A new feature Facebook is testing could turn the social network into more of an e-commerce market place or digital swap meet. You’ll soon be able to search across Facebook for items to buy from other users.
Etsy just went public, opening at $16 a share and quickly raising $500 million valuing the company at $3.5 billion as shares jumped as high as $32 at opening. As the company goes public, it’s obviously going to face a lot more pressure to grow and, and that means its’ […]
About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need.
Some sites have already grown to find Pinterest to be a valuable tool for ecommerce, but it may become even more valuable for selling products as the company is reportedly readying the launch of a new “buy” button, which would enable users to purchase items right from Pinterest itself.
A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit.
Back in January, Groupon acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash to extend its presence in fashion and apparel. Such offers had already been popular on Groupon, and the company pointed to research estimating the off-price fashion market to be around $40 billion.
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 announced that Google Wallet users can now add money to their balance using recurring bank transfers. The company insists that this is secure. Also new to Wallet are low balance alerts that let you know when you’re getting close to running out of money.