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Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

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Report Finds Conversion Metrics Losing Relevance in Shopping

Report Finds Conversion Metrics Losing Relevance in Shopping

Demandware (one of the early partners on Pinterest’s “buyable pins”) recently released its Q1 Shopping Index finding that digital shoppers worldwide spent less time per visit, but created 22% more baskets and placed 21% more orders compared to the prior quarter. The company put out a new blog post discussing another finding from the report, saying that “Conversion rate metrics …

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Study Looks At Most Used Digital Shopping Tools And Their Influence

Study Looks At Most Used Digital Shopping Tools And Their Influence

A recent Epsilon study (via MarketingCharts) looked at which digital tools shoppers are using and how these tools are actually impacting their shopping behavior. The firm surveyed over 2,800 people on 16 digital shopping tools, and measured the usage of these tools over 12 channels and 12 product categories. Epsilon says the study is unique because it included questions about …

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Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

If you’re thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime, it might be a decent idea to do it by July 15th. Amazon has just announced Prime Day, an online shopping “holiday” for Prime members that it says will trump Black Friday in terms of deals offered. According to the company, Prime Day will take place on July 15th and is …

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Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, the company has announced an extension of Dash with the Amazon Dash Button. Given the timing of the announcement and …

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How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

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 at the right moment.” The Millward Brown study was commissioned by Twitter last summer, and utilized a ten-minute online questionnaire …

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Google Search Adds Mobile Black Friday Feature

Google announced the addition of a new Black Friday feature to Google Search on mobile devices. The company notes that a lot of people will be standing in line at stores using their phones this weekend, so this will cater to them. Users will be able to search for specific products on their phones (or tablets) and get more detailed …

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Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten Americans intend to shop local for the holidays this year. To come up with the top 20 list, Yelp says …

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Target Black Friday 2014: Maybe the Cheapest HDTV Deal Around

Black Friday 2014 will see one of the best deals on an HDTV. It can be found at Target … but not in the store. Target is offering a Black Friday 2014 deal on an Element 40-inch 1080p LED/LCD TV for $119. However, (here’s the catch) it’s only offered as an online “doorbuster” deal with limited quantities and no rain …

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Women’s Leggings Reminder: No, They Are NOT Pants

Raise your hand if you’ve dealt with the following scenario involving women’s leggings. Your friend comes to you red-faced and more than a little bothered. When you ask what’s wrong, she shares her day with you. She was strolling down the street and noticed she kept getting odd looks. Those looks had something to do with her leggings. Did they …

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Yelp: 8 In 10 Americans To Shop Local For Holidays

Yelp commissioned Nielsen to field a consumer survey on where Americans intend to do their holiday shopping this season and what gets them shopping at local businesses. According to this, eight out of ten are likely to shop at local businesses during the holiday season, and about half of the local shoppers expect to spend over $100 at small businesses. …

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Nielsen: 22% Of Americans Doing Holiday Shopping Already

Nielsen released some figures on holiday shopping trends as the season approaches. For many, it’s already here. The holiday shopping season may not be getting off to as big a bang as it did last year, but it’s obviously expected to ramp up significantly very soon. “Entering the fourth quarter of 2014, retail sales remained sluggish and weaker than they …

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