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 […]
Is your company ready for the online holiday rush? Here is a summary of several issues to consider that appeared in a recent article by Cindy Waxer for InsideCRM, Ho-Ho-Hold on to Your Customers:
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:
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.
If you’re a web merchant using the Yahoo Merchant Solutions e-commerce engine, your secret weapon for succeeding online has just been revealed.
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.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 […]
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 […]