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Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

By Chris Crum August 27, 2014

Nielsen says online purchase intention rates for over half of the twenty-two consumer product categories it measures have doubled between 2011 and 2014. The categories seeing the highest growth are ebooks, event tickets, computer software, sporting goods, toys and dolls, …

Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth fulfillment center in California, which will appear in Redlands. The company opened its first center in the state less than two years ago. The California locations are in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson …

Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses Yahoo Refreshes Yahoo Stores For Small Businesses

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Facebook 'Buy' Button: Huge For Mobile Commerce? Facebook 'Buy' Button: Huge For Mobile Commerce?

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of …

Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool

Google just announced a new Shopping Campaigns upgrade tool for advertisers preparing to switch their campaign to the new format. Regular Product Listing Ads will be retired and replaced by Shopping Campaigns at the end of the month anyway. The …

Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Config Tool Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Config Tool

Google announced this week that it has launched a new shipping configuration tool in Merchant Center aimed at making it easier to configure shipping rates. The idea is that this will help merchants’ prices remain consistent with what Google shows …

Twitter Tips a Big Ecommerce Move Twitter Tips a Big Ecommerce Move

Rumor has it, Twitter is planning a big move into the realm of ecommerce – and this is a pretty big hint that the company is headed in that direction. A handful of users spotted something interesting in their mobile …

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities

Amazon just announced that it’s expanding same-day delivery into six more cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia,and Washington D.C. These cities have been on Amazon’s list here for months, but are just officially getting the offering apparently. The …

Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta

Etsy Wholesale launched in beta over a year ago. Today, it has graduated out of it. As announced a few months ago, there’s a one-time joining fee of $100, and Etsy collects a 3.5% transaction fee for wholesale purchase orders. …

Amazon Launches Seller App On Android Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android …

Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too? Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

There’s no question that Amazon dominates the online shopping landscape. By getting small businesses and local contractors on board, could it also dominate local services? It’s going to try. Do you see Amazon becoming the go-to place for local services …

Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12 Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

For the second time, Facebook is shuttering a Gifts product. The first time was back in 2010, when Facebook killed their virtual gifts platform. Two years after that, Facebook Gifts was reborn as a real-life gift exchange, allowing users to …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

Infographic: UX Can Help Or Hurt Mobile E-commerce Infographic: UX Can Help Or Hurt Mobile E-commerce

Blue Stout marketing manager Jenna Compton posted an infographic from the compnay at Social Media Today, asking readers if they’re losing money with their mobile e-commerce. The graphic explores how many consumers are using smartphones and/or tablets, how user experiences …

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon just announced the launch of its new 3D Printed Products store, offering a marketplace containing over 200 print on-demand products that can be customized to consumers’ needs – including by material, size, styles, colors, text, and image imprints. According …

Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month

eBay just announced that Action Comics #1, considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books, is going to be auctioned off on the site next month. According to the announcement, there are believed to only be about 50 unrestored original copies …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …