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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 for the first time, reaching $1.042 billion in online sales. This is the heaviest online spending day to date, according …

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So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY

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 holiday shopping season is off to an encouraging start with a 16-percent growth thus far,” said comScore chairman, Gian …

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Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year

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 e-commerce. $16.4 billion has been spent online, this holiday season so far (starting from the beginning of November), according to …

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Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries

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 list” model to a paid inclusion model, which is integrated with Google’s product listing ads. The roll out includes: United …

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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 access to new and upcoming business-specific features,” a spokesperson for Pinterest tells WebProNews. “Brands with an existing account on Pinterest …

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Etsy Surpasses 20 Million Members As Sales Blow Last Year’s Out Of The Water

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). By the end of the year, Etsy says, over 100 million items will have been sold in the entire history …

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U.S. Online Retail Spending Up 15% From Last Year

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 is where we should see the real spending. It’s the twelfth consecutive quarter, by the way, that comScore has shown …

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Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of

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 this to be the first Nonline shopping season,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Meaning that the line between offline and …

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Etsy Had Nearly 1.5 Billion Pageviews In September (And People Are Buying More Stuff)

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, which is 0.8% higher than the $76.2 million sold in August. It’s a 69% increase year-over-year. In all, 3,988,852 items …

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Etsy Launches Gift Cards In Time For The Holidays

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 company announced that gift cards were coming back in August, but the wait is over. Along with the recently launched …

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Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers

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 and shipment of orders, Etsy says, adding, “This should also reduce the time our sellers spend on administrative tasks, like …

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How Valuable Is Pinterest To Online Retail Sites?

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 only stands to increase Pinterest’s value within the other metrics. Is Pinterest helping your business? Let us know in the …

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