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Touch-Based Interface for Mobile Shoppers

Scandinavian Internet retailer Sjoppi is enjoying the tablet era. The company recently introduced a new touch-based interface for mobile shoppers that has resulted in a dramatic increase in conversion rate of 17.8 percent. The new...

PayPal Fingerprint Authentication in Focus

Payment service Paypal is introducing a new feature within its mobile app that brings fingerprint authentication to the new Samsung Galaxy S5 device. Consumers will be able to log in with their fingerprint and shop at merchants that...

Amazon Pushing Login and Pay with Startups

Amazon is looking to close the gap between itself and competing payment processors in the e-commerce startup sector, offering free processing for their first 10,000 in transactions over 12 months. Merchants that use the Login and Pay...

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons to Freebies

Groupon is helping national retailers drive traffic to their brick-and-mortar locations by adding in-store coupons to its Freebies offering. Previously , retailers could only use Groupon’s Freebies category for online initiatives...

Crowdsourced Shopping Site "The Hunt" In Focus

Crowdsourced shopping website The Hunt, which boasts several celebrity investors including Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, has raised $10 million in funding from Khosla Ventures and Javeline Ventures. The Hunt, a community-driven shopping...

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Chat Up Mobile Site Visitors

A new chat offering from TouchCommerce is helping merchants increase engagement and conversions on their mobile sites. The mobile chat solution features capabilities that are customized for mobile users, as well as features that help...

Small Biz Hip to Retention, Slow with Loyalty Programs

It's hard to argue with the fact that it costs more money to acquire a new customer than to retain one. New research, however, indicates that for the first time, small business owners (SBOs) are investing more time and resources...

Bitcoin - Do You Really Need to Support It?

Few merchants currently provide support for Bitcoin, but they may change as numerous new software services and solutions are making it much easier to process payments with the emerging cryptocurrency. Last week Square announced (http...

Embrace Google's Promotions Tab

Google gave a real gift to digital marketers last week when it began testing a new layout for the Promotions tab in Gmail. It's certainly optimal to land in the Primary tab, but this new feature provides a visual opportunity to...

3dcart Helps Merchants Manage PLAs

3dcart is helping merchants increase their online sales with the launch of a new Managed Google Shopping product for Product Listing Ads (PLAs). The product provides merchants with a team of 3dcart Search Marketing professionals that...

Square Accepts Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

Payment service Square announced this week that it has begun accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment in its online marketplace. Shoppers must choose to "Pay with Bitcoin" during checkout which will generate a special bitcoin...

3 Real-World Tips for E-Commerce Bloggers

Blogging is a top marketing strategy for retailers on the Web. Not only can a blog with quality content increase brand awareness, but it can also be instrumental in driving traffic to a retailer’s product pages. In fact, a Demand...

Needle & the Mobile Shopping Experience

Today's online shoppers are a sophisticated bunch that are redefining how they interact with brands. This, of course, puts the onus on Internet retailers to do whatever they can to establish and maintain a positive and functional...

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2Checkout Brings Payment Processing Inline

Online payments provider 2Checkout has announced a hosted payments processing platform dubbed Inline Checkout which hopes to provide merchants with a more streamlined checkout experience. Inline Checkout allows merchants to customize...

Not Responsive Yet? What's the Hold Up Internet Retailers?

It might be a best practice in the world of Web design, but online retail stores are not using responsive design according to The Search Agency's new Mobile Experience Scorecard. A range of criteria were examined during the study...

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