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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’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.
Sales that originated from paid search grew on Thanksgiving Day, despite trending down in November, according to statistics compiled by ChannelAdvisor.
At Forrester’s inaugural Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, speakers are debating the role that digital disruption will play in eBusiness. Here are a sampling of tweets from Day 1 of the Forum, which began Oct. 25 in Chicago.
With 167 million Americans spending $226 billion online this year
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.
Walmart is getting into the same-day delivery service. Walmart, the nation
As more merchants are listing products in multiple marketplaces like eBay or Amazon to reach potential buyers, they aren
Although social networks are booming, they have not yet taken off on the commerce side. Yet on Facebook, there is the clear ability for merchants to set up stores where customers can actually buy from beginning to end.
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?