Google shopping search trends: Amazon and Etsy big winners in US

Google shopping search trends: Amazon and Etsy big winners in US

Amazon.com is the eCommerce brand with the biggest absolute improvement in organic search performance on Google over the course of 2018 according to the data from search and content optimisation platform, Searchmetrics. Second on the list was online marketplace, etsy.com. Online marketplace, aliexpress.com, which is owned by Chinese multinational, Alibaba, makes number ten with a 236% […]

Reddit to start offering CPC ads as it looks to position itself as viable duopoly alternative

Reddit to start offering CPC ads as it looks to position itself as viable duopoly alternative

As Reddit looks to build out its performance advertising business, the social site has begun offering cost-per-click bid types. Though CPC ads are table stakes, Reddit’s vice-president of brand partnerships, Zubair Jandali, said this is a major step forward as the site aims to round out its ad offerings. “This is a point of inflection that […]

Amazon introduces ‘Scout’ the self-driving delivery robot

Amazon introduces ‘Scout’ the self-driving delivery robot

Amazon has begun trialling a small autonomous delivery robot on the streets of Washington State. Six Amazon Scout fully-electric small trucks have begun delivering goods to people within Snohomish County, Washington. The delivery robots, developed at Amazon’s Seattle research and development lab, travel along the streets at ‘walking pace’ and only deliver packages to the […]

Amazon is rumoured to be developing a video game streaming service

Amazon is rumoured to be developing a video game streaming service

Amazon is developing a Prime Video-like streaming service for video games via a monthly subscription, The Information reports. The company is planning on using its already established cloud computing service to enable subscribers access to unlimited AAA games on their mobile devices. Although there has been no official announcement regarding the service, sources say Amazon video […]

Plan.Net Performance’s Thomas Herrmann discusses opportunities and new possibilities in retail media

Plan.Net Performance’s Thomas Herrmann discusses opportunities and new possibilities in retail media

Until now, companies looking to advertise their products online have done so using ads on search engines, social networks or media websites. Now, there is yet another option: an increasing number of retail websites are offering space for companies to place ads. For the retail platforms, such advertising represents a lucrative source of income. The […]

Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon heads to the airport as it plans expansion of checkout-free stores

Amazon is reportedly looking to bring its Amazon Go chain of checkout-free, mobile-powered convenience stores to airports, according to Reuters. The report, which cites public records and a person familiar with the strategy, claims that the eCommerce giant is targeting busy travellers as a key audience in its expansion into bricks-and-mortar retail. Amazon has opened seven […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon is reportedly getting serious about mobile payments to challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung by bringing its digital wallet to brick-and-mortar merchants – before the competition gets a stranglehold on the market. The eCommerce giant is starting by bringing Amazon Pay to gas stations, restaurants, and other merchants that wouldn’t necessarily consider Amazon […]

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