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Salesforce has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ExactTarget for $2.5 billion.
A new study by Acquity Group has revealed that Gen Y B2B buyers are more likely to shop online than their older counterparts. The study also found that 40% of buyers purchase frequently from Amazon Supply.
Google has signed on to a multiyear partnership with STELLAService which will allow consumers to access ratings and reviews of various online retailers.
A recent study from Kentico Software has found that 76% of smartphone users and 78% of tablet users return often to websites that look good and work well on their mobile devices. But for those sites that are not designed responsively, 44% will never go back and 52% will not return on a regular basis.
Imagine if you can introduce your brand to just some of the 1.1 billion users on Facebook, 500 million users on Twitter, or the 225 million people using LinkedIn. According to this infographic by Social Annex, you can and it’s all about customer loyalty programs.
As online retailing has become a force to be reckoned with in the retail industry, a close look at how brand equity varies for brick and mortar vs. online brands beckons. Measuring many online retail brands for the first time in the 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study shows that when it comes to the brick and mortar and sides of a single brand, the etailer side lags.
While a focus on social media initiatives seems to be lacking in most contact centers as of late, a new Deloitte study has found that the use of social media is expected to rise within the next 24 months.
Social media is lagging as a direct traffic source to ecommerce websites and for online purchases, despite brand investment, according to a recent report from Monetate.
Shoppers want a site to be highly optimized, they want shipping to be fast, and now they want immediate interaction with the contact center. This is why it is more important than ever for your site to offer live chat.
Are you thinking about making changes to your ecommerce site but not sure if right before the holiday rush is a good idea? Those preparations won’t require much of you, they won’t disrupt your marketing and IT operations, and the benefits can be huge.
by Ian Goldman
Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago