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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Consumers expect in-store experience on mobile websites

New research highlights the importance of a website's look and feel in driving mobile users to click 'buy'. Consumers want the experience of in-store shopping replicated on their mobile devices, says Kentico Software. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mobile, coupon releases put brands in control

A mobile accelerator is looking for a few good businesses or entrepreneurs to work with, and one platform release puts brands back in control of coupon offerings. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

End to end tool released to connect brands across platforms

The mobile space allows brands to connect with consumers in myriad ways and across devices. But one problem with the always on-connectivity options are the devices themselves - screen sizes, branded messages and images can be distorted across screens without careful observation. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monetate: Mobile pushing more ecomm traffic

Over the past year, mobile has begun pushing more ecommerce traffic than social media, according to new data out from Monetate. According to the Monetate EQ1 2013 report tablets and smartphones are pushing more than 21% of ecommerce traffic (Q1 2013); last year at this time mobile was pushing just 2% of traffic. >>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Optify launches SMB-focused tool

A new, lightweight tool is launching from Optify today, set up to help smaller businesses utilize the full value of contact and lead information without a clunky interface. From a single dashboard, both sales and marketing teams can use the Optify Contact Manager to obtain client data from known and anonymous visits. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Swirl release turns mobile into shopping companion

Technology continues to make it simpler for shoppers to find the items they want in record time - whether shopping in store or via mobile device. A new resource from Swirl adds another layer to the customer experience for in-store shoppers. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nimble update signals important contacts

Nimble is releasing new tools set up to give businesses more insight into customer leads. Nimble 3.0 is being called a relationship manager, offering businesses more developed connections and handing them information about leads that should help to build deeper engagement. >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Study: Shoppers deal-hunt from habit, not necessity

The 2008 recession may be history is most parts of the US, but some of the habits cultivated during that time have not faded away. According to new data out from parago, shoppers' deal-hunting mentality is still going strong - even though their wallets are fuller. >>

Sunday, May 26, 2013

86% of Americans keen to swap wallet for electronics

The future of the traditional wallet is looking dim, according to global research conducted by PayPal, with a large number of people around the globe ready to ditch leather for electronics. >>

Sunday, May 26, 2013 study reveals emotions of online clothes shopping gone wrong

New research conducted by virtual fitting room provider and retail psychology expert Phillip Adcock reveals that when online clothes shopping goes wrong shoppers go through emotions similar to the key five stages of grief. >>

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Release leaves power of the brand with the brand

A new release out from SYNQY Corporation leaves brands in charge of the 'brand experience' - even on sites not owned by that brand. Hosted in the cloud, this syndication service is one more way brands can ensure their message and experience remains set across the web. >>

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pinterest improves product engagement with Rich Pins

When Pinterest users find something they love on the image-based social site, they often want more information, or to make a purchase. New Rich Pins, recently introduced by Pinterest, bring Pinners and the image originators just that little bit closer together. >>

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Elance: Remote hiring sees 60% jump

The trend of working away from the office isn't going away. That's the big takeaway from a new, global report, out from Elance. According to the report freelancers report being 'happier' when working outside an office, compared to when they worked at an office. That increase in happiness may be linked to their bigger wallets - 68% report earning more as a freelancer than when employed full-time. >>

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

comScore: Desktop spending up 13% YoY

eTailers, you aren't seeing things. According to data out from comScore desktop-ecommerce increased 13% in Q1 2013, to reach more than $50 billion. A strong showing considering the first quarter, in general, is a low sales time as consumers pay off holiday credit card bills, pay taxes and focus on their budget-based New Year's Resolutions. >>

Monday, May 20, 2013

Online preferred shopping environment of affluent consumers

Affluent consumers aren't averse to purchasing online, according to a new report released by the Shullman Research Center. In fact, it is the preferred method of shopping for the well-off. >>

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