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BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 01, 2012

Study reveals importance of UGC to Millennials

If your retail website lacks user-generated content you could be missing out on a huge chunk of business from Millennials, according to new research from Bazaarvoice.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing February 01, 2012

TV ads prompt 44% of mobile users to pick up the phone

Smartphones are playing a greater role in consumer in-store purchasing habits than ever before, according to new studies from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Pew Internet and American Life Project. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 26, 2012

Top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load

Studies have emphasized the need for fast-loading e-commerce websites to accommodate the short attention spans of today's consumers. But a new study from site optimization company Strangeloop found that the top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load than the average.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 19, 2012

Research: Tablet users spend more, convert more than smartphone users

Tablet users are spending more via e-commerce websites than their smartphone and PC using counterparts, according to a new report from Adobe Systems, and retailers should take steps to identify these segments and target them directly.... >>

BizReport | Internet January 16, 2012

China's online population exceeds half a billion

According to new statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center the number of Internet users in the country now exceeds half a billion.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 02, 2011

M&S and Tesco top global m-commerce rankings

British retailers make up three of the four top-ranked m-commerce sites in Keynote System's latest Mobile Retail Index World Edition. All three are powered by mobile platform firm Usablenet. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 01, 2011

Groupon breaks silence to reveal holiday deals sales volume

Groupon has emerged from its post-IPO silence to announce how well the company has performed over the holiday shopping-fest that started on Black Friday.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing October 26, 2011

Social media and mobile apps or bust, warns Gartner

Next time the boss asks you to justify social media and mobile app budget increases, trying showing him the results of a recent study by Gartner that suggests it won't be long before half of Internet sales are made via... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 10, 2011

Coupons boost positive feelings toward brands, finds study

Do coupons motivate consumers to make a purchase decision? Very much so, according to new research conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of WhaleShark Media, and active coupon users are more open to trying new brands, too.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 05, 2011

E-commerce sales stunt seasonal in-store staff hiring

Retailers are cutting back on in-store staffing levels this year in a bid to trim the fat in the lead up to a busy online holiday season, according to figures released by the Hay Group.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 26, 2011

Lack of trust in online payments curbs e-commerce in Middle East

Just six percent of Internet users in the Middle East regularly shop online, according to new research released by Dubai-based market research firm Real Opinions, due to a lack of trust in online payments. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing July 28, 2011

Online retailers face new challenge - the tablet

So you've set up your e-commerce website and you've optimized it for m-commerce; you've even sorted a Facebook transactional Page to get aboard the f-commerce train. Think you're done? Think again. Enter t-commerce.... >>

BizReport | Trends & Ideas archives May 16, 2011

Fall launch for Visa's digital wallet

Visa has announced it is developing a digital wallet that will enable faster checkouts both online and in-store.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 04, 2011

Mobile users prefer mobile shopping to using PC

If you don't already have a mobile marketing strategy in place, perhaps a new study from InMobi that finds shopping via a mobile device is becoming more popular than shopping using a personal computer or laptop will give you the... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 28, 2011

Mobile retail searches treble in UK

In the first three months of 2011 mobile retail search traffic in the UK rose significantly, found the first Online Retail Monitor from Google and the British Retail Consortium, with boots, dresses and kitchens among the top 10 retail search... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing February 21, 2011

1 Facebook 'Share' = 7 Twitter 'Follows'

Ever wondered how much a Facebook 'Share' or a Twitter 'Follow' is worth in revenue to you? Daily deals platform ChompOn puts a value on social actions. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 17, 2011

Two-thirds of Brits experienced online shopping problems at Christmas

The big freeze drove many Brits online to purchase Christmas gifts, but many were disappointed when those gifts failed to arrive on time or were not the items they were expecting, found research firm Intersperience. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 12, 2011

BRC: Britain's 'big freeze' did little to boost online sales

Online businesses in the U.K. that thought the snow would be good for business have discovered that e-commerce and wild weather don't necessarily make for an increase in Internet sales. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 07, 2011

Online retailers attempt to shield consumers from VAT hike

The recent hike in Value Added Tax in the U.K. could prove beneficial for online retailers, suggests the British Retail Consortium, and many plan to absorb the cost of the rise to shield consumers from price rises. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 24, 2010

Sensor test reveals which shipping company has gentlest touch

Ever wondered if the shipping company you use has kid gloves or butter fingers? A recent test, using sensor technology to measure the ups and downs of a package's passage, gives a little insight into some U.S. carriers.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 16, 2010

Holiday shoppers spending more online than in-store

The latest Compete Holiday Insights survey shows that in recent weeks more money was spent online by holiday shoppers than in-store. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing November 16, 2010

e-tailing group: Mobile website experience needs improvement

M-commerce is taking off globally and mobile websites are coming online at a rate of knots. But is the consumer experience all that it could be? Not according to the e-tailing group, whose recent mystery m-shopping spree found much room... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 11, 2010

8% of British e-commerce directors don't measure online ad spend ROI

Thorough measurement of profitability is the foundation of a profitable online business, yet eCommera's latest Trading Intelligence Quarterly found many online businesses are inconsistent and, as a consequence, unaware of what works for them online. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 03, 2010

Website photography needs to get real

Jakob Nielsen's latest eye-tracking survey has found images put on websites purely for decoration are largely ignored, whereas images of real people associated with the content, or images containing product information, are studied more closely.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 02, 2010

The persuasive power of product reviews

Channel Advisor's latest Consumer Shopping Habits Survey shows just how important a role customer reviews have to play in a consumer's online shopping experience. ... >>

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