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Convenience Draws Holiday Shoppers Online

Consumers are more engaged this holiday season partly due to online promotions over Thanksgiving week, which offered discounts from 30 to 70 percent off products along with free shipping.

Convenience Draws Holiday Shoppers Online

What’s different is how early the season started, and the level of promotional activity driven by social marketing.

Yahoo Unloads Kelkoo
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Yahoo-owned comparison shopping site Kelkoo is Yahoo-owned no more. The European service was founded in 1999 and purchased by Yahoo in 2004 for €450 million. Prior to that it had been involved in deals with both Microsoft and Ask.

Holiday Shoppers To Spend More Of Their Budgets Online

More people will continue to choose to buy their gifts online this holiday season, citing convenience, time saving and price as the primary reasons for shopping on the Internet, according to a new survey from Nielsen Online.

More than half (53%) of consumers say price is the reason to buy online, compared to 46 percent last year. Convenience is also a major factor for shopping online with 76 percent of consumers citing the ability to shop 24 hours a day and 74 percent saying it saves them time when they shop online.

The Difference in Holiday Growth: Online and Off

As the holidays approach, are people going to do their shopping online or off? Well, both of course, but Hitwise shares some data that sees online shopping growth at 4.19% over the past four weeks, and that is up from 1.94% growth from the same period last year.

Online Shoppers Expect Better Service
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While online shopping remains popular a new survey done by Harris Interactive for Tealeaf found that the majority (87%) of users conducting transactions on the Web have experienced problems.

Among those who experience an online transaction issue, 41 percent would switch to an online or offline competitor or abandon the transaction completely.  This represents a $57 billion potential impact to revenue on shopping sites.

Teens Only Spend 11.5 Hours Online Per Week

Who knew? A study by OTX finds that on average teens (aged 13-17) spend 11.5 hours online a week (yep, not a day . . . no comment on how many hours I spend online a day. . . .). Nearly a quarter of teens spend over 15 hours online per week, while 45% spent eight hours or less online.

Will Major Appliances Ever Be Purchased Online?

Reading the latest issue of Consumer Electronics publication TWICE I came across their list of the top 100 Major Appliance Retailers and was struck by how there are no online companies on the list.

UK’s Yokels Into Social Networks, Online Shopping
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Look for the CEOs of online retailers and social networks to start acting kindly towards the UK’s rustic types; new Hitwise data indicates that people living in rural areas tend to out-participate city folk in these two categories.

Grabbing Last-Minute Mother

With Mother’s Day almost here the Google AdWords Blog has some tips on converting procrastinators into customers.

Google says to create ad groups with keywords and ad text aimed specifically at Mother’s Day. Keywords to use include "mother’s day gifts" and "mother’s day gift ideas."

Grabbing Last-Minute Mother

With Mother’s Day almost here the Google AdWords Blog has some tips on converting procrastinators into customers.

Google says to create ad groups with keywords and ad text aimed specifically at Mother’s Day. Keywords to use include "mother’s day gifts" and "mother’s day gift ideas."

Grabbing Last-Minute Mother

With Mother’s Day almost here the Google AdWords Blog has some tips on converting procrastinators into customers.

Google says to create ad groups with keywords and ad text aimed specifically at Mother’s Day. Keywords to use include "mother’s day gifts" and "mother’s day gift ideas."

Grabbing Last-Minute Mother

With Mother’s Day almost here the Google AdWords Blog has some tips on converting procrastinators into customers.

Google says to create ad groups with keywords and ad text aimed specifically at Mother’s Day. Keywords to use include "mother’s day gifts" and "mother’s day gift ideas."

Microsoft Shows Off New Product Search Features

The other day, Doug reported that Microsoft Live Search Mobile had added product search abilities to its arsenal, but that is not all that the softies are up to on the product search front.

New Live Search Products Launches

It often seems like there are more shopping sites than there are products on the market, and Microsoft’s property has never been near the top of the list.  Yet a new update should, if not rocket it up there, at least move Live Search Products a little closer.

Online Shopping By Minorities Increases
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Online shopping by African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and other minorities has increased significantly over the past five years, according to a new report from The Media Audit.

Only 44% Of Online Shoppers Are Happy With Company Web Sites

A majority of online shoppers (74.5%) said they use a company’s Web site to get information about a product or service, but less than half (44%) said the information met their needs a new study from ServiceXRG, "Influencing the Online Experience," found.

The study surveyed around 1,000 companies and online shoppers to find out how people use search for online support, do product research and take part in shopping activities.

Books Most Purchased Item Online
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Globally, the most popular items to purchase online are books with 41 percent of Internet users doing so in the last three months according to Nielsen Online.

Among U.S. Internet users 38 percent bought books in the past month. In the UK 45 percent of Internet users have bought books online and in Germany 55 percent had done the same.

Online Holiday Shoppers Having Positive Experience

A majority of online shoppers (82%), report being very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the customer support available during their online holiday shopping experience this year, according to Nielsen Online.

Online Holiday Shoppers Having Positive Experience

Online Holiday Spending Reaches $22 Billion

Online holiday spending between November 1 and December 14 increased 18 percent compared to the same time period last year reaching $22 billion according to comScore.

Monday, December 10 reached $881 million in sales (up33 percent versus last year), registering as the heaviest online spending day of the season and the heaviest online spending day on record.

Price Or Convenience? Maybe Both

Last month Nielsen Online released the results of survey suggesting that online shoppers prefer the convenience of online shopping as their main reason for participating.

This month, another survey says that price is the most important factor.

Half Have Shopped Online While At Work

One-fifth of people say that the workplace is the main location where they access the Internet according to a survey from Burst Media.