Online Retail Traffic Up 26% Last Week
Image from: Yellowj / Shutterstock Online retailers continued to draw in shoppers at a brisk pace last week. Total visits to the Internet Retailer Top 200 sites grew 26% to 802M visits when compared to the same week last year. Last week’s growth in online retailer traffic appears to be spread out across all retail segments. Mass Merchants and department stores continued to clean up online. Apparel and electronics retailers
Online Flower Traffic Blooms for Mothers Day
Online flower marketers experienced another great Mother’s Day season. Traffic to these sites grew by a healthy 7% from May 2010 to May 2011. The online flower business is a great example of how small, mom and pop businesses might have been given new life thanks to the web. A flower shop in a drab storefront can be re-energized thanks to sites such as Teleflora. As you can see, the
Will LivingSocial Really Overtake Groupon in 2012?
Social daily deal site LivingSocial recently announced that it will overtake Groupon in January 2012, highlighting that they now control $4 out of every $10 of deals sold on either platform. While I enjoy using both services, my first reaction was to question LivingSocial’s prediction, simply due to the phenomenal success Groupon has seen over this past year. While LivingSocial’s subscriber base may have increased from 10 million to 24
Start-up watch: Eventbrite or “The future is so Brite I gotta wear shades”
Eventbrite just announced a new round of venture financing for the company and it is easy to see why VCs are excited by the company. Started in 2006, Eventbrite is now on track to process over $200 million in tickets sales and around 7.5 million individual tickets. Eventbrite revenues are estimated to be at north of $10 million – so they are, as they say, killing it.