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Monday, November 26, 2012

Virtual tape measure could cut online clothing retailers' return costs

Online clothing retailers have seen strong sales growth over the last year, but as ranges expand they increasingly sell multiple brands with inconsistent sizing standards resulting in numerous, and costly returns. A new virtual tape measure being developed in the UK could benefit both consumers and retailers alike. >>

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mobile shoppers spending more than a penny in the toilet

Shopping via mobile while 'on-the-go' appears to mean rather more than simply being out and about. New research from digital gifting and incentives firm CashStar reveals that millions of Americans shop while on the toilet. >>

Monday, November 26, 2012

Women more likely to hold grudge against firms providing bad online, offline experience

Consumers aren't quick to forget when they've had a bad in-store or online experience. However, according to an online YouGov survey commissioned by Emailvision, women are more likely to hold a grudge than men. >>

Monday, November 26, 2012

comScore: $1 billion sold on Black Friday

There is a new record in the ecommerce world: $1 billion for Black Friday. According to comScore for the first time online sales passed the $1 billion mark on Black Friday, which indicates online shopping may have another record holiday season in 2012. More than 57 million Americans logged on to shop on Black Friday, alone. >>

Monday, November 26, 2012

comScore: Record online sales on Black Friday

The online holiday shopping season is off to a great start. comScore reported on Sunday that, for the first time ever, online retail sales exceeded $1 billion. >>

Friday, November 23, 2012

Platform moves simplify holiday advertising

With more shoppers going mobile and social, two platform releases are set up to help retailers engage through the mobile and social space. >>

Thursday, November 22, 2012

How to prepare for rushed holiday sales season

According to a new comScore forecast US holiday ecommerce spending will top 15% in 2012. More than $10 billion has already been spent online, a 16% increase over 2011. >>

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday weekend shaping up to be heavily shopped

The three busiest email transaction days in 2011 were Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving Day. They year, the Thanksgiving weekend looks to be a hot shopping weekend for the holiday season. >>

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Platform bridges in-store, online shopping space

With the 2012 holiday shopping season in full-swing and expected to push more than $580 billion in sales between now and New Year's Day, a new platform is set up to help shoppers get the most from their holiday dollars, both online and offline. And along the way could help retailers build better relationships with shoppers. >>

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shoppers shun stores for online to get better customer service

Consumers pick ecommerce over bricks-and-mortar stores because, reveals the ClickFox 2012 Holiday Customer Service Audit, they feel they get better customer service online. >>

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

80% plan to purchase gift cards this season

For the fifth year running gift cards will be the number one present this Christmas, according to new figures released by the National Retail Federation, with over 80% of shoppers buying at least one. >>

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YesMail: Shoppers buying early, often

Two more days until the US Thanksgiving holiday - the kick-off to the holiday shopping season - and yet one report shows that most consumers (51%) will likely finish shopping by the second week in December. And, before writing off mobile as a shopping platform, YesMail predicts mobile shopping will spend at least $800 over the next six weeks. >>

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cyber Monday forecast: $1.42b in online sales

A bit of a warm spell may be evident in much of the US but that won't keep people from shopping from home - or the office or a playdate - on Cyber Monday. A new forecast out from Radium One predicts that 57% of American consumers will hit cyber shelves Monday, November 26 looking for some holiday finds. >>

Friday, November 16, 2012

Report: Where ecomm traffic originates

Real estate is no longer the only place where location is key. New data out from Monetate shows where the bulk of ecommerce traffic originates - and underlines how important it is for retailers to include geographic targeting and other location-based options to their online arsenal. >>

Friday, November 16, 2012

Report: 93% of etail sites aren't tablet optimized

Mobile is growing by leaps and bounds but still many retailers are missing the mobile boat and for a simple reason: they're not optimized for the mobile device most consumers shop with - the tablet. According to new data out from Skava 93% of US retailers haven't optimized their website for tablet devices - a growing source of traffic to retail sites. >>

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