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Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report]

It’s no secret that Twitter and e-commerce have been flirting with one another for quite some time. Soon, they’re expected to take their relationship to the next level. Earlier this year, Re/code reported that Twitter was in the final stages of a deal with payments startup Stripe to enable people to buy and sell products directly on Twitter. On Friday, …

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Etsy Announces New Promoted Listing Ads

Etsy announced a new type of ad this week in Promoted Listings. Earlier this year, the company announced that it was changing the way it charged for Search Ads to cost-per-click instead of the CPM model it used previously. At the time, Etsy said that was the first of “many improvements” it would be making to advertising on the site. …

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Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center, Create 2,500 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth fulfillment center in California, which will appear in Redlands. The company opened its first center in the state less than two years ago. The California locations are in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson and Tracy. At the new location, employees will pick, pack, and ship large items like big-screen TVs and kayaks, the …

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Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores?

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in using the new Yahoo Stores to sell online? Do you expect it to be a successful platform? Share your thoughts …

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Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of small and medium-sized businesses for the time being, but it’s entirely possible that this could be the biggest and most …

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Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool

Google just announced a new Shopping Campaigns upgrade tool for advertisers preparing to switch their campaign to the new format. Regular Product Listing Ads will be retired and replaced by Shopping Campaigns at the end of the month anyway. The tool lets advertisers create a Shopping Campaign from their regular PLA campaign, with a structure and bids based on that …

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Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Configuration Tool

Google announced this week that it has launched a new shipping configuration tool in Merchant Center aimed at making it easier to configure shipping rates. The idea is that this will help merchants’ prices remain consistent with what Google shows users. “Imagine a shopper has searched for a product on Google Shopping and found the perfect offer at the perfect …

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Twitter Tips Big Ecommerce Move

Rumor has it, Twitter is planning a big move into the realm of ecommerce – and this is a pretty big hint that the company is headed in that direction. A handful of users spotted something interesting in their mobile settings today – a ‘Payment & Shipping’ tab buried betwixt other security preferences. When tapped, it doesn’t do anything…yet. Check …

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Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities

Amazon just announced that it’s expanding same-day delivery into six more cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia,and Washington D.C. These cities have been on Amazon’s list here for months, but are just officially getting the offering apparently. The “Get it Today” capability is available for over a million different items. The feature enables customers to order something as …

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Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta

Etsy Wholesale launched in beta over a year ago. Today, it has graduated out of it. As announced a few months ago, there’s a one-time joining fee of $100, and Etsy collects a 3.5% transaction fee for wholesale purchase orders. “Over the last year, we’ve worked with independent boutiques throughout the US, partnered with retailers such as Nordstrom and West …

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Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android to help grow and manage your selling business on Amazon,” the company says. “The app’s mobile features make it easier …

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Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

There’s no question that Amazon dominates the online shopping landscape. By getting small businesses and local contractors on board, could it also dominate local services? It’s going to try. Do you see Amazon becoming the go-to place for local services such as installations and repairs? Share your thoughts in the comments. In June, we learned that Amazon was readying a …

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