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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SortPrice platform pushes social commerce farther

Just in time for the holiday season, SortPrice has released a new ecommerce platform which should help etailers better utilize social and online platforms. The platform includes an update to the existing SortPrice Store app for Facebook and includes scheduling and search features to help retailers engage social shoppers. >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lyris release offers assist with Big Data

Big data is again making headlines, this time with digital marketing hub Lyris at the forefront. This week marks the launch of the new Lyris ONE platform, set up to offer online brands an assist when it comes to collecting, managing and then targeting big data in the online realm. >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Optimize websites for mobile or miss out on Christmas sales

Attention UK retailers. If your website isn't optimized for mobile in time for Christmas, you are going to miss out on a lot of sales. According to new estimates from IMRG, one in five online sales will be carried out on a mobile device during the coming festive shopping season. >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Study: Facebook login could help retailers engage

While many retail websites are now offering logins so that shoppers don't have to re-enter addresses and credit card numbers with every purchase, some are missing a more simple way to get shoppers to create these accounts: the power of Facebook. In many cases, site registrations require an email, name, password, but some research has shown shoppers don't want yet another registration. >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Which US cities most likely to look online for savings?

When it comes to being frugal, do you know where your retail customers are looking? New data from ShopAtHome highlights in which areas of the US shoppers are going online to look for sales, coupons and other discounts. Here's how the country breaks down when it comes to being frugal: >>

Monday, September 10, 2012

Research: 96% of shoppers use at least one digital retail tool

A new study released by integrated marketing agency Ryan Partnership reveals that 96% of today's shoppers use at least one digital retail tool in their shopping process, with different tools used to achieve different goals. >>

Monday, September 10, 2012

Over half of U.S. shoppers use live chat prior to purchase

A recent report from Boldchat reveals the rise in use of live chat on ecommerce websites and how many turn to live chat to help make their purchase decision. >>

Monday, September 10, 2012

Citrusleaf rebrands as Aerospike

Big data is making it simpler for brands to deliver the most relevant content to consumers online, but delivering those messages in a timely manner can be difficult. The Aerospike DoSQL database helps businesses cut response times so that consumers don't click away from the page. >>

Monday, September 10, 2012

How mobile, recommendations can influence online purchasing

Not only are options like on-site search and personalization efforts impacting how consumers shop and buy online, new options like mobile in-store check-outs are helping retailers increase sales according to data from two different agencies. >>

Friday, September 07, 2012

Customer search engine puts marketers in control of big data

Many conversations have begun over the big data concept in the past few years - from ways for brands to engage and target using big data to what big data actually is. One platform takes big data and puts that information into context for online brands to use to convert. >>

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Two-thirds of consumers would 'Like' a brand for a 25% saving

The fifth RedPlum Purse String Study has been released by media and marketing services firm Valassis and it reveals that seeking out deals and coupons has become increasingly social and mobile. >>

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Brands face challenge to get consumers sharing data across multiple channels

More than eight out of ten consumers in the UK are happy to share their personal details with brands across a single channel, but that willingness drops considerably as the number of channels increases. >>

Monday, September 03, 2012

Berkeley research reveals importance of online reviews to restaurant bookings

When two economists at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed the relationship between online reviews and purchasing decisions, they found just how important online star ratings are to a restaurant's popularity and takings. >>

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Mobile moms' new tool for back-to-school shopping

Moms are using smartphone technology to get them through the stressful back-to-school shopping period, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Meredith Corp. >>

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Contactless payment symbol recognized by most Brits

The number of people in the UK that recognize the symbol for contactless payments has risen dramatically, according to new research from Barclaycard. >>

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