Newsletter Archive 2014
Should You Expect Conversions From Your Social Media Campaign?
Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it's wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources.
Google Wallet Adds New Features For Bank Transfers and Low Balance Alerts
Google announced that Google Wallet users can now add money to their balance using recurring bank transfers. The company insists that this is secure.
Etsy Adds More Options For Sellers
Etsy just got a lot better for sellers. With one simple announcement, sellers are going to be able to offer their inventory in a whole new way. Well, it's actually a really old way, but it's a new for Etsy. The company announced that it's giving U.S. sellers free card readers to accept credit and debit payments in person.
Stripe and GoDaddy Join Forces For Small Business Sales
GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online.
A List Of The E-Commerce Categories Growing The Fastest
E-commerce is booming, and the coming holiday season will only fuel the fire. New research finds that consumer purchase intent is skyrocketing for many e-commerce categories.
One Touch Payment Feature Comes To PayPal
As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 millionlast fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do so, according to the company.
e-Commerce SEO: How to avoid eBay's $200 million Panda mistake
You think you've got e-Commerce SEO problems? Well, did you hear how Google's Panda update is going to cost eBay about $200 million in revenue this year? While $200 million is, ahem, only about 1% of eBay's annual revenues, it still represents–if you'll pardon the technical term–a metric crap ton of money.
Email Marketing and Mobile Commerce Working Together
Custora has released a new report based on its "E-Commerce Pulse" data from over 100 online retailers, 70 million consumers, and $10 billion in transaction revenue. It says that mobile e-commerce has hit an all-time high, which is hardly surprising.
Use This App To Get Others To Sell Stuff For You On eBay
eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you.
Ecommerce Analytics Revamp Comings From Google
Google announced the beta release of a "complete revamp" of its ecommerce analytics, which it says will provide richer insights into pre-purchase shopping behavior and product performance.
Two More Major Markets Receive Google Shopping Express
Google announced that it is expanding Google Shopping Express, its same-day product delivery service, to Manhattan and West Los Angeles. So far, it has only been available in the Bay Area and the Peninsula & San Jose area.
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Etsy Wholesale Launches Publicly This Summer, Releases New Details
Etsy announced the pricing for Etsy Wholesale for when it launches publicly this summer. There will be a one-time joining fee of $100 for sellers, and the company will get a 3.5% transaction fee for wholesale purchase orders, the same as those for Etsy.com.
How to instantly establish trust and authority with your website
Trust is something you have to earn, but impatient customers are ready to let you earn it easily. Here are a few ways to quickly earn their trust.
5 Reasons Social Media Should Be a Part of Your Ecommerce Strategy
Many online businesses understand the innate value in social media networking to increase their web traffic and ultimately their profit margins; yet, surprisingly, some do not or have not yet begun to tap into the benefits that social media affords when it comes to marketing and growing one's online or drop shipping business.
New 'Premier' Club Debuted By Newegg
Online retailer Newegg has just announced a new subscription service that offers expedited shipping, exclusive deals, and more. They’re calling it Newegg Premier and it’ll run you $49.99 a year.
Amazon Marketplace Had A Huge Year In 2013
Amazon announced that 2013 was a record-setting year for Amazon Marketplace sellers, and that it now has over 2 million of them. Throughout the year, sellers sold over a billion units worldwide, worth tens of billions of dollars, the company says.
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