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Mobile Commerce Research for Online Retailers
We showcase the highlights from 27 research reports to help you plan your mobile commerce strategy.
Selling Books Online? Know What Shoppers Want
The word is out: Research shows that Internet bookworms buy more books when they can preview the text online. Make sure your site offers them.
Survey Shows Growth trends in E-commerce, Web 2.0
Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET web content management system (CMS) software, has identified three key web content management trends from its second annual customer survey.
Online Marketing: Tapping Teens, Twenty-Somethings
A study by eROI.com outlines which online channels are the most effective for reaching the youth market.
Survey Says: Customer Interaction Key to Online Sales
Merchandising results from the e-tailing group's 11th Annual Mystery Shopping Survey reveal that leading online store owners are optimizing features to involve their customers. We highlight which ...
Click Fraud Rate Continues to Rise
Click Forensics today released industry pay-per-click fraud figures for the fourth quarter 2008.
Social Commerce Strategies for Small Online Businesses
Every e-commerce site can benefit from adding a “social” aspect — and it needn’t be expensive or time-consuming.
eBay Alternative News and eBay, Amazon Market Research
We highlight all the new features and upgrades happening in the eBay alternative sector. Plus, eBay and Amazon pricing stats and news briefs.
E-Commerce Silver Lining Despite Holiday Sales Dip
While consumers bought less overall on the Internet, some online product categories experienced growth.
Online Coupons Making Holiday Shopping Merry
Recent research from Hitwise shows that Internet shoppers this year are using online coupons more than comparison shopping engines.
Online Shopping Sales Holding Steady
Early report states that online shopping figures this holiday season are on par with last year's stats. So far.
Save Our Sales: Preventing Abandoned Shopping Carts
The e-tailing group's examples of how e-commerce sites successfully save sales by rescuing abandoned shopping carts.
E-Commerce: Hot Products, Online Marketing Trends
While you'd expect that the Wii and Apple iPod Touch are hot products this year, some other in-demand items may surprise you. (Note to self: Stock up on KitchenAid mixers.) Plus, see what your com...
eBiz Briefs: Geo-Targeting Online Ad Campaigns
A recent study says that online bargain hunting through social networking sites is increasing, and reports recommend geo-targeting pay-per-click campaigns to maximize sales. Plus, what's making he...
eBay and Alternative Site News, Tools and Trends
This week we take a look at phpAuction XL Premium 4.0 features, bidCal — a free calendar alert tool for eBay and Auctiva's BuyShield widget. Plus, find out what items you should be stocking ...
eBay: Cool Competitors, Antique Aid, Hot Holiday Gifts
Get a sneak peek of eBay competitor 4Sale4Now, opening Saturday, iTaggit helps antique sellers and we introduce our new eBay and Auction Alternatives Dictionary. Plus, eBay's list of "Most Prized,...
Flailing Economy Finally Sours E-Commerce Sales
Forrester revises its growth expectations for the holiday shopping season. Gas is still playing a role, along with economy.
eBiz Briefs: Mom E-Mail Marketing
E-mail marketing tips for tapping into the powerful buying demographic of mothers.
Study Cites Flaws in E-tail Experience
New study finds that as customer expectations rise, online businesses neglect user experience at their own peril.
Inflation, Credit Crunch Hit E-Commerce
Analysts see growth tailing off, but also note opportunities for those who can weather the storm.
Google Trends Reveals Which Trends are Hot (or Not)
If you want to know which trends — and products — are growing more popular and which are sinking toward “jump the shark” status, look at Google Trends.
eBiz News: Why Long Tail Marketing Comes Up Short
The summer heat brings Avail's marketing suite, RedRoller's new shipping service and upgrades to Volusion's platform and Register.com's hosting plans. Plus, a sizzling new study debunks the 'long ...
Facebook-for-Profit Apps Echo with Sound of Silence
Remember all those hyped e-commerce apps for Facebook? We do, but it seems no one else does. Will these take off or continue to falter? Read what our Facebook afficianado says about social network...
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eBiz Briefs: Yahoo Improves SEM, PayPal Study Surprises
Yahoo's recent search marketing changes and a PayPal study that says prices aren't always what sway shoppers.
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First Annual Open Source Commerce Survey Results
The envelope, please: Our open-source expert conducts a survey to find out what program and host are winners with users.

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