All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ecommerce’

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 days in Groupon’s North American history. For the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend, Groupon’s North American sales were …

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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 Monday becomes just more of constant buying stretch. Some indicated that the deals on Cyber Monday weren’t as good as …

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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 technology aimed at speeding up order delivery times. “The Amazon fulfillment teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfillment centers …

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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 Cyber Monday shopping this year? Let us know in the comments. Last year, Cyber Monday sales hit a new record. …

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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 said Amazon would test this physical location concept, and if successful, could expand it to other cities. Well, it looks …

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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 for a small percentage of U.S users with test partners only. Now you can look at the button in action …

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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 spending a lot of time over the next week checking Amazon. They’ll introduce three “coveted” Deals of the Day starting …

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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 advertisers compare Product Listing Ad performance to other advertisers participating in the same auctions. “With impression share, overlap rate and …

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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 offering to retailers in more countries. Now, retailers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia and India will be able …

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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 by small businesses, but Square has other products including Square Cash, which lets you simply send payments to people by …

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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 price all e-books at $9.99 while giving Amazon more money. The two parties have issued a joint press release announcing …

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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 of people still complain about having to use the Messenger app. Has this bothered you? Let us know in the …

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