e-commerce

Don’t Bother with an E-Commerce Strategy!

Image from: Nordstrom Front / NuanceMarketing.net This past July and August, Nordstrom ran their annual anniversary sale. We looked at the impact of their online efforts. Now, a few weeks after, did Nordstrom see any lift from their online push? Looking at Daily Reach and Daily Attention for the last three months we can see that Nordstrom.com did see a spike when the sale launched, but there was not a

Discovering Pinterest

Image from: Pinterest.com /Screenshot As we know, there is a new social platform in town.  With hockey stick growth and user engagement that sites strive for, Pinterest is making its mark on the digital world. It has brilliantly leveraged the Facebook user base by integrating its strategy into the Facebook newsfeed experience, exposing millions of online social users to “pins” everyday.  While still evolving into its own unique social experience,

Black Friday: How to Shop Less Belligerently

Image from: Poznyakov/Shutterstock For many, Black Friday has blossomed into a beloved tradition of engaging in fisticuffs with a stranger over the last pink Leapfrog tablet and is a day where the sight of a police officer in riot gear outside of the mall conjures up a warm fuzzy feeling. Apparently this tradition isn’t for everyone, as implied by the estimated 24% Y/Y growth in online shopping on Black Friday

Portrait of the Online Shopper

Did you know that 40% of online shoppers in the UK make an online purchase at least once a week? What’s more is that 69% of online shoppers indicate that they may research a particular product in a store before making the purchase online.  These trends are found in the UK Online Shopper Intelligence report and provide an overview of the retail trends that have occurred in the UK during

The State of Online Retail

This webinar and accompanying whitepaper provide an overview of online retail trends that have occurred during Q2 2011. We combined Compete’s behavioral data with our Online Shopper Intelligence survey to understand how shoppers are navigating the world of e-commerce. We looked at overarching industry trends of site traffic and conversion rates to evaluate consumer behavior and changes from last year. We also delved deeper into the following topics: – The

Webinar Replay: The Compete Online Retail 2011 Q1 Review

Jason Caine, Director, Client Services – Retail at Compete, and Damian Roskill, Managing Director, Marketing at Compete hosted a webinar last week on the state of the retail industry. Using data from our Q1 Shopper Intelligence Survey, they explored some of the important issues facing the retail industry from the first part of this year. If you’ve ever wished there was a way to gauge retailer performance online with a

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

2009 Holiday Shoppers take to The Web

Since the summer, analysts have been predicting record low holiday spending. In response, retailers have been promoting special sales since before Halloween. JC Penny, Target, and Overstock are among several retailers to offer daily deals to entice shoppers each day. Sears and Toys "R" Us released their Black Friday ads in October in order to whet consumers’ appetites early. A quick look at search traffic reveals extremely fierce competition for