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Topic: e-commerce

Target and Lancome Produce Snapchat's First Ecommerce Ads

Users can swipe up to buy featured products

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…

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

Platforms like Facebook and Pinterest make up 1.5 percent of purchases

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…

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

Trojan and 77 more brands join service on April Fool's Eve

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. So now…

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

Messenger has sales potential, but it will take time

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. Through April 20, users…

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

Young adults are going old school

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…

Why the New Crop of E-commerce Brands Should Really Scare Traditional Retailers

Data and social media are changing the game

Even as pundits swear that bricks-and-mortar shopping isn't dead, anyone who works at a traditional retailer may have been sweating a little while listening to a South by Southwest Interactive…

More E-Commerce Brands Are Turning to Television Ads. Is It Money Well Spent?

Not everyone thinks so

Amazon, Apartments.com and online lender SoFi all announced their first Super Bowl ad buys last week, joining returning advertisers Esurance and website makers Wix and Squarespace. The moves shed light…

How Amazon Is Slowly Building a World in Which It Takes Very Little Effort to Shop

'Replenishment' service nabs GE, other brands

If you use all of Amazon's technologies in the near future, you almost won't have to leave your home. And you won't even have to push buttons to get your…

Here Are the 20 Sites Holiday Season Toy Advertisers Need to Target

Lots of surprises, like The Onion

OK, so you are an online toy seller. Maybe you are an e-commerce entrepreneur who stocks items in your two-car garage, or maybe you are the digital lead at FAO Schwarz—doesn't…

Why Early Holiday Shopping on Mobile Might Hurt Black Friday Sales

Facebook data serves up red flags for bricks and mortar

Mobile shopping could already be cutting into bricks-and-mortar retailers' holiday sales, according to Facebook. The Menlo, Park, Calif.-based company's analysis is based on a combination of data points that it's…

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