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Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

Facebook Gifts Will Be Dead As of August 12

By Josh Wolford 3 hours ago

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 …

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 …

Is Prime Amazon's Phone's Biggest Selling Point? Is Prime Amazon's Phone's Biggest Selling Point?

A month ago, Amazon unveiled its Fire phone, an incredibly advanced smartphone apparently aimed at getting more people buying items from their mobile devices than ever before. For than that, however, it’s a way for Amazon to suck more users …

Big Social Networks Looking To Help You Sell Big Social Networks Looking To Help You Sell

For years, businesses have struggled with how to get the most out of social media. For businesses that sell products online, it’s a very interesting time in the space. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all appear to be opening up new …

Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce

Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are pins that contain extra information compared to regular ones. Pinterest has five different kinds: Product Pins, Recipe Pins, Movie Pins, Article Pins, …

Twitter Announces CardSpring Acquisition Twitter Announces CardSpring Acquisition

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Straight from the Newsfeed Facebook Wants You to Buy Straight from the Newsfeed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to …

eBay Expands Global Shipping Program eBay Expands Global Shipping Program

eBay is adding six new countries to its global shipping program starting the week of July 21: Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago. “This year in Latin America alone, ecommerce sales are expected to rise …

'Buy Now' Button Spotted In Tweets 'Buy Now' Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy

At Google I/O last year, Google launched the Google Wallet Instant Buy API to simplify mobile shopping, and help sellers get more conversions buy speeding up the checkout process. It was originally launched for Android, but Google expanded it to …

Etsy Makes Its Biggest Acquisition Yet Etsy Makes Its Biggest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has just announced the acquisition of A Little Market, a French company that serves as “an online destination for consumers in France looking for creative goods made by local artists and designers.” Sounds a lot like…yes, Etsy of course. …

Is Amazon's New Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce? Is Amazon's New Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce?

Leave it to the world’s leader in e-commerce to develop a mobile device that you can simply point at an object and push a button to buy it. Do you expect the Amazon Fire to have a significant impact on …

eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff

eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you. Take pictures of …

Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users

97% of mobile shoppers abandon their shopping carts. That’s a stat Google has been tossing around for about two years (hopefully it’s gotten a little better since then). Either way, Google is expanding a feature it launched on Android over …

Alibaba Unveils New U.S. Online Marketplace 11 Main Alibaba Unveils New U.S. Online Marketplace 11 Main

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, ahead of its United State-based IPO (said to be the largest ever for a tech company), announced a new U.S. online shopping marketplace called 11 Main. The site aims to emulate the Main Street shopping experience …

Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App

Groupon launched the Freebies category in its ecommerce marketplace back in November. This gave users a way to get digital coupons, promotion codes, sales, giveaways and samples from participating brands like American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Groupon …

Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits

Havas PR put out an infographic based on some interesting data from its “Prosumer Report,” looking at consumers’ online buying habits and behavior. For example, only 12% of those surveyed didn’t make any online purchases in the past year. Roughly …