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eBay Now Lets Users Get Items Within An Hour

eBay Now Lets Users Get Items Within An Hour

By Chris Crum August 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

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 …

Fancy Hits 1 Million Users, 2K Merchants Fancy Hits 1 Million Users, 2K Merchants
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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 …

YouTube Gets More Merchandising Opportunities YouTube Gets More Merchandising Opportunities

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 …

How to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site 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 …

Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store
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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 …

Pinterest Beats Facebook in Social Commerce Pinterest Beats Facebook in Social Commerce
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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 …

Merchants Get More Out of eBay's E-Commerce Platform Merchants Get More Out of eBay's E-Commerce Platform
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We spoke with Matthew Mengerink, VP and GM of eBay’s x.commerce, which offers merchants an e-commerce platform using the “fabric of eBay” and its various products to essentially be the ultimate set of APIs and tools for e-commerce (though it …

Imgur Can Drive Big Traffic To Product Pages Imgur Can Drive Big Traffic To Product Pages

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not going to tell you to spam Imgur. This is just an interesting look at how, under the right circumstances, Imgur can drive a lot of traffic – even to a product …

Bitcoins & The Future Of Online Currency Bitcoins & The Future Of Online Currency
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Bitcoins are not mere drug currency. Bitcoins are not failing. Okay? Are we clear about that? Good. The future of online commerce looks to rely less and less on the physical amount of money you have in your bank accounts …

Stay-at-Home Moms are Biggest Facebook Consumers Stay-at-Home Moms are Biggest Facebook Consumers

Facebook shopping is still in its infancy, with roughly 1.5 million out of 850 million members making a purchase directly through the site each month, and the overwhelming majority who do so are women. Christian Taylor, CEO and co-founder of …

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW
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PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering …

Zappos Sets World Record For Simultaneous High-Fives Zappos Sets World Record For Simultaneous High-Fives

Zappos, which was acquired by Amazon in late 2009, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most people high-fiving simultaneously. This was accomplished on March 5th at 7:14 pm PST, during the second half of the West Coast …

What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers
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Invesp has put out an interesting infographic providing analysis of online consumer behavior. The company says it should help businesses answer questions about online shopper demographics, why people buy online, common reasons why they don’t and various spending trends in …

Is Siri A Game-Changer? Is Siri A Game-Changer?
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For many Apple aficionados, the October 2011 release of the iPhone 4S failed to impress – at least initially. Although Apple touted the 4S as the “most amazing iPhone yet,” the device looked identical to the iPhone 4 and lacked …

Facebook, Twitter Influence Online Shopping Habits Facebook, Twitter Influence Online Shopping Habits
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If you’ve shopped on sites like Amazon or eBay in recent memory, you’ve likely noticed the appearance of Twitter or Facebook icons on the webpage encouraging you to share the product info with your online social networks. Given the presence …

Square Comes To New York City Cabs Square Comes To New York City Cabs

According to various reports, and confirmed by CEO Jack Dorsey via Twitter, Square is coming to Taxi cabs in New York City. Lauren Goode at AllThingsD reports that the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a proposal to get …

How Universal Does Social Commerce How Universal Does Social Commerce

Universal Pictures is using Facebook to create buzz and drive ticket sales for a number of its new films, including Big Miracle, Safe House, and The Lorax, and is utilizing social media management platform Friend2Friend for some social commerce efforts. …