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Google Makes it Easier To Get Found in Product Search
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Last week, we looked at ways you can use Google to boost your clicks and conversions for the holiday season. One tip we discussed was submitting your products by data feed to Google Product Search.

Hitwise Issues Online Retail Warning
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Common sense says that online retailers are in a better position than their brick and mortar counterparts; consumers will be able save time, gas, and possibly the money that would go towards sales taxes by just shopping from home this season.  Still, according to a new Hitwise report, the winter is shaping up to be pretty harsh.

Moody

Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it will consider online sales when determining the credit rating of retailers.

"As online sales become a larger percentage of total sales for individual issuers, and as online spending gains a bigger share of overall retail spending, a retailer’s Internet strategy is becoming a more important factor in Moody’s credit analysis," said vice president and senior credit officer Margaret Taylor in a report.

Moody

Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it will consider online sales when determining the credit rating of retailers.

"As online sales become a larger percentage of total sales for individual issuers, and as online spending gains a bigger share of overall retail spending, a retailer’s Internet strategy is becoming a more important factor in Moody’s credit analysis," said vice president and senior credit officer Margaret Taylor in a report.

Moody

Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it will consider online sales when determining the credit rating of retailers.

"As online sales become a larger percentage of total sales for individual issuers, and as online spending gains a bigger share of overall retail spending, a retailer’s Internet strategy is becoming a more important factor in Moody’s credit analysis," said vice president and senior credit officer Margaret Taylor in a report.

Moody

Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it will consider online sales when determining the credit rating of retailers.

"As online sales become a larger percentage of total sales for individual issuers, and as online spending gains a bigger share of overall retail spending, a retailer’s Internet strategy is becoming a more important factor in Moody’s credit analysis," said vice president and senior credit officer Margaret Taylor in a report.

Online Retailers Cautious About Global Expansion

U.S. online retailers have an interest in expanding internationally, but few currently have a global presence according to a new report from JupiterResearch, "Global Online Retail: Navigating Successful International Expansion."

The report found that low dollar values, a slowdown in the U.S. economy, and a shifting global Internet population have all contributed to online retailers considering international markets as important to their growth strategies, but many remain cautious about global expansion.

January’s Top Ten Online Retailers Identified

Following the holiday bonanza, January can be a dead month for many retailers.  Recent numbers from Nielsen revealed the ten companies that best survived (in terms of online conversion rates) the quiet time.

Borders Prepares For Launch Of Online Site

Borders online relationship with Amazon.com will end in April when the book retailer will strike out on its own with the launch of its new site.

Chase: 29% Holiday Online Retail Growth

Any interesting report is out today from Chase Paymentech, saying that the online holiday retail sales for 2007 grew by a whopping twenty nine percent.

Chase Paymentech

Retailer Email Increased 45% During Holidays

Retailers increased their email volumes by 45 percent during the holiday season according to the Email Experience Council.

Green Monday Dreamed Up By eBay

Now that we are stuck with Cyber Monday as a designation for the first Monday after Thanksgiving, eBay has promoted the second Monday of December as Green Monday.

Amazon Trumps Wal-Mart On Cyber Monday
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Though Wal-Mart dominates the global brick and mortar retail scene, even it had to watch Amazon surpass it in online traffic.

Cyber Monday Spending Hit $733 Million

Merchants affected by Yahoo’s system outage on Monday have more reasons to be upset, as US consumers parted with $733 million online for the day.

Yahoo Merchants Toasted By Monday Outage
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Customers with credit cards to burn found some of Yahoo’s merchants unable to process orders due to problems with the underlying technology.

Black Friday Shoppers Spend $531 Million Online
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A 22 percent increase in sales from last year’s day after Thanksgiving put more money in the pockets of online retailers this year.

US Holiday Shopping Up By A Billion Dollars

Despite a slow start in November, online US non-travel retail topped $7 billion for the first 18 days of the holiday season, an increase of $1 billion from the same period in 2006.

Shop.org Summit: Online Retail Trends

Whether an online retailer is also on top of the (virtual) world or is just starting out, they’ve likely got a lot to learn.  And as worlds both physical and virtual move forward, Donna Hoffman of the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing (and UC Riverside) has shared “10 Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss.”

Product Information? Search Comes First

Visitors to one’s online retail website have a great likelihood of starting from a page of search results, as shown by last holiday season’s activity.

ChannelAdvisor Gets New Customers

ChannelAdvisor, a provider of ecommerce channel management solutions announced the addition of 30 new retail customers who have selected ShoppingAdvisor or SearchAdvisor to manage their paid search or comparison shopping engines.

Non-Travel E-Commerce Flies High

A 23 percent climb in non-travel online retail contributed to a substantial gain in spending for the second quarter of 2007.