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Groupon Gets in the Holiday Spirit With Grouponicus

November 15, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Groupo the Bargain Bird is back and that can only mean one thing:  It’s Grouponicus time! For those of you who missed it last year, Grouponicus is a holiday created by daily deal site Groupon in 2010. It is symbolized by Groupo the Bargain Bird (nothing says “great holiday deals” like a ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solutions Tapping Into the “Murderabilia” Market

November 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Some businesses will go to unusual lengths in order to make a profit. Several southern-based websites have taken their ecommerce solutions to a dark and twisted place by collecting and selling “murderabilia”. There are currently six different ecommerce solutions focused on the selling of memorabilia from some of the most notorious murderers ... Read More »

2011: An Online Spending Odyssey

November 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Online holiday spending, aided by mobile and tablet commerce, is expected to grow 15 percent this year. Forrester released a report predicting that online sales during the 2011 holiday shopping season will amount to $59.5 billion, compared to $51.7 billion last year. Although consumers are more deal-conscious than ever this year, 12 ... Read More »

Shazam Integrates Television and Mobile Ecommerce

November 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Mobile discovery company Shazam announced Tuesday (11/8) that USA Network’s hit show Covert Affairs will now feature Shazam for TV. Covert Affairs joins several other “Shazamable” shows, which means it will include call-outs during the show for viewers to use the Shazam app to tag music in the show and gain access ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solution Leader Rakuten Acquires Kobo

November 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Japanese ecommerce solution giant Rakuten will be acquiring the Canadian ereading service Kobo from majority shareholder and founder of the service Indigo. Indigo is Canada’s largest book retailer and founded Kobo in 2009 to compete with Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s ereaders. The Kobo ereading platform has a catalog of more than two ... Read More »

myTab Provides New Social Gifting Ecommerce Solution

November 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team myTab provides an ecommerce solution for those who want to travel but need a creative way to generate funding. For example, studying abroad is without a doubt one of the best experiences one can have when in college. However, it can also be terribly expensive, making it an experience that not everyone ... Read More »

An Interview With Digital River: Marketing Strategy Trends

November 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team We recently got a chance to sit down with Jim Wehmann, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Digital River, to chat about some strategies that businesses are using to market their ecommerce solutions this holiday season. Multi-Channel Marketing Businesses are increasingly turning to multi-channel marketing techniques to establish and reinforce online ... Read More »

ShopSavvy Adds Facebook Co-Founder To Board Of Directors

November 4, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team ShopSavvy, the mobile app that allows users to compare prices on anything, anywhere, will be adding Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin to its board of directors. The company announced Thursday that it has secured a $7 million round of Series A funding led by Saverin. Additional funding came from Brad Martin, former Chairman ... Read More »

Giftiki Offers a Creative Approach to Collaborative Ecommerce

November 3, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team New collaborative ecommerce solution Giftiki is a group gift giving platform that allows friends to pool their money together to buy a friend a combined gift. Launched less than 4 weeks ago, Giftiki is in its first stage of beta but has already enjoyed more success than founder and CEO Justin Stanislaw ... Read More »

2011 Holiday Shopping Season Trends

November 3, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It is now officially the 2011 holiday shopping season and a number of recent studies have forecast some interesting trends that will be taking place this season. Holiday sales in the U.S. are projected to reach $466 billion this year, a nearly three percent rise from last year. Although sales are still ... Read More »