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Monday, December 17, 2012

Report: More shoppers to buy this week

The 2012 holiday season will begin wrapping up this week - the last full week before the Christmas holiday. On average shoppers are expected to spend $900 before Christmas Day and another $200 after the holiday, according to iProspect. And, if not shopping online, they'll at least be researching products online. >>

Monday, December 17, 2012

SMBs: How personalization can improve your performance

Early in Q4, Predicta lauched their SiteApps product in the US marketplace. Since that launch, the company reports steady growth as small businesses turn to their platform to better compete with bigger competitors. >>

Monday, December 17, 2012

Windsor Circle finds increase in buyers returning to cyber shop

The e-tail totals are in for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, showing strong increases in online buying across the board. The days ended at more than $1 billion spent online. But new data out from Windsor Circle goes a bit farther, showing who is shopping on which day - information that could help retailers when the 2013 holidays come around. >>

Friday, December 14, 2012

Study: Smiling prospects convert more often

When it comes to targeting and engaging B2B prospects, a new report out from Mintigo suggests marketers should look for smiling profile pictures. >>

Friday, December 14, 2012

How unified data platforms simplifies marketing plans

As the online space has become more cluttered, brands have begun to spend more time not only creating campaigns but in tracking them. That extra expense of time puts some marketing efforts out of reach for smaller businesses, but one platform helps brands by putting all metrics in a single dashboard. >>

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Report: Returns could cost retailers $2.9b

More consumers are shopping online - and returning merchandise in-store. While some returns are legitimate, a new report out from the National Retail Federation suggests fraudulent returns will cost retailers billions this year, and ecommerce is part of the problem. >>

Thursday, December 13, 2012

comScore: Green Monday sales surge past $1.2b

The 2012 Online Holiday Spend - through Green Monday - is showing healthy, if not skyrocketing growth. Nearly $30 billion has been spent so far online, with three days pushing past the $1 billion mark - including Green Monday. >>

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

India: Online booking of air, rail tickets rises significantly

New figures released by the Internet & Mobile Association of India reveals significant growth in online booking for air and travel tickets over the last year, and Google India launches the country's first ever Black Friday equivalent. >>

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

eBay UK Super Sunday sales via mobile rose 110% YoY

eBay really did have a Super Sunday in the UK this year, boosted by mobile. The online marketplace recently reported more than 9 million unique UK visitors to the site throughout the super shopping day while, in London, the online marketplace set up a social shopping experience. >>

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Compass Labs: How to better engage through Facebook

With more than $27 billion spent online and still over two weeks until the Christmas holiday, data from Compass Labs may show brands how to improve the social component of their holiday promotions. According to the research the top stores mentioned in social media included WalMart, Amazon and Target, with the top gadgets mentioned including tech gear like iPhone, Wii and Kindle. >>

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

UK: Cyber Monday online retail smashes all records

A new online retail record was broken on Cyber Monday in the UK, according to new figures released by Experian, with just three websites accounting for almost a third of all website visits. >>

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

comScore: Ecomm total hits $27b

With just over two weeks until Christmas day, the ecommerce totals keep tallying upward. According to comScore for the first 37 days of the season (November 1 - December 7) shoppers have spent $27 billion online - a 13% increase over 2011 spending. >>

Friday, December 07, 2012

What the increase in online shopping means for retailers

Over the first month (November 1 through December 2) online spending is up 14% (2011 vs. 2012); added to that three individual days have surpassed the $1 billion mark. What does this increase in online shopping mean for retailers? Our expert weighs in. >>

Friday, December 07, 2012

CloudFlare, Parallels partnership to improve branded security

A new partnership in the online space should improve website security for small businesses around the globe. As part of the agreement, Parallels clients can activate CloudFlare's online performance/security services. >>

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New offerings give more insight for online brands

An updated platform release from Aprimo and a new partnership between Claritics and CloudSquads are setting the stage for more simplified campaign launches and tracking in the New Year. >>

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