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BizReport | Research archives January 16, 2008

Rising gas prices push consumers online

Retailers need to step up their direct-to-consumer operations as gas prices bite and consumers look for ways to save money, including shopping online. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 08, 2008

Usability checklist - now is the time

With the holiday period coming to a close it’s time for online retailers to take stock of the usability of their website and how it may have affected sales.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 18, 2007

Online travel industry adapts to consumer wants

With more consumers turning to online resources to plan vacations and daytrips, it is no wonder that travel websites are among the early adopters of features that consumers really want. According to a recent report from Tealeaf, online travel sales... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives 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. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives 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... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives 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... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 13, 2007

Online shopping forecast: 323 billion euros by 2011

Don't look for the online shopping trend to slow anytime soon in European countries. The ability to shop quickly, find the needed items without the hassle of crowded shopping centers and the discounts offered by many e-tailing hubs is expected... >>

BizReport | Research archives July 30, 2007

Online booksellers benefit from Boomer generation

Used books are big business. Marketers and online retailers looking for more readers need only look into the boomer generation to find both according to a recent study from AbeBooks.com. Their poll revealed that so-called Silver Surfers buy used books... >>

BizReport | Research archives July 23, 2007

Publishers fall short in branding site content

A recent study from the e-tailing group indicates that publishers are doing a good job of keeping their site content fresh and relatable. However, publishers are falling short in other categories that may hinder their revenue potential.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 20, 2007

E-tailers hope better technology will raise profits

Tech marketers can look for increased product awareness and spending from online retailers, catalog companies and web stores in the coming months. According to a new survey from Internet Retailer, e-merchants will increase their technology buys to better serve customers.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing July 15, 2007

Businesses abandon Second Life presence

Businesses that were once early adopters of marketing in Second Life are now among the first to leave, according to a recent article in The LA Times.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 03, 2007

Supreme Court sets minimum price guidelines

In a change from their 1991 decision that minimum pricing standards violate US federal anti-trust laws, the US Supreme Court has mandated that minimum pricing standards can now be implemented. The change could hurt online retailers. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 18, 2007

Is the e-commerce industry slowing down?

A report in the New York Times, claiming a slowdown in e-commerce, has online tongues wagging.... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing June 06, 2007

E-commerce sites heavy users of paid search advertising

Retail and comparison shopping sites are the heaviest users of paid search advertising, according to a new report from comScore.... >>

BizReport | Loyalty Marketing May 25, 2007

How to build online customer loyalty

Complex is probably the best way to describe the loyalty of an online shopper. However, knowing what helps to develop a loyal online following is a key for online marketers. A recent study sheds some light on the subject.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 21, 2007

PayPal battles Google for online checkouts

When Google stepped into the online checkout race, other checkouts took notice. Now one, PayPal, is stepping up with new incentives for banks and technology providers that use PayPal Express Checkout over Google Checkout.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 18, 2007

Online retailing sees 18% growth in US

E-commerce just keeps growing in the United States. According to research from the Commerce Department, online retailing saw 18% growth in Q1, 2007. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 19, 2007

American Politicians may end tax-free e-commerce

E-Tailers may soon have a new obstacle to cross: taxing the Internet. Several United States senators and governors are teaming up on an initiative that would require online stores to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 03, 2007

Survey: Merchants to focus on targeting

The E-Tailing Group has released the results of their 6th Annual Merchant Survey. According to the survey, better targeting is the key to improved conversion rates and Return on Investment (ROI).... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 14, 2007

Are webfronts the new storefronts?

A new clothing company may change the way consumers think about shopping online and at the mall. That is, if consumers can wait.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 13, 2007

Report: St. Patty's Day to hold big rewards

If you were thinking about holding off on St. Patrick's day ad campaigns, discounts and other specials think again. According ot a report from the National Retail Foundation, St. Patrick's Day celebrations could bring in more than $3 billion in... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 14, 2007

British banks trial online credit card fraud prevention device

There could be good news ahead for British online shoppers. U.K. banks are piloting a scheme to issue customers with personal credit card readers.... >>

BizReport | Research archives December 20, 2006

Online Shoppers Break Records – Again

Single day online retail sales records have been set and broken several times this holiday shopping season, as more people turn to e-tailers to find gifts.... >>

BizReport | Research archives December 18, 2006

More Shoppers, Larger Bills Drive Online Sales

Online retail revenue is up this holiday season, driven by both more shoppers and more money spent per buyer. According to one study, more than $12.42 billion has been spent online this season.... >>

BizReport | Research archives December 15, 2006

Study: Shoppers Log On At Work

According to new research figures, the vast majority of online shoppers continue to log on to shop from work. The highest volume shopping days are Monday and Tuesday; the highest volume shopping hour is 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern.... >>

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