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Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you’ll get an experience based on your local area. Users can browse gifts for women, men, kids, and items under $50. …

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Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers with such a plan, which it refers to internally as Prime Pass, and that British fashion retailer AllSaints is on …

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Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1

Amazon announced that it’s officially starting its holiday shopping madness on November 1, with its countdown to Black Friday Deals Week, which will involve over 15,000 “Lightning Deals” and early access to them for Prime members. Amazon will offer deals every day. “Starting in November, millions of holiday shoppers come to Amazon hunting for the best deals and that one …

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Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, which run throughout the day on specific items. MyHabit, if you’re not familiar with it, is a fashion and lifestyle …

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Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. Are you concerned about Amazon setting up shop in the physical world? Let us know in the comments. Amazon will …

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Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global

Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world. Deals from sellers will be featured on holiday deal pages like the Amazon Today’s Deals page, the Black Friday Store, the …

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Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates

Google announced the launch of automatic item updates for Product Listing Ads. This enables changes made on your website to be reflected automatically in your ads. With the holiday season approaching, and businesses preparing to offer numerous deals to customers, this probably couldn’t come at a much better time. “If you enable automatic item updates, we will update product price …

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Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag

Amazon announced #AmazonWishList, which enables users to add items to their Amazon Wish List right from Twitter. If you see a Tweet with an Amazon product link in it, you can just add that hashtag to a reply, and the product will automatically be added to your Wish List. “Twitter offers Amazon customers a great environment for inspiration and discovery,” …

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Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters

Not surprisingly, Millennials (age 21-34) are leading the way in online shopping compared to other age groups, according to a report from Nielsen. This age group comprises at least half of all those surveyed who plan to make an online purchase across every product category the firm measures. The most popular categories among the age group are baby supplies, personal …

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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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Google Helps You Get More Conversions From iOS Users

97% of mobile shoppers abandon their shopping carts. That’s a stat Google has been tossing around for about two years (hopefully it’s gotten a little better since then). Either way, Google is expanding a feature it launched on Android over a year ago, which it hopes will solve this problem, to iOS. It’s also available for the web. The Google …

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Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail Order Businesses Up 27%

The U.S. Census Bureau released some new stats on Thursday, including that online shopping establishments were up 27.4% between 2011 and 2012. It says the number of electronic shopping and mail-order houses establishments grew from 23,697 to 30,185 in that time period. Employment climbed 13.7 percent to 365,508, the bureau said, but the retail trade sector as a whole (including …

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