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E-Retail Sales Jump 12% in Q1
Results for ecommerce in Q1 are in and they're looking great. Internet Retailer reports a 12% growth over Q1 in 2010.
Say Hello to the F-Commerce Ecosphere
A quick infographic on Social Commerce Today that summarizes the six ways that retailers are selling with Facebook.
Gas Prices Drive Shoppers Online
Now that filling up the tank costs nearly $4.00 a gallon (and even higher across the rest of the country), more shoppers are choosing to avoid driving to the mall and instead shopping online. Have you made adjustments to your buying habits due to the high prices at the pump?
Two Thirds of Moms Shop With Their Smartphones
Mashable reports that 66% of moms acknowledged their smartphones played a role in their shopping trips. While the largest percentage used them for store location, 36% used them for price comparison and 31% used them for product research.
Speedy Summary: University Research on Value of Social in Shopping
A three university study finds that implementing social features in ecommerce sites affects shoppers' moods, leading to increased purchase value because of perception - the site appears more useful, engaging, and fun.