2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Retail e-commerce sales will be up 15 percent this year, and mobile shoppers will drive a hefty portion of that growth, eMarketer says.
ComScore finds US online shoppers using desktop computers spent 10 percent more than last holiday season, propelled by gadget sales. It was expecting an increase of 14 percent.
For online shopping, smartphones are good for browsing but tablets are used more when it's time to make a purchase. Also, iOS outdoes Android.
The company has created a patent-pending technology to accept prepaid cards on PayPal-compatible sites.
The payments company wants merchants to capitalize on overseas shopping trends like China's "Singles' Day," the biggest e-commerce holiday of the year.
The online retail giant gives third-party merchants a chance to promote their own holiday specials on the sites popular holiday deals pages.
CEO Jeff Bezos is betting that customers who like its Prime service will also like the convenience of shopping on Amazon's smartphone. But will they pay for the privilege?
A People's Bank of China report states that $623 billion worth of transactions were made from mobile phones in the first quarter.
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The electronics giant's biggest challenge--doubling down on online sales--is a common issue for most conventional retailers. Welcome to the mad e-commerce rush.