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Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic] Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic]

Those who are in the e-commerce business will tell you shopping cart abandonment is major issue. Online shoppers put items in their cart as they are shopping on a particular site, but don’t complete the sale more than 65% of …

Walmart’s New “Pay With Cash” Feature Lets You Shop Online Without Plastic Walmart’s New “Pay With Cash” Feature Lets You Shop Online Without Plastic

Walmart is looking to expand the reach of its online store by offering customers the chance to pay for their orders with cash. Of course, this new feature will allow shoppers without plastic to take advantage of the many items …

Facebook Open Graph Socializes Shopping With Fab.com Facebook Open Graph Socializes Shopping With Fab.com

Facebook sure does love these developer spotlights, and for good reason. It gives the platform a chance to continually sell the benefits of Open Graph implementation to their users and developers. So far, we’ve seen how Open Graph drove traffic …

Social Networking Drives Product Discovery Social Networking Drives Product Discovery

In a new study called Social Impact by social commerce solutions company Sociable Labs, it’s been found that 62% of online shoppers read product-related comments posted by Facebook friends. The study also has shown that 75% of these shoppers click …

SXSW: Mulu Announces Version 2 At SXSWi SXSW: Mulu Announces Version 2 At SXSWi

Mulu, the community-centric Pinterest-esque personal shopping assistant website, announced today that it will be launching Version 2 of their site during SXSW. For those uninitiated with the website, Mulu merges shopping with sharing by allowing users to pin potential purchases …

Amazon Sports Collectibles Store Launches Just In Time For Super Bowl Amazon Sports Collectibles Store Launches Just In Time For Super Bowl

This week being Super Bowl Week, everyone seems to have sports fever. All of the media coverage and internet chatter about the big game makes it a pretty good time for Amazon to announce a new sports memorabilia store. Amazon …

College Student Finds Cocaine In Used Textbook From Amazon College Student Finds Cocaine In Used Textbook From Amazon
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When you order a used book online, you probably wouldn’t be surprised if when it arrives, it contains an old bookmark or perhaps a couple of pages of notes inside. After all, it is “used.” But I’m sure you would …

Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online Young People Would Rather Shop In Stores Than Online
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The youth of today might not be able to so much as get out into the shower or start cooking microwave popcorn without having a smartphone or iPod attached to their face, but when it comes to shopping? They’re still …

eBay’s Top Shopped List Reveals America’s Cultural Obsessions From 2011 eBay’s Top Shopped List Reveals America’s Cultural Obsessions From 2011
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You can tell a lot about someone by how they shop. In that same vein, can you also tell a lot about a country by how they shop? eBay has issued their 3rd-annual “Top Shopped” report, where they analyze all …

Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week

It’s been a record year for online holiday shopping in the U.S., and it’s still early December. We’ve looked at a lot of the stuff that was going on Cyber Monday and Black Friday already, but comScore has now put …

Google Prime? Google Jabs Amazon With Upcoming Quick Delivery Service Google Prime? Google Jabs Amazon With Upcoming Quick Delivery Service
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With the success of Amazon Prime, it was only a matter of time before Google got into the fast-shipping business. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is on the way to start a service that matches online shopping with …

Cyber Monday Sales Set to Break Records Cyber Monday Sales Set to Break Records
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In the years since its inception, Cyber Monday has grown to rival Black Friday as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with some speculating that, at least in terms of year-to-year growth, it may even surpass its …

Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything

Apple is not offering any special deals today, on Cyber Monday – even though it’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year and definitely the biggest online shopping day of the year. Some estimates have suggested that Americans …

Amazon, Apple Had A Great Black Friday Amazon, Apple Had A Great Black Friday

By all early reports, this year’s Black Friday was a huge day for the retail community. And it was an enormous day for online sales. comScore’s report said that Black Friday online sales totaled a whopping $816 million – a …

Black Friday Online Sales Jumped 26 Percent Black Friday Online Sales Jumped 26 Percent
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Black Friday online sales jumped over 26 percent this year, according to a report from comScore. Led by Amazon.com, online sales reached $816 million, making it the biggest spending day online so far in 2011. Just to put it in …

Black Friday Deals At Apple Stores: Macs, iPads, iPods, and Accessories Black Friday Deals At Apple Stores: Macs, iPads, iPods, and Accessories
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Yesterday, announcements for a Black Friday sale began popping up on Apple’s sites in the U.S., UK, Australia and many more locations. It was pretty non-specific, simply saying that a one-day event was to take place on November 25th, and …

Black Friday Deals Come To Apple Online Store Black Friday Deals Come To Apple Online Store
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UPDATE: Leaked flyers show what the actual discounts will look like. Apple has officially jumped into the pool of companies that will offers deals this Friday, November 25th – or as shoppers and retailers lovingly call it, Black Friday. The …

Apple’s New Retail App To Enable In-Store Pickups, Self Checkouts Apple’s New Retail App To Enable In-Store Pickups, Self Checkouts
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An all new Apple retail store app is coming on Thursday, and with it will come two major changes in the way Apple customers interact with the Apple Store. According to BGR, the new app will bring easy in-store pickup …

eBay Pays $200 Million to Acquire Brands4friends [Update]
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Update: eBay just announced that it has completed the acquisition. 

Gawker Attack Sends Ripples Throughout the Web
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I can’t remember the last time we’ve seen so many hacking (and related) stories in the news, particularly in which so many big name brands were affected in such a short amount of time. Last week, of course the big stories were about "Anonymous" taking down MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, etc. 

Jackson Hewitt Offering Online Discount Shopping
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 Tax preparer Jackson Hewitt has launched an online Discount Shopping Network that offers cash back rewards from more than 800 retailers, including Target, Sears, Kmart, Best Buy and Staples.

The Discount Shopping Network is part of the first phase of the company’s roll-out of “MyTaxManager,” a new online tax management tool.