tweets 'Buy Now' Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Is Amazon's New Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce? Is Amazon's New Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce?

Leave it to the world’s leader in e-commerce to develop a mobile device that you can simply point at an object and push a button to buy it. Do you expect the Amazon Fire to have a significant impact on …

Bitcoin Bowl Is Here to Confuse Your Dad Bitcoin Bowl Is Here to Confuse Your Dad

On December 26th, 2014, men, women, and children – food drunk from the previous night’s Christmas feast – will gather in the living room to enjoy the world’s first Bitcoin Bowl. Hello pops, you say as your elderly father picks …

eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff

eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you. Take pictures of …

Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users

97% of mobile shoppers abandon their shopping carts. That’s a stat Google has been tossing around for about two years (hopefully it’s gotten a little better since then). Either way, Google is expanding a feature it launched on Android over …

Alibaba Unveils New U.S. Online Marketplace 11 Main Alibaba Unveils New U.S. Online Marketplace 11 Main

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, ahead of its United State-based IPO (said to be the largest ever for a tech company), announced a new U.S. online shopping marketplace called 11 Main. The site aims to emulate the Main Street shopping experience …

Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App

Groupon launched the Freebies category in its ecommerce marketplace back in November. This gave users a way to get digital coupons, promotion codes, sales, giveaways and samples from participating brands like American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Groupon …