Newsletter Archive 2013
Google Shopping Comes to India; Still in Beta Phase!
Google Shopping has marked its entry in India, but is still in the testing phase. The feature has been rolled out for selected users, which means only a few of you will be able to see the product listings from online retailers on the right side of the page.
Lawsuit From eBay Seller For Negative Feedback Dropped
We recently told you about a particularly odd lawsuit in which an eBay seller was suing a buyer for feedback left on their page. The seller, Med Express, was suing the buyer, Amy Nicholls, over her complaint on the eBay feedback page that her product had arrived with an extra $1.44 postage due.
Tax free online shopping is so yesterday.
Just like technology, sales tax is constantly evolving. However, the changes in sales tax legislation aren't as noticeable as moving a headphone jack. Services and products that weren't taxable yesterday may be today and you don't even know it.
Retailers: Increase In-Store Sales with AdWords Offer Extensions
Google AdWords has introduced another exciting product in the long line of updates coming with the new Enhanced Campaigns rollout. One of the new, potentially phenomenal, features currently in a limited release is Offer Extensions. Offer Extensions allow businesses to add a promotion or offer at the end of their AdWords ads.
Cease And Desist Order Sent To Square In Illinois
Mobile payments startup Square has apparently run afoul of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.
More Countries Getting Google Shopping
Google announced in November that it was rolling out the new Google Shopping experience to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland. Today, the company says the transition in these countries just began on February 13.
Google's Shopping Experience To Improve With Purchase Of Channel Intelligence
Update: We’ve now received confirmation from Google that it has signed a deal to acquire CI. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, "We want to help consumers save time and money by improving the online shopping experience. We think Channel Intelligence will help create a better shopping experience for users and help merchants increase sales across the web."
How to Convert More Customers with Your Product Pages
One of my biggest pet peeves about shopping is the confusion that occurs when I’m looking at several similar products but am not sure which one is right for me. At a brick-and-mortar store, I can just hunt for a friendly, helpful salesperson (sometimes).
Ecommerce and Sales Tax Legislation
In the 1930s, the first local sales taxes were created to increase government revenue. Now in 2013, states are facing crushing budget deficits and, as a result, ecommerce has become a direct target for sales tax collection.
Offline Selling Options Coming To eBay?
Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5.