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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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). …

U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year
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comScore put out some new data on U.S. retail ecommerce spending for the third quarter of 2012. It was up 15% from the same quarter in 2011. Online retail spending reached $41.9 billion for the quarter, and the fourth quarter …

Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of
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Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect …

Etsy Had Nearly 1.5 Billion Pageviews In September (And People Are Buying More Stuff) Etsy Had Nearly 1.5 Billion Pageviews In September (And People Are Buying More Stuff)
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Etsy revealed a handful of stats about its business today. For one, the ecommerce site saw 1.42 billion pageviews during the month of September. After refunds and cancellations, the Etsy community sold $76.8 million worth of goods during the month, …

Etsy Launches Gift Cards In Time For The Holidays Etsy Launches Gift Cards In Time For The Holidays
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Etsy announced today that it now has gift cards available. They can be purchased at etsy.com/giftcards, and are accepted by over 100,000 Etsy shops. They can be sent via email or printed to give to the recipient in person. The …

Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers
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Etsy announced today that it is rolling out Listing Variations to sellers. These, the company says, will enable sellers to highlight available options and gather requisite details from buyers at the time of purchase. The feature should ensure prompt fulfillment …

How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites? How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites?
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A new study finds that Pinterest is proving to be quite valuable for online retailers. While it trails Facebook in a variety of metrics, it’s gaining ground in those, and is leading in one very important metric. Plus, Facebook’s dominance …

eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com
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eBay announced that it has acquired online shopping site Svpply.com for an undisclosed sum. The site is described as a “curated collection of the world’s best products and stores.” It’s a community-driven site listing 1.1 million products in its shop. …

Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store
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Consumers are using mobile devices more and more to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the most recent holiday shopping season, 41% of consumers made purchases directly on their smartphones, 46% noted that they …

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. …

Google Trying ‘Trusted Stores’ Badge on Search Ads Google Trying ‘Trusted Stores’ Badge on Search Ads
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Google has been conducting a trial run to gauge the results of tying its ‘Trusted Stores’ badge to the search ads of certain merchants and qualified advertisers. Google launched Trusted Stores last year, as a way for assist customers in …

What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers [Infographic] What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers [Infographic]
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Invesp has put out an interesting infographic providing analysis of online consumer behavior. The company says it should help businesses answer questions about online shopper demographics, why people buy online, common reasons why they don’t and various spending trends in …

Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays

comScore has a new report out indicating that retail e-commerce spending for November/December reached $37.2 billion. That’s a whopping 15% higher than the same period last year, and an all-time record. There were actually 10 separate days that surpassed $1 …