All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ecommerce’

Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers

Apple announced new payments platform Apple Play at its big iPhone/Apple Watch event on Tuesday. The feature, which makes use of the NFC technology present in the newest iPhone models, will allow consumers to pay for goods and services online and offline by scanning their phones rather than swiping traditional credit and debit cards. Apple Pay might just be the …

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Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. E-commerce marketplace Etsy just announced that it is no longer permitting sellers to list items with the name Redskins – …

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Google Introduces AdSense For Shopping

Google has extended its shopping ads to third-party sites with AdSense for Shopping, which lets sites serve ads from Shopping Campaigns. The offering is currently only available to a handful of publishers in retail and commerce. Here’s what it looks like: Google says as it extends the offering to more publishers, it expects advertisers with Product LIsting Ads opted into …

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Apple Pay Announced, 220,000 Retail Locations On Board

Apple announced a new payment solution at its big iPhone event on Tuesday. It’s called Apple Pay, and enables iPhone users to pay for goods and services both online and off. The feature, available on the new iPhone models, uses NFC, which is at the top of the iPhone, and it stores payment information and uses Passbook. Of course data …

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Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

Earlier this summer, Amazon made a big splash when it unveiled its first smartphone – the Fire Phone. It revealed some truly interesting features that don’t exist on other phones. When the reviews came out, however, people were left far from impressed, and sales haven’t been very good based on various estimates. That’s probably why Amazon just announced that the …

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With The New Buy Button, Will Twitter Become An Effective E-Commerce Tool?

Everyone is trying to figure out mobile commerce, and the big news is that Twitter just unveiled its role in that – a new Buy button, which will enable users to buy goods and services right from tweets. Twitter joins Facebook and Pinterest, who are both trying some new social media-based approaches. Which one will be the most successful? Regardless …

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PayPal Launches SDK For Card Reader ‘PayPal Here’

PayPal announced the launch of the new PayPal Here SDK aimed at making it easier for businesses to sell in-store from their iOS or Android device. PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor the company launched over two years ago. The company says this about the new SDK: The PayPal Here SDK, though complex in its capabilities, …

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Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

E-commerce is booming, and the coming holiday season will only fuel the fire. New research finds that consumer purchase intent is skyrocketing for many e-commerce categories. Do you expect your own online sales to increase significantly this year? Let us know in the comments. Nielsen says online purchase intention rates for over half of the twenty-two consumer product categories it …

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Newegg Gives Same-Day Delivery A Try

Electronics e-tailer Newegg announced that it is testing a same-day delivery service starting in Los Angeles. With rival Amazon increasing its own same-day delivery coverage, it’s as good a time as any for Newegg to get the ball rolling. “Testing same-day delivery for our LA-based customers is something we’ve been excited about for many months,” said Soren Mills, Chief Marketing …

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The Word’s Most Expensive Comic Book Was Just Sold On eBay

“History has been made on eBay,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. We reported last month that Action Comics #1 – the comic book that introduced the world to Superman – was to go up for auction on eBay. It’s often considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books. There are believed to be about 50 unrestored original copies in …

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Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report]

It’s no secret that Twitter and e-commerce have been flirting with one another for quite some time. Soon, they’re expected to take their relationship to the next level. Earlier this year, Re/code reported that Twitter was in the final stages of a deal with payments startup Stripe to enable people to buy and sell products directly on Twitter. On Friday, …

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Etsy Announces New Promoted Listing Ads

Etsy announced a new type of ad this week in Promoted Listings. Earlier this year, the company announced that it was changing the way it charged for Search Ads to cost-per-click instead of the CPM model it used previously. At the time, Etsy said that was the first of “many improvements” it would be making to advertising on the site. …

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