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With Christmas right around the corner, shoppers are making a mad dash to ensure all their holiday shopping is complete and shipped before next week. And while ecommerce merchants are pulling out all the stops to try to grab shopper’s attention and dollars, many, if not all, are finding it tough to compete with Amazon.
Online retailers have a reason to celebrate this holiday season. This was a record-breaking season for many, according to this infographic from Monetate. Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, ecommerce sales were $5.2 billion, an increase of 16.5% over 2012. Black Friday saw $1.5 billion in online sales, while Cyber Monday saw $2 billion in online sales.
Facebook ad performance spiked for retailers. Nearly 1/3 of revenue and conversions from Nov. 1 through Dec. 2 occurred between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to this infographic by Kenshoo.
A big challenge for online businesses these days is replacing their backend system. According to this infographic by Monetate, for online merchants there are three reasons why they choose to replatform: the need to stay competitive, their existing platform falls short of promised capabilities and customer driven pressures.
With the rise of big data and social analytics this holiday season, it won’t be too difficult for Santa to figure out what his consumers want for the holidays, according to this infographic by McCann Truth Centra
As much as merchants would like to think that every customer is coming to the ecommerce page organically, more often than not, a search engine or ad are the reasons why they are shopping with you. Which is all the more reason why now, more than ever, it is imperative for merchants to have the perfect ad extension this holiday season.
Ecommerce sales from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday which are indicators of how well retailers will do during the holiday season.
With nearly 50% of Americans abandoning their shopping carts due to high shipping costs, it’s imperative for merchants to focus on managing delivery fees in order to ensure a happy customer this holiday season. In this infographic from Pitney Bowes, you will walk away with a few quick tips that can help you keep a happy customer and a secured sale during the most competitive time of the year.
Millions of consumers will use their smartphones as an integral part of their holiday shopping experience. According to this infographic from Sparked, winning the mobile commerce game is not simply about tactics during the holiday season. It’s about building relationships, loyalty, and mutual interactions throughout the year.
Social commerce is much more than a Facebook store or attributing a sale to an inbound channel like Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest. According to this infographic from Monetate, you should consider social login and social sharing to increase conversion, engagement and other metrics.