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What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

Pinterest announced on Tuesday that it is starting to launch Buyable Pins on iPhone and iPad enabling users to purchase items directly from the the app from select partners. Do you expect Pinterest to contribute significantly to your selling strategy over the long term? Discuss in the comments. “As a catalog of ideas, our mission is to help people bring …

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Online Shoppers Bought More In Less Time In Q1

Online Shoppers Bought More In Less Time In Q1

It would seem that not only are people buying more things online, they’re doing so more quickly. A recent report from Demandware (one of the early partners for Pinterest’s Buyable Pins) found that in Q1, digital shoppers worldwide spent less time per visit, but created 22% more baskets and placed 21% more orders compared to the prior quarter. This is …

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This New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Today

This New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Today

eBay sellers selling branded new and manufacturer-refurbished items in certain categories must now comply with a new rule the company is set to begin enforcing today. eBay announced, as part of its Spring Seller Update, that sellers who list such items in the specified categories would be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global …

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EU Is Questioning Ecommerce Companies In Broad Inquiry

EU Is Questioning Ecommerce Companies In Broad Inquiry

Back in March, the European Commission announced a proposal for an ecommerce sector antitrust inquiry. It said at the time that there were indications that some companies could be taking measures to restrict cross-border ecommerce, and that the inquiry would focus on better identifying and addressing such measures. “It is high time to remove remaining barriers to e-commerce, which is …

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New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Soon

New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Soon

When eBay announced its Spring Seller Update, it said sellers who list branded items in new or refurbished condition would soon be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global trade item number (GTIN) in a number of categories. The deadline to have this information included in listings is June 29, which is approaching. Categories …

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Amazon Is Changing How It Shows Reviews And How Ratings Work

Amazon Is Changing How It Shows Reviews And How Ratings Work

Amazon is reportedly changing how it displays customer reviews on product pages in the U.S. It’s using machine learning to figure out which reviews are most helpful to users, and giving those more weight in the algorithm. It’s also putting more weight on newer reviews. This is according to a report from CNET, which interviewed Amazon spokesperson Julie Law about …

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Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Is Amazon developing the Uber for package delivery? Amazon’s shipping costs have been rising for a while now (that’s why you now pay more for Amazon Prime, for instance). Now, it appears that in an effort to reign in these swelling costs, Amazon is thinking about crowdsourcing the delivery process. The Wall Street Journal is citing the omnipresent “sources familiar …

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Shopify Merchants Can Start Using The Facebook Buy Button

Shopify and Facebook announced an expanded beta test for the Facebook buy button, which was first announced last July. The announcement comes on the heels of Pinterest’s big Buyable Pins announcement, which also includes Shopfiy as a partner, and opens up that functionality to thousands of Shopify merchants. While Shopify has been working with Facebook on this for the last …

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It’s Getting Harder To Ignore Social For Ecommerce Traffic

More and more people are buying things from websites after seeing them on social media. Historically, social media’s share of ecommerce referral traffic has been lower than pretty much all other channels, but it’s on the rise, and it’s actually growing faster than any other channel. That is according to some new research from BI Intelligence, which measured the impact …

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Google Updates Shopping Feed Specification, Product Taxonomy

Google announced that it has updated its Google Shopping Feed Specification and its Google Product Taxonomy in order to create a “richer” experience for those searching for products online as well as to simplify the process for merchants. Updates require merchants to change their current product data, and they’ll have until September 15 to do so. Here’s a list of …

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Is Facebook More Effective Than Pinterest For Ecommerce?

According to a new study, the answer is yes. There’s some interesting research out from commerce data provider Jirafe looking at the impact of Pinterest and Facebook across 80,000 profitable ecommerce sites. While Pinterest has certainly become an ecommerce darling, and will only continue that trend with Buyable Pins, it shouldn’t come as a huge shock that the study found …

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Here’s How Businesses Can Use Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

Marketers have been waiting quite a while for Pinterest to launch its long-rumored “buy” button, and at an event at its headquarters on Tuesday, the company announced Buyable Pins, which it describes as a simple and secure way to buy products right on Pinterest. It will roll out to iOS users in the U.S. later this month. Do you intend …

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