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Is Amazon Prime The Fire Phone’s Biggest Selling Point? Is Amazon Prime The Fire Phone’s Biggest Selling Point?

A month ago, Amazon unveiled its Fire phone, an incredibly advanced smartphone apparently aimed at getting more people buying items from their mobile devices than ever before. For than that, however, it’s a way for Amazon to suck more users …

Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online

For years, businesses have struggled with how to get the most out of social media. For businesses that sell products online, it’s a very interesting time in the space. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all appear to be opening up new …

Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce

Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are pins that contain extra information compared to regular ones. Pinterest has five different kinds: Product Pins, Recipe Pins, Movie Pins, Article Pins, …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed Facebook Wants You to Buy Things Directly from the News Feed

As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to …

eBay Expands Global Shipping Program eBay Expands Global Shipping Program

eBay is adding six new countries to its global shipping program starting the week of July 21: Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago. “This year in Latin America alone, ecommerce sales are expected to rise …

‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets ‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy

At Google I/O last year, Google launched the Google Wallet Instant Buy API to simplify mobile shopping, and help sellers get more conversions buy speeding up the checkout process. It was originally launched for Android, but Google expanded it to …

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

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

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

Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users 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 …

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

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

Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits 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 …

Newegg Launches B2B Marketplace 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 …

Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service 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 …

eBay Touts Enterprise Omnichannel Commerce Momentum 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 …

Amazon Gets Fireman Sam Exclusively 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 …

Google Gives Ecommerce Analytics A Revamp 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, …

eBay Stores Sellers Get New Selling Tools, Discounts eBay Stores Sellers Get New Selling Tools, Discounts

eBay told eBay Stores sellers on Thursday that they now have access to new subscriber-exclusive selling tools and discounts on items and services. Sellers can now create and manage promotions like order size offers, free shipping offers, related items offers, …