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Amazon Reports Their Best Holiday Season To Date

December 31, 2008 EcommNewz

The economy may be down but its not out! Seems amazon.com just experienced the best online holiday shopping season ever…  Amazon.com’s 14th Holiday Season Is Best Ever with over 6.3 million items ordered worldwide on the peak day, Dec. 15 – a record-breaking 72.9 items per second shipped to over […]

Survey Shows Customers Do Not Enjoy Shopping Online

December 3, 2008 EcommNewz

The fun of shopping online has worn off. Online megamall iStorez studied how people feel about shopping online. Only 1 in 10 Americans now shop just ‘for the fun of it,’ and the majority want improvements. Here are some more findings:

Staying Profitable In The Holiday Season

November 19, 2008 EcommNewz

Christmas is the biggest shopping season of the year and not getting even a small campaign up means you are facing a huge opportunity cost. Talking to a couple of experienced affiliates, I got the sense that even they were somewhat jaded after years of doing Christmas and holiday promos.

Predictably Irrational Marketing Strategies

September 10, 2008 EcommNewz

I’m reading a book called “Predictably Irrational”, by Don Ariely. It’s about the hidden, irrational forces that shape our decisions, and it’s a great read. There are a few interesting case studies in this book that can be applied to web marketing. I’d like to look at two aspects which […]

Amazon Expands Video On Demand Service

September 4, 2008 EcommNewz

Amazon.com has expanded its Video On Demand service and now allows customers to stream movies and television shows through their Web browsers. Previously, customers could only download titles and watch them on a PC using the Amazon Unbox application or on a TiVo box. Customers can rent or purchase movies […]

The Future of Comparison Shopping

June 18, 2008 EcommNewz

A few years ago, comparison shopping engines (CSEs) like Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Nextag and PriceGrabber were hot commodities. Many of them had been acquired for upwards of $500 million, they had strong profits, and a growing customer base. This despite the fact that they had very poor user interfaces, questionable data […]

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