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Google Analytics Gets Some Ecommerce Updates Google Analytics Gets Some Ecommerce Updates
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Google announced some updates it’s making to Google Analytics tracking code and processing, specifically related to ecommerce. “These changes will allow you to better filter, segment and categorize the revenue generating portion of your traffic,” says Google in a blog …

eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This
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eBay announced that it is changing its logo. The old one is still in place on the site, but the company says it’s making the new one available next month. They did, however, provide a preview of what it will …

Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding

Amazon started a locker service about a year ago, and it’s currently be expanded, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, who says lockers are popping up around the Bay Area as of the past few weeks. …

These 5 Videos Will Make You A Google Shopping Expert These 5 Videos Will Make You A Google Shopping Expert
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Google has released the following four Google+ hangouts discussing Google Shopping. The first is an intro and overview. The second is an intro to the Merchant Center. The third is about creative and optimizing product listing ads, and the fourth …

Now, Google’s Search As You Type Is A Standalone Product Now, Google’s Search As You Type Is A Standalone Product

Google announced that it is now offering the Search As You Type feature from Google Commerce Search as a standalone product. AdWords advertisers now have access to a free pilot. The feature uses Google’s search suggestions and instant product results …

Google Shopping: Google Simplifies The Product Listing Ad Process Google Shopping: Google Simplifies The Product Listing Ad Process
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Google just announced that it is launching a new setup flow for Product Listing ads, in order to simply the process for new advertisers. Product Listing ads, as you may know, are a big part of the new Google Shopping …

More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs

At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it: Google has put out a blog post about …

Tablet Traffic Has Grown 10x Faster Than Smartphones Tablet Traffic Has Grown 10x Faster Than Smartphones

The latest news from Adobe’s Digital Index report is tablet computers will generate more traffic than smartphones by early 2013. Apparently, many consumers find browsing on tablets almost as engaging as on PCs. The news comes at a time when …

Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google Shopping Here’s How To Get More Out Of Google Shopping
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Google has been uploading a ton of videos from Google I/O to YouTube. This particular video is from a session on Google Shopping, which has been a hot button issue in the search industry. Google announced about a month ago …

These Star Wars Crochet Patterns Show Why You Can Even Sell PDFs On Etsy These Star Wars Crochet Patterns Show Why You Can Even Sell PDFs On Etsy

The average Etsy may not like it much when Etsy features sellers who aren’t selling handmade goods, but something tells me the community will be alright with sellers selling PDF documents, particularly if they’re this awesome (and, of course, have …

New Payvment Product Aims To Ease Facebook Advertising Pain New Payvment Product Aims To Ease Facebook Advertising Pain
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Facebook ecommerce platform Payvment announced a new one-click Facebook ad buying service today, which essentially gives merchants a way to turn promotional Facebook posts into ads. The service automatically targets ads based on historical social shopping data. The company says …

How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is known for the very hands-on, but pressure-free experience it offers to consumers in its physical stores. The company, however, is also making a name for itself in the online world as it ramps up its digital …

E-Commerce Spending Up 17% E-Commerce Spending Up 17%
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Internet marketing research company comScore released its first quarter, 2012 U.S. internet retail sales estimates today, recording a 17% sales increase over last year, totaling roughly $44.3 billion. The latest numbers mark the tenth instance where quarter-over-quarter sales have risen. …

U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail U.S. Consumers Expect Integrated Retail

With the expansion of mobile retail, multichannel shopping has become commonplace, and a recent study has shown that U.S. consumers identified “entering payment, billing and shipping information” as one of the main pain points of the online shopping experience. Now …

BigCommerce Launches Pinterest Integration BigCommerce Launches Pinterest Integration

BigCommerce, the world’s fastest growing e-commerce platform, has announced the launch of its new Pinterest integration. The company, which presently hosts roughly 25,000 clients, was established in 2009 in Sydney, and currently has offices in Austin, TX. Merchants who use …

eBay Releases App v2.0 for iPad eBay Releases App v2.0 for iPad

Internet auction giant eBay has just released it app for iPad version 2.0, presently available at the Apple iTunes store, allowing users to better sell, search, bid, buy, browse and pay in an interface built around the tablet. Below is …

8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping 8thBridge CEO on New Tool for Social Shopping
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Back in 2009, 8thBridge was the first company to enable “f-commerce” through the launch of the 1-800-Flowers Facebook store. There was a lot of excitement as many other brands came on board with their own Facebook storefront, but, unfortunately, the concept has yet to really take off.

Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network

Amazon’s Web Services Blog just announced its new web services partner network, and is launching a public beta version of the global platform, the AWS Partner Network (APN). The APN seeks to afford users of the AWS partner network the …

Social Networking Drives Ecommerce [Infographic] Social Networking Drives Ecommerce [Infographic]

Engaging customers through social networking sites has to be one of the best forms of marketing to come out since TV commercials. This time they’re not brainwashing us with a repetitious jingle or colorful images, they’re just getting us to …

China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015 China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015
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According to The Boston Consulting Group, China is on a trajectory to become the world’s largest online retail market, and is expected to achieve $364 billion in sales by 2015. Current projections for U.S. online retail offered my Forrester Research …

New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores New Publishing Feature for Yahoo! Stores

In the summer of 2011, Yahoo! released an incremental publishing feature on certain Yahoo! pilot stores. It has been announced that this same publishing feature will be applied to all Yahoo! Merchant Solutions and Yahoo! Store accounts, in phases beginning …