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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 …

HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores? HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. …

Twitter’s Buy Button Reportedly Launching Early 2015 Twitter’s Buy Button Reportedly Launching Early 2015

Twitter’s looking to become a bigger ecommerce presence, and a major step in that quest is to allow users to make purchases without every leaving Twitter’s walls. This past summer, users spotted a ‘Buy’ button inside some tweets. From that, …

Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014 Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014

Each year around this time, Amazon releases its annual Holiday Toy List, which it describes as a “curated list of the hottest new products for kids,” and includes top-rated toys, games, electronics, books, movies, sporting goods, etc. ‚ÄúThere are more …

Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. …

eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles

eBay announced the launch of a new Live Auctions feature, enabling buyers to participate in auctions for arts and collectibles from actual auction rooms from the website. The company has a schedule of upcoming auctions, which is as follows: 10/9: …

What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor …

Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe

Facebook unveiled its Buy button in July. While still in the testing phase, the feature enables businesses to sell goods and services directly from Page posts and ads. Users can simply click and buy right from a Facebook update. Re/code …

Optimizing Google Shopping Campaigns For Christmas Optimizing Google Shopping Campaigns For Christmas

You’re right. It’s not even October yet, but the holiday shopping season is pretty much here. It’s time to start thinking about preparing for it. Google recently hosted a Hangout on Air to give advertisers tips on optimizing their Shopping …

Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag

Amazon announced #AmazonWishList, which enables users to add items to their Amazon Wish List right from Twitter. If you see a Tweet with an Amazon product link in it, you can just add that hashtag to a reply, and the …

Alibaba Prices Huge IPO, To Trade On NYSE Alibaba Prices Huge IPO, To Trade On NYSE

Alibaba priced its shares at $68 on Thursday, which should make its IPO the largest ever for a company in the U.S., despite the fact that the business is Chinese. It’s expected to raise at least $21.8 billion. Shares are …

Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’

Amazon launched “Login and Pay with Amazon” nearly a year ago to let websites enable users to use their Amazon accounts to make purchases. Such a product had been long-anticipated. Login and Pay with Amazon was initially only available in …

Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters

Not surprisingly, Millennials (age 21-34) are leading the way in online shopping compared to other age groups, according to a report from Nielsen. This age group comprises at least half of all those surveyed who plan to make an online …

Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers

Apple announced new payments platform Apple Play at its big iPhone/Apple Watch event on Tuesday. The feature, which makes use of the NFC technology present in the newest iPhone models, will allow consumers to pay for goods and services online …

Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. …

Google Introduces AdSense For Shopping Google Introduces AdSense For Shopping

Google has extended its shopping ads to third-party sites with AdSense for Shopping, which lets sites serve ads from Shopping Campaigns. The offering is currently only available to a handful of publishers in retail and commerce. Here’s what it looks …