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Avoid Pepper Spray, Shop Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday November 27, 2011 )

Now there’s another good reason for consumers to shop online – for their physical safety. (more…)


While Stocks Last

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday November 24, 2011 )

The old “while stocks last”, “limited numbers available” and “offer must end soon” aren’t just marketing spin – they make for good butt covering in case a special is too popular – and that does happen. (more…)


AU Retailer Complaint Backfires

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday November 17, 2011 )

The Australian ecommerce scene is going from strength to strength and according to an Aussie online merchant, some of it is due to a couple of local major bricks and mortar retailers complaining about Internet purchasing. (more…)


Australia Post Gears Up For Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday October 11, 2011 )

Australia’s postal service is seeing a drop in business in some aspects and a boom in others, all because of the Internet. (more…)


The Big Impact Of Negative Reviews

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday September 1, 2011 )

A recent survey has found 80% percent of consumers will back-flip on a purchase decision based on negative reviews found online. (more…)


Cart abandonment survey results

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday August 10, 2011 )

The more things change, the more they stay the same as the old saying goes – and it certainly seems to apply to shopping cart and checkout abandonment. (more…)


Australians To Spend $13.6 Billion Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 26, 2011 )

According to new research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Frost & Sullivan, Australians will spend more than $13.6 billion online this year and an increasing amount of online purchases will be made outside our own shores. (more…)


Consumers More Wary About Spending

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday July 23, 2011 )

They say those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it and it looks like the GFC has taught some harsh lessons that aren’t being forgotten too soon – which will make online business a little more challenging. (more…)


California’s Affiliate Nexus Tax

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 5, 2011 )

They say there are two things you can be sure of in life – death and taxes; but at least you only die once. California’s new tax ruling is going to see many affiliates in the state doing it tough. (more…)


Social Commerce Survey Results

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 9, 2011 )

A recent survey of over 1,700 consumers looked at shopping activity and its relationship to activity on social sites and tools such as Facebook, Twitter and customer reviews. (more…)