Jason Caine

Webinar: The Compete Online Retail 2011 Q1 Review

Calling anyone who is responsible for managing or supporting some part of an online, e-commerce business!  Join Compete for its inaugural Retail Update; a live webinar  that will provide an update on the latest online metrics and trends occurring in the retail industry.  You’re invited to join us next Tuesday, May 17, from 2-3pm EDT. Damian Roskill and I will spend some time reviewing how various retail sectors performed online

Gassing Up Your Car, Via The Internet

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been cringing every time my gas tank gets near empty – and it is not because of a frigid winter. As gas prices go up, I find myself trying to pay attention to the best price on a gallon of gas in my neighborhood. I am not doing a good job of remembering what I see. Thanks to sites like gasbuddy.com, I don’t

Is Amazon Prime’d for Streaming Success?

Amazon created some buzz last week when it announced that it will throw in free online video streaming rights to about 5,000 TV and movie titles to all subscribers of its Amazon Prime service. Amazon Prime is a service that offers customers 2-day shipping on all merchandise for a $79 annual fee.  A look at Compete data reveals Amazon Prime averaged about 600K unique visitors during Q4 2010. So, how

What To Buy…Where To Buy?

I was just looking at some data from our Compete Shopper Intelligence Survey that asked people what they intended to purchase online in the next six months. People are planning on buying a lot of music, movies, and books. Take a look: After looking at the results, I started thinking about the headlines in the Wall Street Journal during the last couple weeks – news of Borders filing for Chapter

Maximizing Online Channel Effectiveness Using Competitive Intelligence

The astronomical growth of group buying websites such as Groupon and Livingsocial has been a major trend for 2010 – but what does the group buying market look like beyond the hype? Take a look at this webinar presented by me and Damian Roskill that explores competitive intelligence and benchmarking as a way to understand what your competitors are doing online. We use Compete’s Online Channel Effectiveness (OCE) product to

Webinar: 4 Keys to Maximizing Online Channel Effectiveness

The IPO buzz has returned with a vengeance since late last year… Groupon has been associated with some hefty valuations. It was the first of many group shopping sites that have drastically altered how people pick where to go for dinner and get their wine-splattered shirts dry-cleaned. Curious about what some of the key online metrics have to say about a company rumored to be worth $10B (Groupon) and its

Homemade Holiday Gifts in the 21st Century

For the first time in my life, I was able to create a homemade gift that generated more compliments than jokes about my lack of artistic abilities – and I don’t think I’m alone. My wife and I were looking at the hundreds of pictures from our recent wedding and found ourselves re-hashing so many stories and laughs with each photo. We decided we should do something with the photos