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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. …

Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search
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Bing announced today that it is launching a new product search experience, which utilizes its index of tens of millions of products, along with machine learning, to show products on the main results page, rather than making users go to …

Groupon Launches GPN Affiliate Network For Online Publishers Groupon Launches GPN Affiliate Network For Online Publishers

Groupon has announced the launch of the Groupon Partner Network (GPN), a local ecommerce affiliate marketing program for online publishers. “GPN distributes the most relevant Groupon deals across partner websites and apps, helping to increase the visibility and distribution of …

Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping

Facebook has been wading through the shallow end of the payments pool for years, but if a test the company is readying is any indication, it could be getting ready to go head to head with the big boys (like …

Etsy Gives Sellers New Shop Dashboard, Makes Good On Promise Of More Business Tools Etsy Gives Sellers New Shop Dashboard, Makes Good On Promise Of More Business Tools

Etsy announced today that it is launching a new Shop Dashboard designed to save sellers time by surfacing shop activity info in one place. The dashboard provides a summary of stats (like views, favorites, orders and revenue), a look at …

Etsy Hits 30 Million Members, Plans To Give Businesses More Tools Etsy Hits 30 Million Members, Plans To Give Businesses More Tools
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Etsy announced on Wednesday that it reached its 30 million member milestone this week (which is interesting considering they were just talking about having over 25 million on Tuesday). CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog to reflect on …

Etsy Greatly Expands Its Direct Checkout Feature Etsy Greatly Expands Its Direct Checkout Feature

Etsy announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its Direct Checkout feature into nine new currencies and fifteen new markets. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “With 25+ million members in 200 countries, it is a top priority for …

Pinterest Launches Price Drop Notifications, Will Email You When Your Pins Get Cheaper Pinterest Launches Price Drop Notifications, Will Email You When Your Pins Get Cheaper

Pinterest is about to make shopaholics very happy. Today, the social networking site announced that they will now be monitoring price drops on products and notifying users of this via email. Back in May, Pinterest introduced what they called “more …

Diffbot Uses Robots To Extract Data From E-commerce Sites Diffbot Uses Robots To Extract Data From E-commerce Sites
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Diffbot announced today that it is relasing a new API that uses robots to understand and extract data from e-commerce sites. The robotics company, which uses vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze and extract data from web pages, …

It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity
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Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Yahoo was close to acquiring e-commerce app platform provider Lexity. It was unclear just how close the companies were to a deal, but apparently it was really, really close, because Yahoo and Lexity just …

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Shopper App Google Is Shutting Down The Google Shopper App

Google announced on Friday that it is shutting down the Google Shopper app, which lets users look up product specs and reviews and comparison shop on their phones while looking at products in stores. This should make some store owners …

Google Helpouts Could Give Google A Big Ecommerce Upgrade Google Helpouts Could Give Google A Big Ecommerce Upgrade

Google has been testing a new product called Helpouts with brands like Sears, Weight Watchers, and others, according to TechCrunch, who received a tip about it, and shared a bunch of screenshots (including the one above). As you can see …

One Direction School Supplies Are Really Hot This Year, According To Google Shopping Data One Direction School Supplies Are Really Hot This Year, According To Google Shopping Data

Google has shared some search trends for back to school shoppers using the search engine for their shopping needs. The company finds that this is the earliest back to school shopping season on record, and its Google Shopping data shows …

Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals
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Etsy updated its Prohibited Items policy this week to ban the listing of items made from certain animals, such as those designated as threatened or endangered. This includes (but is not limited to) fur, pelts, ivory, teeth, bones and taxidermied …