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Fab’s Future Could Be Decided In The Coming Weeks (Tech Crunch) “But it’s gone through a violent boom-and-bust cycle, as it has pivoted multiple times — most recently from flash sales to selling its own branded retail products. According to our sources, its product and business roadmap could change yet again, as key executives and the board are […]

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China’s Alibaba files for landmark IPO (CNN Money) “Alibaba, arguably the world’s biggest e-commerce company, filed paperwork on Tuesday that sets the stage for what could be the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. The Chinese tech behemoth filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $1 billion, but that figure is seen as just […]

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Amazon now lets users add items to their shopping cart with a hashtag. But will anybody use it? (Pando Daily) “The tool is simple: if someone sees a tweet with an Amazon product link embedded within its 140 characters, all they need to do is reply with #AmazonCart to add the item to their account. The […]

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For Many, Mobile Technology Increasing Retail Shopping (Gallup) “Although online and smartphone shopping are a clear threat to traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, more than half of Americans say the amount of shopping they do in person at retail stores has not been affected by mobile technology. While a not insignificant 19% admit they now shop less […]

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Ecommerce Blogs: How to Grow Readership, Improve SEO (Practical Ecommerce) “If you maintain a blog with your ecommerce site, honing your copywriting skills can make it more popular and increase the possibility it will appear higher in search results. Online copywriting involves three parts: site readability, search engine friendliness, and writing skills.” Direct to Consumers: How Brands and […]

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Quality Content Is Critical for SEO (eMarketer) “According to an April 2014 survey of marketing professionals worldwide conducted by Ascend2, quality content creation was the most effective SEO tactic, cited by 57% of marketers. However, just because something is effective doesn’t make it easy. Content creation was also the most difficult tactic to execute, with nearly […]

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Where are luxury brands going wrong online? (eConsultancy) “The trouble for luxury brands online is that a lot of what makes them luxury brands occurs offline, such as fancy showrooms, personal service and so on. Burberry’s flagship London store is a great, hi-tech version of this. Online, if you’re expecting people to spend big money on big ticket […]

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How to Sell Online: The Single Best Pieces of Advice From 41 Successful Ecommerce Entrepreneurs (Shopify Blog) “Today we decided to feature a roundup of 41 of our favorite success stories, and the single best piece of advice they offer to new merchants. These stores sell everything from apparel to surfboards to furniture to animal onesies. […]

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eBay Improves Selling Experience on Mobile Website and Apps (eCommerce Bytes) “For buyers and sellers on the go, eBay made a number of enhancements to its mobile apps and mobile website that make both shopping and selling easier, including additional search capabilities. “We want to provide eBay buyers and sellers with the ability to easily browse, shop, […]

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Amazon’s revenue increases nearly 23% in Q1 (Internet Retailer) “Amazon.com Inc.’s revenue hit $19.74 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up 22.8% from the same period last year. The e-retailing giant released its financial report this afternoon after it had announced a new grocery service for its Prime free-shipping program members and sought to […]

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