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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Online shoppers say company size doesn't matter

Recent research in the UK implies that small businesses feel threatened by the advent of ecommerce. However, new research demonstrates that the factors driving consumers' online behavior provides small businesses with unique advantages. >>

Monday, December 12, 2011

32% small businesses in Britain view ecommerce channels as threat

A third of small businesses in the UK regard ecommerce channels as a threat, according to new research released this week by Epson, and many lack understanding of how social media marketing can help boost business. >>

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ecomm spend pushing $25b for 2011 holidays

Green Monday, one of the hottest online spending days historically, is here. And with it comes news from comScore that the 2011 online holiday spend (US) is already pushing $25 billion; the 2010 online holiday spend was just over $32 billion. So far the holiday ecommerce spend is up 15% Year over Year. >>

Friday, December 09, 2011

Elastic Path: 27% of holiday shoppers to buy virtual gifts

Recent consumer research from Elastic Patch reveals that over a quarter of holiday shoppers plan to purchase digital goods as gifts and will up their spend from 2010. >>

Friday, December 09, 2011

Shoppers reacting to holiday season differently than in 2010

With three billion dollar spending days in the books it may seem the biggest change from the 2010 holidays to now is that shoppers are spending more money. But the big news is actually how people are shopping, not just how much they are spending. >>

Friday, December 09, 2011

QuBit: Basic mobile website errors cost UK retailers billions

Despite the amount of mobile traffic to retail websites growing significantly retailers in the UK are still using poor mobile web strategies and losing out on billions of dollars in revenue as a direct result, according to new figures released by website optimization firm QuBit. >>

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Coupons/Deals and Mobile changing holiday happenings

The trend has been growing throughout 2011, but merchants are seeing the results during the holiday season: more consumers are looking at group deals/coupons and more merchants are signing on to provide deals. Similar results are found from mobile, where some consumers are making purchases but more are researching or looking for store or product information. >>

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Inebriated Brits to splash out $3 billion online this holiday season

'Tis the season to be merry but, according to some seasonal stats from Kelkoo, not while sat in front of the computer. Being drunk in charge of a mouse may well lead to some unexpected arrivals. >>

Thursday, December 08, 2011

NetShelter releases inPowered to amplify sound of influencers

In the land of tech, research is king. Consumers interested in the latest gadgets will look to technology bloggers and other professionals to learn what the device does and how it can enhance their lives. From there they look to consumer generated reviews and along the way they share their findings with friends through social networks. A new release from NetShelter capitalizes on this to help tech brands better engage in-market consumers. >>

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

In-store browsing to become thing of the past?

Window shopping and browsing stores looking to bag a bargain is fast becoming a thing of the past. Today's shopper is smarter, according to a new survey from Deloitte and the Harrison Group, and finding discounted goods isn't anticipated, it's expected. >>

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Folloyu uses QR Codes to address online content abandonment

Today consumers divide their online time between a multitude of devices and the challenge to marketers is how to keep them engaged even when they need to switch to another device. New start-up Folloyu has an interesting "continuous browsing" solution using QR Codes. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

New tool divines human emotion for a better connection

In the world of social marketing the 'like' or 'retweet' seems to be the king of metrics. But are those metrics telling brands everything they need to know about a campaign? Not really. A new tool from MotiveQuest places human emotion into the social space to give marketers a deeper look at consumer engagement. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Brands: What you need to understand about m:commerce leading up to 2012

According to comScore three days in the first full week of holiday shopping hit the $1 billion sales mark; meanwhile data from Tealeaf shows that while mobiles are shopping they're also frustrated with some mobile processes. Here are Tealeaf's top three tips for m:commerce. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

USPS to cut next-day delivery for first-class mail

If it's to return to profitability the U.S. Postal Service must reduce operating costs by $20 billion by 2015. Ten percent of those savings will come about from changes to first-class mail delivery standards including the ending of next-day delivery. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Consumers prefer to buy online - unless they're buying luxury goods, groceries

Today's consumers are happy to purchase items online. However, a new report from KPMG reveals that consumers have a harder time committing to buying and luxury goods and groceries on the Internet. >>

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