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BizReport : July 12, 2011 Archive

July 12, 2011 Archive

Ecommerce | July 12, 2011

Retailers ask "receipt in the bag or via email?"

Apple may have been doing it for years, but an increasing number of forward-thinking and environmentally-aware retailers are beginning to making the move away from the scrappy bits of paper that accumulate in wallets and in the bottom of handbags in favor of electronic receipts sent straight to a customer's email account. >>

Social Marketing | July 12, 2011

Plimus: KIS the payment process, please

In the grand scheme of social marketing, Facebook's 'Likes' are gaining more weight, at least with consumers, than tweets. With consumers visiting social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn each day it makes sense for brands to be there, too, but new data from Plimus and Forrester Research finds that information from social networks - Likes, Tweets, etc. - hold more sway with consumers than other forms of word-of-mouth marketing. But, more than that, shoppers want buying to be simpler. >>

Internet | July 12, 2011

Pew: 25% prefer Internet access via smartphone

As more and more Americans swap their old feature phones for smartphones some are shunning their home computers in favor of accessing the Internet on their mobile devices. Pew's first-ever smartphone use survey reveals why. >>

Ecommerce | July 12, 2011

Release connects SMBs with legal help for free

In the land of small businesses, many are looking for just a little help - help with contracts, with expanding their product base or even expanding into new territories. A new release from Rocket Lawyer may give these SMBs a little help where they need it: the legal department. Called Rocket Lawyer On Call, the platform connects small businesses and local attorneys. >>



Blogs & Content | July 12, 2011

Widget gives more weight to offered content

As people consume more content online, content providers, brands and advertisers are looking for more ways to engage. One recent addition to the online space may help with that. Called CPALead, it is a widget-based platform which helps turn premium content into a profitable revenue stream. >>

Ecommerce | July 12, 2011

Consumers hungry for dining deals this holiday season

Dining is the category daily deal seekers browse more often than any other, according to a new survey from PriceGrabber. And, concludes the survey, over half of respondents intend to use daily deal websites to search for gifts this coming holiday season. >>