Articles Tagged ‘Sucharita Mulpuru’


Amazon takes a stab at social shopping with Twitter-enabled commerce

May 6, 2014

Amazon hopes that the amount of product discovery and shopping taking place on Twitter from smartphones and tablets will translate into some sales with the launch of a new partnership that drives traffic to the online giant’s Web and mobile platforms.

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Why Target’s plan to dominate subscription-based retail falls flat without mobile

April 22, 2014

Target is expanding its online subscription service to include more than 1,000 new products, but is likely to struggle scaling in an already crowded market without a solid mobile component.

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Flash sales must combine personalization, mobile, urgency to stay relevant

October 22, 2013

With big retailers such as Old Navy, Kohl’s and others all offering limited duration offers, flash sales as a standalone service are losing their relevancy. However, effectively leveraging the intersection of mobile, increased personalization and the urgency of a quick sale could help turn things around.

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US ecommerce sales to hit $370B by 2017, fueled by mobile: Forrester

March 15, 2013

Driven by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, ecommerce sales in the United States are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent in the next five years, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

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Forrester exec: Mobile changes how consumers search

December 5, 2012

NEW YORK – A Forrester Research executive at the Think Commerce Summit said media companies can leverage the built-in features of mobile devices such as swiping to connect content to commerce.

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How big will tablet commerce be during the holidays?

October 2, 2012

The tablet market has grown significantly in the past 12 months and will play a much bigger role this holiday season compared to last year.

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Retailers slow to keep up with tablet shopping behavior: Forrester

July 26, 2011

Retailers have been slow to keep up with tablet shopping behavior, with the average company investing just $14,000 on tablet commerce tools, per a new study by Forrester Research.

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Are mobile daily deals overwhelming consumers?

June 21, 2011

With daily deals applications and mobile sites rapidly increasing, retailers and merchants are continously looking to target consumers whenever and wherever they are with offers. However, how much is too much?

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Is Sears’ iPad app an example for other retailers to follow?

January 24, 2011

With more big-box retailers and department store chains such as Sears launching commerce-enabled applications for Apple’s iPad and other tablets, merchants must position their offerings to differentiate from competitors.

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EBay generates $2B in mobile sales in 2010

January 7, 2011

EBay claims it generated close to $2 billion in global mobile sales in 2010—more than three times the mobile gross merchandise value in 2009 and considerably more than its projected total of $1.5 billion.

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