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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Asia Pacific shoppers shun high street for Internet

Shoppers in Asia Pacific prefer purchasing online rather than a trip down the high street or mall, according to Visa's recent e-Commerce Tracking study. >>

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

comScore: Ecommerce grows only 1% in October

You may call it a bellweather for the upcoming holiday season; according to the latest research from comScore, US ecommerce (retail) growth slowed to only 1% in October 2008. In the non-travel categories, this is the slowest growth increase this year. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brandvoice: Syndicating reviews to retail sites

It's well known that user-generated ratings and reviews play an important part in online purchasing decisions. In fact, says Bazaarvoice, manufacturers that don't have reviews on retail sites are hurting their brand and losing business. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Consumers could be encouraged to shop via socnets

Shopping may yet come to social networking. The ability to view comments and special offers would encourage many online shoppers to purchase via social networks, according to a recent survey by Harris Interactive and commissioned by ecommerce solutions provider, Volusion. >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DHL's U.S. domestic delivery service dies Jan '09

Online retailers need to revise their shipping contracts as one of the U.S.'s domestic express deliverers announces it is to cease services early next year. >>

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just one-fifth of marketers use mobile for m-commerce

The mobile channel is increasingly being used by retailers, but not to its fullest extent, according to a recent study by mobile marketing agency Sponge. >>

Monday, November 17, 2008

Online retailers cling to free shipping promotions

The debate about whether free shipping is a short course to ruin, or an important driver of sales, rages on. Many believe that free shipping belongs in the realm of the 'big boys' and that it's nigh-on impossible for small to medium sized businesses to compete, especially in light of increased transportation costs. >>

Thursday, November 13, 2008

British spend more, buy more online than Americans

The average British online shopper spends more money on more purchases than the average American online shopper, according to a new study from JupiterResearch. >>

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Women forego gifts to stretch holiday budgets

There's a plethora of reports circulating about how consumers will be holding on to their wallets this holiday season, however two new surveys look at how U.S. moms and women in general will be divvying-up their dwindling holiday budgets. >>

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nielsen: 80% of US adults have shopped online since May

Online shopping isn't going anywhere. According to the latest research from Nielsen Online, nearly 80% of US adults purchased a product online within the last six months. The majority of the purchases have been made in the travel sector. >>

Thursday, November 13, 2008 taps Krillion to power local search

Online directory has tapped Krillion, a local shopping search company, to power their local shopping queries. Idearc Media Corp. and Verizon Yellow Pages are also part of the deal; together, the four hubs will give consumers the ability to search locally for products, order the products online and pick up in-store. >>

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mobile coupon use to grow in U.S./Europe

In some parts of the world, most notably the Far East, mobile coupons are already being used by millions, and a new study by Juniper Research forecasts that the North America and Western Europe will soon experience growth in this form of mobile promotion. >>

Monday, November 10, 2008

Social media increasingly used by bargain hunters

There's a formula at play this shopping season - economic downturn + holiday shopping = bargain hunting. Where are U.S. consumers going to search out online discounts? That's a question Guidance, in association with market researchers Synovate, posed to over a thousand online consumers. >>

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Is your packaging done for your convenience or your customer's?

Is your packaging done for speed and convenience or for the benefit of your customer? Injuries and frustration abound in their eagerness to get into their parcels, but Amazon is making moves to make sure their customers don't suffer "wrap rage". >>

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Google relaxes alcohol keyword restrictions

Beer retailers can raise a glass to Google who has lifted its ban on beer-oriented keywords, according to recent reports, bringing Christmas cheer to the masses. >>

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