All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘E-commerce’

Zaarly: The Next eBay?

Mobile commerce startup Zaarly announced today that it has closed a $14 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins. They also announced that they’ve added Meg Whitman to their board. Whitman, of course, is the President and CEO of HP, and spent ten yeasras as President and CEO of eBay. “Conceived and built from the ground up in …

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Google Trusted Stores Launched

Google announced the launch of Trusted Stores today. This is a pilot program aimed at helping online shoppers find online merchants they can trust, and makes use of a special badge to help consumers identify those. “The Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service,” says Tom …

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Google Product Search Gets Makeover

Google has redesigned Product Search. There is a new look and feel to go along with some new features that have been integrated, courtesy of Google’s acquisition of Boutiques. The new home page is different, obviously (pictured above). “By increasing the size of each image, simplifying much of the text around the images, and lightening the text color, we’ve emphasized …

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eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation

Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly investigating claims that eBay employees took confidential info from Craigslist to use in a service that would compete with it. Reuters reports that it has obviated a copy of a grand jury subpoena as an old civil dispute turns into a criminal investigation. Reuters quotes an eBay spokeswoman as saying in an …

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Groupon to Add E-Commerce Deals?

Groupon is reportedly testing e-commerce deals in the UK. There have been a lot of questions and uncertainty about just what the future holds for Groupon, and this would appear to be Groupon being in the midst of making a huge move for its future. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Groupon has begun offering discounts of up to 80% on products …

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Open Payvment Gives Developers APIs to Tap Into Facebook E-Commerce Platform

Facebook e-commerce platform Payvment launched a new developer platform for e-commerce businesses today at the Shop.org event. It’s called Open Payvment, and it lets developers and service providers integrate their offerings with Payvment and build new apps upon the company’s social commerce infrastructure. “Shipwire, a cloud-based provider of shipping and fulfillment services, is using Open Payvment to automate the shipping …

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Google’s Advice for Online Retailers

In a recent post to its Google Retail Advertising Blog, Google provided a handful of tips of retailers, based on five notions that are driving today’s state of retail, the way the company sees it. Google offers three tips: 1. Align your business around a single customer across many channels rather than a channel by channel experience. 2. Build exceptional …

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Google to Launch Trusted Stores Program Soon?

It appears that Google accidentally let loose a glimpse of a forthcoming product called Google Trusted Stores today. There is a landing page and a video, but you can’t see either one right now, unfortunately. Spotted by Alex Chitu at Google Operating System Blog, there was a video uploaded, which was at one point viewable, but has since been made …

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Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners

Google says it has been working with Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews to make it easier for online retailers to get the +1 button on their product pages. As you may know, Google has launched new sharing feature for the +1 button, essentially turning it into Google+‘s version of Facebook’s “like” button. Before, clicking +1 told Google that content would make for …

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eBay Acquires Magento (Officially)

eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Magento, which it announced in June. eBay has owned a minority stake in the company since 2010. Now, it owns the whole thing. Magento is an open source e-commerce platform. eBay CEO John Donahoe discussed the acquisition and its plans for it here: Magento will be integrated into eBay’s open …

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Amazon Attracts 1 in 5 Internet Users

comScore released a report today on the top global retail and auction sites, finding that Amazon sites were visited by one in five global Internet users in June – more than any other in the category. Amazon sites received visits from over 282 million visitors in June, according to the report. That’s 20.4% of the world’s Internet population. “While retail …

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Google Catalogs for iPad

Google has announced the launch of a new iPad app called Google Catalogs, which brings users access to a variety of popular catalogs to one place, digitally. Businesses that offer catalogs can get their own added as well. “For years, shoppers have enjoyed flipping through glossy print catalogs to be inspired, discover new trends and find great products,” says Kinnari …

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