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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. >>

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

How Monetate's Agility Suite can improve experience

Just one month into 2012 and already the online space is abuzz with terms like real time data, improved customer experience; at the same time new tools are cropping up to help improve online experience by using this type of data. Monetate's Agility Suite is one such product. >>

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

AisleBuyer release connects retailers to mobile shoppers

An update to the AisleBuyer platform may help retailers create a more efficient mobile shopping experience for their customer base. With the explosion of tables and smart devices an increase in traffic to mobile sites has already been seen; many of those shoppers are 'surfing' - window shopping - but as more brands become mobile-friendly those surfers will begin shopping and purchasing through mobile devices. >>

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Study: CPG website visitors buy more in store

It's news every brand wants to hear: visitors to your website make more branded purchases. But new data from an Accenture, comScore and dunnhubmyUSA study finds exactly that: consumers who visit branded CPG websites are making more branded purchases in store. >>

Monday, January 30, 2012

CBI: Online, mail-order only bright spots in UK January retail growth

The latest CBI Distributive Trades survey shows retail sales in the UK had their biggest annual fall in three years as consumers reigned in spending following the holiday season. Results show online and mail order sales were the only bright spot. >>

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How sites like eBay and Etsy can help small businesses

Ask any small business owner and they'll say they've at least considered opening an Etsy, eBay or Amazon storefront. Some have jumped in and are thriving, others have jumped but still struggle to find consumers, engage them and then sell product and some are still considering. >>

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forecast: 56% increase in connected device shipments by 2016

According to new data from NPD In-Stat, the connected device base will increase from 256 million devices (2011) to at least 1.34 billion by 2016. That is a 56% combined annual growth rate. Connected devices include tablets and smartphones as well as connected television and satellite sets, video game consoles and Blu-ray players/recorders. >>

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load

Studies have emphasized the need for fast-loading e-commerce websites to accommodate the short attention spans of today's consumers. But a new study from site optimization company Strangeloop found that the top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load than the average. Do consumers really care that much about load times? >>

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sociable Labs: Consumers happy to share Facebook data

Many retailers are put off using social applications on their websites for fear of driving away privacy-conscious consumers but, according to a recent study by Sociable Labs, more than half of consumers are happy to share. >>

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