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BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 05, 2010

Women want the mall on their mobiles

Retailers not yet on the mobile bandwagon really ought to hop on, particularly as women charge ahead in their use of the mobile Internet in their day-to-day lives - particularly when it comes to shopping.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 30, 2010

Female baby boomers look to web for cosmetics

Mintel's recent Beauty Retailing report found the female baby boomer population is becoming increasingly web-savvy and more could be spending their digital dollars at online beauty sites if retailers play their cards right.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 30, 2010

UK shoppers prefer online to standing in line

The popularity of online shopping is continuing to grow rapidly, with the majority of the British population aged 15 and over shopping online. Such are the findings of a recent IMRG report.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 27, 2010

Consumers put more faith in online product reviews

Consumers are affording online product reviews more trust and increasing their reliance on them, according to a new social shopping study.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 27, 2010

North Carolina offers online retailers sales tax amnesty

Less than a week after announced it was suing the state of North Caroline for demanding private information about its resident's purchases, the state has offered a deal to Internet retailers in the form of a tax amnesty.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 22, 2010

EU ruling goes in luxury brands' favor

The European Commission has revealed new anti-trust rules that give luxury brands greater control over the supply of their goods to online retailers. New rules have now been clarified and allow luxury brand owners to block online retailers that don't... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 12, 2010

MasterCard retail data shows ecommerce, luxury growth largest

E-commerce and luxury retail sales outperformed all other retail and service categories in March 2010, according to new data from MasterCard Advisors. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 25, 2010

NRF: Easter will see consumer spending thaw

Easter is set to bring about both a thaw in the weather and put a spring in the step of consumers leading to increased spending on key Easter holiday items, according to new figures released by the National Retail Federation.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 19, 2010

Flash sales draw consumers online

Online discounts are pulling Americans out of bricks and mortar stores that are selling their wares at regular prices, according to a new study from Kelton Research.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 17, 2010

Price comparison website launches iPhone app

Mobile devices are changing the way consumers shop and price comparison website,, is right there with them enabling them to make informed purchasing decisions while on the move.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 24, 2010

Brits spend 65% more online this Valentine's Day

Despite the recession and a more conservative approach to spending, the British still found the funds to demonstrate their love to their nearest and dearest, according to new data from Coremetrics. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing February 22, 2010

Social networks last place consumers head to research purchases

When Opinion Research Corp surveyed American adults to find out where they go online to research a purchase, social networks were bottom of the list - even among younger age groups. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 11, 2010

Free mobile coupon creation/distribution service launched for retailers

You can't escape the stats and facts currently being reported about mobile marketing and, in particular, mobile coupons. A U.S.-based firm has announced a "first of its kind" service that allows retailers to easily create and distribute mobile and digital... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 10, 2010

Online retailers' "friends" and "followers" want something in return

It's a marketer's dream come true. Consumers are proactively "following" or "friending" their favorite retailers. But why? What do consumers want from the relationship?... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 08, 2010

Online shoppers to spend more than offline this Valentine's Day

The first of 2010's big shopping days is less than a week away and while lovers look to grab a piece of each other's heart, retailers are focusing their efforts on grabbing as much of a consumer's wallet as possible.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 04, 2010

Mobile websites dawdling compared to wired web counterparts

While mobile Internet users want information on-the-go, it seems mobile websites are dawdling and have quite some way to go before their performance catches up with that expected from users of the wired web. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing February 04, 2010

Mobile couponing opens up massive opportunities for retailers

While mobile couponing is in the early stages of adoption in the marketplace the growing interest from consumers, especially young adults, opens up new opportunities for retailers to engage with their customers.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 03, 2010

Europe's top online spenders are British

E-commerce has been identified as one of the fastest growing markets in the U.K. by price comparison website, Kelkoo. In fact, British shoppers accounted for around a third of all online sales across Europe last year.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 28, 2010

Frozen Brits stay indoors and shop online

Britain's "Big Freeze" has forced many who were intending to shop on the High Street to log on and shop online, according to new research by GfK NOP.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 27, 2010

Online fraud cited as major threat by 60% UK businesses

According to CyberSource's Sixth Annual UK Online Fraud Report, over nearly 60% of merchants cited online fraud as one of their greatest threats to business. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 27, 2010

Over half Valentine's Day shoppers opting out of flowers, chocolate

Savvy marketers have already put the wheels in motion in the run up to Valentine's Day but some, like consumers themselves, are likely to leave it to the last minute. Here are a couple of projections that might make marketers,... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 26, 2010

Eurostat: 93% EU businesses online, 80% via broadband

Businesses across Europe who have yet to embrace the Internet are few and far between, according to new data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 21, 2010

Brits rely on online reviews to make vacation accommodation decisions

When it comes to deciding where to stay while away on vacation, the British are happy to put their faith in online reviews penned by complete strangers, according to a new survey from ... >>

BizReport | Internet January 20, 2010

Internet users find news/media websites best for usability

When it comes to usability, news and media websites are the easiest to use while government sector websites come bottom of the pile, according to new findings just released by user experience consultancy, Webcredible.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 20, 2010

Food for thought - British online grocery sales to soar

Leading grocery analysts in the U.K. have predicted that the country's already booming online grocery sales market is set to see sales almost double over the next five years.... >>

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