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Christmas Sweaters Making a Splash in Search Engine Marketing  Dec 12, 2011 11:11 PM By Tim Parry

As society learns to appreciate retro Christmas sweaters, search engine marketers are also taking advantage.

Amazon Encouraging Mobile Shopping In-Store  Dec 08, 2011 7:48 PM By Tim Parry

The warning signs about confident consumers shopping on Amazon while browsing your store’s merchandise have been evident, and now the ecommerce giant is encouraging smartphone owners to do so.

Holiday Ecommerce Spending Nears $20 Billion: ComScore  Dec 08, 2011 7:40 PM By Tim Parry

Online measurement firm ComScore says holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 34 days of the holiday shopping season was approaching $20 billion for the week ending Dec. 4. That marks a 15% increase vs. the corresponding days last year, according to ComScore.

Reports Show Mobile Payments Are Catching On  Dec 08, 2011 1:19 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers on the go are using their smartphones to pay for items they buy in a bricks-and-mortar environment, according to reports released by retailers this week.

A Look at Cyber Monday 2011 Emails  Nov 29, 2011 7:57 PM By Tim Parry

Cyber Monday 2011 has come and gone. Here’s a sampling of Cyber Monday-themed emails that came across our inboxes

Ecommerce Sales – and Paid Search Costs – Rise This Weekend  Nov 28, 2011 6:13 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers spent more in cyberspace on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday in 2011, and that means cost per click is on the rise.

Thanksgiving Grew as a Cyber Shopping Day in 2011  Nov 26, 2011 7:33 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers bought more online this Thanksgiving Day than last, but reports from ecommerce platform providers indicate it will still be dwarfed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Opinion: Thank a Macy’s Employee This Black Friday  Nov 25, 2011 8:16 AM By Tim Parry

Macy’s employees came from as far as Bangor, ME and Virginia to take part in the parade. No one spent the night in the city (at least on Macy’s tab). The folks from Maine got on a bus at 8 p.m. Wednesday for the overnight trip.

Federal Reserve Sued Over Swipe Fee Reform  Nov 23, 2011 7:35 PM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute, the National Association of Convenience Stores and retailers Boscov’s and Miller Oil filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington Tuesday saying the Federal Reserve failed to follow key requirements of a 2010 law when it adopted a flawed cap on debit card swipe fees that took effect this fall.

Opinion: Small Business Saturday is All About American Express  Nov 22, 2011 8:10 PM By Tim Parry

No matter how you look at it, and despite its denial, Small Business Saturday is all about American Express.

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