e-commerce

Facebook Is Now Offering Movie Tickets, Food Delivery and Salon Appointments

Good evening, earthlings. Thank you for logging on to Planet Facebook, where you can read posts from your friends, chat with them, watch recorded video, stare aimlessly at live video and now, starting today, order up a facial, dinner and a movie without changing digital orbits. 

Ad-Tech Firm Criteo Just Acquired Ecommerce Startup HookLogic for $250 Million

In the second notable acquisition of the past couple of days, French ad-tech company Criteo has bought startup HookLogic to beef up its ecommerce capabilities for advertisers.

How to Fix the Problem When Big Data Fails in Digital Media Planning

Natural systems have a closed loop. Think about a tree: Its roots gather water and nutrients, enabling the tree to grow limbs and leaves that capture sunlight and provide shelter and food for insects and animals. The leaves fall and return nitrogen to the soil, providing nutrients back to the tree's roots.

Walmart Buys Ecommerce Startup Jet.com for $3 Billion to Compete Online With Amazon

As more shopping moves to desktops and smartphones and growing competition from Amazon, Walmart is snatching up startup Jet.com for $3 billion. With Jet.com, Walmart is adding technology expertise to its app, site and stores to help the massive retailer build up its ecommerce business.

HGTV and Food Network’s New Amazon TV Apps Let You Shop With Your Remote

Good news, Lazybones. If you have electronics and lawn care products to buy this weekend, you might not need to get off your living room sofa.

Target and Lancome Produce Snapchat’s First Ecommerce Ads

After slowly testing more interactive ads in recent months, Snapchat is open for ecommerce. Lancome and Target started running shoppable ads today within Cosmopolitan's Discover channel—the hub of the app where media brands publish daily stories.

Even in a Mobile World, Retailers Aren’t Convinced Social Media Can Sell

While retailers have long fretted over whether social media sites drive adequate sales, major players in the category seem to have no intention of backing away from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But a new study might change their minds.

You Can Now Order Condoms With the Touch of an Amazon Dash Button

Amazon has announced Dash buttons for 78 brands, including Red Bull, Energizer, Illy Coffee, L'Oréal Paris Revitalift, Slim Jim, Clorox and—safe-sex advocates will like this one—Trojan, the condom company.

Facebook’s Chat App Won’t Be an Overnight Sensation for E-commerce Players

Facebook and KLM revealed Wednesday that the airline's customers can get flight confirmation, access boarding passes, receive check-in reminders and view flight status updates via Facebook Messenger.

This Study Shows Why Retailers Should Ramp Up Their Email Game for Millennials

Epsilon's new shopper behavior study may be the latest indication that millennial consumers are no longer spring chickens. In fact, they are using—and hold on to your ironic fedoras, folks—email more than people of other ages to find products and services.