All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Online Retail’

Mobile Shoppers Most Active On Sundays [Report]

A new report out from Opera looks at mobile shopping habits, and has determined that Sunday is the best day of the week when it comes to sales from mobile shoppers. “Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, mobile shopping traffic is highly concentrated on Sundays,” Opera …

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Google Expands Merchant Promotions

Back in 2012, Google launched Merchant Promotions, which enabled retailers in the United States show promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads on Google’s search results pages and on Google Shopping. Google announced this week that it is now expanding this offering to retailers in more countries. Now, retailers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia and India will be able …

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Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global

Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world. Deals from sellers will be featured on holiday deal pages like the Amazon Today’s Deals page, the Black Friday Store, the …

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Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag

Amazon announced #AmazonWishList, which enables users to add items to their Amazon Wish List right from Twitter. If you see a Tweet with an Amazon product link in it, you can just add that hashtag to a reply, and the product will automatically be added to your Wish List. “Twitter offers Amazon customers a great environment for inspiration and discovery,” …

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Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters

Not surprisingly, Millennials (age 21-34) are leading the way in online shopping compared to other age groups, according to a report from Nielsen. This age group comprises at least half of all those surveyed who plan to make an online purchase across every product category the firm measures. The most popular categories among the age group are baby supplies, personal …

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Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

E-commerce is booming, and the coming holiday season will only fuel the fire. New research finds that consumer purchase intent is skyrocketing for many e-commerce categories. Do you expect your own online sales to increase significantly this year? Let us know in the comments. Nielsen says online purchase intention rates for over half of the twenty-two consumer product categories it …

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Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail Order Businesses Up 27%

The U.S. Census Bureau released some new stats on Thursday, including that online shopping establishments were up 27.4% between 2011 and 2012. It says the number of electronic shopping and mail-order houses establishments grew from 23,697 to 30,185 in that time period. Employment climbed 13.7 percent to 365,508, the bureau said, but the retail trade sector as a whole (including …

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Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins

Amazon just launched a new store for Collectible Coins at amazon.com/collectiblecoins. It claims to offer direct access to over 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 dealers. According to the company, shoppers will be able to peruse a “wide variety of professionally graded and authenticated coins”. “Collectors of rare coins are passionate about the hobby because coins represent the intersection …

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Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of in little time. The average time to purchase across retail categories is less than four days, even for big-ticket items …

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Amazon Revenue Up 20 Percent To $25.59 Billion In Q4

We all knew that Amazon had a great holiday season. The online retailer put out multiple press releases before and after Christmas patting itself on the back. Now that its Q4 results are, we can finally see that Amazon did indeed one have heck of a quarter. Amazon announced this afternoon that fourth quarter sales were up 20 percent to …

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Amazon Sold 36.8 Million Items on Cyber Monday

In less than two decades Amazon has managed not only to become the internet’s largest retailer, but also a major competitor to traditional retailers such as Walmart. The success of the website continues to grow each year, and this year’s holiday season looks to be the biggest ever for Amazon.com. Amazon has now revealed a few choice statistics from its …

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Kmart Returns To “Ship My Pants” Just In Time For The Holidays

Earlier this year, Kmart surprised everyone with a new advertising campaign called “Ship my pants.” I won’t go into detail as you presumably know about the infamous, and frankly wonderful, advertising campaign already. What’s important today is that the same ad is back, but with a decidedly more festive twist. Kmart introduced the world to a new ad today called …

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