In an effort to step up its game against other online retailers, eBay debuted a brand new website design today to match its updated company logo.
Brick-and-mortar retailers should embrace mobile devices if they want to stay afloat, InMarket says.
Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers.
Fab.com, one of the world’s most popular flash-sale retail sites, has just announced a new “Fab Europe” hub for its operations on the continent.
To give retailers a competitive edge, Shopify announced a partnership with ShopStation that promises to cut shipping time anywhere from a half to a third.
The rising popularity of mobile shopping apps is leading to entirely new consumer behaviors, according to a joint report by mobile data compression company Onavo and IDC.
2012 marks a key switch: the first time that more than half of retail clothing purchases — almost 60 percent, actually — are either online or influenced by the web.
The Echo System, a company that helps brands measure the impact of their social-network initiatives, released its Echo Rank results for June today. The results show that online retailers with solid “social” customer engagement strategies vastly outperform laggards.
Retailers typically measure online ads with online results: cost per click, cost per action, cost per sale. But Helsinki-based shopping analytics firm RapidBlue recently tested the effects of online ads on offline sales. And, surprisingly, it found a strong correlation: double-digit increases in both the number of shoppers and the amount of time they spent in store when stores ran Google AdWords campaigns.
What can 100 million online shopping experiences teach you about e-commerce in 2012? Apparently quite a bit.
KupiVIP, the Gilt of Russia, has secured a $38 million investment led by Intel Capital. The company now has now received over $100 million in total investment, positioning it well to take advantage of a Russian e-commerce market that’s expected to grow to $40-60 billion by 2020.
Editor's Pick Gals, rejoice — we’ve got a new way to buy shoes. Shoes of Prey lets you customize your shoe from the sole up with leather, sequins, suede, glitter, silk, or cotton. If you’re feeling more exotic, you can slap some genuine fish or snake skin on your new pumps. And the company just received $3 million in funding to boot (ha).
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Amazon has quietly made its “Universal Wish List” feature even more powerful and aggressive, VentureBeat has learned from developers. But some people are saying it’s too aggressive.
We’ve been tracking the progress of Dibsie, an New York based e-commerce company that learns your tastes from your social network and displays items in the form of a dynamic shopping catalog. Today the site is coming out of beta and launching to the public.
Guest Post This is a guest post from Dave Lifson, co-founder of Postling, a unified social media dashboard for small businesses. It originally appeared here.
Design-centric e-commerce startup Fab.com just keeps rolling out the goodies. Today, the company is announcing a new kind of shop on the site.
Shopkick, the app that lets you earn rewards and deals simply by walking into a retail store, is kicking butt.
Amazon has bought Quorus, a shopping startup focusing on bringing social interactions and conversations into e-commerce. The deal seems to have been completed in November 2011.
This holiday shopping season produced winners and losers for retailers, the entertainment industry and restaurants. Some companies — including Amazon and Walmart — recorded high sales numbers and increased customer satisfaction. Others didn’t fare as well.
Online holiday shopping for 2011 finished at an all-time high of $35.3 billion, up 15 percent from last year’s sales figures.
Fab.com, the flash sales site for design-oriented products, is seeing its pivot pay off in a big way.
FindTheBest, an information site that lets shoppers compare everything from apartments to dogs to venture capitalists, is unveiling a new design.
If the name “Cyber Monday” makes you think of your shameful AIM exploits in the late ’90s, a new trend may make your day.
Now that the majority of you have stuffed your bellies with multiple helpings of a delicious Thanksgiving meal, it’s inevitably time to start scoping out deals for Black Friday.
Thousands of people are taking to the streets to protest the sad state of the economy, but online, it appears that business is booming.
Mobile rewards startup Shopkick has partnered with credit giant Visa to incentivize purchases made within a brick and mortar retail store, the companies announced today.