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Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, the company has announced an extension of Dash with the Amazon Dash Button. Given the timing of the announcement and …

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How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message at the right moment.” The Millward Brown study was commissioned by Twitter last summer, and utilized a ten-minute online questionnaire …

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YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards

Google announced the launch of cards for YouTube, which it describes as an “evolution of annotations”. Video creators can use them to tell viewers about other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites, etc. They can be displayed anytime throughout the video, and they work on mobile. “As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years,” writes …

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Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products

Facebook is making quite a few moves, which point to the social network becoming a better place for people, businesses, and websites to sell products. The latest piece of news involves an acquisition, which should lead to better personalization of product ads, but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. The race for getting social commerce right is on, and …

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Facebook Groups Get Buy/Sell Features

Back in December, Facebook was spotted testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appeared as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a Question” when you went to post in a Facebook group. While it looks a little different, Facebook has has now officially announced the launch of buy and sell features in Groups. “Now, For Sale Group …

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Google ‘Update’ Impacts E-Commerce Sites

Google makes adjustments to its search algorithms every day, but sometime last week, it made one that was bigger than the average tweak, and a lot of webmasters took notice. The comments about ranking changes poured into the search forums and other channels, but Google didn’t indicate it had launched a major update like it sometimes does. You can browse …

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Etsy Opens Up New Listing Manager To All Sellers

Etsy announced the release of a new suite of listing management tools for sellers, which the company says will improve the way they add and edit details about products. The new Listings Manager and Listings Process will roll out to all sellers in March. For now, sellers can opt-in to use the new tools, and provide feedback on how to …

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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 on the conference call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated that we’d be able to make payments with Messenger eventually. Here’s what …

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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 in machine learning, data science and recommendation engines, who’ve created a unique technology stack that drives commerce by making highly …

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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 launched Trusted Stores back in the fall of 2011. Merchants were required to share data about shipments with Google to …

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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 the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City this week. eBay Enterprise counts Ace Hardware, Shoe Carnival, Destination …

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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 Yahoo Today section of the app. It works with packages from Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, and Macy’s.com, to …

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