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BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 04, 2012

Final tally: Holiday shoppers spend $37+ billion online

Once the billion dollar days began piling up - there were 10 individual shopping days which topped the $1 billion mark - there was no question the 2011 holidays season would be a good one for retailers. The question was... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 22, 2011

Return $46.28 billion to sender

Buyers remorse and friendly returns policies are being blamed for the record-breaking value of items that consumers will take or send back to retailers this year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 07, 2011

NRF forecasts YoY fall in holiday season retail sales

The National Retail Federation has released its retail sales forecast for the coming holiday season. It shows that while growth won't hit the heady heights of last year it will exceed the 10 year average.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 26, 2010

Deloitte: Online will drive small uptick in holiday sales

Retailers can expect a small uptick in sales over the coming holiday period, according to retail group Deloitte, with online shopping again driving the increase. However, retailers should expect online activity to affect in-store behavior.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 23, 2009

Demandware clients see 30% increase in revenue

Despite all of the doom and gloom predictions for the 2008 holiday season and indeed the predictions that etailers must brace for an overall down year through 2009 some etailers continue to see profits and traffic increases. According to a... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 23, 2008

comScore: Shorter holiday season bodes ill for etailers

With two days to go until Christmas Day, shoppers are spending plenty of money online but they may not be spending enough to make up for etailers' deficits because of the shortened holiday season. Although ecommerce saw an all time... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 18, 2008

comScore: Free shipping boosts online sales

Through December 14, online shopping numbers were stagnant with 2007 numbers; while this isn't great news, it is still better than the forecasts expecting holiday shopping to plunge because of the economic situation in the US. One thing that is... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 15, 2008

comScore: December brings biggest online shopping day ever

E-Tailers have a few things to crow about this holiday season, specifically that holiday sales are continuing to grow despite early forecasts of dismal holiday sales. Through December 12, online shoppers have spent nearly $19.5 billion online, essentially the same... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 08, 2008

comScore: Online sales finally improving

Although this holiday shopping season hasn't exactly been doom and gloom, the sales numbers for etailers - and for online marketers - haven't exactly bloomed. That could be changing. According to a new comScore report, ecommerce numbers are finally coming... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 05, 2008

Discounts pushed Cyber Monday buying

Ecommerce sales on Cyber Monday were pushed by discount offers according to a new report from comScore. According to the company, Cyber Monday turning into the second highest online shopping day ever, reaching nearly $850 million. Year over year, shopping... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 28, 2008

ShopLocal tracks pulse of online shoppers

Think you know all you need to know about online shopping this holiday season? Think again - and consider getting a little more information from the source - online shoppers. This holiday season ShopLocal is rolling out a new metric,... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 26, 2008

comScore: Online holiday shopping growth to be flat

Based on online shopping trends thus far in the 2008 holiday shopping period, metrics firm comScore is predicting that overall ecommerce activity will be flat for the season. comScore bases the forecast on the first 23 days of November, the... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 24, 2008

Etailers: Pricing is key this season

Competitive pricing is important all the time, but this holiday shopping season, competitive pricing is going to be more important than ever. Especially for online merchants. This, according to a new survey from Nielsen Online.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 21, 2008

Survey: Reward incentives will be important this year

With all that has been said about consumers cutting back and money being short this holiday season, retailers are preparing for a bear year; but the season isn't dead and merchants could still save the day. According to a recent... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 29, 2008

Holiday retail sales outlook gloomy

Recent reports suggest that this holiday season will be tough for consumers and retailers alike, with retail sales growth down on this time last year. Even online retail isn't escaping the financial turmoil that is keeping consumer's hands firmly in... >>