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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Survey: Half of US consumers want tablets for Christmas

The hottest tech gifts this holiday season will likely be repeat - albeit updated repeats - of 2011. That, according to a new TechBargains survey. According to the report more than half of US adults have a tablet high on their list of wanted gifts this Christmas. Nearly half (46%) will buy a tablet for someone else; 34% plan to gift themselves with a tablet. >>

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Lyris: How to make the most of big data

As more brands move into the online space better ways of targeting consumers is important. Data that identifies customers and helps brands serve the right content and ads is crucial. One problem is finding the right data and knowing how to use it. >>

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tapjoy: M-Commerce to grow 300% by 2015

Mobile is predicted to have a big impact on holiday shopping for 2012, but the bigger picture shows sharp increases in mobile spending over the next three years. According to new data out from Tapjoy mobile commerce (US) could increase by as much as 362% over the next three years. >>

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Predicta pushes SiteApps into the US marketplace

Leading Brazilian tech firm Predicta has launched their successful SiteApps platform into the US. The platform is set up to assist small and medium sized businesses in updating their mobile and web sites. >>

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Manta: SMBs predicting happy holiday revenues

The National Retail Federation is predicting a green holiday season and small businesses are taking that to heart, predicting increased revenues for their businesses through the New Year. According to new data from Manta nearly half of SMBs polled believe the 2012 holiday season will hold more profits than the 2011 season. >>

Monday, October 29, 2012

Study: Shoppers hitting stores earlier, doing more research

One trend that may help online merchants this year: the mobile trend. According to a recent study from Google and Ipsos OTX shoppers are hitting stores, both online and offline, early this year. And while they're shopping they're also doing more product research through both PC and mobile devices to inform their purchases. >>

Monday, October 29, 2012

Payvment: Social commerce may boost holiday sales

This holiday season some merchants are looking to social media - specifically Facebook - to boost revenue lines. And according to new data from Payvment that may happen. Nearly half of sellers using Facebook for their merchandise believe sales will increase over 2011 and 20% say they're more confident in Facebook now than they were last year. >>

Friday, October 26, 2012

Study: Shoppers want customer service through social media

When it comes to customer service, a dedicated phone line doesn't top the list of consumer demands any longer. According to new data from NM Incite people want immediate action - not to wait on hold for long periods of time, and so they're turning to social media to do what busy phone systems have not. >>

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brands: What to do now to prepare websites for 2012 holidays

With the 2012 holiday rush just over a month away, many brands are fine-tuning holiday campaigns, targeting and messaging. But, if the website isn't also fine-tuned, there could be a disrupt between ad engagement and website conversions. Here's what you can do to prepare: >>

Friday, October 26, 2012

Litle: Mobile sweet spot under $100

When it comes to mobile purchasing new data out from Litle & Co. shows where the sweet spot is - and it may be a little cheaper than many merchants thought. According to the data the best pricing for goods in the mobile space is between $20 and $100. >>

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Communications weigh heavy on SMB minds

When it comes to the future small businesses aren't just banking on the 2012 Presidential Election to change things, they're hoping better communications can help them expand as well. The problem? Existing communications issues continue to plague SMBs across the US. According to a new survey from eVoice one-third still worry about missing calls from potential or existing clients. >>

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Roundup: Partnerships, new releases available before 2012 holiday rush

A slew of new releases, upgraded platforms and partnerships are launching this month, just in time for the 201 holiday shopping rush. >>

Monday, October 22, 2012

Report: Travel buyers will wait to buy holiday tickets

Consumers across the globe may already be looking for deals when it comes to gift for the 2012 holiday season, but when it comes to travel, they aren't. That according to new data out from ShopAtHome's new travel geared report. >>

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Study: How email is engaging shopper groups

Nearly every household in America (97%) are now receiving email messages from retailers and brands. Most have opted in to receive messages about certain products or product categories. This is a good thing for retailers. A new study from Listrak and Harris Interactive shows how savvy merchants are making the most of email options. >>

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tool offers SMB publishing option

Small business have a new option for content publishing. Out this week from Webcollage, the platform is set up to help small businesses create an syndicate content - including product information - to retailer websites. >>

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