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Monday, June 04, 2012

PayPal's in-store presence expands

Last week came news that DIY retailer The Home Depot would partner with PayPal for in-store payments; at the same time PayPal and ERPLY announced a partnership. This week, news that ShopKeep POS will utilize PayPal to make it simpler for in-store consumers to check-out virtually. >>

Friday, June 01, 2012

UK: Click-and-collect service provided by just 44% of top 50 retailers

Retailers in the UK are missing out on sales opportunities because less than half provide consumers with a click-and-collect shopping option, according to a new report from the IVIS Group. >>

Friday, June 01, 2012

UK: S-commerce revenues to double in next 5 years

Barclays' new Social Media Commerce report forecasts that, by 2021, more than 4 in ten of the UK population will be influenced by or using social media to make a purchase. >>

Friday, June 01, 2012

4 Questions with DoubleVerify's Oren Netzer

Recently DoubleVerify released the Trust Index. Among the findings - more businesses are verifying campaigns, ensuring their ads are seen by the right traffic. I recently chatted with DoubleVerify CEO Oren Netzer about the Trust Index. >>

Friday, June 01, 2012

SMBs: Keeps the stress from summer vacations

Summer vacations are right around the corner, but rather than the stress-free environment most people find many small business owners will only find more stress. But they don't have to. Here are our top three tips to put the fun in vacation - even for SMBs. >>

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tablets pushing retail, gifts to grads moving up

Heading into the summer months retailers may get a boost from graduates and tablets. New date from the NRF and from indicate that gifts to grads will go up again this year while more consumers are connecting to retailers through their tablets. >>

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Two releases to ease mobile payments

Two mobile options may make it simpler for consumers to make payments through mobile devices, and that could save retailers and other businesses money by decreasing their mailing services. >>

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Janrain: Over three-quarters UK consumers want social login options

Social login options are growing across the pond as well as in the US. New data from Janrain indicates more than 60% of UK consumers have left a website which required registration to use it and nearly 80% have offered either wrong or incomplete information to those websites. >>

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just 1.5% of consumers determine new CPG's success

When consumer-driven marketing firm, Catalina Marketing, analyzed the two-year purchasing behavior of approximately 41 million U.S. consumers at approximately 20,000 stores they found only a very small percentage of those shoppers determined the success of new Consumer Packaged Goods product launches. >>

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brands: Consumers won't wait on hold for you

Brands, if you're hold times are long you're losing customers and advocates. That, according to a new report from Ifbyphone. The report found that nearly three-quarters (73%) are more likely to recommend a brand which doesn't keep them waiting on the phone while more than 40% say it's 'very unlikely' they'll recommend a business which keeps them waiting on the phone. >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

M-commerce quadruples in past two years

Over two-thirds of smartphone users now shop online using their device, according to new research from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply, quadruple the number that did so two years ago. >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Release offers buy-it-now in Private Marketplace format

A new release from MoPub may change the way advertisers interact with consumers via the mobile space. MoPub's Private Marketplace offering is similar to the buy-it-now format available from online auction hubs like eBay. >>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How context, hyper-local targeting increase campaign ROI

A new study shows how context and a healthy dose of hyper-location information can be used to help brands engage over mobile devices. Jumptap, PlaceIQ and Hill Holiday worked together on this campaign for a national retailer. Some interesting takeaways include: >>

Monday, May 28, 2012

PayPal - coming to a store near you

PayPal is ramping up its offline presence and, after a launch with The Home Depot in January, has reached agreements with 15 more stores as well as two of the world's largest point-of-sale terminal manufacturers. >>

Friday, May 25, 2012

Consumers willing to wait longer for purchases delivered free

Research by business consulting company AlixPartners found that consumers don't mind longer delivery times when the shipping is free. >>

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