All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online shopping’

Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses

Not content to simply exist as a mobile payments platform, Square is expanding into the world of ecommerce with a new online marketplace for local businesses to display their wares. It’s called Square Market, and it lets any Square-using small businesses across the country open and operate an online storefront for free, making it easier for people all across the …

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Yelp Is Reportedly Looking To Get Into E-Commerce

According to one report, Yelp is considering getting into ecommerce with a potential on-site shopping feature. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman spoke at the LeWeb conference in London. According to SocialTimes, he said the company is considering supporting ecommerce. The report quotes him as saying, “We have a toe in the water, but I see a lot of potential there. We …

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Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas

Back in November of last year, Amazon launched the Amazon Wine Marketplace. It would be wrong to say that they did so quietly – they announced it, and it received moderate coverage. But for some reason it just seemed like it launched, and then we kind of forgot about it. Maybe that’s just me. For shame. Anyway, it’s still in …

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Ocappi Brings the Home Try-On Model to Engagement Rings

If you’re looking to propose to your significant other, you’re going to need a ring. And there are three basic ways that you can go about picking out that perfect diamond. First, you can do the searching yourself and pick out a ring that you think your partner would like. Second, you can propose with the promise of a ring …

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Google Shopping Express Launches with Small Test in San Francisco

After rumors that Google was planning on launching an Amazon Prime competitor that would offer same-day delivery on a wide range of products, Google has done just that – in a small pilot test. Google Shopping Express, as it’s called, is a local delivery service that Google says they hope will help people get items that they order online on …

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Store Charges $5 Browsing Fee to Combat Showrooming

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 showroom, and then running off to buy the same products online. If the customer ends up buying something, the $5 …

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eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users

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 intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy – both globally and locally; and a new personal way to curate …

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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 authenticated. We’re talking records, instruments, playbills, photos, clothing, etc. The new store is browsable by category, autograph status, and year. …

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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 easier on mobile, but a solution is now available for merchants with Android apps. Jumio announced this morning that its …

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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 websites – Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and yes, Amazon. This past holiday season, Target unveiled online price-matching for …

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PayPal Starts Offering Prepaid Cards Just In Time For The Holidays

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 PayPal account. What about those who distrust storing their financial information on the Web? For the discerning person who would …

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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 announced today its new Friends and Family Gifting service. In essence, it reminds customers when important birthdays, holidays, and special …

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