Don’t have time to keep up with all the eCommerce stories every week? We’ve got you covered. Learn more about what’s happening all around you and then go impress your friends with your new knowledge. Here’s what’s going on in the eCommerce world:
Amazon says peak order rates for its huge one day sale exceeded those of Black Friday last year. Merchants selling on Amazon were seeing sales increases of 80 percent throughout the day.
Sites that aren’t mobile-friendly are seeing up to a 10 percent dip in organic traffic. Demand has also increased for mobile paid search ads causing the cost per click to jump 16 percent from last year.
The search giant launched Purchases on Google this week, which turns it into an online marketplace. Just like pay-per-click advertising, retailers participating are only being charged for clicks to the product page, all other clicks and interactions are free.
With the Windows 10 launch just weeks away, Microsoft rolled out a new build this week to Windows Insiders. The newest build includes updated versions of Microsoft’s new browser, Edge and Office suite.
More than 90 percent of Millennials have smartphones and they spend 50 to 100 percent more time on mobile than on a PC. According to a recent report, 61 percent of total digital media time in the U.S. is spent with smartphones and tablets.