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Friday, February 10, 2012

How platforms like Hostway make small business more efficient

As more small businesses turn to the web to increase profits, find workers and try to make their operation more seamless platforms like Hostway are getting more attention. Just what can this type of support service offer businesses on the web? >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

UK: 60% worry about risks of shopping via mobile

The increased use of mobiles in the UK is well documented but new research conducted for Affinion International reveals that many British smartphone users have concerns surrounding the risk of identity theft and credit card fraud. >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

Studies show interesting trends for Valentine's gifts, thoughts

With Valentine's Day just around the corner florists, card shops and chocolatiers are gearing up for a rush. But other than the traditional gifts two new studies indicate many consumers' thoughts about the holiday - and perhaps about love, generally - are changing in small ways. >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

Coupons helped Americans save $4 billion in 2011

With Sunday circulars, online outlets and QR code adoption by brands it should come as no surprise that coupon clipping and redemption is up. But data from NCH's latest Coupon Facts shows a 26% increase in the offering of coupons and a 58% increase in redemption rates. >>

Thursday, February 09, 2012

PriceGrabber: Half-hearted Valentine's Day for some

Will you be one of those whose partner doesn't express their love with a gift this Valentine's Day? PriceGrabber's latest survey reveals some people could be left broken-hearted. >>

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ecwid users experience significant Facebook revenue growth

F-commerce is still in its infancy but already some companies are witnessing growth in revenue and visitors. Ecwid recently released some statistics about the use of its ecommerce widget. >>

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

comScore: Q4 2011 Ecommerce spend up 14%

Fourth quarters, for merchants, are usually hot commodities. Beginning at Thanksgiving and moving through the holiday season consumers' wallets are loosened and their spending climbs. Q4 2011 was no different for online merchants; comScore reports total online ecommerce spending for the quarter hit $49.7 billion, a 14% increase over 2010. >>

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Digital magazine readers want more personalized ads

New research from GfK MRI reveals that while magazine readers still enjoy the tactile experience of flicking through a magazine, many also prefer the personalization and click-to-buy features of digital publications. >>

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

British mobile shoppers biggest in Europe

For the third year running the British are the biggest mobile shoppers in Europe, according to a new study from Kelkoo, and shopping via mobile is set to rise a further 53% in the UK over the coming year. >>

Monday, February 06, 2012

Top 3 tips to keep shoppers engaged

With more than six shopping days hitting the billion dollar mark over the 2011 holiday season, merchants - from big brands to small mom-and-pop operations - are looking for better ways to engage shoppers online. According to ShopVisible, their top 25 clients experience year on year revenue increases of more than 60%. What can merchants do now to begin capitalizing on the increase in ecommerce? >>

Friday, February 03, 2012

Majority of Brits will research, book holiday online

Two-thirds of people in the UK will side-step high street travel agents and instead research and book their main 2012 holiday online, according to recent research by TravelSupermarket. >>

Friday, February 03, 2012

What 2011 can teach businesses for 2012 success

As February opens across the US businesses are reporting in on 2011 numbers. And the bulk of information so far points to 2011 being a good year for many online and mobile brands, and that bodes well for 2012, too. >>

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Listrak: 77% of shopping carts abandoned in last six months

From email and display ads to social network status updates retailers are doing everything they can to engage consumers and sell products. But that isn't changing the fact that online shopping carts are abandoned on more than half of online shopping 'trips'. In fact, over the last six months, the cart abandonment rate has averaged 77%. >>

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Study reveals importance of UGC to Millennials

If your retail website lacks user-generated content you could be missing out on a huge chunk of business from Millennials, according to new research from Bazaarvoice. >>

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Offering may help brands reach resolution making customers

Just a month into the New Year and already upwards of half the New Year's Resolutions made on December 31st have been tossed to the wayside. That doesn't mean those resolutions were made half-heartedly, but that completing it was perhaps a bit of a lofty goal. What does this have to do with online marketers? Everything. >>

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