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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Studies: Consumers engaging but want more interaction

A new benchmark report from Unicast indicates that not only are interaction rates improving for marketers, but that consumers are now sharing more video ad experience through their social networks. Meanwhile, a survey from Hipcricket finds that consumers still want more. All of this, of course, points to a potential increase in ROI through video and mobile formats. >>

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Online jeweler takes custom items to the masses

With a number of studies this year on the subject, it's become clear that online buyers want personalized service. They want ads for items or stores specific to their tastes. Consumers also want personalized products. An online jewelry store is taking the personalized approach one step further, offering customized settings based on customers' own designs. >>

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Why security should be etailers' top priority

Having the right products on store shelves - consumer electronics, apparel - and offering free shipping and other discounts are important this holiday season. But more important to a growing number of consumers is the security issue surrounding ecommerce. Many don't feel safe sharing credit card numbers or addresses with many different etailers. >>

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Lots of returns this Boomerang Thursday, predicts Collect+

Online retailers in the U.K. are expected to suffer a hangover from Cyber Monday's shopping rush - Boomerang Thursday - with the headache made all the worse by Mother Nature. >>

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

$1.3 trillion broadband plan forges ahead in UK

Online retailers in the U.K. welcome their Government's recent announcement that plans to achieve 90% coverage for superfast broadband Internet within the next few years are forging ahead. >>

Monday, December 06, 2010

Three countries account for majority of European online sales

The U.K., Germany and France account for almost three-quarters of online sales in Europe, according to a new report from ecommerce specialists FACT-Finder. >>

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

PayPal: Black Friday mobile shopping grew 310%

Black Friday data released by PayPal shows that shoppers aren't just researching and sharing shopping information via mobile, they're actually paying for their purchases via their devices, too. >>

Monday, November 29, 2010

British appetite for online grocery shopping grows

As more and more people in the U.K use the Internet and mobile devices to do the weekly shop, the value of the online grocery market in the U.K. will double by 2015, according to the latest IGD Grocery Retail Outlook report. >>

Monday, November 29, 2010

IMRG predicts U.K.'s busiest online shopping minute of 2010

Want to know when your website is going to get hit the hardest? According to new research from UK online retail trade association IMRG, it's lunchtime on 6 December. >>

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday: Offline spending flat, online up

Depending on which report you read, Black Friday online sales were up anywhere between 9% and 16% this year. But, whichever way you look at it, online sales growth exceeded that of bricks and mortar outlets, compared to last year. >>

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cyber Monday is nearly here. Is your checkout ready?

Thanksgiving has come and gone, we're in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is right around the corner. Yet many merchants aren't ready for the holiday rush. The problem? Transaction issues. Research shows that in 2009 online merchants lost about $44 billion in sales because of transaction issues. The key? Customized payment pages. >>

Friday, November 26, 2010

Amazon selling Black Friday to the Brits

Black Friday doesn't exist in the U.K. but, unfazed by the country's unfamiliarity with the bargain-busting day that follows another non-British holiday, Thanksgiving Day, Amazon has launched a Black Friday promotion in their backyard. >>

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 holidays may be a boon for email, electronics

The American Thanksgiving is here and that means one thing: the 2010 holiday season is officially here. Despite indications that consumers began shopping early this year, there is still time to engage and convert consumers through online channels. Two new reports shed light on consumer behavior and what brands are doing to engage this year. >>

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Is your 2011 plan ready for shopper marketing?

One trend that merchants need to be ready for in 2011? Ecommerce. A recent study indicated that shopper marketing would be hot in the New Year because more consumers are turning to online outlets to research and buy products. >>

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sensor test reveals which shipping company has gentlest touch

Ever wondered if the shipping company you use has kid gloves or butter fingers? A recent test, using sensor technology to measure the ups and downs of a package's passage, gives a little insight into some U.S. carriers. >>

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