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13 Social Media Tips for Start-Ups in 2013

By the ZippyCart eCom Team January 9, 2013 The social media landscape has changed quite a lot over the last one year. While there are many start-ups that have yet to embrace social media, you should gear up, anticipate current trends and include social media into your overall marketing plan as soon as possible. To develop a powerful social strategy, ... Read More »

How to Get Your E-Commerce Products in Front of Facebook Users

By the ZippyCart content team August 23, 2012 As the owner of an e-commerce site, you spend your day acquiring products, marketing them beautifully, targeting your customer base, and fulfilling sales. You don’t have time to mess around on Facebook. If you feel this way, you may be missing out on a huge opportunity to boost your bottom line. Facebook ... Read More »

Your Tools for Social Shopping

By Kate Endress Aug 20, 2012 For many people shopping online just can’t beat the experience of shopping with friends at the mall, but online “social shopping” is trying to change this by facilitating more social interactions on e-commerce sites. Here are 3 tools that can help make your shopping site more social: Video reviews: VideoGenie is one-upping star rating ... Read More »

Social Gifting: friend or foe to the small business owner?

May 5th, 2012 By Susan D Other than being the newest online buzz, what is social gifting? Social Gifting is an interesting new marketing idea that can be used in 2 ways. It can help a group of friends to get together and give a large gift card for a someone’s upcoming celebration (instead of everyone buying individual gifts) or, ... Read More »

Abandoned Shopping Carts: the Achilles Heel of ecommerce

March 18, 2012 By Susan D Online sales are taking over.  From 2002 to 2011, annual ecommerce spending went from 72 billion to over 256 billion, according to comScore Internet Marketing Research Company.   This surge in online consumer activity has brought about millions of virtual stores and some stiff competition amongst retailers.  Because of this, online business owners need to ... Read More »

Walmart Enters F-Commerce Scene With ShopyCat

December 5, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Walmart, one of the highest grossing retailers on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, last week launched a holiday shopping gift-guide application on Facebook called Shopycat. Created by @WalmartLabs, Walmart’s tech shop in the Silicon Valley, the app is designed to help users with often difficult task of Christmas shopping for friends. ... Read More »

6 Emerging Ecommerce Trends for 2012

December 1, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The successes of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are encouraging signs for the ecommerce industry. Merchants worked hard this season to draw shoppers to their online stores and get them to fill their shopping carts. Record numbers of consumers flocked to retailers online storefronts to make purchases making it apparent that ... Read More »

Shopcade Integrates Social Networking and Ecommerce

November 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Shopcade has introduced a new social shopping application for Facebook users. Launched yesterday, Shopcade attempts to offer the millions of users on Facebook a true social shopping experience. The app allows users to browse, buy, and share products while earning cash rewards. Shopcade has ... Read More »

Performics’ 2011 Social Shopping Survey Yeilds Interesting Results

October 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Millions of Internet users are members of social websites. In order to access that growing market, more and more retailers are utilizing social shopping platforms in addition to their ecommerce solutions. Just this week, Sociable Labs, a popular social ecommerce software provider, announced the $7 million success of their Series B funding ... Read More »

Social Ecommmerce Solution Sociable Labs Raises $7 Million

October 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Social ecommerce solution provider Sociable Labs has raised $7 million in a Series B funding round led by Battery Ventures. The announcement came Wednesday after the company emerged out of stealth. Existing investor Javelin Venture Partners also contributed to this round of funding. Sociable Labs, a 25-person start-up based in San Francisco, ... Read More »