Calling ecommerce, “The bright side of retail,” during her keynote address at the 2009 Shop.org Annual Summit, Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research spelled out six things online retailers have done right. “How is it that web retailers have managed to outperform so many other sectors?” she asked. “The easy answer is that they have lower […]
Many consumers are again opting to save time in lieu of money, according to, “The Checkout,” a new study from marketing firms, The Integer Group and M/A/R/C. The research found that by mid year, 28 percent of shoppers describe themselves as, “preferring to spend more if it saves them time.” This compares with just 23 […]
Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. has announced it will set up 350 temporary stores and toy boutiques during the holiday season.
The Martha Stewart Living brand of home improvement products is heading for Home Depot. The products will be in select categories, including Outdoor Living, Home Organization and Home Decor. “Our partnership with Martha Stewart is a natural fit. For years, both organizations have been the go to destination for consumers seeking ideas and information regarding […]
Madison Avenue Closeouts has announced the launch of their new name and website.
Dashboard Accountants, an outsourced bookkeeping firm based in Salt Lake City, is offering small and mid size businesses an opportunity to get their accounting records cleaned up for free. The free accounting services to be provided will include organization of accounting files (via QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc.), reconciliation of bank and credit card statements, and the […]
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel. Two kiosk and cart suppliers offer products that provide an opportunity to capitalize on tickling the funny bone and delighting with irresistible flavors. Mini Melts, which migrated from abroad to its base in Norwich, CT, provides a new and novel way of selling ice […]
An assembly of 10 consumer advocacy groups, including the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, has called on Congress to enact legislation to protect consumer privacy, amid the growing use of Internet technology that tracks consumers’ online behavior. A bill is expected to be submitted this fall in […]
Income and age, often seen as predictors of how people utilize the Internet for shopping, may not be the best indicators of online shopping behavior.