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Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW] Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]
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Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s …

Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store
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Last month, Etsy launched a pop-up shopping in experience in New York City, in the form of the Etsy Holiday Shop. Many Etsy users have no doubt fantasized about a physical location they could go to and browse Etsy merchandise, …

Etsy Saw Nearly 1.5 Million New Members & 1.53 Billion Page Views In December Etsy Saw Nearly 1.5 Million New Members & 1.53 Billion Page Views In December

Etsy put out its December 2012 weather report today (a blog post listing various company stats), and revealed, among other things, that it saw 1,441,833 new members join the Etsy community during the month. That’s an increase of 314,922 (27.9%) …

Etsy Launches In Spanish With Help From Former Craigslist/Yahoo Engineer Etsy Launches In Spanish With Help From Former Craigslist/Yahoo Engineer
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Etsy announced today that the site is launching in Spanish, which has been a long time coming from the sound of it. The company says it has had a high number of sellers who opened their shops from Spanish-speaking countries, …

Etsy May Have Some Competition On Its Hands Etsy May Have Some Competition On Its Hands
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Etsy has been growing steadily, and launching features and apps that should only help that growth continue. In November, the company announced that it surpassed 20 million members, and blew the previous year’s sales out of the water. If Kitsy …

eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot …

Amazon Third-Party Sellers Saw Tremendous Sales Over The Holiday Season Amazon Third-Party Sellers Saw Tremendous Sales Over The Holiday Season

Businesses selling their goods on Amazon had their best holiday season yet, according to Amazon. The company has over two million third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace, and unit growth from U.S. sellers grew over 40% year-over-year. “We value the breadth …

Etsy Updates iPad App With Seller Tools, New Languages Etsy Updates iPad App With Seller Tools, New Languages

Etsy launched its iPad app a few weeks ago, and today, the company has launched an update with a few new bells and whistles. These include more holiday shopping options and the full suite of mobile seller tools. “Mobile shoppers …

How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook

After months in beta Facebook’s new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, finally launched to all U.S. users this week. Facebook Gifts has a familiar ring to it – as a now-defunct program of the same name allowed users to send and …

Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too

Google updated its Zeitgeist site today, showing the top search trends of the year in a variety of countries and across a variety of different categories. Google also put out some year-end lists for Google Shopping, looking at “some of …

Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China

Google is shutting down its shopping search offering in China, effective today. The announcement came in a blog post from the company. Here’s the post (via TechCrunch) from Google vice president of product Sameer Samat (as translated by Google Translate): …

Facebook Gifts Rolls Out to All Users in the US Facebook Gifts Rolls Out to All Users in the US

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Facebook has just made its new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, available to everyone inside the United States. “Starting today, Facebook Gifts is available to everyone in the U.S. With Gifts, you can instantly …

Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping
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Google announced that it is offering promotional credit to merchants in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Italy, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Germany, and Switzerland to make the transition to Google Shopping as it rolls out to these countries. Merchants in said …

Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest Here Are Some Clear Business Uses For Pinterest
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Pinterest has been the largest growing social network of the past year. According to data out this week from Nielsen, it’s in fourth place in terms of unique PC visitors in the U.S., just behind LinkedIn (with the top two …

Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S.
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We knew that it’s been a ridiculously good holiday season for online retail sales, but comScore has provided a new update today about the first 32 days of the November-December season, and the amount of money being spent online in …

Etsy Finally Launches An Android App Etsy Finally Launches An Android App
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Etsy announced that it has launched an Android app, finally. This comes less than a week after the company launched its iPad app (the iPhone app has been out for quite some time). “Beyond iPhone and iPad users, nearly a …

Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone
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Alibaba announced today that its sites Tmall and Taobao Marketplace have combined to surpass RMB one trillion in annual sales, which is roughly equal to $157 billion. It’s not as much as Walmart, but for e-commerce, it’s pretty huge. The …

Etsy iPad App Is Now A Reality Etsy iPad App Is Now A Reality
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Etsy announced the launch of a new iPad app today. It’s been available for iPhone, but now there’s an iOS version that caters to Apple’s enormously popular set of tablets. Etsy’s iPhone app has been downloaded 3.5 million times, since …

Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday
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By all reports, Black Friday and Cyber Monday produced record sales figures in the ecommerce world. Companies like Amazon are already touting a blockbuster weekend, as they claim the best few days of Kindle sales in the history of the …

Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year
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As previously reported, this year’s Black Friday was a record one for e-commerce, having surpassed a billion dollars in spending, according to comScore. Experian Hitwise has also released some data, indicating that Black Friday online retail traffic in the U.S. …

Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon was the top retail site on a record breaking Black Friday. Not exactly a surprise, but we can also expect similar results for Cyber Monday, which Amazon began participating in at midnight. That’s when Amazon opened its Cyber Monday …