Retailers will have a new friction-free way to convert shoppers into buyers this holiday season as Google expects buy button functionality piloted last year to be broadly available by the fourth quarter.
While a federal judge ponders the merits of the FTC’s view of the competitive landscape as it relates to the Staples-Office Depot merger, Amazon is actively recruiting sellers and buyers to its rapidly growing B-to-B platform.
In Piper Jaffray Companies’ 31st semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” research survey, Amazon ranked first among websites, with a 41% “mindshare.” Its closest competitors, Nike and Forever 21, both had a 5% share.
eBay is unveiling several types of new browsing modules and approaches to surfacing goods that go beyond traditional keyword search results. The new modules take advantage of structured data that is now foundational on the eBay platform.
Among the announcements Facebook made at its F8 developers conference this week was a beta release of its Messenger chat platform with bots and a new Send/Receive application programming interface (API).
Relfexis Systems’ Dave Andrews asks retailers communicating tasks to stores via email what they would rather their employees doing — reading emails and taking phone calls in an office or directing associates and helping customers in the aisles?