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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Coupons/Deals and Mobile changing holiday happenings

The trend has been growing throughout 2011, but merchants are seeing the results during the holiday season: more consumers are looking at group deals/coupons and more merchants are signing on to provide deals. Similar results are found from mobile, where some consumers are making purchases but more are researching or looking for store or product information. >>

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Inebriated Brits to splash out $3 billion online this holiday season

'Tis the season to be merry but, according to some seasonal stats from Kelkoo, not while sat in front of the computer. Being drunk in charge of a mouse may well lead to some unexpected arrivals. >>

Thursday, December 08, 2011

NetShelter releases inPowered to amplify sound of influencers

In the land of tech, research is king. Consumers interested in the latest gadgets will look to technology bloggers and other professionals to learn what the device does and how it can enhance their lives. From there they look to consumer generated reviews and along the way they share their findings with friends through social networks. A new release from NetShelter capitalizes on this to help tech brands better engage in-market consumers. >>

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

In-store browsing to become thing of the past?

Window shopping and browsing stores looking to bag a bargain is fast becoming a thing of the past. Today's shopper is smarter, according to a new survey from Deloitte and the Harrison Group, and finding discounted goods isn't anticipated, it's expected. >>

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Folloyu uses QR Codes to address online content abandonment

Today consumers divide their online time between a multitude of devices and the challenge to marketers is how to keep them engaged even when they need to switch to another device. New start-up Folloyu has an interesting "continuous browsing" solution using QR Codes. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

New tool divines human emotion for a better connection

In the world of social marketing the 'like' or 'retweet' seems to be the king of metrics. But are those metrics telling brands everything they need to know about a campaign? Not really. A new tool from MotiveQuest places human emotion into the social space to give marketers a deeper look at consumer engagement. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Brands: What you need to understand about m:commerce leading up to 2012

According to comScore three days in the first full week of holiday shopping hit the $1 billion sales mark; meanwhile data from Tealeaf shows that while mobiles are shopping they're also frustrated with some mobile processes. Here are Tealeaf's top three tips for m:commerce. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

USPS to cut next-day delivery for first-class mail

If it's to return to profitability the U.S. Postal Service must reduce operating costs by $20 billion by 2015. Ten percent of those savings will come about from changes to first-class mail delivery standards including the ending of next-day delivery. >>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Consumers prefer to buy online - unless they're buying luxury goods, groceries

Today's consumers are happy to purchase items online. However, a new report from KPMG reveals that consumers have a harder time committing to buying and luxury goods and groceries on the Internet. >>

Monday, December 05, 2011

Free Shipping Day extends online holiday buying season

Free shipping has become such a draw for online shoppers that, since 2007, an entire day has been devoted to it. This year 2,000 retailers are offering free deliveries guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas via Free Shipping Day. Meanwhile new comScore data shows free shipping to be one of the most important incentives an online retailer can offer. >>

Monday, December 05, 2011

Mobile, tablet conversions spike, Cyber Week brings 3 $1b-plus days

The first full week of December is here but already there is joy among online retailers. According to comScore 'Cyber Week' gave online merchants three days surpassing the $1 billion sales mark; all told, shoppers spent more than $6 billion online. >>

Friday, December 02, 2011

Shoppers demand safer online shopping

Shoppers are coming online in droves this holiday season to buy last minute and hard to find gifts or to simple save time by avoiding crowded shopping malls. But they aren't going online willy-nilly, they are looking for specific things from merchants, and we aren't talking about products or services. A growing number of shoppers are looking for verified websites - those which will keep their information safe and secure. >>

Friday, December 02, 2011

M&S and Tesco top global m-commerce rankings

British retailers make up three of the four top-ranked m-commerce sites in Keynote System's latest Mobile Retail Index World Edition. All three are powered by mobile platform firm Usablenet. >>

Thursday, December 01, 2011

How to increase ecommerce conversions this holiday season

New stats out from NM Incite the buzz surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday peaked on Black Friday; there was a 15% year over year increase in the buzz surrounding over these terms. As for what kind of buzz, 7% was negative - involving news stories about violent incidents - and 3% was positive - sharing deals and links - while most (89%) was neutral in nature. >>

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Groupon breaks silence to reveal holiday deals sales volume

Groupon has emerged from its post-IPO silence to announce how well the company has performed over the holiday shopping-fest that started on Black Friday. >>

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