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Etsy Updates iPad App With Seller Tools, New Languages Etsy Updates iPad App With Seller Tools, New Languages

Etsy launched its iPad app a few weeks ago, and today, the company has launched an update with a few new bells and whistles. These include more holiday shopping options and the full suite of mobile seller tools. “Mobile shoppers …

How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook

After months in beta Facebook’s new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, finally launched to all U.S. users this week. Facebook Gifts has a familiar ring to it – as a now-defunct program of the same name allowed users to send and …

Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too

Google updated its Zeitgeist site today, showing the top search trends of the year in a variety of countries and across a variety of different categories. Google also put out some year-end lists for Google Shopping, looking at “some of …

Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China

Google is shutting down its shopping search offering in China, effective today. The announcement came in a blog post from the company. Here’s the post (via TechCrunch) from Google vice president of product Sameer Samat (as translated by Google Translate): …

Facebook Gifts Rolls Out to All Users in the US Facebook Gifts Rolls Out to All Users in the US

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Facebook has just made its new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, available to everyone inside the United States. “Starting today, Facebook Gifts is available to everyone in the U.S. With Gifts, you can instantly …

Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping
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Google announced that it is offering promotional credit to merchants in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Italy, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Germany, and Switzerland to make the transition to Google Shopping as it rolls out to these countries. Merchants in said …

Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest
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Pinterest has been the largest growing social network of the past year. According to data out this week from Nielsen, it’s in fourth place in terms of unique PC visitors in the U.S., just behind LinkedIn (with the top two …

Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S.
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We knew that it’s been a ridiculously good holiday season for online retail sales, but comScore has provided a new update today about the first 32 days of the November-December season, and the amount of money being spent online in …

Etsy Finally Launches An Android App Etsy Finally Launches An Android App
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Etsy announced that it has launched an Android app, finally. This comes less than a week after the company launched its iPad app (the iPhone app has been out for quite some time). “Beyond iPhone and iPad users, nearly a …

Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone
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Alibaba announced today that its sites Tmall and Taobao Marketplace have combined to surpass RMB one trillion in annual sales, which is roughly equal to $157 billion. It’s not as much as Walmart, but for e-commerce, it’s pretty huge. The …

Etsy iPad App Is Now A Reality Etsy iPad App Is Now A Reality
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Etsy announced the launch of a new iPad app today. It’s been available for iPhone, but now there’s an iOS version that caters to Apple’s enormously popular set of tablets. Etsy’s iPhone app has been downloaded 3.5 million times, since …

Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday
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By all reports, Black Friday and Cyber Monday produced record sales figures in the ecommerce world. Companies like Amazon are already touting a blockbuster weekend, as they claim the best few days of Kindle sales in the history of the …

Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year
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As previously reported, this year’s Black Friday was a record one for e-commerce, having surpassed a billion dollars in spending, according to comScore. Experian Hitwise has also released some data, indicating that Black Friday online retail traffic in the U.S. …

Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon was the top retail site on a record breaking Black Friday. Not exactly a surprise, but we can also expect similar results for Cyber Monday, which Amazon began participating in at midnight. That’s when Amazon opened its Cyber Monday …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY
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Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 18 days of the November-December 2012 season is $10.1 billion to date, according to new data released by comScore. That’s up 16% compared to the same time period last year. “The 2012 …

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers …

Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year
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Online spending in the U.S. reached an incredible new high on Cyber Monday, hitting $1.46 Billion for the day, according to comScore. This is the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history, and follows a record Black Friday for …

Facebook Gifts Gets More Retail Partners, Still Rolling Out to Users Facebook Gifts Gets More Retail Partners, Still Rolling Out to Users
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Last night, at their Gifts event in NYC (the one rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy), Facebook announced new partners for the ecommerce initiative as well as a global expansion of it that will see it roll out to millions more …

Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond
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Like all ecommerce sites, Fab.com wants you to do a good majority of your holiday shopping on their site. The busy season is fast approaching for online retailers, and Fab has just announced a pretty hefty incentive for those trying …

Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries
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Google announced this morning that it is now rolling out Google Shopping to more countries, after completing the transition in the U.S. on October 17. This, for those who haven’t kept up, is a move from a free “everyone can …