Facebook is testing a buy button. Actor Jason Biggs facing critics after Malaysia Airlines joke on Twitter. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
E-commerce is growing at a rate of nearly 20 percent per year and is on course to overtake brick-and-mortar growth in the next five years.
E-commerce carts are abandoned at a rate of nearly 70 percent, but Qubit can help online retailers counteract this challenge.
Facebook refers the most traffic at the highest conversion rate, but of all the social networks, Polyvore users spend the most money in a single order.
Yahoo is letting users put themselves on a waiting list for long-ago claimed email addresses, like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showrooming — checking products out in a nearby store before buying them from an online seller — is a growing phenomenon, and, understandably, it has some brick-and-mortar retailers panicked. This infographic from Compete Pulse aims to show stores how to score a sale from a customer armed with a mobile phone.
Despite the hype that surrounds social marketing, email remains the most successful free means to bring in new customers.
Yelp will roll out a “Call to Action” feature that allows merchants to support a single transaction on their Yelp business listing page.
Etsy, the online marketplace of handmade and vintage goods that drove $895 million in sales in 2012, is looking to expand by include the sale of items made with emerging technologies such as 3D printers and CNC routers and supporting individual showcases in major retailers, CEO Chad Dickerson said today at the LeWeb conference in London.
Amazon has opened up its login widget for app developers, mobile apps, individual websites and clients of the identity management service Janrain to use.