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Amazon and eBay Offering Same-Day Delivery  Aug 08, 2012 11:06 PM By Tim Parry

As we reported last month, same-day delivery appears to be the next step for ecommerce giant Amazon.com. According to published reports, Amazon is now offering a same-day delivery service, as is ecommerce rival eBay.

Twit-bits: Best Buy’s Buyout Bid and NASA Comparison  Aug 07, 2012 6:00 PM By Tim Parry

Best Buy had an interesting day in the Twittersphere on Monday, but it had nothing to do with the tweets it produced on its own behalf. Several tweeters shared links to articles about the confirmed buyout offer by company founder Richard Schulze, and others noticed that Best Buy employees may have been moonlighting in a certain control room.

@PegasusLighting Fact Piques our Curiosity  Aug 06, 2012 11:59 PM By Tim Parry

Sometimes the best tweets are not about a special purchase, but tie into a special event. This tweet from Pegasus Lighting piqued our “Curiosity” hours after NASA’s rover landed on Mars.

8 Tips for Transitioning to Google Shopping  Aug 02, 2012 12:21 AM By Tim Parry

Experts give their advice on preparing their sites

A Look Inside Tool King’s Google Shopping Transition Toolbox  Aug 01, 2012 7:53 PM By Tim Parry

With more than 120,000 SKUs in its inventory, Tool King has its work cut out for it as it makes the transition to Google Shopping. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry sat down with Ben Skigen, Toolking.com

Pay-to-Play: Google’s Free Ride is Over  Aug 01, 2012 9:31 AM By Tim Parry

Google Product Listings is being phased out in favor of Google Product Search, a commercial shopping portal built on its Product Listing Ads platform. Here’s a look at what you need to do to get your site ready for the October 1st transition.

Twitter Launches Cashtags  Jul 31, 2012 9:53 PM By Tim Parry

Called “cashtags,” users can click on the stock symbols to take you to a twitter search. But how will cashtags play out? Will the cashtag become more valuable for marketers, or those on the mergers and acquisitions side?

Amazon 2Q Sales Up, Profits Down  Jul 28, 2012 2:06 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon.com said its sales for the second quarter, which ended June 30, were up 29%. But the etailer expects to have an operating loss of between $50 million and $350 million next quarter. Here’s why.

Twitterific Tweets from the MeritDirect Co-op  Jul 13, 2012 11:04 PM By Tim Parry

The 13th Annual MeritDirect Business Mailers’ Co-op and Interactive Marketing Conference was held July 11-13 in White Plains, NY. The event was a hotbed for Twitter activity. Here’s what tweeters had to talk about at the co-op:

Shippers Shift Shipping and Handling Costs Away from Customers  Jul 11, 2012 8:08 PM By Tim Parry

Merchandise shippers are going with the flow and have stopped charging their customers for shipping and handling, according to survey results from MCM Outlook 2012-13.

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