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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 …

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 …