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Newegg readies students with social back-to-school giveaways

July 21, 2014

Online computer hardware and software retailer Newegg’s back-to-school social campaign includes sweepstakes and a contest via Facebook and Twitter, lending numerous opportunities for students to win school supplies.

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EBay says in-store pickup gains traction faster than same-day delivery

July 18, 2014

EBay is doubling down on its shop-anywhere Click & Collect service in Britain because of how quickly it is gaining traction but says that same-day delivery service eBay Now is not experiencing the same level of enthusiasm.

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Pizza Hut, Staples ready rollout of mobile-friendly Visa Checkout

July 17, 2014

Pizza Hut and Staples are among the merchants preparing to accept a new payment option from Visa that promises to streamline mobile checkout by digitizing consumers’ credit cards.

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Eat24 exec: Google Wallet Instant Buy for iOS apps a game changer

June 16, 2014

Google Wallet’s streamlined mobile checkout solution Instant Buy is now available on iOS applications for the first time, a development early adopters such as Eat24 say could finally make Google Wallet a bigger focus for consumers.

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EBay locks in on Latin America to capitalize on growing mobile adoption

May 19, 2014

EBay is doubling down in Latin America with new versions of the company’s mobile and Web platforms that play up local and tailored content.

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Amazon takes a stab at social shopping with Twitter-enabled commerce

May 6, 2014

Amazon hopes that the amount of product discovery and shopping taking place on Twitter from smartphones and tablets will translate into some sales with the launch of a new partnership that drives traffic to the online giant’s Web and mobile platforms.

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Retailers lose 32pc of shoppers to in-store mobile use: study

April 11, 2014

Tradedoubler research reveals that when smartphones are used in-store for product research, consumer shopping habits sway by 61 percent.

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Saks highlights individual brands with set of mobile ads

April 10, 2014

Department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue is targeting affluent readers of the New York Times mobile Web site with a series of ads showing its range of brands and products.

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1800Flowers delivers on the value of sentiment via crowdsourcing

April 8, 2014

1800Flowers is exploring crowdsourcing to reduce costs and enhance the delivery experience for customers.

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How Amazon is driving sales via mobile services for third-party sellers

March 26, 2014

Amazon is leveraging mobile to address one of its weak points – product-related content – as it looks to do a better job of guiding smartphone shoppers along the path to completing a purchase.

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