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BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 08, 2011

Two platform releases simplify ecommerce

As more consumers log on to the Internet to find product deals and to make purchases, etailers are racing to catch up. Two new releases, one for ecommerce and one for the social space, may simplify online shopping even more.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 23, 2011

What social strategy can do for your ecommerce hub

Ecommerce is hot. According to comScore, more than $35 billion was spent online in Q1 alone. A new release from SortPrice may help online retailers better connect with in-market consumers by offering access to the social space as well.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 26, 2011

Survey: Shopping experience a bad one for most consumers

Etailers may want to take another look at their online stores. According to a new survey from Plimus consumers are still annoyed by long check-out processes and hassle-filled transactions. Although the online experience isn't smooth for many, there is also... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing March 10, 2011

Top 3 social commerce tips from Gigya CEO David Yovanno

Over the 2010 holiday season consumers pushed into the ecommerce space in droves, driving more than $32 billion in online sales. But more than sales, consumers began sharing information about etailers through their social networks. From out of stock notices... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 10, 2011

Report: More shopping going social

The 2010 holiday shopping season is quickly fading into the distance, but the implications of how and where consumers shopped is not. In 2010 more consumers turned online to find products and deals, with many first going to social channels.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 04, 2011

Social Shopping option for Apple?

Apple may be taking another swing at social shopping. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the company has applied for a patent which would allow users to share store and product information from their mobile devices to... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 30, 2010

2010 holidays pin social to shopping

A recent Tealeaf report shows merchants heading into 2011 just how important social channels are to their online business. According to the Tealeaf Online Shopping Social Media Buzz Report, social conversations (via Twitter) increased more than 200% on both Black... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing November 24, 2010

Shoutlet releases Facebook ecomm tool

In the grand scheme of things, having a social presence is a huge deal, but businesses also need to manage their social presence. That is where Shoutlet comes in, and with another new tool, called Shop & Share, they are... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 29, 2010

Gift Me This feature to connect brands, consumers through social

Just in time for the holiday shopping season PointRoll's ShopLocal retail division is rolling out a Facebook shopping feature. Called Gift Me This, the feature allows consumers to create wish lists for items from circulars and store promotions for placement... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 17, 2010

WeShop may change ecommerce

A new platform may soon change the way consumers and brands interact online. Called WeShop, the consumer network helps to connect brands with consumers who have purchased their products in the past. Although the information remains anonymous, the platform may... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 10, 2010

Buddy Media taps MarketShare Partners for social metrics

Measuring social media is crucial for marketers, but many don't have the wherewithal to measure the impact of social campaigns effectively. Enter a partnership between social media management firm Buddy Media and marketing optimization solution MarketShare Partners. Through the partnership... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing August 31, 2010

SocialStream manages ecomm in the social space

Managing ecommerce promotions and sales in the social space may get simpler for brands. Digital River is releasing their SocialStream, a platform which helps to manage promotions and sales for Facebook and Twitter accounts. The tools can be used over... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 16, 2010

Digital River, En Masse in e-comm partnership

A new ecommerce partnership is hitting the social shopping realm. Ecommerce solution Digital River has entered into an agreement with game publisher En Masse Entertainment for a social shopping platform within online games. The partnership will run through 2014.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 03, 2010

Hearst taps metaio for augmented reality shopping channel

Over the past six months, augmented reality has become a buzzword of sorts for online marketers. Rather than only allowing a consumer to engage with an ad, augmented reality makes the consumer part of the ad by using facial recognition... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 02, 2010

Top 3 social shopping tips from ThisNext

A recent report from the e-Tailing Group found that half of online shoppers want personalized information and three-quarters make additional purchases when given personalized recommendations. For etailers this is good news. But only if the etailer is ready to take... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 22, 2010

Wildfire launches social ecommerce app

Want to make your branded social pages even more influential? A new purchasing app from social marketing brand Wildfire could be the answer. The app allows marketers to create and place buying widgets on their fan pages to engage consumers.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 19, 2010

Study: Online hubs change women's offline shopping habits

When it comes to shopping, we've all heard the myths of one woman finding a product, telling another and a wave of new consumers hopping on that product bandwagon. Turns out that myth may be closer to the truth than... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives March 05, 2010

Viewpoints adds blogs, content to community platform

A new tool from social media company Viewpoints Network gives brands the ability to add blogs and content publishing options to their websites; the suite further offers brands the ability to connect through reviews, ratings, discussion boards and other social... >>

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 | Blogs & Content archives August 20, 2009

MerchantCircle, Web.com partner for advanced analytics

As summer begins to wrap up, merchants across the Internet are looking for new outlets and better planning for holiday campaigns. A partnership between MerchantCircle and Web.com could help by giving online merchants deeper analytics. The partnership brings MerchantCircle business... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing May 08, 2009

Can social networks push more ecommerce traffic?

A recent study from Forrester Research and Shop.org indicates that more ecommerce hubs are beginning to push advertising budgets into the social space, but is this going to increase revenue? Millions of consumers are active social networkers and studies have... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing February 02, 2009

New social advertising network launched by Shopit

Looking to get a little more social? A new social advertising network has been launched by Shopit Media; the ecommerce ad network is said to allow peer to peer, CPA and brand advertising.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 14, 2008

Tech gift-guide combines advertising with reviews

If you're looking for another way to interact with consumers as the holiday shopping season opens, consider a new platform from NetShelter Technology Media. The platform is a technology gift guide, giving consumers information about brands and products but also... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing July 01, 2008

BazaarVoice, iGoDigital partner for partner recommendations

A new partnership could be a huge help to etailers across the web with word of mouth campaigns. iGoDigital, a provider of personalized product recommendation software, and BazaarVoice Radius, a social ecommerce system, are partnering to give marketers better control... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 20, 2008

PowerReviews: Consumers seek 4 reviews before buying

A new study suggests that consumer reviews may be even more important to in-market consumers. Researchers at PowerReviews have found that consumers seek out an average of four consumer reviews prior to buying a product. ... >>

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