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How online buying trends change in the summer


by ckatarsky

It’s not just weekend traffic patterns that change in the summer — what and when people shop online also shifts.

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How do 18 to 25 year olds prefer to shop?


by Renee Cocchi

College students say industry beliefs about how they like to shop are … wrong! So what’s their preference?

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Offer safer payment options = Make more money


by Renee Cocchi

 

 

E-retailers are leaving billions of dollars on the table every years. Here’s why:

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Is your store a showroom for Amazon?


by Renee Cocchi

Did you know 78% of smartphone owners have checked out a product in-store, just to turn around and buy it from an online store?

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New daily deal site with a twist


by Renee Cocchi

It would seem that consumers are getting tired of daily deal sites. But here’s one that offers a refreshing alternative.

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Best Buy strikes back with online marketplace


by Penelope Miller

This retailer isn’t taking online competition lying down anymore. Here’s how Best Buy responded to slumping sales:

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What are consumers demanding of retailers now?


by Renee Cocchi

Here’s a little quiz for retailers. True or False? More than 40% of consumers say they won’t buy a brand if they can’t find information about it online. 

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Key online trends to jump on for the holidays


by Renee Cocchi

It’s not that far away! That’s right, the holiday season for retailers is right around the corner. And a new report reveals some trends you may want to capitalize on.

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Are iPads the new retail catalogs?


by Penelope Miller

One way to go mobile: Create an app for iPads that makes shoppers feel like they’re flipping through a catalog.

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One online retailer’s engaging chats


by Renee Cocchi

Does your company have the ability to hold live chats with customers on your website? If not, you may want to give it a shot after you read this!

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How’s your online check-out process?


by Renee Cocchi

Consumers are making more online purchases this year than they did last year. So is your online check-out process easy? It better be, and here’s why:

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Does a Facebook presence help retailers sell more?


by Renee Cocchi

Many retailers have been jumping on the Facebook bandwagon in hopes of growing their online presence and sales. But does it work?

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IBM wants to help you sell more?


by Penelope Miller

When you think IBM, you might think computers. But now, the technology giant is edging into the retail sector.

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5 ways to catch moms’ attention


by Renee Cocchi

Want to know something? Most moms find online ads for products geared toward the family and home “irrelevant or distracting,” according to a recent study by Burst Media. So what do moms like and how can you grab their attention? 

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Is impulse buying becoming a thing of the past?


by Renee Cocchi

If you look at online shoppers, yes, impulse buying is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and here’s why:

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Consumers don’t like online registering


by Renee Cocchi

If your website requires consumers to register before they make a purchase, you may lose a good bit of business. Here’s why:

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Avon skips door-knocking, moves online


by Penelope Miller

Are the days of “Ding-Dong! Avon calling!over?

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4 Ways to Make Stores More Like Websites


by Penelope Miller

With online stores outselling their brick-and-mortar counterparts, is it time for retailers to take another look at the way they sell their products?

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Online retailers use Free Shipping Day to boost sales


by Penelope Miller

Retailers hoped to drive up slumping sales with Free Shipping Day on Friday December 17. So did they succeed?

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Cyber Monday breaks records as sales jump 19%


by Penelope Miller

Experts were right about one thing this year: Cyber Monday came up big despite concerns the recession would have customers clinging to their hard-earned cash.

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