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Amazon Device Sales Up 9x Over Last Year

December 27, 2016 eCommNewz Staff

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 […]

Retailers Testing New In-App Marketing on Instagram

November 1, 2016 eCommNewz Staff

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 Updates Merchant Center

August 30, 2016 eCommNewz Staff

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. […]

Google Set To Unveil Mobile Payment Platform

May 25, 2011 EcommNewz

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 […]

Ecommerce Office Supplies Saw Strong Growth In 2010

March 16, 2011 EcommNewz

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 […]