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Etsy Updates Its Tablet Apps For The Holidays Etsy Updates Its Tablet Apps For The Holidays

Etsy announced today that it has updated its apps for the iPad and Android tablets to make them more user-friendly in time for all the holiday shopping that will be coming its way. The apps come with a new look …

Google Shopping & Google Trusted Stores Expand To More Of The World Google Shopping & Google Trusted Stores Expand To More Of The World
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In two separate announcements, Google revealed that it is expanding Google Shopping into 8 more countries and Google Trusted Stores into 3. Google launched Trusted Stores in the U.S. two years ago, but they have not gone international until now. …

Is eBay Trying To Be Something That It’s Not? Is eBay Trying To Be Something That It’s Not?
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This week, eBay announced the launch of some new personalization and curation features for the eBay Marketplace, and that it is expanding its efforts in local commerce, including the extension of its eBay Now delivery service into 25 new markets …

Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages

Thousands of Amazon Marketplace sellers are getting the opportunity to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season, opening up the possibility for a big increase in traffic and sales. Amazon announced on …

Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email? Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?
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There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet …

Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers
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Google announced that it is changing the way the mobile PLA (product listing ads) ad unit looks on Google.com. The update is designed to help shoppers browse and discover merchandise more easily while using their mobile device. “People are increasingly …

Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools Ahead Of The Holiday Shopping Season Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools Ahead Of The Holiday Shopping Season

Etsy is looking to make things easier on sellers as the holiday shopping season approaches. The company has announced some new shipping changes with “linked” shipping profiles, an improved bulk editor and tweaks to the shipping upgrades offered by its …

Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA

Shipping alcohol across state lines is a tricky business, so you would expect that Amazon’s Wine Marketplace venture would continually be adding new, eligible locations – little by little. And that’s exactly what’s happening. Today, Amazon has announced that they …

Tim Cook Says New Hire Angela Ahrendts Is ‘Wicked Smart’ Tim Cook Says New Hire Angela Ahrendts Is ‘Wicked Smart’

Apple announced on Monday evening that it has hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to take on a new position at the company: Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. Ahrendts will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and will …

Etsy Launches Member Appeals Program For Suspended Accounts Etsy Launches Member Appeals Program For Suspended Accounts
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Etsy announced on Thursday that it has launched a new Member Appeals program, so that members whose account privileges have been suspended will be able to file an appeal and have their case reviewed. There’s a contact form on the …

‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites

Amazon revealed a new payments product today called Login And Pay With Amazon, which lets websites allow people to do exactly what you would think (use their Amazon accounts to make purchases). This is a product that many have been …

Etsy Gift Cards Launch In New Currencies Etsy Gift Cards Launch In New Currencies

Etsy announced today that it is launching support for two new currencies with its gift cards: British pounds and euros. This obviously opens up the door for use in a lot more countries. Now, Etsy users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, …

Google Adds Local To Google Shopping, Product Listing Ads Google Adds Local To Google Shopping, Product Listing Ads

Google announced on Monday that it has begun rolling out a couple new features for Google Shopping with an emphasis on local merchants. These would be local storefronts and local availability for product listing ads (on desktop and smartphones). When …

Etsy Changes Seller Guidelines, Says It’s Not The ‘Creativity Police’ Etsy Changes Seller Guidelines, Says It’s Not The ‘Creativity Police’
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Popular online marketplace Etsy has introduced new guidelines for sellers addressing how items listed on the site can be made, who can take part in making them, and how they can be shipped. Like other popular online marketplaces, Etsy has …

Google Expands BufferBox Throughout San Francisco Google Expands BufferBox Throughout San Francisco

Google announced on Monday that it is expanding its BufferBox pilot in San Francisco. BufferBox is a locker service, which has already been available in Toronto. Google acquired it last November, and eventually started testing the service in the San …

eBay Launches New Enterprise Commerce Offerings eBay Launches New Enterprise Commerce Offerings

eBay has introduced a new suite of commerce technologies, which is made up of two modules called Exchange Platform and Interfaces & Tools. ‚ÄúRetailers and brands understand the importance of having industry-leading capabilities across their entire value chain to support …

Google Shopping Express Expanded To More Customers Google Shopping Express Expanded To More Customers
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Google launched Google Shopping Express in March with a small test in San Francisco. Today, the company announced that it is being expanded to everyone in the Bay Area. Google Shopping Express is a local delivery service that allows shoppers …

You Can Now Follow ‘Pages’ On Etsy You Can Now Follow ‘Pages’ On Etsy

Etsy just announced the launch of a new curation platform aimed at improving the shopping experience for consumers who base their purchases on trusted voices. Essentially, you can now follow people’s pages on Etsy. “In the vast world of e-commerce, …

Lexity Rebranded As Yahoo Commerce Central Lexity Rebranded As Yahoo Commerce Central
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Yahoo announced that it has rebranded Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central, and that this is now broadly available for all Yahoo Merchant Solutions customers and those using over 30 other platforms like Magento, Shopify and others. Yahoo announced its acquisition …

Etsy Is Changing The Way Reviews Work Etsy Is Changing The Way Reviews Work
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Back in April, Etsy launched a seller survey aimed at collecting feedback from its community that it would go on to use to make changes to the site’s feedback system. This week, the company announced those changes. In an effort …

Twitter Gets Commerce Head, Plans To Get People Using Twitter For Online Shopping Twitter Gets Commerce Head, Plans To Get People Using Twitter For Online Shopping

Twitter announced today that it has hired former Ticketmaster boss Nathan Hubbard as its new Head of Commerce. He will report to Twitter’s revenue head, Adam Bain, and will reportedly work to make online shopping something people do with Twitter. …