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Google's Product Listing Ads Outperform Text PPC Ads

2013 was a terrific year for Google and its Product Listing Ads. Research from digital marketing firm IgnitionOne indicates that the click-through rate for PLAs during the year was upwards of 47 percent higher than the click-through...

Pinterest Gets the Visual Graph

Social pinboard Pinterest announced recently that it has acquired VisualGraph, a machine vision, image recognition and visual search technology provider. The acquisition could be incredibly fruitful for Pinterest. The company could...

What PayPal Will Do with StackMob

With all the hustle and bustle around the recently holiday shopping season, you likely missed one of the most important tech news stories of 2013 - digital payment powerhouse PayPal acquired Stackmob, a mobile backend-as-a-service...

The Basics of Online Customer Service

:: By Sam Jackson, Live2Support :: Customer service is a fundamental aspect of doing business. Brands offer it to customers before, during and after a business deal. It is a service to meet and exceed customers' expectations to...

Shoppers' Great Expectations [Infographic]

Retailers prep, stress and wait for the holidays all year, and with the NRF reporting that the winter holidays can represent as much as 20-40 percent of annual sales, who can blame them? Their efforts, however, don't go unnoticed...

53% of SMBs Make New Year's Resolutions

If you made a New Year’s resolution on behalf of your small business, you are not alone. In fact, new survey data from Constant Contact reveals that 53 percent of small businesses make New Year’s resolutions every year...

Coupons Buys O2O Commerce Provider Yub

Digital coupons provider Coupons.com, which operates a leading digital promotion platform that offers digital printable coupons, digital paperless coupons, coupon codes and other promotions for retailres (and consumers) announced it...

Social Sponsorship Comes to TV with Izea

Social sponsorship platform IZEA is branching out, announcing a partnership with Northwest Broadcasting which will enable it to connect its social sponsorship revenue opportunities directly to local, in-market television media inventory...

Dashing through the Holiday Data

During the 2013 holiday shopping season, ecommerce platform provider ShopVisible published combined metrics of more than 70 online commerce sites from October 27 through the end of December 31. The results didn't start out looking...

Shopify Kicks Off 2014 with Focus on Mobile

It looks like mobile’s momentum is pushing forward into 2014, because popular commerce company Shopify has just introduced a new way for merchants to sell products and manage their store, dubbed Shopify Mobile . Shopify Mobile...

Wordpress 2014: E-commerce Shopping Carts Worth Exploring

While Internet professionals would probably be better off selecting a dedicated e-commerce software solution, there will be those that opt to use a platform such as Wordpress as their Web-based retail presence. While Wordpress certainly...

Amazon Doubles Webstore Fees

Internet retailers that are using Amazon's Webstore product will see dramatically higher fees starting in 2014. The monthly fee for an Amazon Webstore is currently $39.99 but will rise to $79 per month. The new cost structure will...

5 Resolutions for E-Commerce Merchants

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment to doing something differently, typically better, than the previous year. The challenge in making a resolution, however, is keeping it. Oftentimes people pick broad resolutions and set...

Image Overload: Consumers With Too Many Choices Buy Nothing

The use of product images is an important consideration for e-commerce merchants. Too many images however could act against you. A recent study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration (conducted by Claudia Townsend...

Tis’ the Season for Amazon Prime

Consumers turned to Amazon to not only purchase products like clothing and electronics this holiday season, but also to purchase Amazon Prime memberships. In fact, Amazon reports that its annual membership program, which offers unlimited...

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