Today’s Top Ecommerce News

Android’s App Engagement Higher Than iOS But Apple Drives Higher eCommerce Sales (Forbes)
“Android devices are closing the monetization gap with Apple but iOS still drives higher sales and revenue. The following two charts are from the UK and Germany and show that iPad’s revenue per session is higher than Android tablets but that Android apps are starting to catch up in how well they monetize users.”

E-retailers are set to score with World Cup web sales (Internet Retailer)
“Much of the research citing specific sales figures is from countries with a bigger appetite for soccer—or football—than exists in the United States. In the United Kingdom, for example, consumers will spend an estimated 174.71 million pounds ($293.15 million) over the duration of the tournament, according to a report from the Centre for Retail Research sponsored by”

Expedia Now Accepts Bitcoin For Your Crypto-Vacations (Tech Crunch)
“Expedia chose to support hotels first because they saw the “most demand” in the space. It was good starting point because Expedia already allowed customers to pay for hotel rooms on the site rather than at the hotel, making it easier for the site to accept bitcoin and then pass the cash on to hotel owners.”

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