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Facebook Tests New “Collections” Feature Facebook Tests New “Collections” Feature
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Facebook has begun testing a new feature called “Collections,” which will let retailers provide new ways for Facebook fans to share products they like with their friends. It comes in the form of a new type of Page post that …

Etsy Makes Search Ads Available To Thousands More Sellers Etsy Makes Search Ads Available To Thousands More Sellers
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A little over a year ago, Etsy launched search ads. This week, the company announced some new features to the offering, and dropped some numbers about the product. Over the past year, the company says, Etsy’s search ads have generated …

Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping
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Google has launched Google Catalogs on the web, after over a year of having it available only as an app for tablets. It was first launched for the iPad in August of last year, until an Android version was launched …

Is Google Shopping Good For Your Business? Is Google Shopping Good For Your Business?
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Google Product Search officially becomes Google Shopping starting in October (which begins Monday), as Google completes the transition it announced in May. This means Google will move to a full paid inclusion model for product results. Merchants will no longer …

Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT] Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT]

Amazon.com may be the next big go-to place to buy booze on the web, as the company is looking to get (back) into the online wine sales business. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon announced their plans at a …

Facebook Launches Gifts (And They’re Real This Time) Facebook Launches Gifts (And They’re Real This Time)
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Facebook has just plunged itself into the ecommerce arena with the launch of Gifts, their first-ever real-life gift exchange initiative. With Facebook Gifts, users can buy their friends gifts and they will ship right to their doorstep – and it …

Amazon-Owned Vine.com Launches As Your Eco-Friendly Online Retailer Amazon-Owned Vine.com Launches As Your Eco-Friendly Online Retailer
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If buying green is something that’s important to you in your everyday life, a new site now in beta wants to be your go-to retailer. Vine.com is live, and it wants you to “live life green.” All of the products …

eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings
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eBay is focusing on mobile, and they have some numbers that prove they’re moving in the right direction. According to a blog post, eBay’s suite of mobile apps have broken the 100 million download barrier – including 25 million downloads …

Google Analytics Gets Some Ecommerce Updates Google Analytics Gets Some Ecommerce Updates
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Google announced some updates it’s making to Google Analytics tracking code and processing, specifically related to ecommerce. “These changes will allow you to better filter, segment and categorize the revenue generating portion of your traffic,” says Google in a blog …

eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This
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eBay announced that it is changing its logo. The old one is still in place on the site, but the company says it’s making the new one available next month. They did, however, provide a preview of what it will …

Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding

Amazon started a locker service about a year ago, and it’s currently be expanded, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, who says lockers are popping up around the Bay Area as of the past few weeks. …

These 5 Videos Will Make You A Google Shopping Expert These 5 Videos Will Make You A Google Shopping Expert
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Google has released the following four Google+ hangouts discussing Google Shopping. The first is an intro and overview. The second is an intro to the Merchant Center. The third is about creative and optimizing product listing ads, and the fourth …

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. …