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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Blondes and left-handers are slower to surf the web

How an Internet user surfs the web differs depending on their gender, physical attributes and even the weather, according to new research carried out by Content Square. >>

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Euclid: Traffic down although sales up over Christmas

In-store analytics hub Euclid is releasing a holiday recap, which shows strong sales through the retail sector even though traffic into physical stores declined year over year. The difference can be credited to stronger than average online retail sales. >>

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Study: One-quarter of holiday gifts to be returned

It's the most returned time of the year. That is the takeaway from a new report out from Retale, which indicates at least one-quarter of 2014 holiday gifts will be returned over the next few days. The study also indicates more shoppers are giving - and receiving - gift cards rather than actual gifts. >>

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Study: Facebook, Google+ preferred for social login

Over the past eighteen months social networks have morphed from a way consumers share pictures and stay in touch with friends to how they engage with retailers and brands. Yes, the sharing for life information is still key, but more and more are using social profiles to login to retail sites, giving retailers a dearth of information with which to target guests. >>

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Survey: Marketers want targeting, data, team building

While most marketers aren't going to tell their competitors exactly what is on tap for 2015, a new survey out from Conductor gives use some hints as to where marketers will spend the bulk of their efforts in the new year. And those areas include data, targeting and team building. >>

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

UPS prepares for National Returns Day

After Cyber Monday and Christmas deliveries, delivery firms now face another surge on January 6 which UPS has dubbed National Returns Day. >>

Monday, January 05, 2015

NRF: Holiday return fraud could cost $3.8b

While the 2014 holiday shopping season was a strong one for retailers across the US, the National Retail Federation is reporting holiday return fraud could cost retailers upwards of $4 billion. Their annual survey indicates fraudulent returns could cost $10.9 billion for the year while return fraud over the holidays could reach as high as $3.8 billion. >>

Monday, January 05, 2015

Cloud trends to watch in 2015

It's the first week in January, do you have a business plan in place? One expert is identifying trends to watch, in the cloud space, that could make 2015 a banner year for brands. >>

Monday, January 05, 2015

57% of Christmas Day online traffic was from mobile

Mobile accounted for more than half of all online traffic on Christmas Day, 2014, and a third of all online sales, according to IBM's holiday benchmark data. >>

Friday, December 26, 2014

Study IDs brands performing best - and worst - in social

We all know by now that it isn't enough to just slap up a social media profile. Brands need to engage, and some are doing better at engagement than others. Engagement Labs identifies the brands who are - and aren't - working in social media. >>

Friday, December 26, 2014

Experts: How to capitalize on consumers' need for personalization

Consumer expectations are rapidly shifting to a cross-channel, personalized, real-time world. Consumers have quickly grown accustomed to streaming video providers that remember where they've left off when they switch between a laptop and tablet, airlines that notify them of upgrades or impending flight delays on their phones, and stores that allow shoppers to place an order online and then pick up the items in a brick and mortar store just down the block. >>

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How to get more from employees

According to one expert there are two stumbling blocks to employee productivity: overtaxed IT departments who can't keep up with system integrations and businesses ability to recognize how important information is and how to use this knowledge as an asset. But, there are ways to get more from this data in 2015. >>

Monday, December 22, 2014

Demandbase: What won't happen in 2015

We've been reporting a lot about what marketers might see in the new year, but here's a new one: what marketers and retailers won't see in the New Year. Demandbase has released their list of the top 3 things marketers won't see in 2015. >>

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ecommerce Roundup: Shoppers findings leads on social media

With less than a week to go before Christmas most people have purchased their final gifts and are waiting for them to arrive and wrap. According to several sources e- and mobile commerce are pushing more and more sales. >>

Monday, December 22, 2014

Report: Analysis high on B2Bers New Year List

B2B brands will be pushing more budget dollars into the analytics space. That is the takeaway from a new survey out with ON24. According to their survey 77% of B2B brands report big data is not a reality for them. >>

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