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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Survey: Shoppers looking to mobile for deals

More than $30 billion was spent online over the 2012 holiday season, and a bulk of that shopping was done via mobile. Most shoppers continue to finalize online buys via laptop or desktop computer, but a growing number are using mobile in-store and those shoppers want even more from mobile in the future. >>

Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Day traffic one-quarter higher than in 2011

The 2012 holidays are drawing to a close, and what a good close it has been - at least for online retailers. Traffic to retail sites has shown strong increases, as has online purchasing with three different days totaling individual sales of $1 billion-plus. >>

Monday, December 31, 2012

How to better use data in 2013

While good data is more readily available than ever, one expert notes that many in the online space aren't making the most of that data. And that, he says, is costing them revenue. It could also cost loyal customers because as the Internet matures consumers are looking for a relevant experience not just a cheap price on goods. >>

Thursday, December 27, 2012

J2 Global: Why small businesses need connections for 2013

As the New Year's countdown continues, brands are beginning to look away from holiday sales and toward finalizing plans for 2013. For smaller businesses, j2 Global predicts 2013 will be all about connections through mobile and social. >>

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SMBs: What you need to know for the New Year

The end of the 2012 tax year is right around the corner. For SMBs, that means finishing 1099s and W2 forms as well as preparing for a new year's advertising campaigns. Rocket Lawyer founder Charley Moore offers his advice for a fresh 2013. >>

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Releases up the ante across mobile, online experience

Two new releases and one funding announcement could see more brands entering the online space in the New Year. >>

Monday, December 24, 2012

How shoppers are engaging via mobile

Mobile has effectively changed the holiday shopping scene. New data outlines how shoppers have engaged with mobile, and how that is changing how retailers distribute product information and savings. >>

Monday, December 24, 2012

iProspect: What to look for in 2013

With technology moving faster than ever some businesses are looking for better ways to engage consumers and improve their bottom lines. iProspect believes the three keys to 2013 will be data, social and a possible rival to search giant Google. >>

Sunday, December 23, 2012

comScore: Holiday spend up 16% YoY

According to the EXPO report 98% of Americans say user-generated product reviews have been helpful over the holiday shopping season. Earlier this year EXPO and comScore collaborated on a study which found UGC product videos create a deeper emotional connection with the brand. Those reviews haven't been specifically linked to the increased holiday spend, but trends show shoppers are turning to the Internet to review and research as well as buy. >>

Friday, December 21, 2012

How mobile is impacting the 2012 holidays

As the online shopping totals have pushed to record-breaking numbers, so, too have mobile numbers. But, rather than completing purchases on mobile shoppers are using mobile to improve their in-store experience. >>

Friday, December 21, 2012

Brits to spend almost half a billion quid online on Boxing Day

For the last three years, Boxing Day (26 December) has been the biggest single online shopping day of the year in the UK and, according to recent forecasts from the IMRG and Experian Hitwise, 2012 will be no exception. >>

Friday, December 21, 2012

EXPO reports 281% rise in user-generated video product review views

What are engaging, authentic, produced free of charge and found helpful by 98% of online holiday shoppers? User-generated product reviews, according to new research released by consumer network EXPO, and video is an increasing channel of choice. >>

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

comScore: Holiday spend tops $35 billion

Holiday spending has been breaking records for the last couple of seasons, but another record just went down. comScore reports that for the first time, a shopping week has topped $7 billion in spending, bringing the 2012 online spending total to $35 billion. >>

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reports: Shoppers headed online to buy, save

As more holiday shoppers hit the Internet to find last-minute deals, they're also looking specifically for deals. Or coupons and promo codes. New data out from BuyVia finds that more than half of shoppers are going online to find coupons. >>

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Survey: Shoppers buying in-store after seeing online promo

A new report may change how retailers look at online advertising. From Wanderful Media, the study suggests that most online ads and content are actually sending shoppers into stores rather than through virtual storefronts. In fact, researchers say less than 10% of shoppers go to virtual stores after engaging with ads or branded content. >>

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