Increasingly, online shoppers are turning to social media for inspiration and recommendations from peers.
Etsy is just the latest to integrate Shoppost functionality, so vendors can sell directly through Facebook and Twitter.
A report from BrandProject documents the rise of new email phishing and fake mobile apps hoping to capitalize on the holiday shopping rush.
While nearly 60 percent of holiday shoppers plan to shop online, most have no patience for a website that takes more than three seconds to load.
Conversation about #CyberMonday on Twitter was up 75 percent compared to last year.
Amongst retailers, Wal-Mart has the highest Black Friday engagement.
According to a recent e-commerce study, consumers abandon carts when shipping rates are too high, or they don’t want to create a profile.
Both Twitter and Facebook have partnered with Stripe to implement a buy button, but only time will tell which is the better social shopping network.
While less than half of back-to-school shoppers felt it necessary to share their shopping information online, those that did share preferred Facebook.
Twitter is reportedly in talks with Stripe to enable payments, which could turn the platform into a powerful hub for social shopping.