E Commerce Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Honey 2.0 Unifies Multi-Site Shopping Cart for Users

I wasn't familiar with Honey when I saw an article on TechCrunch today about it, but it appears the deal finder desktop app has gone beyond just finding deals.

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5 Steps to Buying a New Phone

I recently got a call from my wireless carrier letting me know my contract would soon expire. They wanted to know: Was I happy with my phone or was I planning an upgrade?

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Daily Dose of iQ: Brick & Mortar Stores Not Dead: Study

A new Accenture study found 21% of U.S. shoppers plan to increase their in-store purchasing in 2014 (up from 9% last year).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Not All Luxury Brands Clamoring for Tech

In the week after NRF, a lot has been made about retailers trying to implement new technology to deliver an omnichannel experience and compete with Amazon.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Best Buy's Holiday Sales Drop, Stock Price Too

"Best Buy's efforts to combat showrooming and lure shoppers into stores during the holidays with aggressive promotions appear to have backfired," wrote Mashable's Seth Fiegerman today.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Showrooming Less of a Threat in 2014?

IBM released a study at NRF Monday which found that fewer online purchases came as a result of showrooming in 2013 (30% of purchases) than did in 2012 (50%).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Pop-Up Stores Go Mainstream in 2014

Pop-up stores are something we've previously blogged about and will continue to blog about -- they're an increasingly important retail/brand experience in high-traffic markets.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 'Retailing has become a multichannel free-for-all'

The 2013 holiday season has been a good one for consumers, but not such a good one for retailers, according to MIT marketing professor Sharmila Chatterjee.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 5 Ways Retailers Can Use Pinterest to Make Products 'Touchable'

Last week (Dec. 26) ReadWriteWeb featured a guest article by Charlotte Nichols (director of marketing at UGallery, a leading online art gallery), who extolled the e-commerce benefits of Pinterest.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Overstock.com to Accept Bitcoin Payments in 2014

The Verge reported Saturday (Dec. 21) that online retailer Overstock.com plans to accept Bitcoin as payment by the second half of 2014.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Black Friday Weekend Stats Up for Online, Down for In-Store

Bloomberg News reported yesterday (Dec. 3, via Advertising Age) that, according to IBM, Cyber Monday hit a single-day record for online shopping, up 19% year-over-year. Mobile traffic accounted for 30% of total site visits, an increase of over 58% compared to last year.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Delivery Drones Far from Becoming Real

Over the past two days, a surreal video (below) from Amazon went viral (now over 7 million views): Amazon Prime Air introduces the potential for 30-minute delivery times via "unmanned aerial vehicles."

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Daily Dose of iQ: You're More Likely to Buy Something When Shopping On Your iPad

New research from has found that the "endowment effect" (where people increase the value of something when they take ownership of it) can happen via a touch interface – and especially when using an iPad.

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