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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Myxer survey reveals habits of mobile shoppers

It's convenient, easy on the pocket, and "cool". These are the top reasons why people shop from their mobile phones, according to a new study from Myxer. >>

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Why etailers need real time data

As more consumers look online for product infromation, price comparisons and final purchases, merchants are pushing their product online, as well. The problem with simply creating an ecommerce site is that consumers may not find your specific store in the noise of millions of other stores. Comparison shopping engines were created to help merchants stand out by offering products according to price. >>

Monday, July 18, 2011

Report: Consumers not stymied by online security concerns

When it comes to the concerns about online security, US consumers may be all bark and no bite. New data out from Symantec finds that while US shoppers know there are security issues in the online space, they continue to act as if their information will never be stolen. While about 75% report they've bailed on an online purchase that seemed iffy, security-wise, only about 15% are using secure connections while on social media. >>

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Report: One-third shopper's sessions end in branded search

When it comes to the purchasing funnel etailers may be too focused on that last click and missing out on revenue. According to new data from C3 Metrics, 37% of shoppers exit the purchasing funnel by conducting a branded search. Meaning that, rather than checking out they are abandoning carts to get product information. >>

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SortPrice unveils Flash Sales tool

Looking for another daily deal option? Check out the new offering from SortPrice. The shopping search engine has launched Flash Sale, an addition to their Store Application for Facebook storefronts, giving e-tailers the ability to offer daily deal type incentives to their customers. >>

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mobile trend: Commerce, commerce, commerce

As consumers become more engrossed in the mobile web they are taking their favorite pastimes with them. From gaming and social networking to product comparison and conversion, consumers are doing more on the small screen every day. What can brands expect from mobile in the coming months? >>

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Get your business mobilized in minutes with Google Sites

If you haven't already noticed, getting your company on mobile is becoming less of a "nice to have" and more of a "must have" in today's commercial environment. To this end, Google has started offering free mobile Google Sites templates to enable small and medium size businesses to quickly jump onboard. >>

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Forecast: Holiday eCommerce should be strong

If you didn't believe it before, data from Mercent may seal the deal: ecommerce is hitting its stride. Added to that, based on a strong first and second quarter sales-wise, Mercent is predicting a strong holiday ecommerce season as well. The Mercent eCommerce Performance Index (MEPI), gross merchandise volume (GMV) increased 17% in Q2 2011 (YoY). >>

Tuesday, 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. >>

Tuesday, 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. >>

Tuesday, 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. >>

Tuesday, 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. >>

Monday, July 11, 2011

Social platform helps shoppers go geek

As time spent online increases brands are looking for more online ways to interact with consumers. One of the hottest connection is the social space, where brands are creating social store-fronts, engaging consumers through product conversation and inviting product recommendations and reviews. Add one more interaction to the mix: the ability to see products friends are shopping for. >>

Monday, July 11, 2011

Software the saving grace of smaller businesses?

The US job outlook isn't exactly grim, but it isn't great either. Although payrolls have increased, temporary jobs have decreased and more businesses, especially small businesses, are making do with less. For some, technology is helping them keep pace. >>

Friday, July 08, 2011

Report: Social commerce on the rise with younger generation

In the social sphere, shopping is a growing pastime among all demographic groups. Although younger consumers are more likely to say they want stores within Facebook, nearly every age group reported some willingness to purchase branded products within Facebook's hubs. Will brands listen and push their brand more firmly into the space? >>

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