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eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users
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Last October, eBay launched their new “eBay Feed” to a small number of U.S. users. Today, eBay says that they are finally rolling it out widely to all U.S. users. “We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more …

Google Commerce Search Is No More Google Commerce Search Is No More
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After several iterations, Google has finally decided to kill of Commerce Search. The product was announced in late 2009 as an ecommerce-focused version of Google Site Search. It was specifically tailored to ecommerce and product sites. Here’s a look: In …

Google Analytics Adds Support For Multi-Currency Ecommerce Google Analytics Adds Support For Multi-Currency Ecommerce

Google announced today that it is launching a new Google Analytics feature to support multi-currency ecommerce. Apparently this has been a highly requested feature, and Google says it has heard the requests loud and clear. The feature allows users to …

Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags
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Twitter and American Express have just announced a new program that will allow users to make purchases inside of Twitter by simply tweeting out specific “Buy” hashtags. Here’s how the hashtag-buying works, after you sync your Amex card to Twitter …

Google Apparently Testing Product Counts In Search Results Google Apparently Testing Product Counts In Search Results

Matt Storms happened upon an interesting Google feature, presumably in testing. In a “site:” search for Macy’s, he found where the number of items for sale found on pages is showing up in search results as part of the snippet. …

Facebook Launches the Facebook Card, a Reusable Gift Card for Gift Cards Facebook Launches the Facebook Card, a Reusable Gift Card for Gift Cards
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Starting soon, you’ll be able to give and receive an all-purpose, reusable Facebook Gift Card through Facebook’s Gifts platform. This physical gift card will be able to store gift amounts from various businesses, including Target, Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, and …

Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012 Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012

2012 was a good year for Etsy, to say the least. CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog this morning to share some stats about the year as Etsy’s growth continues to accelerate. “Growth of highly-personal shopping categories like …

Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys? Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys?
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Last week, news came out that the National Entertainment Collectibles Association’s (NECA) Django Unchained action figures had been discontinued after drawing controversy from groups like the National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope. Director Spike Lee has been particularly critical …

Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW] Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]
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Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s …

Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store
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Last month, Etsy launched a pop-up shopping in experience in New York City, in the form of the Etsy Holiday Shop. Many Etsy users have no doubt fantasized about a physical location they could go to and browse Etsy merchandise, …

Etsy Saw Nearly 1.5 Million New Members & 1.53 Billion Page Views In December Etsy Saw Nearly 1.5 Million New Members & 1.53 Billion Page Views In December

Etsy put out its December 2012 weather report today (a blog post listing various company stats), and revealed, among other things, that it saw 1,441,833 new members join the Etsy community during the month. That’s an increase of 314,922 (27.9%) …

Etsy Launches In Spanish With Help From Former Craigslist/Yahoo Engineer Etsy Launches In Spanish With Help From Former Craigslist/Yahoo Engineer
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Etsy announced today that the site is launching in Spanish, which has been a long time coming from the sound of it. The company says it has had a high number of sellers who opened their shops from Spanish-speaking countries, …

Etsy May Have Some Competition On Its Hands Etsy May Have Some Competition On Its Hands
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Etsy has been growing steadily, and launching features and apps that should only help that growth continue. In November, the company announced that it surpassed 20 million members, and blew the previous year’s sales out of the water. If Kitsy …

eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot …

Amazon Third-Party Sellers Saw Tremendous Sales Over The Holiday Season Amazon Third-Party Sellers Saw Tremendous Sales Over The Holiday Season

Businesses selling their goods on Amazon had their best holiday season yet, according to Amazon. The company has over two million third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace, and unit growth from U.S. sellers grew over 40% year-over-year. “We value the breadth …

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 …