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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 …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY
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Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 18 days of the November-December 2012 season is $10.1 billion to date, according to new data released by comScore. That’s up 16% compared to the same time period last year. “The 2012 …

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers …

Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year
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Online spending in the U.S. reached an incredible new high on Cyber Monday, hitting $1.46 Billion for the day, according to comScore. This is the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history, and follows a record Black Friday for …

Facebook Gifts Gets More Retail Partners, Still Rolling Out to Users Facebook Gifts Gets More Retail Partners, Still Rolling Out to Users
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Last night, at their Gifts event in NYC (the one rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy), Facebook announced new partners for the ecommerce initiative as well as a global expansion of it that will see it roll out to millions more …

Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond
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Like all ecommerce sites, Fab.com wants you to do a good majority of your holiday shopping on their site. The busy season is fast approaching for online retailers, and Fab has just announced a pretty hefty incentive for those trying …

Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries
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Google announced this morning that it is now rolling out Google Shopping to more countries, after completing the transition in the U.S. on October 17. This, for those who haven’t kept up, is a move from a free “everyone can …

Pinterest Just Got A Lot More Business-Friendly Pinterest Just Got A Lot More Business-Friendly

Pinterest has launched new tools (as well as some new terms of service) for businesses. “Organizations can now sign up on the Pinterest for Business site to specify their business name (instead of first and last name) and to secure …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Etsy Surpasses 20 Million Members As Sales Blow Last Year’s Out Of The Water Etsy Surpasses 20 Million Members As Sales Blow Last Year’s Out Of The Water
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Etsy announced today that it has surpassed 20 million members (buyers and sellers). In the first week of November, the company passed the $700 million mark for sales so far in 2012 (compared to $525 million for all of 2011). …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

Tips For The Success Of Your Ecommerce Project: Why Hiring An Expert Is Important Tips For The Success Of Your Ecommerce Project: Why Hiring An Expert Is Important

Building an ecommerce website is a necessity for every company that is serious about revenue generation and the provision of multiple opportunities to clients. Getting such a website developed is a relatively challenge-free task. You can rely on numerous tools …

Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest? Want To Increase Your Sales With Pinterest?
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This week, comScore put out its monthly list of the top 50 sites in the U.S. (in terms of unique visitors), and Pinterest made the list for the first time. It’s still growing. As it continues to attract more users, …

Pinterest Launches Website Verification Pinterest Launches Website Verification
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Pinterest announced that it is launching website verification, in order to let users verify when they are the owner of the site associated with their Pinterest profile. As Pinterest becomes a bigger player in ecommerce, this feature is going to …

Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay

eBay announced that it is enabling sellers to print FedEx labels through its single label printing flow from My eBay. The company launched the program to a limited number of sellers in a pilot, but it will be fully available …