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Shopify Lets Merchants Create Orders, Accept Credit Cards in Shopify Admin

Shopify Lets Merchants Create Orders, Accept Credit Cards in Shopify Admin

Shopify is now letting merchants create orders and accept credit card payments through the Shopify Admin in an effort to make it easier for them to sell wholesale, take orders by phone, etc. When a seller is done building a new order, they can click Email invoice or Pay with Credit Card to process a payment. The former sends the …

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This Infographic Looks At The Next Generation Of Commerce

This Infographic Looks At The Next Generation Of Commerce

The recent 2015 Next Generation of Commerce study from Acquity Group, looks at what the firm considers “untapped opportunities” for brands across nontraditional spaces. It says these opportunities cater to younger generations especially. For one, it found that nearly half of consumers (45%) say recognizing a brand they often buy on multiple media channels, such as TV, social media and …

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What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

Pinterest announced on Tuesday that it is starting to launch Buyable Pins on iPhone and iPad enabling users to purchase items directly from the the app from select partners. Do you expect Pinterest to contribute significantly to your selling strategy over the long term? Discuss in the comments. “As a catalog of ideas, our mission is to help people bring …

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Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Pinterest is emailing users to inform them of new privacy policy changes that are rolling out now related to Buyable Pins. Pinterest announced Buyable Pins earlier this month with launch partners including Shopify, Demandware, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Users will be able to buy things on Pinterest when they see a blue price and “Buy it” button. In a …

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Online Shoppers Bought More In Less Time In Q1

Online Shoppers Bought More In Less Time In Q1

It would seem that not only are people buying more things online, they’re doing so more quickly. A recent report from Demandware (one of the early partners for Pinterest’s Buyable Pins) found that in Q1, digital shoppers worldwide spent less time per visit, but created 22% more baskets and placed 21% more orders compared to the prior quarter. This is …

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This New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Today

This New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Today

eBay sellers selling branded new and manufacturer-refurbished items in certain categories must now comply with a new rule the company is set to begin enforcing today. eBay announced, as part of its Spring Seller Update, that sellers who list such items in the specified categories would be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global …

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EU Is Questioning Ecommerce Companies In Broad Inquiry

EU Is Questioning Ecommerce Companies In Broad Inquiry

Back in March, the European Commission announced a proposal for an ecommerce sector antitrust inquiry. It said at the time that there were indications that some companies could be taking measures to restrict cross-border ecommerce, and that the inquiry would focus on better identifying and addressing such measures. “It is high time to remove remaining barriers to e-commerce, which is …

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New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Soon

New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Soon

When eBay announced its Spring Seller Update, it said sellers who list branded items in new or refurbished condition would soon be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global trade item number (GTIN) in a number of categories. The deadline to have this information included in listings is June 29, which is approaching. Categories …

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Amazon Is Changing How It Shows Reviews And How Ratings Work

Amazon Is Changing How It Shows Reviews And How Ratings Work

Amazon is reportedly changing how it displays customer reviews on product pages in the U.S. It’s using machine learning to figure out which reviews are most helpful to users, and giving those more weight in the algorithm. It’s also putting more weight on newer reviews. This is according to a report from CNET, which interviewed Amazon spokesperson Julie Law about …

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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy announced that it is piloting a new crowdfunding platform called Fund on Etsy, which is aimed at helping sellers grow their businesses and create new products. Think of it as a Kickstarter for Etsy products. The company says Fund on Etsy is a new way to expand the “Etsy Economy,” which it is also trying to expand by way …

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Include These Types Of Content In Your Business App To Get More Sales

Include These Types Of Content In Your Business App To Get More Sales

People are spending more and more time with mobile apps, and that includes those that let them buy things. The problem for businesses hoping to break into that increasing app usage is that the number of apps people are using isn’t really growing along with the time they’re spending using apps. New changes Google has been making could (and should) …

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Etsy Expands Entrepreneur Program

A couple years ago, Etsy partnered with the city of Rockford, Illinois to develop an entrepreneur training program for the “Etsy economy”. It’s called the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. In 2015, Etsy is a public company, and the program is in many more locations now, including Dallas; Watsonville, California; Chattanooga; Albany; Newark, New York City; Albuquerque; St. Petersburg; Oldham, UK; …

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