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How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

By Chris Crum March 27, 2015

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message …

eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone

eBay announced that eBay Enterprise clients have hit the $1 billion sales milestone. This is across over 6,500 stores, 42 brands, and three continents. eBay merged Magento with eBay Enterprise just over a year ago. They’re showcasing their solutions at …

Google Expands Merchant Promotions Google Expands Merchant Promotions

Back in 2012, Google launched Merchant Promotions, which enabled retailers in the United States show promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads on Google’s search results pages and on Google Shopping. Google announced this week that it is now expanding this …

Walmart Is About to Start Price-Matching Amazon at All Its Locations Walmart Is About to Start Price-Matching Amazon at All Its Locations

One of the only things consistently cheaper than Walmart is Amazon, and in order to make sure people are buying their holiday doo-dads and knick-knacks in-store instead of online, Walmart is about to start matching Amazon’s prices. Everywhere. Reuters reports …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest 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 …

Google Reportedly Killing Zavers Coupon Service Google Reportedly Killing Zavers Coupon Service

Google is reportedly killing off its Zavers by Google offering, which was described as a “smart, simple real-time digital coupon solution for retailers and manufacturers.” Google announced the service in early 2013 as a way for retailers to extend their …

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the …

Macy’s Theft Case Against Woman Dropped Due To False Arrest

On Wednesday, charges were dropped against a Pakistani woman who was accused of stealing jewelry at the Macy’s flagship store in New York City. The incident happened last fall. Joweria Khalid was charged with misdemeanor theft after a security guard …

Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory Tracking Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory Tracking

Square announced the launch of several new offerings aimed at helping sellers drive more customers to their businesses and simplifying operations: Square Pickup, Offline Mode, and Inventory Tracking. Square Pickup is a new Square Market feature, which integrates with Square …

Amazon Unveils ‘Prime Pantry,’ A New Grocery Service For Prime Members Amazon Unveils ‘Prime Pantry,’ A New Grocery Service For Prime Members

In December, we heard that Amazon was working on a new offering called “Pantry,” which would offer Amazon Prime members about 2,000 grocery products (at first). Now, the company has revealed the offering under the specific brand name “Amazon Prime …

Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’ Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’

Google is testing a pilot program to help retailers better figure out if their online ads are driving in-store sales, reports The Wall Street Journal, which says the company currently has six advertisers on board, and is using data from …

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category

Groupon is now providing in-store coupons in its Freebies offering, giving retailers another way to drive traffic to their stores. The company says it’s “providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions …

Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of …

Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals

Square is reportedly looking to offer more merchants custom rates. According to TechCrunch, the company is “aggressively working to do more custom pricing for merchants, especially chains and big names” as a move to get bigger brands using its services. …

Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods
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About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects …

Penney Store Closings And Job Cuts To Save Company $65 Million Penney Store Closings And Job Cuts To Save Company $65 Million
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This past Wednesday, J.C. Penney announced it would be closing down 33 stores throughout the nation and cutting 2,000 jobs. The changes are part of an effort to save nearly $65 million each year. J.C. Penney Ceo, Myron Ullman III, …