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Stores Seeking Shoppers Find E-Mail Outdraws Facebook – Bloomberg

Retailers as disparate as Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) and Home Depot Inc. (HD) have become much better at tailoring e-mails to specific customers rather than the one-size-fits-all blasts that once dominated this type of marketing. Measured by sales per dollar spent, e-mail outperforms social-media advertising three to one, according to the Direct Marketing Association, a trade group founded to provide accurate marketing data. That explains why retailers will send 19 percent more e-mails this year.

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Virtual Retail – P&G Launch 6 New Facebo

The next frontier is online and local targeting

Via Social Commerce Today

Virtual Retail – P&G Launch 6 New Facebook Stores.

As with last year’s pilot P&G Facebook stores, P&G are outsourcing e-commerce heavy lifting; this time not to Amazon, but to PFSWeb‘s eStore – an independent online retailer that exclusively sells P&G products.  The f-commerce software is a very slick looking Resource Interactive product formally known as “off-the-wall”, but now rebranded as DCP (Distributed Commerce Platform). For a brand manufacturer with limited e-commerce experience, this outsourcing is smart.

Read the whole story here http://bit.ly/kzLIYg



FMR: The Five Mile Radius in Retail

FMR: The Five Mile Radius. Deal Me In: Amazon Launches AmazonLocal.


Mobile Search And Shopping Intersecting.

Mobile Search And Shopping Intersecting.

The survey, “The Mobile Movement,” found that 42% of users click on mobile ads they see and like over their smartphones. Of those, 49% go on to buy something or convert somehow, 35% later visit the advertiser’s Web site, and 27% actually call the business in the ad.

A full 82% say they “notice” mobile ads– although of course that notice doesn’t necessarily involve clicking, acting on or even actually reading the ad. Read the whole story http://bit.ly/iD9WJc


Coupon Availability Determines the Purchasing Decisions for Nearly a Third of Americans, According to the Second Annual Study of Consumer Coupon Behavior Commissioned by RetailMeNot.com

Melbourne, Australia � September 29, 2008 � The results of the Second Annual Benchmark Survey on Consumer Coupon Behavior commissioned by RetailMeNot.com, the web’s leading consumer destination for coupons, discounts and promotional codes for merchandise, groceries, travel and services, and conducted by Harris Interactive�, were released today. The survey found that the use of coupon websites is on the rise, most notably among the highest education and income brackets. In addition, the survey found that coupons are the deciding factor in the purchases of a growing number of consumers. The survey, which polled 2,175 online adults 18+ within the United States, measured trends in online shopping and coupon usage.

The survey found that consumers are continuing to spend less in the current economy. Nearly half of online adults (45%) plan to spend less money on gifts this holiday season compared to last holiday season, the same percentage as in 2008, indicating a consistent, significant downward trend in spending. To save money, 62% of online adults look for coupons for online stores, and 12% never make a purchase without checking an online coupon website first, a notable jump from 8% last year.

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