From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Brahm Buck

July 29 (Reuters) – Led by Facebook, social media platforms from Alphabet’s YouTube to Snap Inc (SNAP.N) and Twitter (TWTR.N) are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during second-quarter results over the past week.

The companies are vying for a piece of the so-called social commerce industry, which relies on users’ ability to discover and buy products through social media apps and is expected to balloon to $50 billion from $36 billion in annual sales by 2023 in the United States according to research firm eMarketer.

The success of social commerce stems

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Study: Online Prices See COVID-19 Spike, Reversing Multiyear Trend | Economy

Brahm Buck

It may no longer pay to shop online, as a new study finds internet prices spiked since the coronavirus hit, reversing a five-year trend that saw prices fall each year.

The Adobe Digital Index for the month of June finds prices for 18 common online categories – from electronics to groceries – rose 2.3% year over year. Pre-pandemic, prices actually fell 5.2% in June 2019 from the prior year.

Over five years, e-commerce prices fell 3.9% on average each year.

Electronics, which have been a staple of online shopping and falling prices, did fall in June by 2.5%. But, they

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11 best shea butter products and their benefits

Brahm Buck

As a beauty writer, it’s only natural that I enjoy coming across a trendy new skin care ingredient. But while new ingredients are exciting for the beauty industry, I can’t help but remain a loyalist to the classics. Shea butter, one of nature’s most useful beauty gifts to humanity, falls in this category of classics that we can’t get enough of — and for good reason.

“Shea butter can be used not only on the face, but on the entire body, ideally for softening, conditioning and smoothing the skin,” says Los Angeles-based dermatologist, Dr. Jason Emer. “Shea butter contains

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Walmart will start selling its ecommerce tech to SMBs

Brahm Buck

Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will begin offering its proprietary technologies and capabilities to SMBs and other firms to help them better serve their customers across both digital and physical storefronts.

Over the last few years the company has developed its own technologies and services in an effort to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers at scale. These capabilities allow Walmart to create differentiated experiences for its customers and to grow its business as online shopping continues to increase.

CEO of Walmart US, John Furner explained in a press release how the company will use the profits

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Tips To Secure Toronto Raptors Tickets

Brahm Buck

The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team that reached and won the NBA finals in 2019. Since they have been on the run since 1995, their fan base increases and expand to different age groups. That explains why there is a massive rush for Toronto Raptors presale seats when they are announced. The Toronto Raptors tickets may not really be pocket-friendly, but there are ways a fan can purchase one on a better deal. 

Getting a ticket into the Toronto Raptors game from the primary market is most often the best deal there can be. That is because the

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