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Mailchimp and Square Collaborate to Offer Shoppable Landing Pages

Mailchimp and Square have teamed up to offer shoppable landing pages to improve sales conversion on email marketing campaigns. Mailchimp is a leading email marketing...
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PRC Approves USPS Postal Rate Increases

This week the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and...

Royal Mail Suspends Shipments to Canada – USPS and Others Next?

Royal Mail has issued a bulletin they have now suspended shipments to Canada until the labor dispute at Canada Post is resolved. Here is the full...

Instagram Introduces Three More Ways to Shop the Social Media Platform

Just in time for the holiday season, Instagram announced three new features to make shopping easier on the social media platform. In September, Instagram expanded...

Square Payroll Now Offers Benefits for Small Businesses and Their Employees

Earlier this month, Square Payroll became available nationwide and now the company is adding more features to its service. Square launched employee benefit offerings within...

UPS Expands Global Footprint with More Destinations and Services

UPS announced the addition of 14 new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, part of UPS’s international suite of shipping services that guarantees time-...

eBay Sends Letter to Canadian PM Trudeau on Behalf of Small Businesses

The ongoing labor dispute at Canada Post is now in its fourth week and increasingly creating backlogs and delivery delays that are hurting small...

ShipStation Adds ShipZOOM Integration to Its Cloud-Based Shipping Platform

ShipStation announced it has added ShipZOOM as its latest integration to the cloud-based shipping and inventory management platform. ShipZOOM, the Idaho based full-service shipping and...

Etsy Launches New Feature to Improve Personalization of Items

Etsy said that during last year's holiday season, over 25 percent of shoppers placed requests with buyers to personalize items. To make this process more...

BigCommerce Adds Support for Venmo and Masterpass Payment Solutions

Cloud eCommerce platform BigCommerce announced the addition of Venmo and Masterpass as supported payment methods available to its merchants. This payment solutions expansion further extends...

Yotpo Focus Brings AI-Powered Customer Review Features to Brands

Commerce marketing platform Yotpo has released Yotpo Focus, a suite of widgets powered by artificial intelligence that automatically showcase the most effective content on...

Square and The National Christmas Tree Association Analyze Tree Sales

This is a fun fact story about Christmas trees that shows some interesting data Square and the National Christmas Tree Association compiled from thousands...

Amazon Selects New York and Washington D.C. Metro Areas for HQ2

Amazon today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5...

eBay

eBay Sends Letter to Canadian PM Trudeau on Behalf of Small Businesses

The ongoing labor dispute at Canada Post is now in its fourth week and increasingly creating backlogs and delivery delays that are hurting small...

eBay Protecting Sellers Affected by California Wildfires

eBay posted an announcement it will protect sellers that are impacted by the wildfires in California. The company said it is closely monitoring the path...

eBay Now Offers Installation Services for Purchases on The Marketplace

eBay announced partnerships with leading service providers Handy, Porch and InstallerNet, which will allow shoppers to easily book installation services on a massive selection...

Amazon

Amazon Selects New York and Washington D.C. Metro Areas for HQ2

Amazon today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5...

Amazon’s AbeBooks Marketplace Apologizes to Booksellers after Protest

By standing united during a global protest against AbeBooks, a second-hand books marketplace owned by Amazon, booksellers succeeded in getting the company to reverse...

Amazon and Schlage Collaborate on Amazon Key and Smart Homes

Smatlocks maker Schlage has joined forces with Amazon to deliver integrated smart home solutions to homeowners with convenience and ease. In parallel with this announcement,...

Etsy

Etsy Launches New Feature to Improve Personalization of Items

Etsy said that during last year's holiday season, over 25 percent of shoppers placed requests with buyers to personalize items. To make this process more...

Etsy Inviting Sellers to Join Them For Cyber Week Sales Event

Etsy announced to sellers they will hold a Cyber Week sale starting on Tuesday, November 20 and run through Monday, No To participate, sellers need...

Etsy Q3 Earnings Call Reveals Push to Sellers to Offer Free Shipping

Etsy released its earnings report on Tuesday showing continuing growth and in revenue and profits. The company beat Wall Street Estimates which made the...

Other Marketplaces News

Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Crushes Black Friday

Another year, another gross merchandise volume record for Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. At the stroke of midnight, when the rolling counter stopped, 2018 GMV...

Alibaba Group Ready for The Biggest Shopping Day in The World

China's Alibaba Group said it is ready for the biggest shopping day in the world on November 11, 2018. That's right, Black Friday and Cyber...

British Marketplace OnBuy.com Reports Soaring Sales

Online marketplace and Britain’s answer to Amazon, OnBuy.com announced a dramatic rise in sales, with year-to-date transactions up 608% over 2017. The fast-growing marketplace has...

eCommerce Platform News

BigCommerce Adds Support for Venmo and Masterpass Payment Solutions

Cloud eCommerce platform BigCommerce announced the addition of Venmo and Masterpass as supported payment methods available to its merchants. This payment solutions expansion further extends...

Shopify Introduces Return Labels for U.S. Merchants

Shopify announced that U.S. merchants can now create USPS return labels for domestic orders and send them to their customers from within any order page...

BigCommerce and Acquia Partner to Accelerate Content for eCommerce Initiatives

Acquia and BigCommerce today announced a partnership to help merchants develop and launch online eCommerce solutions with powerful, on-brand customer experiences. Aquia provides enterprise products, services,...

Payment News

New Study Says PayPal Brings Trust to Small Business Online Retailers

For small online retailers the most difficult fear to overcome with new buyers is trust and a new study suggests the PayPal brand name...

Payment Processor Square Launches Solutions Partner Program

Payment processor Square announced this week the Square Solutions Partner Program. This new program will better connect sellers of all sizes with best in...

Payment Processor BlueSnap Expands Local Payment Capabilities to Australia

The online payments technology company BlueSnap announced this week the addition of local payment processing to its All-in-One Payment Platform for B2C and B2B...

eCommerce Industry News

Square Payroll Now Offers Benefits for Small Businesses and Their Employees

Earlier this month, Square Payroll became available nationwide and now the company is adding more features to its service. Square launched employee benefit offerings within...

Will Britain Tech Brexit In Its Stride?

UK TECHNOLOGY SECTOR STILL ATTRACTING HIGH-SKILLED GLOBAL MIGRANTS Britain’s technology sector continues to attract foreign-based workers - who account for one in 10 tech jobseekers ...

Apple Stops Reporting Unit Sales of iPhone and Other Devices

Three months after becoming the first public company in the US to be valued at $1 trillion, Apple's shares dipped to $206.66. The company's shares...
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