Price wars are nothing new. Typically an airline will launch a price war on Tuesday, and that's usually followed by competitors matching or beating a market-specific airfare within hours. Big-box electronic stores do the same tactic with a competitor down the street, which usually then meets or beats the competitor's price. The price war has now extended deep into the internet. It's known as dynamic pricing. Retailers are hiring companies to change the price of products at a moment's notice depending upon market conditions and competitors’ sales prices....
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While most ecommerce sites advertised Cyber Monday deals on their homepages yesterday, including marketplace giants eBay and Amazon, Etsy's homepage was free of any holiday banners, much to the chagrin of its sellers who were counting on holiday shoppers to boost sales. Etsy had encouraged its sellers to tag items that offer promotions (items that included discounts or extra bonuses) with the tags "Black Friday Etsy" and "Cyber Monday Etsy." However, sellers felt Etsy did not do enough to promote those items over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and an Etsy administrator said it would do better in the future.
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November 21, 2012
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