Smartphone Shopping Relative to Type of Store

Consumers are using mobile devices more and more to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the most recent holiday shopping season, 41% of consumers made purchases directly on their smartphones, 46% noted that they…

Pinterest Beats Facebook in Social Commerce

Pinterest is beating Facebook in the way of e-commerce, according to this nifty infographic. But it is important to recognize the source when analysing this data. Pinterest users spend more and visit more according to Boticca.com, who recently released a…

Merchants To Get More Out of eBay’s E-Commerce Platform X.Commerce

We spoke with Matthew Mengerink, VP and GM of eBay’s x.commerce, which offers merchants an e-commerce platform using the “fabric of eBay” and its various products to essentially be the ultimate set of APIs and tools for e-commerce (though it…

Imgur Can Drive Big Traffic To Product Pages

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not going to tell you to spam Imgur. This is just an interesting look at how, under the right circumstances, Imgur can drive a lot of traffic – even to a product…

Bitcoins & The Future Of Online Currency

Bitcoins are not mere drug currency. Bitcoins are not failing. Okay? Are we clear about that? Good. The future of online commerce looks to rely less and less on the physical amount of money you have in your bank accounts…

Facebook Shoppers Mostly Women

Facebook shopping is still in its infancy, with roughly 1.5 million out of 850 million members making a purchase directly through the site each month, and the overwhelming majority who do so are women. Christian Taylor, CEO and co-founder of…

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo

PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering…

Zappos Sets World Record For Simultaneous High-Fives

Zappos, which was acquired by Amazon in late 2009, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most people high-fiving simultaneously. This was accomplished on March 5th at 7:14 pm PST, during the second half of the West Coast…

What Your Business Can Learn From Online Shoppers [Infographic]

Invesp has put out an interesting infographic providing analysis of online consumer behavior. The company says it should help businesses answer questions about online shopper demographics, why people buy online, common reasons why they don’t and various spending trends in…

Siri: A Breakthrough for Mobile Commerce

For many Apple aficionados, the October 2011 release of the iPhone 4S failed to impress – at least initially. Although Apple touted the 4S as the “most amazing iPhone yet,” the device looked identical to the iPhone 4 and lacked…