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Facebook Pages Are Becoming Online Shops

Facebook Pages Are Becoming Online Shops

Facebook is now testing shops with buy buttons on Facebook Pages for select businesses, according to a report from Buzzfeed. The buttons, the report says, enable users to complete the “entire shopping experience” within Facebook “from product discovery to checkout”. The report shares this statement from Facebook product marketing manager Emma Rodgers: “With the shop section on the page, we’re …

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Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

As you may have heard, Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday on by throwing a big deals party on Wednesday it’s calling Prime Day. Amazon says that there will be deals throughout the day that give Black Friday a run for its money. Well, we have a sneak peek at some of those deals, and some are pretty substantial. If …

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Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Everyone knows online video can be a great way to market businesses and products, but some businesses are finding that it can be quite beneficial for actually selling products. “Shoppable video” is a trend that has been slowly rising for several years, but new capabilities from a variety of platforms indicate that it could be poised to become much bigger. …

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eBay Just Gave Sellers A Helpful New Report

eBay Just Gave Sellers A Helpful New Report

eBay is giving sellers an enhanced transaction defect report, which is accessible from the seller dashboard. The report is updated and synced to the dashboard each day, and makes it easier to see the details needed for managing defects. “We know our sellers work hard to deliver great service and an outstanding shopping experience with every item they ship,” the …

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These Are The Customer Fears Your Ecommerce Business Must Ease

These Are The Customer Fears Your Ecommerce Business Must Ease

People are more willing to shop online than ever before. Demandware found that online shoppers bought more in less time during Q1. Still, as sophisticated as ecommerce has gotten over the years, there are still reasons people avoid it and continue to be afraid of it. Sitejabber has an infographic (via Social Media Today) that looks at what people fear …

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Shopify Lets Merchants Create Orders, Accept Credit Cards in Shopify Admin

Shopify Lets Merchants Create Orders, Accept Credit Cards in Shopify Admin

Shopify is now letting merchants create orders and accept credit card payments through the Shopify Admin in an effort to make it easier for them to sell wholesale, take orders by phone, etc. When a seller is done building a new order, they can click Email invoice or Pay with Credit Card to process a payment. The former sends the …

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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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