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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. According to the report, the U.S. mobile e-commerce is a $40 billion market with expected sales of $50 billion this …

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New E-Commerce Benchmark Study Out

MarketingSherpa and eBay’s Magento have a new E-commerce Benchmark Study out, which utilized data from 3,000 hours of research, survey responses from 4,346 marketers, interviews with “key e-commerce leaders,” and a review of academic works related to e-commerce. It has nearly a hundred charts looking at various points of analysis aimed at illustrating trends, those with the most prevalent marketplace …

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eBay Now Lets Users Get Items Within An Hour

eBay is testing a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Presumably, if successful, it will expand to more areas. Merchants in the test group (which includes Postmates, TaskRabbit and Uber) can reportedly offer the service to customers for $5. Owen Thomas at Business Insider has a step-by-step look at how it works, after making a purchase …

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Walmart’s Pay with Cash Online Payment Solution Ignites Consumer Spending

Walmart recently introduced a “pay with cash” option for all of its online shoppers. It’s really simple. Load up your online shopping cart, get the total, go to Walmart, pay the balance in cash, then, your stuff will arrive in the mail shortly (or you can pick it up at the store). In the eight weeks since its launch, “pay …

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Walmart Recognizes Mobile as the Future of E-Commerce

As the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers continues to increase, more and more customers are taking advantage of mobile devices to access online shopping and promotions. Last year alone, U.S. consumers spend almost $200 billion online. Walmart is no exception to the increasing mobile shopping trend. In fact, Walmart is going out of their way to make e-commerce and …

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PayPal Teams Up with Comcast & TiVo to Offer E-Commerce on Television Sets

Get ready! Starting this Fall some cable TV subscribers will be able to donate money and buy products and services from their television sets. PayPal, EBay’s online pay service, has teamed up with Comcast Corporation and TiVo to bring the idea to life. You might recall that PayPal has been working tirelessly to bring their service to more and more …

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Facebook Outage Killed Some Retail Sites’ Performance

On Thursday night, Facebook experienced a major worldwide outage that lasted, in some cases, for a couple of hours. Things have been less-than-perfect for users since then, even after Facebook released a statement saying that everything should be a-ok. Users were still reporting this morning that Facebook was either slow to load or down altogether, although things seem to have …

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Fancy Hits 1 Million Users

New York startup Fancy, an online catalog and high-end Pinterest competitor, today announced that it’s hit 1 million users, presently sees an average of $50,000 worth of commerce move through its platform weekly, and has updated its iOS app. Fancy also reports that its present user base consists of roughly 55% male and 45% female members, in contrast with Pinterest, …

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YouTube Gives Partners Opportunity To Sell More Merchandise

YouTube launched a Merch Store last year, enabling independent musicians to promote what they wanted to sell, be it music downloads, concert tickets or various merchandise, right from their channels. They could promote content from iTunes, SongKick, Google Play, Amazon and others. YouTube announced today that it is expanding the feature to all partners and that it’s adding CafePress to …

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How to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site

You may have the most beautifully designed online storefront in the e-commerce universe, with a stunning array of desirable products – but if your website stalls when it loads, leaving shoppers tapping their fingers in frustration, the rest of the online shopping experience won’t matter. Web users are becoming an increasingly impatient bunch, and they expect webpages to load in …

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Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store

Consumers are using mobile devices more and more to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the most recent holiday shopping season, 41% of consumers made purchases directly on their smartphones, 46% noted that they picked out their item on their smartphone, and completed the purchase in-store, and 37% said they researched their item on …

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Pinterest Beats Facebook in Social Commerce

Pinterest is beating Facebook in the way of e-commerce, according to this nifty infographic. But it is important to recognize the source when analysing this data. Pinterest users spend more and visit more according to Boticca.com, who recently released a case study that analysed 50,000 visitors on Pinterest versus 50,000 on Facebook. Boticca is an online boutique, selling clothes jewelry …

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