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The #AmazonCart Hashtag Lets You Shop Amazon Right from Twitter

Sensing that you might be interested in buying something that someone you know just bought, Twitter and Amazon have intermingled themselves to …

Amazon's 'Flow' uses your iPhone's camera to make a shopping list

Earlier this week, Amazon brought its "Flow" image recognition technology to the retailer's main iOS app. The feature, which has long been available as a standalone utility, lets iPhone users add products to their Amazon shopping list simply by capturing them with the device's built-in camera. Flow …

Why the Father of the Consumer Internet Invests in Ecommerce

You might remember Steve Case. He was CEO of America Online and became a billionaire by selling subscription Internet access.<p>Now, Case, 55, has come …

Consumers Are Ready for Omnichannel Banking—What About Banks?

Have you walked into a retail store lately and seen someone use his or her phone to “scan” a product’s bar code to get immediate access to reviews from consumers who have bought the product? This customer might also (to the chagrin of retail store owners) be looking for cheaper prices offered …

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An Amazon Prime price bump means fist pumps at Netflix

Netflix learned the hard way what online video subscribers do in the face of a massive price hike. They scream, they yell, and then -- they flee.<p>Amazon is considering a price hike of its own. The e-commerce giant said Thursday it is considering raising the $79 a year membership price for its Prime …

WSJ: Amazon wants to be your new cable company

Although Intel’s cable-killing TV service may be dead, that doesn’t mean tech companies are done trying to disrupt the pay TV market just yet. <i>The</i> …

Amazon May Raise The Price For Prime Membership

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon may raise the price of its Prime membership by up to $40 for U.S. customers, the company said today during its quarterly earnings call.<p>Amazon's Prime membership is an annual subscription that gives frequent shoppers "free" 2-day shipping on …

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Amazon AppStore giving away six ‘essential travel’ apps, today only

Winter might not exactly be a prime time for traveling, but whether you’ll heading to the big game this weekend or simply planning a winter trip, the Amazon AppStore is offering six premium travel apps for free as part of its <i>Getaway Essentials Bundle</i>.<p>According to Amazon, the total worth of the …

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Amazon Will Sell You Things Before You Know You Want to Buy Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Amazon is considering a new phase in it quest for global commerce domination. They're working a plan …

30+ Retail Experts Reveal The Biggest Opportunities in Ecommerce Right Now (Part 1 of 2) - Nerd Marketing

Part 1 of the 30 experts revealing the biggest opportunities in eCommerce right now. Part one contains answers from those in the commerce ecosystem – …

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FORTUNE — Carl Icahn has his sights set on a Silicon Valley giant, and it isn’t Apple (AAPL).<p>eBay Inc. (EBAY) this afternoon announced that Icahn has nominated two of his employees to its board of directors, and submitted a non-binding proposal to spin PayPal out into a separate business.<p>Icahn …

Wal-Mart says it will match Amazon service in 2 years - Puget Sound Business Journal

Officials at Wal-Mart Inc. said they'll match the service offerings of rival Amazon.com Inc. within two years.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports …

Google imagines free taxis to transport web shoppers to stores

Google’s latest ad-powered concept might just tempt web shoppers into retail stores in the future. In a patent granted recently, Google describes an online ad that could offer shoppers a free taxi ride to a retail store to take advantage of potential offers. Restaurants and businesses with …

Amazon Targets Offline Retail and Peer-to-Peer Payment Service

Amazon is to expand beyond online retail and into the high street with a point-of-sale payment system powered by its Kindle Fire tablet attached to a …

Retailers Can Win Customers By Delivering The Unexpected

The news from the retail industry has been sobering. There were fewer shoppers in stores during the holiday shopping season, some retailers are closing stores, and experts warn that shopping malls are at risk of becoming an outdated concept.<p>Is brick-and-mortar retail in a downward spiral? It’s not …

5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition

A unique selling proposition, which defines your company’s unique position in the marketplace, is an important part of creating pricing power and a …

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Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical</i> …

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Nielsen: Internet Display Advertising Grew 32% In 2013, But It’s Still Only 4.5% Of Spend Vs. TV At 57.6%

Nielsen put out its latest figures on the state of the advertising market across old and new media platforms this morning. One big takeaway is that Internet advertising continues to be the fastest-growing medium, but it remains a small player. Global display advertising across the web, mobile …

7 Rules For Selling In A World That Has Enough Stuff

Author James Wallman says having too much stuff–or “stuffocation”–is the defining problem of our generation. Materialism is dead; experientialism is where it’s at. Here are seven ways that brands can meet this changing consumer tide.<p>There was a time when big was beautiful, more was better, and …

Marketing to Millennials: 5 Things Every Marketer Should Know

<b>Millennials, the generation born beginning in 1980</b> (and defined for the purposes of this analysis as adults ages 18-34), are an extremely unique …

Marketers and Big Data: Barriers, Budgets, and Opportunities

Half of marketers are enthusiastic about the role of Big Data in marketing, and another 31% are cautiously optimistic, according to a recent report …

The expert brand guide to trolling customers on Twitter

Wireless carriers aren’t very popular. So you’d expect that they spend most of their time on Twitter apologizing and putting out fires. Not so for …

TV x Twitter: New findings for advertisers and networks

People love to watch TV with Twitter. During recent events like #SuperBowlXLVII with over 24.9M Tweets about the game and halftime, or last season’s …

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Because shoppers are clearly enamored with the speed and convenience of internet shopping, you should …

Study: Global Ecommerce to Hit $1.2 Trillion This Year, Led by Asia

Ecommerce sales are forecast to increase 17% to $1.2 trillion worldwide this year, led by growth in the Asia-Pacific region.<p>Indonesia is expected to …

5 Surprising Places Where Ecommerce Is Taking Off

What characterizes a market that's primed for ecommerce growth? It's not a country's population size, income per capita, nor even the amount its …