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BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 24, 2009

eMarketer predicts contraction in U.S. retail e-commerce sales

Retail e-commerce sales won't witness growth until next year, according to eMarketer's most recent U.S. forecast. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing May 27, 2009

Iconic luxury accessory brand boosts online presence

Luxury accessory designer, Louis Vuitton, has boosted e-commerce efforts in the last few weeks with a new Twitter account and its first-ever online new product debut. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 06, 2009

Coupons increasingly popular with younger consumers

There have been many reports out recently that seem to demonstrate the increasing use of coupons and the general consensus is that their use is up - whether on- or offline. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 16, 2009

Survey: Peers, not prices, persuade online shoppers

When researching a product or service online, consumers rate the opinions of their peers over price, found Avail Intelligence.... >>

BizReport | Research archives March 26, 2009

Consumers want virtual stores' operations to be 'green'

For some, online shopping is the epitome of "green" - no drive to the mall, no big power-guzzling store - but behind the scenes there are data centers, warehouses, distribution networks and packaging manufacturers, and these operations are coming under... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 05, 2009

Product videos gain popularity among consumers and retailers

Product videos are increasingly being used by online retailers and, according to recent research, many plan to implement this most engaging and evolving marketing tool over the coming year. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 03, 2009

British e-tailers inconsistent with site accessibility

Many e-commerce websites in the U.K. have improved accessibility, found Webcredible's follow-up to last year's report, but some are doing worse than last year. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 23, 2009

Adobe: Social and rich media popular areas of investment in 2009

Rich media and social networking technologies top the list of web marketing investments being planned by e-commerce businesses this year, according to the results of Adobe's third annual Scene7 survey. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives February 20, 2009

Survey: Consumers receptive to ads while online shopping

New research has found consumers prefer to be served ads while conducting activities related to e-commerce such as researching products or shopping online.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 05, 2009

comScore: Overall holiday sales down, first time since 2001

comScore has tallied up the figures for the 2008 holiday season and, while most had no expectations of any real growth in the e-commerce sector, few expected a drop in sales. But it wasn't bad news across the board.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 05, 2008

Shorten add-on product lists says HP physicist

E-commerce sites often display long lists of related items and recommendations aimed at encouraging add-on product purchases. Is this method particularly effective considering the short attention spans of online shoppers? New research from Hewlett Packard's Social Computer Lab suggests less... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 29, 2008

Black Friday takes its toll on e-commerce sites

Black Friday madness is taking its toll on popular online shopping websites, with some large e-commerce sites already falling victim to the huge spikes in online traffic.... >>

BizReport | Research archives November 20, 2008

Asia Pacific shoppers shun high street for Internet

Shoppers in Asia Pacific prefer purchasing online rather than a trip down the high street or mall, according to Visa's recent e-Commerce Tracking study.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 30, 2008

U.K. travel industry failing to embrace multi-channel selling

The travel industry, including airlines and online travel companies, is losing revenues through poor multi-channel integration and customer service, according to a new report from Foviance and RXPerience.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 25, 2008

Industry experts forecast gloomy holiday sales growth

Recent reports from TNS Retail Forward Inc. and the National Retail Federation both have a gloomy message for retailers – expect weak growth over this year’s holiday period. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 11, 2008

A vintage year for Amazon?

At the start of the year, rumors appeared in the press that Amazon might be making a strategic move into wine sales in the U.S. after the online giant was seen to be recruiting a senior wine buyer. Recent wine... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 21, 2008

Multi-channel retailers holding back online

Multi-channel retailers are holding back on investing in online technology, finds a new report from Retail Systems Research (RSR). “Playing well with others: E-commerce’s evolving role in the customer experience” found that store-based retailers have little understanding of how consumers... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 21, 2008

e-bit: Brazil's e-commerce revenues quadruple

The majority of Brazil’s population isn’t online, but those that do have a connection are making the most of it, much to the delight of online retailers.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 13, 2008

Survey: Online live chat implementation

A survey by inQ and the e-tailing group found that many e-tailers aren’t providing online live chat options to their best effect and are, as a consequence, missing out on sales.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 06, 2008

New tool could make web development simpler

Having a web presence is a must these days but developing that presence is not easy, especially if you are starting from square one. A new tool from Fresh Tilled Soil could make the process simpler. Rapid Web Prototyping gives... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 15, 2008

'Amazon Tax' bill close to becoming law

It seems likely that a law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax on all items delivered to residents of New York will be approved, causing a potential e-commerce headache.... >>

BizReport | Research archives April 03, 2008

Recession prompts increase in coupon use

According to a new survey from Harris Interactive, over half of Americans will tighten up on their spending if a recession were to set in.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 02, 2008

Savvy execs want virtual business by 2012

Major advances in technology, and being comfortable with that technology, have both been big factors in the desire for an increasing number of American companies to go totally virtual in the near future.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 04, 2008

E-tailing Group finds 11 exemplary e-tailers

The e-tailing Group has announced their latest list of top-ranked online merchants based on their ability to meet set customer service criteria.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 21, 2008

Retailers in U.K. encouraged online

Recent figures released by IMRG and Capgemini show that online shopping in the U.K. soared by over 50 percent in 2007, growing its share of the British retail market to its largest ever.... >>

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