What Can We Learn from eBay and Amazon’s Q4? Go Mobile

| Erin Lynch

When looking at some of the more successful fourth quarter performances inside marketplaces such as such as eBay and Amazon, it appears one of the sure fire ways to boost sales is through mobile. As an example, by attracting more customers using mobile gift guides and mobile-only deals, eBay was able to double its mobile sales in 2012. Maybe it’s time your ecommerce company started getting serious about mcommerce.

Ebay CEO Says Same-day Delivery Possible

| Erin Lynch

Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale. Donahoe said it can be done in a similar to the way the on-demand private driver company Uber conducts its business where private driving companies attempt to outbid each other for fares.

USPS to Test Same-Day Delivery in San Francisco

| Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t want to be left out in the cold when it comes to same-day delivery. The USPS plans to test the waters of same-day delivery service when it launches a one-year market test next month in San Francisco.

How Google Shopping will Disrupt Online Retail

| MCM staff

Soon, retailers’ free ride on Google will be over, and they will have to adapt to the change to Google Shopping. So what should online merchants be aware of to acclimate themselves with the new Google Shopping?