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BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 23, 2016

Black Friday more relevant to younger consumers

The excitement and allure of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales decreases with age, according to global research from deals and discount platform CupoNation. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 22, 2016

More consumers plan to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday

A consumer shopping study from Perk reveals that more people plan to shop on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 27, 2016

Mobile to play increasing role in holiday season shopping

Businesses that have invested in mobile technology should reap the rewards during the upcoming holiday shopping season, according to a new report from PayPal. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 02, 2015

Queues and in-store squabbles put off Black Friday shoppers this year

The turn-out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year may not be a big as it was last year, thanks to memories of in-store fighting and crashing websites, according to research conducted by predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 03, 2014

Record-breaking Cyber Monday spending via desktop

Any speculation that Cyber Monday is declining in importance has been blown away by record-breaking spending on desktops this year, according to figures just released by ComScore and Adobe.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 03, 2014

Online checkouts can be as frustrating as a trip to the mall

Shopping online during peak times such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday is supposed to be less stressful yet, according to new research released by analytics startup Formisimo, three-quarters of shoppers who began a purchase online abandoned it due to... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 25, 2014

Black Friday, Millennials, shopping, standing in line and... spiders

For many, shopping on Black Friday is overwhelming with long queues and crowded malls. However, according to research conducted by retailer hhgregg, Millennials are not put off by these inconveniences and are more likely to shop on Black Friday than... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 09, 2013

UK retail websites struggled to cope with Cyber Monday traffic peaks

Some of the UK's top retailers struggled to maintain website performance during peak web traffic times on the country's biggest online shopping day of the year, according live website performance data from Borland.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives December 05, 2013

Reports show what worked and didn't over Thanksgiving

Shop early and shop often, that was the message many shoppers received in the days leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But that didn't stop retailers from advertising on Black Friday.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 28, 2013

Early Cyber Monday may be eclipsed by 'Middle' Cyber Monday in UK

Experian has published its online retail predictions for the 2013 holiday season in the UK and reveals that 'Middle' Cyber Monday could eclipse Cyber Monday in terms of the number of visits to retail websites.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 11, 2013

IMRG/Capgemini predict record December spending as Amazon gears up for busy Cyber Monday

Predictions for UK Cyber Monday spending behavior from IMRG/Capgemini and Amazon reveal the enormous impact of mobile technology on this year's consumer spending, with more than £10billion being shelled out in December alone. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 11, 2012

UK: Cyber Monday online retail smashes all records

A new online retail record was broken on Cyber Monday in the UK, according to new figures released by Experian, with just three websites accounting for almost a third of all website visits.... >>

BizReport | November 30, 2012

Cyber Monday shopping surge slowed mobile website load times

Online shopping records were broken during Cyber Monday, but mobile and website performance monitoring firm Keynote reveals that mobile retail sites were taking twice as long to load than normal.... >>

BizReport | November 29, 2012

U.K. shoppers to spend 15 million hours online on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday may have come and gone in the U.S., but in the U.K. the busiest online shopping day of the year is yet to happen. Experian Hitwise predicts that Cyber Monday in the U.K. will see millions of visits... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 19, 2012

Cyber Monday forecast: $1.42b in online sales

A bit of a warm spell may be evident in much of the US but that won't keep people from shopping from home - or the office or a playdate - on Cyber Monday. A new forecast out from Radium... >>

BizReport | October 16, 2012

UK online retailers advised of holiday season's busiest day

While UK retailers ought to be prepared for busy periods throughout the run up to Christmas, there is one date that Marin Software believes will be the biggest, and busiest, day of all.... >>

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 | Mobile Marketing November 30, 2011

Could Cyber Monday become Mobile Monday?

The term "Cyber Monday" hasn't been around for too long but it may already be ousted by another - Mobile Monday - after consumers turned to their mobile devices to research and purchase gifts. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 29, 2011

'January sales' frenzy a thing of the past?

Smartphones are changing the face of retail and now, according to some experts, as users come to expect all-year-round deals and promotions, retailers are having to rethink their post-holiday sales strategies. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing November 28, 2011

Usablenet: Mobile traffic heavier on Thanksgiving than Black Friday

New figures released by mobile platform firm Usablenet underscore the need for retailers to have mobile-optimized websites.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 03, 2011

Amazon makes Christmas sales prediction

Predictions for doomsday, earthquakes and raptures have flooded the press this year, but a prediction that's far more useful to retailers in the UK has been released by Amazon.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 01, 2010

PayPal: Black Friday mobile shopping grew 310%

Black Friday data released by PayPal shows that shoppers aren't just researching and sharing shopping information via mobile, they're actually paying for their purchases via their devices, too.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 19, 2010

Cyber Monday goes global, consumers not fussed about Black Friday

You may only just have put away your summer shorts and tees but, believe it or not, the unofficial start of the festive shopping season is just around the corner. Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Or will you begin... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing December 04, 2009

How social networks may improve the holiday spend

It is no secret that social networks are very quickly changing how consumers interact with both online content and other online consumers. Friendships are being made or rekindled and families are finding new ways to stay in touch. Businesses have... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 03, 2009

Pivotal Veracity: Email deliverability rates plummet on Cyber Monday

As global web traffic to online stores rose to almost 8 million visitors per minute during the shopping madness that occurred this Cyber Monday, email delivery rates plummeted, according to data released by email delivery specialists, Pivotal Veracity. ... >>

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