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Topic: e-commerce

26% of Millennials Give Fake Birthdays to Score Better Online Deals

Nearly half abandon shopping carts to save

Would you fake a birthday to get an online deal? What about hiring a personal consultant to make sure you're getting the most out of your frequent-flier miles? Those are just…

Instagram Offers Big Data, but Pinterest Has Purchase Intent

Marketers weigh in on e-commerce upgrades

Social media platforms don't often roll out retail-based features or rush them to the forefront, because getting people to shop while they digitally interact with friends can be tricky. So,…

These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

According to Mary Meeker's Internet report

One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for…

Not All Bots Are Trying to Rip Off Digital Advertisers

But even the 'good' ones can cost marketers plenty

It's been estimated that anywhere from 56 percent to 62 percent of Internet traffic is automated, meaning that ads routinely go unseen by actual people at a startling rate. But…

Will YouTube Viewers Click 'Shop' Instead of 'Skip' on Pre-Roll Ads?

Wayfair digital sales leap while testing new feature

Google wants to see if viewers will shop instead of skipping retailers' pre-roll ads on YouTube. The digital video giant today announced that its TrueView ad product will now come with…

By Watching How Customers Shop in the Store, Crate & Barrel Lifts Web Sales 44%

The e-commerce, brick-and-mortar link

Crate & Barrel found a way to increase its Web sales conversion rate by 44 percent—and it wasn't through the meticulous, oft-employed procedure that e-retail wonks call multivariate testing. Instead, the home-decor…

Instagram Takes Another Step Toward E-Commerce

Has its eye on click-to-shop ads

In its slow but steady embrace of e-commerce, Instagram is running its first marketing campaigns that transform viewers into shoppers with a single click. Finally, retailers can link to product…

Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With Its Local Inventory Offering?

Sears Hometown store visits jumped 122 percent

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, a retailer fighting for every sale, has evidently found a weapon in Google's Local Inventory Ads that it says works to drive consumers to its…

Rent the Runway CEO Tells SXSW: 'We Need to Put UPS and FedEx Out of Business'

Future of e-commerce may depend on delivery upstarts

Discussions of retail don't usually make for the most bombastic presentations, but Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman was certainly an exception as she addressed (and won over) the crowd…

Facebook Buys a Company That Could Solve an Annoying Online Ad Problem

No more messages about products you already bought

Facebook is buying a company that could help it solve an age-old online advertising problem—the one that keeps showing people the same ad even after they bought the product. It's…

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