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February 5, 2013 · No comments

Love Online Selling? Attend Our Twitter Party!

Stop by during our event and you could win a Visa gift card!

We know you all love online selling as much as we do. In honor of that and Valentine’s Day, we’re throwing our first Twitter Party on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. PT with our special guest Stephanie Inge, the founder of The Dallas eBaybes & eMales. Read More

February 4, 2013 · No comments

Social Commerce Platform Payvment to Close

Sellers have until Feb. 28 to move items to new shopping cart.

Online sellers who list on Facebook using Payvment have until the end of the month to move their products to another social commerce platform, as Payvment will shut down on Feb. 28. Additionally, merchants have less than two weeks to make sales on their Payvment stores, according to an announcement on the platform’s home page. Read More

February 1, 2013 · No comments

Amazon Home Page Goes Offline

49-minute outage costs retailer $5.7 million.

Someone turned off the lights on the Amazon home page Thursday afternoon, as the retailer experienced an outage of just under an hour. The home page was offline for 49 minutes and cost the retailer and its merchants $5.7 million, according to news reports. Read More

February 1, 2013 · No comments

3 Amazon Fulfillment Centers Headed to Texas

Facilities are part of deal to settle $269 million tax bill.

Last week Amazon said it would open a third fulfillment center in California. This week, the retailer said it would open three new Amazon fulfillment centers in Texas. The investment will create more than 1,000 jobs, official said on Wednesday. Facilities will be located in Coppell and Haslet, two cities near Dallas, and in Schertz, a city northeast of San Antonio. Read More

January 31, 2013 · No comments

Valentine’s Day Still Hits Sweet Spot

Day continues to be among the top holidays for sellers.

Sweethearts will show their love this year with plenty of candy, cards, flowers and other goodies for their sweeties, but they will keep their budgets in mind as they buy. A survey by researcher BIGinsight finds that, on average, consumers will spend $130.97 on presents for their loved ones, a slight increase from last year’s $126.03 average. Read More

January 28, 2013 · No comments

Amazon Was Most-Visited Ecommerce Site in December

Apple, eBay were also top shopping destinations, comScore reports.

Online retailers were visited by nine out of 10 U.S. Web users in December, according to comScore, which lists Amazon, Apple and eBay as the top ecommerce destinations during the month. comScore reports that holiday shoppers “bombarded the Web” in December, looking for deals on Christmas gifts and shipping. Read More

January 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

New USPS Rates Kick In

New prices take effect Sunday, will affect 15 services.

Starting Sunday, mailing your items via the U.S. Postal Service could cost you a little more. On that day, new USPS rates for 15 services—including Express Mail, Priority Mail, Parcel Select, First-Class Package Service and Express Mail International—take effect, USPS reports. Read More

January 25, 2013 · No comments

Super Bowl Spending to Score with Merchants

Purchases expected to top $12 billion.

More than 172 million Americans are expected to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. That’s good news for merchants, as shoppers are expected to spend an average of $68.54 on game-day items like new TVs, snacks, athletic apparel and decorations. Read More

January 23, 2013 · No comments

Etsy Buys Photo-Sharing App Mixel

Acquisition will help marketplace focus on its mobile future.

With buyers continuing to favor mobile devices when they shop, Etsy will make mobile a top priority in 2013—and it now has new allies. Randy Hunt, Etsy’s creative director, announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired Mixel, a photo-sharing app that automatically creates collages for customers using their photos, and its team. Read More

January 22, 2013 · No comments

CA Gets Third Amazon Fulfillment Center

Facility will be 'state of the art,' will create hundreds of jobs.

Amazon will open a third fulfillment center in California, creating hundreds of full-time jobs. The retailer made the announcement today, noting that the center will be located in Tracy, a city about 60 miles east of San Francisco. The 1-million-square -foot facility will be “state of the art” and will offer wages that are 30 percent higher than traditional retail positions. Read More

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