Amazon had a record Christmas and its own Alexa devices, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablet and Amazon Echo, lead the way. Sales were up over last year’s holiday season an amazing 9 times. “Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year, and we’re thrilled […]
Instagram announced today a new connection within the app to product information and then an easy click to an actual purchase on a retailers app or website. Starting next week Instagram will be testing this feature with 20 US retailers including Kate Spade, JackThreads and Warby Parker. This is likely […]
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 products are included in search results, YouTube and partner websites. […]
“How do you price your good or service? It’s one of those questions that you have to have an answer for on day one. And you really, really want to get the right answer,” says John Henry, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and host of eBay’s Open for Business Podcast. “It all […]
Google is expected to release details on its new mobile payment platform, which will utilize near field communication technology, or NFC. NFC will be embedded in smartphones, allowing people to make purchases by simply waving their device in front of a special reader. The WSJ states that the program will […]
The ecommerce channel for U.S. retail office and school supplies had a solid second half of the year in 2010 driven in part by back-to-school and holiday sales, according to new research from The NPD Group. From June to December, the ecommerce channel grew 4 percent while the office super […]
Online retail spending in the first quarter of 2010 reached $33.9 billion, up 10 percent over a year ago, according to a new report from comScore.