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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? >>

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Digital distribution sales 90% of PC game publisher's revenue

Games publisher Paradox Interactive says it no longer needs retailers as the vast majority of the company's revenue is now derived from digital distribution sales Meanwhile, Bohemia Interactive claims if it wasn't for digital distribution its PC game development would cease. >>

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Survey: Area codes as important as zip codes for SMBs

In the 1980s and 1990s, businesses may have paid a premium for a physical or boxed address in certain areas of New York and California, today's businesses are looking for a more trendy area code. For a better business image, these businesses are looking to their phone numbers to impress potential clients and customers, because addresses - whether physical or just a PO Box - just aren't making the cut. >>

Thursday, July 07, 2011

What's causing online shoppers to abandon your store?

Ever wondered why some online shoppers barely make it through your virtual door before heading back out again? A new survey from Econsultancy throws more light on why some potential customers don't hang around or ditch their cart at the last minute. >>

Monday, July 04, 2011

Mobile, social commerce fraud to hit UK economy hard

New payment channels, such as mobile and social networking sites, are vulnerable to fraud and likely to impact heavily on the UK economy, according to new research conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research on behalf of >>

Monday, July 04, 2011

Social commerce slow to catch on, exclusivity key driver

Big UK retailers and brands have recently launched Facebook stores, but new research by Havas Media Social and Lightspeed Research suggests that there won't be a rush to purchase via social networks anytime soon. >>

Friday, July 01, 2011

AdYen hosted payment pages may protect consumer data

When a consumer connected to the Internet five years ago, chances were that person connected from a PC or laptop. Today, that same consumer might connect from a PC but may also connect through a smartphone or tablet device - and he or she is likely not at home or at work. As consumers mobilize their lives and travel more for business and pleasure it is important for their favorite brands to be accessible. This is why ecommerce brands need to think globally. >>

Friday, July 01, 2011

Platform to help independent contractors grow faster

The biggest buzz over outsourcing and downsizing from a corporate standpoint may be over, but the practice of outsourcing some components of business is going strong. From outsourcing online content to hiring creative types for campaign creation, big businesses are increasingly turning to freelancers and independent contractors to fill the void. >>

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SteelHouse reveals most common shopping personalities

American's online shopping habits are as diverse as the individuals themselves, according to recent research from behavioral commerce specialists SteelHouse that identifies gender and income differences. >>

Monday, June 27, 2011

Consumers delay back-to-school spending, banking on last-minute offers

Many consumers intend to do their back-to-school shopping even later this year than they did in 2010. Why? They're hoping to take advantage of last-minute deals online, according to shopping website PriceGrabber. >>

Monday, June 27, 2011

CRUNCH offers individualized targeting options

A new release from ChoiceStream may give online advertisers a bit more sway with consumers. Using behavior data, the CRUNCH platform targets to the individual level so that messages have higher engagement rates. The platform create customized segments to help brands better engage consumers, ensuring that click-thrus and conversion rates are optimized. >>

Friday, June 24, 2011

How registry sites are helping luxury brands

With billions spent online each year and with consumers doing product research online before buying in-store, retail brands are finding a lot to talk about in the ecommerce space. But many may be dwarfed by the size of online giants including Amazon and Ebay or brick-and-mortar stores with a huge online presence like Walmart or Target. One expert believes registry sites are an option that more retail brands, especially luxury brands, should look into. >>

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