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Store Charges $5 Browsing Fee to Combat Showrooming Store Charges $5 Browsing Fee to Combat Showrooming
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In order to combat showrooming, one Brisbane, Australia store is taking to some rather extreme measures. The store is now charging people a $5 “just looking” fee in the hopes of deterring them from using the store as a physical …

eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users
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Last October, eBay launched their new “eBay Feed” to a small number of U.S. users. Today, eBay says that they are finally rolling it out widely to all U.S. users. “We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more …

Amazon Launches New Store with 350,000+ Verified Entertainment Collectibles Amazon Launches New Store with 350,000+ Verified Entertainment Collectibles

Amazon has just launched a new specialty store on its site for memorabilia from various entertainment industries – music, movies, and TV. It’s called the Amazon Entertainment Collectibles Store, and it features over 350,000 “unique and rare” collectibles – all …

Jumio Brings Simplified Shopping To Android With Netswipe Mobile Jumio Brings Simplified Shopping To Android With Netswipe Mobile

Mobile shopping is huge. That much was clear in some pre-holiday statistics from Google that said holiday shoppers demanded the same experience across both mobile and desktop. One of the things standing in the way of that is making checkout …

Target Will Price-Match Amazon Year Round Target Will Price-Match Amazon Year Round

Taget has decided to expand a holiday promotion and keep price-matching of online retailers an option for the entire new year, according to a report from Reuters. According to the company, they will continue to match the prices on competitor’s …

PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays
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It’s a given that many people will be using PayPal to make transactions over the holiday season. The service, however, is strictly limited to those who either have a credit/debit card or bank account they’re willing to associate with their …

Amazon Makes Sure You Never Forget A Birthday Again Amazon Makes Sure You Never Forget A Birthday Again

Everybody loves birthday presents, but the best we can ever hope for is a half-sincere “Happy Birthday” post on our Facebook wall. Amazon is going to fix that, and have you buy the gift from them in the process. Amazon …

Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads

According to a report from Nielsen, your susceptibility to and tolerance of social media advertising is tied to your ethnicity. Nielsen looked at interactions with social ads and found that Asian-American consumers are much more likely to react positively, all …

Etsy Finally Launches An Android App Etsy Finally Launches An Android App
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Etsy announced that it has launched an Android app, finally. This comes less than a week after the company launched its iPad app (the iPhone app has been out for quite some time). “Beyond iPhone and iPad users, nearly a …

Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service

It looks like Google is picking up the pace on acquisitions again. Sure, one of them wasn’t real, but earlier this week, there was one legitimate Google acquisition announcement with news that the company has acquired Incentive Targeting. Now, news …

More Consumers Will Avoid Black Friday By Shopping Online During Cyber Monday More Consumers Will Avoid Black Friday By Shopping Online During Cyber Monday

Are you planning on heading out for some Black Friday shopping this year? If so, you might to reconsider those plans. Cyber Monday is right around the corner, and it promises the same deals without the crowds. RadiumOne, a social …

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers …

Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond
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Like all ecommerce sites, Fab.com wants you to do a good majority of your holiday shopping on their site. The busy season is fast approaching for online retailers, and Fab has just announced a pretty hefty incentive for those trying …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to …

Google Shopper Gets An Update On iOS And Android Google Shopper Gets An Update On iOS And Android
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Google Shopper (not to be confused with Google Shopping) just received an update. Google launched version 3.0 for Android and iOS. The app was first launched for Android in 2010, and eventually made its way to the iPhone about a …

Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States

Online retail giant Amazon.com has just announced Amazon Wine, their new marketplace where users can shop thousands of different wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Willamette Valley, and more. “Amazon Wine is an ideal place …

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 …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday

Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store today. It will feature a “Deal of the Day” as well as various other “doorbuster-style Lightning Deals”. Amazon previewed some of the items that it will be offering discounts on at various times …

Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays
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Less than a week after electronics retailer Best Buy announced that they would be price-matching their internet competitors this holiday season, Target has also jumped on board. At a press event today Target CEO Greg Steinhafel unveiled the new initiative, …