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Consumers are expected to spend an average of $168.94 on mom, this Mother’s Day. This is an 11% increase from last year’s $152.42 and total spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, in a press release.
Make mom happy in three seconds this Mother’s Day. This infographic by Pythian, looks at online spending for Mother’s Day, why website speed matters and what an online retail site must do in under three seconds to avoid cart abandonment. According to the infographic, $152.52 is the average Mother’s Day order value. There are 121,951,299 Mother’s Day orders and $18.6 billion in online sales for Mother’s Day.
In order to compete with today’s multichannel retail environment, retailers must provide access to merchandise where shoppers want it. In order to do that, many companies are executing a ship-from-store model as part of the fulfillment supply chain, according to a whitpaper from Fortna.com.
With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on legislation allowing states to require online and other out-of-state merchants to collect and remit sales and use taxes on products and services they sell, companies need to stay
Women will search, email, mobile, blog, use social networks, play online games. This makes it easier for marketers to reach women online. According to an infographic by Creatage, 80% of “purchase decisions” are made by women. Ninety percent of women surveyed say marketers don’t understand them.
Even though 70% of Pinterest engagement are generated by users, according to a study from Digitas and Curalate, in an article by ClickZ, retailers aren’t embracing it.
Today most store merchants are looking to start their own online store to increase their business, brand and presence worldwide, according to a blog post by Brianna Wills. Having their own online store can easily boost sales and profits for the business.
Search marketing goes beyond the organization of a keyword list in order to be effective with content optimization. Marketers need to know the basics in order to enhance their search marketing, according to Social Media Club.
The way we shop today continues to evolve especially with the use of mobile. Transactions using mobile devices continues to increase with use of smartphones and tablets which account for one out of every 10 ecommerce dollars spent, according to blog post on Rackspace.com. With the shift from ecommerce to mobile commerce better known as m-commerce, online and offline merchants need to take note in adjusting their IT strategies to compete. Cloud-based services which can help. The infographic details the mobile ecommerce trend with some advice to help merchants win the click.
Stamps.com, provider of USPS postage online and shipping software announced its integration with cloud-based ecommerce service company ChannelAdvisor, according to a press release. It will give ChannelAdvisor customers new tools to streamline their order fulfillment process.