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Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season

In order to stop the growing trend of people exclusively using the internet for their holiday shopping needs (and hopefully draw some straying customers back in), Best Buy is planning on price-matching internet prices on the goods offered in their …

Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test

Good news for impatient holiday shoppers: retail giant Walmart is in the middle of launching same-day delivery of thousands of products. Bad news: it’s only a test going off in select cities for now. According to the AP, somewhere around …

The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost? The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost?

The Internet has made a lot of old daily routines obsolete. Reading the newspaper in the morning has been replaced by online news. Going to the bookstore to grab the new best seller has been replaced by a digital download …

Wii U Won’t Be Available For Pre-Order At Amazon
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The Wii U’s price and release date were announced yesterday. It’s launching on November 18 and will be available in two flavors – one for $299 and the other for $349. It’s now up for pre-order across the land with …

Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders
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Any retail site knows that social media is their friend. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have the massive user bases to drive traffic, but they also have the opportunity to drive traffic based on the trust …

eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com
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eBay announced that it has acquired online shopping site Svpply.com for an undisclosed sum. The site is described as a “curated collection of the world’s best products and stores.” It’s a community-driven site listing 1.1 million products in its shop. …

eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog
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eBay is looking to promote items from their top sellers with the introduction of a new Daily Deals Blog. And if you love getting products on the cheap, it’s definitely one to add to your feeds. From the new Daily …

Surprise, You’re a Gun Owner Now; Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle Surprise, You’re a Gun Owner Now; Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle
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Now how am I supposed to watch the Olympics? After ordering a new flat-screen TV from Amazon, a Washington D.C. man got quite the shock when his package arrived without a flatscreen TV inside. But it wasn’t empty. Instead, his …

Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding Amazon Locker Service Is Expanding

Amazon started a locker service about a year ago, and it’s currently be expanded, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, who says lockers are popping up around the Bay Area as of the past few weeks. …

Wajam Aims To Make Your Online Shopping Experience More Useful Wajam Aims To Make Your Online Shopping Experience More Useful
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Wajam is launching a new feature for social shopping. If you’re unfamiliar with Wajam itself, it’s a browser extension that adds social search results to your search experience across the major search engines and other sites including Amazon, Yelp, YouTube, …

Shop Till You Drop On Mobile Devices With Google Shopping Shop Till You Drop On Mobile Devices With Google Shopping
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I have not yet purchased a single thing on my mobile device. I have the Amazon mobile app, but it’s just not a very consumer friendly mobile app as far as the shopping experience goes. Maybe things will start to …

Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men
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By now it’s no secret that, despite having virtually no presence among the leaders of tech companies, it’s the womenfolk who make up the majority of internet users these days. BT, a UK-based provider of IT services, took a survey …

How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital How Beauty Chain Sephora Is Taking Retail Digital

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is known for the very hands-on, but pressure-free experience it offers to consumers in its physical stores. The company, however, is also making a name for itself in the online world as it ramps up its digital …

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 …