eCommerce

Pinterest Shows Off Potential ‘Buy Button’ Functionality

Update: Pinterest just announced its true buy button with Buyable PIns. There have been rumors of a Pinterest buy button for quite a while, but they really started to heat up earlier this year. We’ve already seen buy button announcements from Facebook and Twitter, and Pinterest is much more shopping-oriented than either of these, so it would arguably make even …

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Online Sellers Should Look At These Pinterest Shopping Stats

“The results are in: if you sell online, you should be on Pinterest,” says Shopify social media manager Dayna Winter. But you already knew that, right? In case you didn’t, Shopify has a new infographic out further highlighting the importance of Pinterest to online sellers. It makes use of data from a partnership between Shopify and Pinterest as it relates …

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Google I/O: Google Unveils Android Pay

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled Android Pay, its answer to Apple Pay, and it’s separate from the company’s existing payment platform Google Wallet. Google describes it as “the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone,” and that means both in stores and in apps. Here’s a look at some of the partners: “Things are more …

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Yelp Adds Online Boutique Shopping

Yelp announced that it is now offering local boutique shopping through its website and mobile apps via a new partnership with Shoptiques.com. This enables users to purchase items from various local boutiques, directly through Yelp. This is only the first partner (with presumably more to come) Yelp has made in the shopping category, which is its largest category of reviewed …

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Soon You’ll Be Able To Easily Search For And Buy Things On Facebook

A new feature Facebook is testing could turn the social network into more of an e-commerce market place or digital swap meet. You’ll soon be able to search across Facebook for items to buy from other users. Do you use Facebook to sell items currently? Is this something you may do in the future? Let us know in the comments. …

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You’re About To Learn A Hard Lesson If You Do This With Your eBay Listings

If you are using duplicate listing tactics to increase your chances of getting sales on eBay, you really want to stop doing that now, because it’s about to have a potentially devastating effect on your account and ability to make sales. eBay announced a new search penalty for sellers who violate its duplicate listings policy. Those who do so will …

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PayPal Extends One Touch Payment Feature To Web

PayPal announced the launch of One Touch for Web, enabling users to pay for things around the web without user IDs and passwords after their first login. The feature was first launched on mobile devices back in August. Since the mobile launch, merchants including Airbnb, Boxed, Jane.com, Lyft, Munchery, and YPlan have added One Touch to their services. “Not only …

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Amazon Launches New B2B Marketplace Amazon Business

Amazon announced a new B2B marketplace called Amazon Business, which features unique benefits tailored specifically to businesses. In fact, you even need a business license to use it, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon Business includes search and browsing features geared toward businesses as well as business-only pricing, including quantity discounts from select manufacturers and sellers. Businesses can also …

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How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO

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 lot more pressure to grow and, and that means its’ going to have to regularly make improvements for both sellers …

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Amazon Sues “Fake Review” Providers

Amazon is taking a legal step to fight fake product reviews. The online retail giant has filed a lawsuit against a California man named Jay Gentile, whom the company identifies as the operator of a handful of sites including buyazonreviews.com, buyamazonreviews.com, bayreviews.net and buyreviewsnow.com. According to GeekWire, Amazon says those sites are part of an “unhealthy ecosystem” which has sprung …

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Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Home Services, in which it handpicks local service businesses to include in a marketplace on Amazon.com, enabling customers to purchase services from those in the home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, automotive, and other categories. We first learned about the service last summer, but now it’s been launched, albeit, in a …

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Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has charged a former e-commerce executive with price fixing, in what would be the DoJ’s antitrust division’s first online marketplace prosecution. The defendant is charged with price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of $1 million for individuals. David Topkins, …

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