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Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be

SLI Systems has put out a report finding that most eCommerce sites are missing out on a big opportunity to use data from their internal site search tool to improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. The firm surveyed 160 …

Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank? Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?
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Google Wallet has come a long way over the past year, and this week in particular, made perhaps its most significant move towards becoming a truly major way to pay for goods and services. On Wednesday, Google unveiled the Google …

Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures

Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that you can use to pay for things at stores using your Google Wallet account. Google has now updated its Google Wallet app for Android, adding another big …

Magento Becomes Part Of eBay Enterprise Magento Becomes Part Of eBay Enterprise
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eBay announced that it has merged Magento and eBay Enterprise into a single business unit, and will create new opportunities for Magento merchants, partners and developers. eBay Senior VP for Strategy and Business, Mark Lavelle, is moving over to eBay …

Reddit Will Livestream RedditGifts Shopping Network On Black Friday Reddit Will Livestream RedditGifts Shopping Network On Black Friday

Reddit announced that it will be hosting an eight-hour livestream on redditgifts.com and its YouTube channel for Black Friday to embrace the “commercial chaos” and “perversion” of the retail holiday head on. After listing several years worth of Black Friday …

Here’s What You Can Now Do With Google Shopping Here’s What You Can Now Do With Google Shopping
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Google has launched some new features for Google Shopping, including some tweaks to the browsing experience, a new Shortlists feature and 360° product views. When it comes to browsing, users can now preview details like sizes, colors, descriptions and availability …

Bing Shopping Is Now A Thing Of The Past Bing Shopping Is Now A Thing Of The Past

If you try to go to Bing Shopping at Bing.com/shopping, you’ll now be redirected to the Bing homepage. Microsoft has officially pulled the plug on the service. Back in August, Bing announced the launch of a new product search experience, …

Etsy Starts Taking Translation Seriously [Updated] Etsy Starts Taking Translation Seriously [Updated]
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Update: If comments from Etsy users are any indication, Etsy is perhaps not taking translation as seriously as it ought to be (See comments at end of article). Etsy announced on Tuesday that it has added millions of local language …

Flipboard Opens Doors To Ecommerce, Lets People Make Catalogs Flipboard Opens Doors To Ecommerce, Lets People Make Catalogs

Flipboard has made an interesting move, adding shopping functionality to its repertoire. The news reader has now embraced another staple of newspaper legacy – items for sale from retailers. The company has taken a Pinterest-like approach, offering users the ability …

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, …