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Friday, August 31, 2007

Online retailers outperform high street stores

A survey of hundreds of British online consumers found that online-only retailers are ahead of offline stores when it comes to customer service, price and delivery. >>

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Spoiled consumers demand cross-channel shopping

A new survey of U.S. consumers should serve as a wake-up call to online retailers who have yet to harmonize their on- and offline activities. >>

Thursday, August 30, 2007

China gets first international online payment service

The barriers between China’s 163 million Internet users and the rest of the world are slowly coming down. A Chinese online payment service has announced the launch of a new international service. >>

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Businesses are under-utilizing blogs

Companies aren’t convinced that blogging is good for business and the number using them as part of their marketing mix is very low compared to traditional online tools. >>

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Internet radio network launching soon

In the next week or so, TargetSpot will commence sales of Internet radio audio ad spots after signing up several radio networks to its new marketplace over the last few months. >>

Monday, August 27, 2007

YouTube launches in-video ads

The recent introduction of in-video overlay ads on selected YouTube content has drawn both criticism and praise from advertisers and users. >>

Monday, August 27, 2007

British consumers wary of price comparison websites

More and more consumers are turning away from shopping comparison websites as they become aware that many are not as impartial as they first appear. >>

Friday, August 24, 2007

Electronics top the back-to-college shopping list

Online retailers with the right targeting and the right deals could impact the bottom line this back to school season. According to a recent study from BIGresearch, kids headed to college will be spending a large amount of money before moving onto the campus. >>

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back-to-school a big opportunity for marketers

As parents begin to get kids ready for the back-to-school rush, marketers could be benefiting from last minute items for the classroom. According to a recent study from the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), 34% of Canadians plan to spend at least $400 (Canadian) to get ready for school. >>

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Offering in-store pickup could boost e-tailing revenue

A new study from the e-tailing group indicates that online merchants may need to make a few adjustments to their offerings to keep consumers coming back. According to the report, more consumers want to be able to shop online but pick up items in-store. >>

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Survey: Women are drawn to similar products throughout their lives

Targeting women may be simpler than originally thought. According to a new survey from AMP Agency women don't change their shopping habit or what they are searching for as they move to different stages in their lives. >>

Friday, August 17, 2007

Survey finds consumers have begun holiday shopping

I don’t mean to nag, and I know it’s only August, but are you prepared for Christmas? A new survey has found that some shoppers have already started buying gifts both online and in-store. >>

Friday, August 17, 2007

SEO being under-utilized by large online retailers

Even now, some of the largest online retailers are failing to recognize the importance of SEO in driving traffic and increasing sales, according to a new study. >>

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ethnic targeting in U.K. just got easier

A new ad network has been set up to allow advertisers easier access to the burgeoning Asian communities across the U.K. >>

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

“Flick to Click” new shopping trend

British consumers are using offline catalogues to search for products, before logging on to buy them, found a new report by Experian. >>

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