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

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

By Chris Crum August 27, 2014

Nielsen says online purchase intention rates for over half of the twenty-two consumer product categories it measures have doubled between 2011 and 2014. The categories seeing the highest growth are ebooks, event tickets, computer software, sporting goods, toys and dolls, …

Groupon Launches 'Basics' Bulk Shopping Service Groupon Launches 'Basics' Bulk Shopping Service

Groupon just launched an online bulk-shopping service called Groupon Basics. The company says this brings “warehouse scale to online shopping.” “From vitamins to shaving supplies, Groupon shoppers can purchase their favorite products in large quantities and have them delivered right …

Wearable Tech Gets Its Own Amazon Store Wearable Tech Gets Its Own Amazon Store

Amazon has decided to organize all of the wearable technology offered on its marketplace into one convenient location–a new Wearable Tech store. “Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to …

How Color Affects Online Shopping Behavior How Color Affects Online Shopping Behavior

BrainCraft has a new video out looking at how color affects our emotions, and how it relates to our online shopping habits. Something to think about when designing your product pages. Image via YouTube

Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of …

Google Wallet Now Keeps Track Of Your Recent Orders Google Wallet Now Keeps Track Of Your Recent Orders

Google has added a new feature to Google Wallet, which automatically keeps track of users’ online purchases. It appears on the Android and iOS apps. It will also notify you about the status of your orders. “Once you activate Orders …

Amazon: These Are The Most Romantic American Cities Amazon: These Are The Most Romantic American Cities

Romance is in the air, or so says the people paid to market Valentine’s Day to Americans. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be bombarded with ads to pick up some chocolates, maybe some flowers or even a romantic comedy …

Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States
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Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Amazon.com. Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on …

Amazon Sold 36.8 Million Items on Cyber Monday Amazon Sold 36.8 Million Items on Cyber Monday

In less than two decades Amazon has managed not only to become the internet’s largest retailer, but also a major competitor to traditional retailers such as Walmart. The success of the website continues to grow each year, and this year’s …

Get Items Shipped for Free on Wednesday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still some good deals to be had if you’re just wrapping up your holiday shopping. If free shipping sounds like a good deal to you, then you’ll want to …

Online Tech Sales Broke Records This Black Friday Online Tech Sales Broke Records This Black Friday

The holiday shopping season has officially begun, and consumers flocked to stores this weekend to take advantage of big Black Friday deals. Though many Americans still stood in line on Thanksgiving Day, more of them than ever are now doing …

Black Friday Online Shopping Hits Over A Billion Black Friday Online Shopping Hits Over A Billion
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U.S. desktop ecommerce holiday spending was already up 14% year-over-year by for the first 24 days, ahead of Black Friday. Black Friday itself, comScore reports, was the first billion dollar online shopping day of the holiday season with $1.198 billion …

Cyber Monday 2013 To Be The Biggest Ever Cyber Monday 2013 To Be The Biggest Ever

Shoppers this weekend took to stores earlier than ever for an extended Black Friday. Though this year’s annual holiday shopping kick-off was predicted to be bigger than last year’s, shoppers are also turning to online stores more than ever. The …

Cyber Monday now biggest shopping day of the year Cyber Monday now biggest shopping day of the year

Now that Black Friday 2013 has come and gone, retailers and shoppers alike are plunging into the next wave of the holiday shopping frenzy: Cyber Monday. Referring to the Monday after Thanksgiving and originally created to lure holiday shoppers to …

Black Friday 2013: The Shopping Frenzy Continues

The spending spree continues after some of the top retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day to pre-Black Friday shoppers. Over a dozen major retailers opened their doors on Thursday to kick off some of the Black Friday deals crazed …

Desktop Holiday Ecommerce Spending Up 14% Desktop Holiday Ecommerce Spending Up 14%
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A report out from comScore says $18.9 billion has been spent online during the first 24 days of the November-December 2013 holiday season, using desktop computers. This is up 14% from the same time period last year ($16.6 billion). Ahead …

PayPal Makes Prepaid Gift Cards Easier PayPal Makes Prepaid Gift Cards Easier

PayPal announced that it now supports prepaid gift cards in that consumers can use them anywhere that accepts PayPal. This is just in time for the holidays, when many people will be getting these cards as gifts. As PayPal explains, …