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eBay Will Compete with Sotheby’s in Key Focus Category

June 12, 2024

Via: EcommerceBytes

The Trading Cards category is one of eBay’s biggest priorities and part of its Focus Category strategy, but it is facing a new competitive threat. High-end auction house Sotheby’s will begin auctioning trading cards valued at $100,000 and above as […]


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Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

June 10, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is looking to electronic shelf labels to help its employees update prices on its shelves, track product supplies more efficiently and allow them to provide customers with “an even better shopping experience,” Daniela Boscan, a Walmart food and consumable […]


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Function of Beauty expands to Amazon

June 10, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Function of Beauty, founded in 2015 by Hien Nguyen Kaplan, Joshua Maciejewski and Zahir Dossa, has been expanding from its DTC website to other retail outlets the past couple of years. It launched hair styling products exclusively at Target in January 2023, which were […]


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How Walmart is using generative AI

May 22, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

AI has changed what Walmart can do with search. About a month after debuting the technology, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the company was already seeing results. McMillon said during a February earnings call that “help me buy a Valentine’s […]


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TikTok Continues to Oppose US Sell-Off Bill

May 14, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

Yeah, I’m not sure that TikTok’s attempts to oppose the sell-off ruling in the U.S. are going to work out as it hopes, nor that they are even relevant, given the current state of the sell-off bill. This week, TikTok […]


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Amazon to roll out 50 heavy-duty electric trucks in California

May 10, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s EV truck deployment at the San Pedro Bay ports expands its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as California prepares to require fleets to shift to zero-emissions vehicles in the coming years. The trucks will join the 35 heavy-duty […]


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Building Your eCommerce Business: Practical Steps for New Entrepreneurs

May 7, 2024

Via: B2B News Network

Starting an eCommerce business in today’s digital age represents a viable path to entrepreneurial success. With the global eCommerce market continually expanding, new entrepreneurs can tap into a world of opportunities. This article guides you through the essential steps to […]


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Estée Lauder boosts generative AI ambitions with expanded Microsoft deal

April 29, 2024

Via: Marketing Dive

Estée Lauder’s expanded relationship with Microsoft looks to use generative AI to help the beauty marketer’s 20-plus brands build stronger connections to consumers. A previously created tool uses the marketer’s proprietary database of product and claim data, allowing its brands […]


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Puma rallies around sport performance for largest marketing investment yet

April 10, 2024

Via: Marketing Dive

Puma is seeking to streamline its messaging strategy and reinvigorate a positioning around sport performance with “Forever. Faster. — See The Game Like We Do,” the 75-year-old brand’s biggest campaign yet in terms of media investment. The effort uniting Puma’s […]


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Amazon Updates Policies on Supplements, Emission Defeat Devices

April 4, 2024

Via: EcommerceBytes

Amazon updated two policies on dietary supplements and emission tuners within the past week. On April 2, 2024, it announced that, effective April 2, 2024, dietary supplement products need to be verified through a third-party Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) […]


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Clinique expands reach with launch of Amazon storefront

March 29, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

Clinique has over the years leaned into experiential retail with the opening of pop-ups and shop-in-shops within department stores. The move to Amazon is the brand’s latest iteration of expanding its base while staying on target with its strategy to […]


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Target limits self-checkout to 10 items or fewer at most stores

March 18, 2024

Via: Retail Dive

A great experience can’t rely on self-checkout lanes or staffed registers alone. The changes Target is making to its self-checkout policy reflect the interlocking roles technology and people play in customer satisfaction. About two in five shoppers prefer self-checkout, and […]


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eBay Buyers and Sellers Raise $162 Million for Charitable Causes in 2023

March 1, 2024

Via: EcommerceBytes

eBay buyers and sellers raised nearly $162 million in 2023 for nonprofits around the world through the eBay for Charity program. That’s nearly flat from 2022 when the program helped raise $163 million – which had been a 12% increase […]


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TikTok’s Rights Stand-Off with Universal Music Could See More Tracks Pulled From the App

February 27, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

The fallout from TikTok’s failure to reach a new licensing agreement with Universal Music continues, with Universal now pushing to have all tracks on which its artists have even contributed pulled from the app. As reported by BBC, after TikTok […]


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The Future of Customer Interactions: Harnessing RPA and IPA

February 26, 2024

Via: CMSWire

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology with the potential to redefine the way businesses interact with their customers, shaping the future of customer interactions. At its core, RPA provides unparalleled efficiency and accuracy, automating routine tasks to free up […]


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Indonesian Government Proposes New Scheme to Force Digital Platforms to Pay For News Content

February 21, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

Every time this comes up it seems like a misinterpretation of web usage data, but money, and pressure from influential publishers, still clearly has a strong hold on political policy. This week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced that he […]


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EU Officials Launch Investigation into TikTok Over Potential DSA Violations

February 20, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

EU officials are wasting no time enacting their new powers under the Digital Services Act (DSA), with the European Commission announcing a new investigation into whether TikTok is currently in violation of DSA rules in relation to the protection of […]


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Rumors of an eBay NFT Scaleback and C-Suite Departure

February 19, 2024

Via: Practical Ecommerce

This time last year, eBay was hiring to bolster its Web3 team to support its NFT marketplace in the UK called KnownOrigin, according to CoinDesk. One year later, KnownOrigin employees were part of eBay’s mass layoffs that saw a 9% […]


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Meta forces Apple fees on advertisers

February 16, 2024

Via: Payments Dive

The changes to Menlo Park, California-based Meta’s pricing come after Apple updated its mobile app store guidelines in Oct. 2022. Cupertino, California-based Apple gave Meta over a year to comply with the rule change, according to a recent report from […]


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TikTok Outlines Preparations for Upcoming Elections Across Europe

February 14, 2024

Via: Social Media Today

TikTok is preparing for the next wave of elections across Europe, with a new commitment to staffing local language election centers for each of the 27 individual EU member states, which will include dedicated, vetted local voting info in the […]