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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘E-commerce’

Merchants To Get More Out of eBay’s E-Commerce Platform X.Commerce

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 also applies to getting people into brick and mortars with mobile apps). Mengerink and his colleagues are spending a few …

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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 page. I randomly stumbled across a comment in an Etsy help forum in which a user claimed to have received …

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Bitcoins & The Future Of Online Currency

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 and wallets and more on what you could call “digital” wallets: online reservoirs where you store money. Really, we already …

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Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women

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 Silicon Valley startup Payvment, the biggest commerce platform on Facebook, states that most if its customers are stay-at-home moms who …

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PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo

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 on the PayPal blog the other day. In that post, he ran down the following lis of what the new …

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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 Conference (WCC) Men’s Championship game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new record set by Zappos is 3,504. …

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What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers [Infographic]

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 different sectors of retail. The infographic compiles data from eMarketer and InternetRetailer.com. According to the data they’re working with, the …

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Siri: A Breakthrough for Mobile Commerce

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 anticipated features like a button-free interface and larger screen size. The passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs during the premiere …

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Facebook, Twitter Influence Psychology Of Online Shopping

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 of those icons on the product page, though, have you ever found yourself second-guessing the privacy of your purchase as …

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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 Square in 30 cabs in a test set to begin in the coming weeks. @jackJack DorseyI can’t wait to get …

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Exclusive: How Universal Does Social Commerce, And Why Your Business Should Do It Too

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. We had a conversation with Friend2Friend CEO Roger Katz to learn more about Universal’s efforts, how his company is working …

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Digital Coupons Help Atlanta Become Most Frugal City In U.S.

Atlanta knows how to save a buck or two, according to a new study from Coupons.com. In a survey released today identifying the most frugal cities in the United States, the Big Peach is the best at not spending a lot. These are complicated economic times and people are looking for whatever break they can get when it comes to …

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