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Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store

Google has made some changes to its Google Trusted Stores certification program that should make it easier for merchants to earn the badge, which can help earn the trust of people shopping from Google. About Google Trusted Stores Google first …

eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone

eBay announced that eBay Enterprise clients have hit the $1 billion sales milestone. This is across over 6,500 stores, 42 brands, and three continents. eBay merged Magento with eBay Enterprise just over a year ago. They’re showcasing their solutions at …

Yahoo Mail iPhone App Lets You Track Packages Yahoo Mail iPhone App Lets You Track Packages

Yahoo announced that the Yahoo Mail app on iOS will now let you track packages in the U.S. The app now includes package notifications with the latest release. The feature enables users to view and track shipped packages in the …

Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014 Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014

Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats. For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units …

eBay Reminds Sellers Of New Shipping Rates eBay Reminds Sellers Of New Shipping Rates

eBay is reminding sellers of new shipping rates that will soon go into effect for FedEx and UPS. This will obviously affect eBay sellers as well as sellers on sites across the Internet. The new UPS rates go into effect …

Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays

This has been Amazon’s 20th holiday shopping season, if you can believe that. The company announced that it also saw record growth for Amazon Prime memberships. Over 10 million new members tried Prime for the first time, and Amazon’s Prime …

Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth

Back in January, Groupon acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash to extend its presence in fashion and apparel. Such offers had already been popular on Groupon, and the company pointed to research estimating the off-price fashion market …

Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

Amazon announced the launch of a new delivery service called Prime Now. It’s launching in New York City (specifically select areas of Manhattan) for now, and offers one-hour delivery on items through a mobile app. Actually, Prime members will still …

Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’ Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’

Facebook is reportedly testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a question” when you go to post in a Facebook Group. TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks …

Software Glitch Causes Major Problems On Amazon Software Glitch Causes Major Problems On Amazon

Over the weekend, a lot of Amazon sellers got screwed by a software glitch, according to multiple reports. The glitch was in Amazon repricing software RepricerExpress, which reduced the price of millions of items from various sellers to just a …

eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well

This week, eBay launched a redesign for its iPad app, and it doesn’t seem to be going over very well. The company appears to be trying to make its experience less like Amazon and more like Pinterest. The problem is …

Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and …

Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot

Etsy announced that it’s launching a pilot program that will alert shoppers on their mobile device that an Etsy seller they like is selling at a local event. “Etsy Local push notifications are a new way for Etsy sellers and …

Is Amazon’s New Feature A Game-Changer? Is Amazon’s New Feature A Game-Changer?

Amazon has a new feature that it’s calling a game-changer, and could really make selling Amazon all the more attractive to people looking to unload items. This could have an effect sellers listing on eBay and other auction sites. It’s …

Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

This probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn’t it? MarketWatch reports: In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within …

Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report] Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report]

A new report out from Opera looks at mobile shopping habits, and has determined that Sunday is the best day of the week when it comes to sales from mobile shoppers. “Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to …

Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers

Amazon just announced the launch of Amazon Elements, a new line of “premium, everyday essentials with transparent origins.” On the surface, the announcement just sounds like Amazon is offering its own line of products, which so far includes diapers and …

Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions? Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions?

Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it’s wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources. Do you …

Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, …