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Young Consumers are Internet Coupon Clippers

A research study from Platform-A and IRI polled more than 36,000 panelists and found that online coupons hold great interest to Internet users - particularly the younger generations. The study revealed that nearly 4 out of every 10...

Websites are Failing Consumers this Holiday Season

A study by customer analytics firm iPerceptions finds that consumers are not being served well on retailers' websites. The mid-holiday report surveyed data from 300,000 website visitors in November and December, 2008. Task completion...

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Online Sales Since Cyber Monday are Up This Year

Amid all the economic doom and gloom, there's a bright spot for online retailers. For the week including and after Cyber Monday (Dec. 1 - Dec.5) online sales hit $3.74 billion, up 9 percent from last year, according to Comscore...

Cyber Monday S.O.S. - 3 Quick Tips

According to the National Retail Federation , citing a study by BIGresearch, nearly 60% of office workers will shop online over their lunch hour on Monday. And depending on your target demographic, it may be more - 70% of those ages...

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Can't-Miss Black Friday Websites and Resources

According to the National Retail Federation's 2008 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, 72.0 percent of consumers have completed less than 10 percent of their shopping. So, that means the upcoming weeks are going to... Sends Detailed Information via SMS

With budgets tight this holiday season,'s SMS service could come in handy. By texting "Bal" or "Balance" to MYMINT (696468), users can get real-time balances of their checking and savings accounts,...

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Cyber Threats to Spike This Holiday Season

Security Solutions provider Webroot is warning shoppers of the increase in security threats for online shoppers in the upcoming weeks and months. “Last year we saw an 87 percent increase in malicious URLs between October and...

Buy, Trade and Sell Gift Cards at

According to Josh Adler, cofounder of , close to $80 billion is spent on gift cards every year, while nearly 10 percent of those are never used. So, Adler and his wife Elvia founded the website to give consumers...

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Consumer Confidence Plunges in October

According to The Conference Board , a New York-based business research group, consumer confidence is in shambles. The Consumer Confidence Index was created in 1967, and the current score of 38 is its lowest ever. That's down from...

Comparison Shopping from Your Mobile

Did you ever get the feeling while shopping that you might not be getting the best deal? Pongr is an application that can make sure you do. There are a few ways to use the service. The first, and easiest is to take a photo of the product...

Marketing With Niche Social Sites and Dedicated Audiences

The Web has consumers socializing and connecting in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. And there are plenty of places to connect with like-minded people. Lets take a look beyond MySpace and Facebook and examine some niche social...

Secret Amazon Discount Finder

Yesterday we looked at where consumers are comparision shopping . Following that theme, check out this new shopping tool from Deal Locker, Secret Amazon Discount Finder . Here, enter your search by specific keyword or broad terms,...

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Where Are Consumers Comparison Shopping?

With the economy sagging, consumers will likely slow down their spending. While it doesn't mean people will stop shopping altogether, it's a good bet that consumers will start looking for better deals on the products they want...

eBay Browser Comparison Tool

Browser Highlighter (from eBay) is an extension that will show you eBay listings with a click of your mouse for items that you are currently shopping for. By downloading the extension, the Highlighter automatically places a button...

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Apprema Takes Virtual Gifts, Makes Them Reality

One of the more popular features on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook is the ability to send people a virtual gift - flowers, a drink, whatever. Apprema has a way to send real gifts to your friends throught social networks...

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