After just a year as the head of Groupon Goods, Faisal Masud is leaving the company to lead global e-commerce at office supply retailer Staples.
Brands love Pinterest because its community seems so willing to promote their content. According to a new infographic from visual analytics firm Curalate, 70 percent of brand engagement comes from fans rather than the company itself. The company has also nailed down the single-best time for companies in several different sectors to pin their content to let the magic happen.
Google is testing a same-day delivery service for items bought from participating retailers, the company announced today.
Facebook’s entry into the gift card market hasn’t stopped third parties from using the network for social gifting. GroupGifting.com has raised an undisclosed amount of seed money for a competing service called eGifter through the Long Island Angel Network, the company announced today.
How would you like to be called out by the e-commerce giant Amazon for being the last person to successfully secure a gift in time for Christmas? That’s what happened today to a couple of last-minute shoppers who used the company’s fastest delivery options.
The online clothing purveyor shattered its own record on Christmas Day, with more than half of its traffic coming from mobile apps for the first time.
Holiday shopping traffic from Pinterest doubled this year, and now accounts for nearly 10 percent of all traffic from social sources, according to an analysis by digital marketing firm RichRelevance. Facebook still dominates social e-commerce referrals, but its share dropped 5 percent to reach 90 percent.
In an on-stage interview in San Francisco in which he declined to address questions about whether he would stay on as Groupon CEO, co-founder Andrew Mason described his company as a local business engine that will build shareholder value over the long term.
Andrew Mason, co-founder and CEO of Groupon, had been scheduled to give a talk called “The Future of Groupon and Local Commerce” at Business Insider’s Ignition conference today. The chat was cancelled, possibly because Mason’s own future at Groupon is uncertain.
Thanksgiving Day saw twice the mobile traffic and three times the mobile sales that it did last year, according to analytics released by Branding Brand.