All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ecommerce’

Etsy Makes Its Biggest Acquisition Yet with ‘A Little Market’

Etsy has just announced the acquisition of A Little Market, a French company that serves as “an online destination for consumers in France looking for creative goods made by local artists and designers.” Sounds a lot like…yes, Etsy of course. Although Etsy didn’t disclose the financials on the deal, The Wall Street Journal quotes a source who says that the …

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Is The Amazon Fire Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce?

Leave it to the world’s leader in e-commerce to develop a mobile device that you can simply point at an object and push a button to buy it. Do you expect the Amazon Fire to have a significant impact on how people buy products online? Share your thoughts in the comments. After months, or even years of anticipation, Amazon unveiled …

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eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff For You

eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you. Take pictures of your items, and the app gives you an estimated price. They’ll send you a free prepaid box, and you can …

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Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users

97% of mobile shoppers abandon their shopping carts. That’s a stat Google has been tossing around for about two years (hopefully it’s gotten a little better since then). Either way, Google is expanding a feature it launched on Android over a year ago, which it hopes will solve this problem, to iOS. It’s also available for the web. The Google …

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Alibaba Announces New U.S. Main Street-Inspired Marketplace 11 Main

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, ahead of its United State-based IPO (said to be the largest ever for a tech company), announced a new U.S. online shopping marketplace called 11 Main. The site aims to emulate the Main Street shopping experience that takes place in towns across the country. 11 Main combines specialty shops and boutiques, which are hand-selected by the …

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Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App, Android Coming Later This Summer

Groupon launched the Freebies category in its ecommerce marketplace back in November. This gave users a way to get digital coupons, promotion codes, sales, giveaways and samples from participating brands like American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Groupon added in-store coupons to Freebies in April. The company announced on Wednesday that the feature is now part of its …

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Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits

Havas PR put out an infographic based on some interesting data from its “Prosumer Report,” looking at consumers’ online buying habits and behavior. For example, only 12% of those surveyed didn’t make any online purchases in the past year. Roughly 8 out of 10 said they worry about the safety of their financial information when shopping online. 2 out of …

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Newegg Launches B2B Marketplace

Online electronics retailer Newegg announced the launch of a new B2B marketplace called NeweggBusiness. It serves as a third-party channel to connect B2B buyers and sellers, focusing on product selection and competitive pricing. Newegg Business, which is a subsidiary of Newegg North America, was founded in 2010, and the marketplace has been in pilot phase. The marketplace offers is aimed …

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Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service

Amazon is reportedly launching a new service to let users pay for third-party subscriptions (like phone bills, digital music subscriptions, etc.) as early as today. According to Reuters, the service would let members use credit card details stored on Amazon to pay for services, with Amazon charging a fee per transaction. It has reportedly been in testing with Ting and …

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eBay Touts Enterprise Omnichannel Commerce Momentum

eBay announced increased adoption of omnichannel commerce technologies globally for eBay Enterprise. It has secured 451 clients and 862 extension and renewals in the first half of the year. These stretch across its various services. Alex and Ani, BOXPARK, Destination XL, Karmaloop, MailPix and StubHub are listed as brands using eBay Enterprise. “We are leading local commerce with close to …

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Amazon Gets Fireman Sam Exclusively

Amazon announced that it has made a deal with HIT Entertainment to make Amazon the exclusive home in the U.S. for the kids show Fireman Sam. It will feature TV episodes on Amazon Instant Video, Prime Instant Video, and FreeTime Unlimited. Amazon will also offer eBooks, apparel, toys, lunch boxes, and other Fireman Sam merchandise. “With the ever evolving experience …

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Google Gives Ecommerce Analytics A Revamp

Google announced the beta release of a “complete revamp” of its ecommerce analytics, which it says will provide richer insights into pre-purchase shopping behavior and product performance. It will let you analyze how far shoppers get into the shopping funnel, and where you lose them, and help you understand what products are viewed the most, which are frequently abandoned in …

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