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Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend

Groupon announced that it experienced a record-breaking holiday weekend for deal sales in North America. The company says it had the most successful four days ever in its six-year history. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically were the two biggest …

Cyber Monday Sales Up 16% According To Adobe Cyber Monday Sales Up 16% According To Adobe

Last week, we asked if Cyber Monday was losing its luster, as various reports and studies were finding that interest in the online shopping holiday seemed go be on the decline, as the holiday shopping period between Thanksgiving and Cyber …

Amazon Upgrades Fulfillment Centers With 15,000 Robots Amazon Upgrades Fulfillment Centers With 15,000 Robots

Amazon announced the launch of its new robot-driven, eighth-generation fulfillment centers. There are ten locations in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Washington with 15,000 robots. The warehouses are not only utilizing robots, but also vision systems and other high-end …

Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster? Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster?

There’s always a lot of hype around Cyber Monday this time of year, but various sources seem to paint a less than exciting picture about the alleged biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Do you plan to do some …

Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which …

Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action

A couple months ago, Twitter officially announced its Buy button to enable users to make purchases directly from tweets. It didn’t make it immediately available to all businesses, however. Twitter said in September that it was beginning to test it …

Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be …

Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features

Google announced the launch of some new features for its Shopping Campaigns. These include an auction insights report, a revamped search impression share, device/time segmentation, bid simulator columns, and a flattened view of product groups. The auction insights report lets …

Google Expands Merchant Promotions Google Expands Merchant Promotions

Back in 2012, Google launched Merchant Promotions, which enabled retailers in the United States show promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads on Google’s search results pages and on Google Shopping. Google announced this week that it is now expanding this …

Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash

Snapchat has partnered up with Square to offer a new payment product called Snapcash. As you’d imagine, it’s a way to pay people using Snapchat. When people think of Square, they no doubt think about the card readers often used …

Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to …

Facebook Boasts About Messenger Growth After Irritating Users Facebook Boasts About Messenger Growth After Irritating Users

Facebook announced that it now has over 500 million people using Facebook Messenger each month. This, of course, comes after the company started requiring people using the Facebook mobile app to use the Messenger app for instant messages. A lot …

Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon has been doing a lot of experimenting with different ways of getting products delivered to customers, while expanding its actual services that do just that. Now, the company is even trying out delivery by taxi. According to a report …

GoDaddy Announces New Online Stores For Small Businesses GoDaddy Announces New Online Stores For Small Businesses

GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of the new GoDaddy Online Store for small businesses, where they can create an e-commerce presence and sell their items online. The idea behind it is to make the process of gaining an online …

Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you’ll …

Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items. Amazon’s same-day delivery option allows users to …

Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers …

Alibaba Releases First Earnings Report As A Public Company Alibaba Releases First Earnings Report As A Public Company

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which held its IPO here in the United States in September, just released its first earnings report as a public company, and it was a good one. The company beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of …

Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report] Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report]

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search …

Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff

Etsy just got a lot better for sellers. With one simple announcement, sellers are going to be able to offer their inventory in a whole new way. Well, it’s actually a really old way, but it’s a new for Etsy. …

Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels …