Shopify’s Instagram Integration to Open Doors for Millions of Vendors

Christmas comes early for Shopify and Instagram users, with the former now providing Instagram integration to most of its vendors. The eCommerce company and Instagram had been collaborating on the new shopping service the whole year. Now the integration appears…

How Retail Must Adapt to Compete with eCommerce

The number of eCommerce businesses has doubled in the past five years. The rise of the industry has admittedly caused less foot traffic and some brick and mortar businesses to suffer closure. But contrary to popular belief, retailers are not…

New Google Merchant Center Launched

Google introduced a new version of its Google Merchant Center today that offer more efficient navigation and makes additional shopping programs easier to find. The Google Merchant Center enables online retailers to connect their products to Google so that their…

Etsy Announces Site-Building Tool ‘Pattern,’ Redesigned Landing Pages For Shops

Etsy made two major announcements on Tuesday aimed at improving the selling experience. These are a new paid site-building tool called Pattern and a new redesigned landing page for Etsy shops called Shop Home. Pattern appears to be Etsy’s answer…

Amazon Goes Home Shopping Network

Amazon announced the launch of Style Code Live. On the surface, this is a live fashion show that lets viewers get tips from expert guests, discover new fashion and beauty products, and shop while watching. Its implications, however, are far…

Infographic Gives Helpful Advice For Converting Online Shoppers

Approved Index has an an interesting new infographic out based on a UK-based survey of 2,000 e-commerce shoppers. “E-commerce is a £52 billion industry so it’s no wonder so many people want to be a part of it. Approved Index…

Nielsen Looks At What Shoppers Do (And Don’t Do) Online

Nielsen recently released some findings from its Global Connected Commerce survey looking at what connected shoppers are doing (and not doing) online. One big takeaway is that shoppers are not only “showrooming” (browsing in stores to buy online), but are…

Facebook Shares New Research On Shopping Habits

Facebook Insights (FBIQ) is sharing new research on what drives shoppers to use their mobile devices and the barriers they face. It found that 56% of omni-channel shoppers said that they made a purchase on a mobile device because they…

IAB Looks At Digital Shopping Habits By Age Group

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its new Digital Shopping Report finding that younger adults, ages 18 – 34, are more likely to favor smartphones for retail activities than any other age group. “While overall, consumers are more likely to…

A Timely Glimpse At Ecommerce Habits And Numbers

It’s the time of year when people are using a lot of their hard-earned dollars to get things for the people they care about. In other words, it’s the best time of year for ecommerce businesses. Now that it’s the…