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Holiday spending forecast

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday September 20, 2008 )

Whew, what a week on the financial markets. I’m not a stock market “playa”, I despise it, but I spent a lot of time during the last 7 days trying to understand what caused such turmoil and what it means for the months ahead; particularly in relation to ecommerce. (more…)

Don’t just eBay your ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday September 15, 2008 )

I’ve been making more purchases on eBay of late and something I’ve found really interesting is the number of merchants who don’t bother with having a stand alone web site. (more…)

Online bill payment statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday September 4, 2008 )

The majority of online households in the USA are now paying their bills online rather than by paper check, a recent survey has found. (more…)

Double digit ecommerce sales growth

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday August 22, 2008 )

Recent figures from the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce are showing continuing strong growth in online sales despite the USA likely being in the midst of a recession. (more…)

Aussies sucked in by Nigerian scams

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday August 20, 2008 )

It’s hard to believe that the old Nigerian (aka 419 or advance fee fraud) scams still do so well; but they are and costing Australians around $36 million a year. (more…)

New payment processing service

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday August 3, 2008 )

Amazon launched it’s PayPal competitor last week, called Checkout by Amazon. Like PayPal, it’s a complete third party payment processing service that leverages the company’s well known and trusted name. (more…)

Small biz owners ignoring security

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday July 31, 2008 )

A recent survey by McAffee found that many small business owners felt their operations were too small to worry about cybercrime, yet a third of small and medium businesses in Northern America have been the target of cybercrims repeatedly over the past three years. (more…)

India’s online population growth

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday July 26, 2008 )

Recent figures from ComScore show that more than 28 million people in the country went online during May – a 27 percent increase over just a year ago. (more…)

The mighty digital pen

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday July 9, 2008 )

Large companies are now employing people specifically to watch for complaints that appear on blogs and social networks. They are learning that a single disgruntled consumer has enough power to do a great deal of damage to their brand. (more…)

Marketing to the risk averse

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce,web marketing (Tuesday July 8, 2008 )

With age comes, ahem, wisdom and a little more caution – for many of us anyway. The changing face of the US consumer presents challenges to marketers wishing to target the “risk averse” (more…)