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Over the weekend, news swirled that Amazon.com, the largest marketplace in the world was in the process of secretly searching to create a few actual brick and motar stores in the UK. The news broke by the British newspaper, The Sunday Times stated:
Property landlords said that the American company, which has a market value of $59.1 billion (£35.6 billion), had launched a secret search for bricks-and-mortar stores to support its rapidly growing website. It is understood to be scouring the country for high-profile sites just as the Borders book chain is shutting up shop. (more…)
Google has released yet another new feature that should help with online businesses. Earlier this week, Google announced a new Google Checkout feature, which allows users to enable a checkout button on the site to promote sales. Now, the Google Commerce Search tool will be useful for online businesses by improving product searches on their site, along with possibly increasing sales and reducing bounce rates. The search is almost identical to Google’s main search, but it’s geared specifically toward business websites. The idea is to help find products being sold. Google is expecting the tool to grow significantly in the new few weeks, as businesses prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
“Visitors spend an average of just eight seconds before deciding whether or not to remain on a website,” a Google rep said. “So having a good search tool is important for turning visitors into buyers.” (more…)