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BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 20, 2010

Mother's Day is in the books, are you ready for a Father's Day boom?

Unlike the Christmas holidays when consumers plan months in advance for gifts, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and the upcoming Father's Day holidays have the tendency to sneak up on consumers. The sneaking up factor is the key takeaway from CashStar's... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 01, 2010

Consumers warming up wallets for Easter holiday

When it comes to holiday spending, most retailers and etailers expect consumers to shell out a little more cash each year. That is exactly what is happening this Easter holiday according to the National Retail Federation. 'Little', though, being the... >>

BizReport | Research archives January 08, 2010

Is increased consumer confidence good for marketers?

The latest research from The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index shows another gain in consumer confidence - at least for the future. But will this vote of confidence help marketers in the short term?... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 07, 2010

Holiday wrap: $29 billion spent online

The final 2009 Holiday Shopping Season numbers are in from comScore and they are beauties. Overall, researchers note that the ecommerce spend increased by 4% to reach $29.1 billion for the November/December shopping rush. Not bad considering that most firms... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 24, 2009

Final holiday shopping weekend sees ecommerce skyrocket

Thanks to the East Coast blizzard in the US the last holiday shopping weekend turned to online opportunities, giving etailers reason to celebrate. According to a new comScore report the December 19, 2009 weekend saw 13% growth and a final... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 21, 2009

Record ecommerce sales number reached

They predicted it and it has now happened: more than $900 million has now been spent in a single day of online shopping. According to the latest comScore information Green Tuesday (December 15) ecommerce sales reach $913 million.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 18, 2009

Study: Satisfaction falling with online consumers

Shoppers may be spending more online during the 2009 holiday season but that doesn't mean etailers are doing their jobs well. According to two recent reports by Foresee Results customer satisfaction is falling amongst online shoppers. Falling satisfaction numbers point... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 14, 2009

comScore: $20 billion in ecommerce so far

The holiday shopping season continues chugging forward and etailers continue to reap the benefits. According to the latest numbers from metrics firm comScore the online holiday spend is nearly $20 billion with almost two full shopping weeks until the big... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 11, 2009

$16 billion spent during holidays - so far

Etailers may not be making huge bank so far this holiday shopping season, but they are reaping some larger than expected rewards. According to metrics firm comScore just over $16 billion has been spent online and that is only for... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 08, 2009

E-circulars give real-time deals to online consumers

Online news community Topix is partnering with product search leader Krillion to launch e-circulars within its news community. This will give consumers real-time information on shopping deals and in-stock product notices for their local etailers and marketers as well as... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 07, 2009

Holiday spend continues to be strong

With just under three weeks until the fat man slides down chimneys around the world, holiday shoppers continue hurrying to beat Santa to the punch. According to the latest numbers from metrics firm comScore the total holiday spend is up... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing December 04, 2009

How social networks may improve the holiday spend

It is no secret that social networks are very quickly changing how consumers interact with both online content and other online consumers. Friendships are being made or rekindled and families are finding new ways to stay in touch. Businesses have... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 30, 2009

Black Friday recap: Both spending, traffic up over 2008

Despite bad weather in some areas and a still-struggling economy everywhere, shoppers were ready to spend on Black Friday. Most metrics sites agree that online shopping traffic was up over 2008, even if the spend didn't top 2009's spend for... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 26, 2009

Consumers ready for Black Friday early

The majority of consumers may still be pinching pennies this holiday season, but that does not mean ecommerce hubs, brand marketers and etailers will see dismal revenue results. Pinching pennies, it turns out, means consumers are simply hunting for the... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 23, 2009

What to expect from Black Friday 2009

Wondering what to expect this Friday as online and offline shoppers head to their favorite stores in search of the perfect holiday gifts? A new survey of more than 1,000 'wishlist' shoppers using the Lottay platform indicates that consumers are... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 19, 2009

Ho-Ho-Humbug for etailers this holiday season?

Etailers hoping the upcoming holiday shopping rush will present a huge, well, present to their bottom lines this year may wind up with little more than coal in their registers. According to a recent Nielsen report the upcoming holiday season... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 07, 2009

Survey: Holiday spend could be a record low

Several holiday spending forecasts have come out so far this autumn with many reporting no rise in spending. A new forecast from Burst Media continues the trend, but also goes so far as to suggest a record low year for... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing September 28, 2009

Forecast: Holiday paid search spend may reap more rewards

When it comes to the holiday spend, everyone wants a crystal ball to see what will and won't happen. Although crystal balls aren't available, one revised forecast indicates that the upcoming holiday season may not be as bleak as some... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 11, 2009

Report: Consumers becoming optimistic about holidays

The holiday spending forecasts are coming in fast and furious now that schools are back in session. While some report another fall in spending, at least one report finds consumers are more optimistic - and therefore may spend more -... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 08, 2009

Report: Holiday spend could be dull in '09

If you're tired of the doom-and-gloom reports about the global economy there is good news. Many news organizations are reporting that the recession is nearly over. The bad news? Consumers aren't paying attention and continue to save rather than spend.... >>