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Now, Google’s Search As You Type Is A Standalone Product Now, Google’s Search As You Type Is A Standalone Product

Google announced that it is now offering the Search As You Type feature from Google Commerce Search as a standalone product. AdWords advertisers now have access to a free pilot. The feature uses Google’s search suggestions and instant product results …

Google Shopping: Google Simplifies The Product Listing Ad Process Google Shopping: Google Simplifies The Product Listing Ad Process
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Google just announced that it is launching a new setup flow for Product Listing ads, in order to simply the process for new advertisers. Product Listing ads, as you may know, are a big part of the new Google Shopping …

More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs

At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it: Google has put out a blog post about …

Tablet Traffic Has Grown 10x Faster Than Smartphones Tablet Traffic Has Grown 10x Faster Than Smartphones

The latest news from Adobe’s Digital Index report is tablet computers will generate more traffic than smartphones by early 2013. Apparently, many consumers find browsing on tablets almost as engaging as on PCs. The news comes at a time when …

Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google Shopping Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google Shopping
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Google has been uploading a ton of videos from Google I/O to YouTube. This particular video is from a session on Google Shopping, which has been a hot button issue in the search industry. Google announced about a month ago …

These Star Wars Crochet Patterns Show Why You Can Even Sell PDFs On Etsy These Star Wars Crochet Patterns Show Why You Can Even Sell PDFs On Etsy

The average Etsy may not like it much when Etsy features sellers who aren’t selling handmade goods, but something tells me the community will be alright with sellers selling PDF documents, particularly if they’re this awesome (and, of course, have …

New Payvment Product Aims To Ease Facebook Advertising Pain New Payvment Product Aims To Ease Facebook Advertising Pain
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Facebook ecommerce platform Payvment announced a new one-click Facebook ad buying service today, which essentially gives merchants a way to turn promotional Facebook posts into ads. The service automatically targets ads based on historical social shopping data. The company says …

How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is known for the very hands-on, but pressure-free experience it offers to consumers in its physical stores. The company, however, is also making a name for itself in the online world as it ramps up its digital …

E-Commerce Spending Up 17% E-Commerce Spending Up 17%
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Internet marketing research company comScore released its first quarter, 2012 U.S. internet retail sales estimates today, recording a 17% sales increase over last year, totaling roughly $44.3 billion. The latest numbers mark the tenth instance where quarter-over-quarter sales have risen. …

U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail

With the expansion of mobile retail, multichannel shopping has become commonplace, and a recent study has shown that U.S. consumers identified “entering payment, billing and shipping information” as one of the main pain points of the online shopping experience. Now …

BigCommerce Launches Pinterest Integration BigCommerce Launches Pinterest Integration

BigCommerce, the world’s fastest growing e-commerce platform, has announced the launch of its new Pinterest integration. The company, which presently hosts roughly 25,000 clients, was established in 2009 in Sydney, and currently has offices in Austin, TX. Merchants who use …

eBay Releases App v2.0 for iPad eBay Releases App v2.0 for iPad

Internet auction giant eBay has just released it app for iPad version 2.0, presently available at the Apple iTunes store, allowing users to better sell, search, bid, buy, browse and pay in an interface built around the tablet. Below is …

8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping 8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping
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Back in 2009, 8thBridge was the first company to enable “f-commerce” through the launch of the 1-800-Flowers Facebook store. There was a lot of excitement as many other brands came on board with their own Facebook storefront, but, unfortunately, the concept has yet to really take off.

Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network

Amazon’s Web Services Blog just announced its new web services partner network, and is launching a public beta version of the global platform, the AWS Partner Network (APN). The APN seeks to afford users of the AWS partner network the …

Social Networking Drives Ecommerce [Infographic] Social Networking Drives Ecommerce [Infographic]

Engaging customers through social networking sites has to be one of the best forms of marketing to come out since TV commercials. This time they’re not brainwashing us with a repetitious jingle or colorful images, they’re just getting us to …

China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015 China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015
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According to The Boston Consulting Group, China is on a trajectory to become the world’s largest online retail market, and is expected to achieve $364 billion in sales by 2015. Current projections for U.S. online retail offered my Forrester Research …

New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores

In the summer of 2011, Yahoo! released an incremental publishing feature on certain Yahoo! pilot stores. It has been announced that this same publishing feature will be applied to all Yahoo! Merchant Solutions and Yahoo! Store accounts, in phases beginning …

eBay to Inform Sellers of Protection from Buyers eBay to Inform Sellers of Protection from Buyers

eBay Inc. will commence informing sellers of proactive protection from buyers, beginning April 3rd, and every month thereafter, according to an official message from the eBay announcement board. eBay proactively protects sellers from unfair or undeserved feedback, as well as …

LivingSocial Launches Takeout & Delivery LivingSocial Launches Takeout & Delivery

LivingSocial has just announced the launch of Takeout & Delivery, an online restaurant platform which allows users to order food from thousands of local diners for pickup or delivery. LivingSocial has used its Instant service as a testing ground for …

Social Networking Drives Product Discovery Social Networking Drives Product Discovery

In a new study called Social Impact by social commerce solutions company Sociable Labs, it’s been found that 62% of online shoppers read product-related comments posted by Facebook friends. The study also has shown that 75% of these shoppers click …

Social Login Option Boosts Online Retail [Infographic] Social Login Option Boosts Online Retail [Infographic]
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I hate creating a new account whenever I want to make a purchase with another online retailer. When given the option, I almost invariably prefer to “complete the transaction as a guest.” Sure, my personal information (and yours too) is …