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Monday, February 07, 2011

Car buyers spend majority of shopping time online

The results of a recent study will leave car manufacturers and dealers in no doubt the Internet is a consumer's first port of call and most important tool when researching new and used car vehicle purchases. >>

Monday, February 07, 2011

SocComm platform highlights unique, local products

Local businesses may get a boost this Valentine's season from social commerce platform Thoughtful; the platform launched in Beta this month. The platform is a gift recommendation engine, but rather than suggesting national brands or products with big name recognition, it recommends more unique, local options. >>

Friday, February 04, 2011

Online shoppers to spend more on lovers, pets this year

Retailers know not to rest on their laurels once the holiday season is over. They know that loved-up consumers will be dusting off their wallets and credit cards because Valentine's Day is just around the corner. This year, online shoppers will spend almost two-thirds more than offline shoppers. >>

Friday, February 04, 2011

MarkMonitor: Scammers are outbidding legitimate brands

Have you ever wondered how fraudulent brands continue to thrive online? The answer may be simpler than you think. According to a new report from MarkMonitor, scammers are simply out-competing legitimate brands. In many cases businesses who sell counterfit apparel, especially sportswear, are outbidding legitimate brands for keyword placements. >>

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Why ecommerce needs simplicity

Over the past two years brands have seen ecommerce take huge steps forward, and yet there is still room to grow. This leads more etailers into the space and can clog the market. In 2011, one of the biggest challenges for online brands will be the ability to streamline their process to make purchasing simpler across the board - from a e-site into social media and mobile applications. >>

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Report: Virtual goods hot in Asia/Pacific region

Virtual goods are a hot commodity for consumers and for merchants heading into the second decade of the 21st century, but the consumption is much higher in one place. One region of the globe is far and away the top purchaser and consumers of virtual goods: the Asia/Pacific region. >>

Monday, January 31, 2011

Shutl rolls out 90-min delivery times to SMEs

Online shoppers are increasingly intolerant of poor delivery. It is little wonder then that British start-up Shutl is being touted as having "solved" delivery by enabling shoppers to get what they want delivered within 90 minutes. >>

Friday, January 28, 2011

Is Kindle killing print books?

Could hard-copy books be going the same way as vinyl records? While the death of physical books isn't quite nigh, ebooks are catching on in a big way if Amazon's latest book sale figures are anything to go by. >>

Friday, January 28, 2011

5 Questions with GlobalSpec's Chris Chariton

Along with mobile and social channels heating up, one online area where business is expected to improve is the B2B space. One area of concern is that no two B2B brands are in need of the same thing; this is where platforms like GlobalSpec come in. They help to create individualized plans so that lead generation and customer conversions can increase. >>

Thursday, January 27, 2011

None of UK's Top 100 online retailers allow purchases from within Facebook

Many brands have jumped on the mobile and social bandwagon, but few in the U.K. have optimized these spaces to allow full transactional engagement, according to new research from One iota. >>

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Release generates product descriptions for etailers

With the huge numbers that the 2010 holiday season posted for etailers, it is no wonder many are adding products to their store shelves. The problem? For many creating unique content about the products are hard, and without unique content the search engines may not find Your Store in the hundreds of online marketers. Enter a new product, KopiGin. >>

Monday, January 24, 2011

gWallet, Old Navy partner for unique online experience

Hey, game developers, are you looking for a challenge? Retailer Old Navy and social monetization hub gWallet have a challenge for you: they are looking for the next great social game. Beginning February 1, 2011, the "Game ON!: The Old Navy Developers Challenge" will ask game developers to put their creativity to the test for a new game. >>

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Survey: Brands could use refresher on Customer Experience

Over the past year, brands have gone to thinking about customer service to thinking about customer experience. Things like how a website works (or doesn't), how simple it is to search a website (or not) or whether a consumer completes a purchase or leaves the site have taken precedence and for good reason. But, according to a recent holiday shopping survey, some etailers need a refresher on the customer experience. >>

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New products should improve event marketing online and offline

There are two new products on the market for eventers which should improve the engagement levels of users both online and offline. From Altus, the new platforms give brands the ability to instill a rich media experience for online events and offers more interactivity through a mobile app. >>

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AlertSite: Williams-Sonoma ranks top for online retail experience

No-one's perfect - but Williams-Sonoma's website came close by providing the best overall online experience during the festive period, according to web performance management first AlertSite. >>

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