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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Survey: Smartphone users won't wait in line

You've seen the headlines about shoppers abandoning virtual carts because of the shopping experience or simply to do a bit more research. But new data from AisleBuyer finds that trend is now happening more and more in-store, specifically with tech-savvy buyers. >>

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PlaySpan: Virtual goods purchases up 100% since 2009

When it comes to playing games, US consumers are looking for a little bit more. More goods, that is. According to a new report virtual goods purchases have increased 100% since 2009 as more consumers play games and look to these goods as a way to enhance their playing experience. >>

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AppDirect release offers SMBs cloud access

A new offering from AppDirect, called Marketplace Manager, should give small and medium sized businesses more online control. Through the platform AppDirect channel partners can control their cloud application stores from a single space while obtaining powerful customer analytics so the right product can be offered at the right time. >>

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MerchantCircle upgrade offers localized options for merchants

MerchantCircle isn't new to the online space, but an upgrade of their infrastructure may make it seem so to both local businesses and consumers. This morning they are unveiling a new look and new opportunities for local businesses to connect with local consumers in a meaningful way. From deals and coupons to asking experts within the community and getting quick answers, the platform may change the way local is. . .well, localized. >>

Monday, February 27, 2012

Forrester: Online spending to reach $327billion in 2016

Consumers that are new to online shopping, along with established online shoppers, drove spending to over $200 billion in 2011, according to a soon-to-be-released report from Forrester Research. >>

Friday, February 24, 2012

Reports: Businesses aren't harnessing data well

According to DataFlux although customer data has been available in many forms and for many years the bulk of businesses still aren't harnessing that data to its full effect - a singular view of the consumer. In fact, only about 17% have gotten to that singular view. The good news is that nearly half (48%) are implementing or plan to implement systems to deliver that type of customer view. >>

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ChoiceStream launches CRUNCH to target engaged audiences

Creating and launching an online campaign, while difficult, isn't the hardest part of online marketing. The hardest part is serving those ads to an interested and engaged audience at the right time and in the right place. There are behavioral profiles that can be used to target, targeting based on location or demographic, and now a new option. >>

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Social releases to give brands better monitoring, tools for sharing

Two releases into the social space today should give brands a bit more control - over both what is said about their brand and how consumers share information about products or services. >>

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How mobile is impacting online commerce

As ecommerce continues to explode a new offering - the ability to browse, shop and even price compare in-store - is making headway into the space. Mobile commerce is still in its infancy, but there is huge potential in mobile, say some experts. >>

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to engage online shoppers year round

Everyone knows ecommerce booms during the holiday season, but similar results can be found for etailers year round. If the proper research and approach is done. According to comScore more than $30 billion was spent online during the 2011 holiday season. Here are our top tips to engage online shoppers throughout the year. >>

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mobile users will wait a little longer for mobile webpages to load

A wait of 2-3 seconds for a website to load on a PC is long enough, say consumers, but when browsing the web on their mobile phone many allow a little more time before abandoning the website, according to recent figures from Kissmetrics. >>

Friday, February 17, 2012

SMBs: Top 4 tips for choosing an e-sig partner

Online signature providers are not new to the online community, but with a growing number of small businesses doing business online there is growing interest in how these companies work and what they offer small businesses. E-Signatures can cut postage expenses, cut down on the time a contract is signed and when work can begin, giving small businesses more room to grow. Read on for our expert tips on e-signatures. >>

Friday, February 17, 2012

TruSignal, BlueKai partner for more targeted audience segments

An expanded partnership between data provider TruSignal and data management hub BlueKai will create more targeted audience segmentation for online marketers. Through the partnership marketers will be able to better serve their audience members in the telecom, financial products, automotive, insurance and other categories. >>

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tablet e-Commerce: Is Anyone Really Ready?

Surely it can't have passed retailers by that tablets are fast becoming the mobile shopping device of choice among consumers? It appears it has. According to a study released this week by Zmags, less than a third of retailers have optimized their website for tablet commerce. >>

Thursday, February 16, 2012

UK: Half of Domino's Pizza sales online

The UK's biggest pizza delivery company has witnessed what it calls a 'breathtaking" rise in e-commerce during the past twelve months. Almost half of the company's sales were made online. >>

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