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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. >>

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

App offers real time data to retailers

Starting today the Lexity, formerly Vurve, app will give retailers an unexpected view to their customer base. Using real time data, the app will 'tell' retailers how consumers are engaging with their online offerings, giving them better understanding into how sites are operating and how to increase conversions. >>

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Value of a Facebook shopper? Above average finds research

With all the talk of social commerce, social marketing and the value of social networks, a study is finally out putting some worth to the buzz. This week Sociable Labs has released a report indicating that Facebook Connect shoppers are actually more valuable than non-connected shoppers. >>

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Young consumers not abandoning physical stores for online

More research, this time from Saatchi & Saatchi, suggests that the youth of today haven't altogether abandoned the high street for online shopping and continue to visit, and spend in, physical stores. >>

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ChoiceStream platform may help post-Valentine's conversions

The day of love is finally here - and check the lines at the florist, there will be men there in droves today - but that shouldn't stop a retail strategy. Although Valentine's day is a huge day for retailers it isn't the only day, and strategies put into play today can last an entire year. One such strategy is offering the consumer personalized recommendations. >>

Monday, February 13, 2012

Platform builds custom audience segments

A new data launch from eXelate, called maX Data allows advertisers to create customized, unique audience segments with which to target online campaigns. According to the company three to five times improvement can be found using the solution. >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

How platforms like Hostway make small business more efficient

As more small businesses turn to the web to increase profits, find workers and try to make their operation more seamless platforms like Hostway are getting more attention. Just what can this type of support service offer businesses on the web? >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

UK: 60% worry about risks of shopping via mobile

The increased use of mobiles in the UK is well documented but new research conducted for Affinion International reveals that many British smartphone users have concerns surrounding the risk of identity theft and credit card fraud. >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

Studies show interesting trends for Valentine's gifts, thoughts

With Valentine's Day just around the corner florists, card shops and chocolatiers are gearing up for a rush. But other than the traditional gifts two new studies indicate many consumers' thoughts about the holiday - and perhaps about love, generally - are changing in small ways. >>

Friday, February 10, 2012

Coupons helped Americans save $4 billion in 2011

With Sunday circulars, online outlets and QR code adoption by brands it should come as no surprise that coupon clipping and redemption is up. But data from NCH's latest Coupon Facts shows a 26% increase in the offering of coupons and a 58% increase in redemption rates. >>

Thursday, February 09, 2012

PriceGrabber: Half-hearted Valentine's Day for some

Will you be one of those whose partner doesn't express their love with a gift this Valentine's Day? PriceGrabber's latest survey reveals some people could be left broken-hearted. >>

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