Category Archives: Commerce

Ecommerce spending on Thanksgiving tops $1B for the first time, passes $1.5B on Black Friday

By VentureBeat. Reports have been coming in all weekend about how Thanksgiving and Black Friday online sales are up this year, in double-digit percentages yet again, but now the first raw number estimates are finally here. comScore has announced that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sets Historic Milestone as Mobile Drives More Than Half of All Shopping Traffic

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today reported record online and mobile shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday based on consumer transaction data analyzed in real-time by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. The data-driven insight gives retailers and marketers more than 370 performance … Continue reading

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Amazon Quietly Reveals Local Services Push With New Web Page

By Forbes. Amid the holiday season and the busiest time of its year, has chosen to explore a new line of business that has little to do with hawking physical items like books or electronics. On Tuesday, the company … Continue reading

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New Survey Shows 56% Of Shoppers Want To Use Mobile Pay When Shopping This Holiday Season

By A new study by Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, found that consumers are ready for mobile. The company has released the results of a commissioned study examining consumer interest and adoption … Continue reading

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Square rolls out mobile sales register software to firms worldwide

By Square, a mobile payments firm founded by Jack Dorsey, one of the creators of Twitter, is rolling out software worldwide that allows businesses to track sales, inventories and other data on smartphones and tablets. Square Register, which is … Continue reading

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The Crucial Role Small Businesses Play in Their Communities

By Kelly Spors. Major corporations have changed the dynamic of shopping in the United States over the past few decades, with many big-box stores driving out small, local retailers by undercutting their prices and building mammoth operations. But in cities … Continue reading

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Square Targets Small Business With Launch Of Online Booking Tool “Square Appointments”

By TechCrunch. Continuing its expansion beyond mobile payments, Square this morning has rolled out Square Appointments, an online appointment booking service aimed at small businesses, like beauty and hair salons, and other individuals looking to connect with their customers online. … Continue reading

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