Online retailers too focused on innovation rather than customers needs

Online retailers too focused on innovation rather than customers needs - http://www.grokdotcom.com Avatar Posted by Shelly under Online Marketing
From http://www.grokdotcom.com 4628 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 7, 2007 11:27 pm
How Much Money Do Retailers Leave on the Table? A 2007 study clearly shows that online retailers are not capitalizing on the customer experience and are overly focused on innovation while ignoring the basics. With all the investments and improvements within the last five years in redesigns, usability, analytics, multivariate testing, and the incre Read More

Why Customers Write Reviews

Why Customers Write Reviews - http://www.bazaarblog.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.bazaarblog.com 4628 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 6, 2007 1:04 am
Because reviewers want to help others—that's the short answer. We just announced the results of a study we executed with Keller Fay Research to understand the intentions and motivations behind reviewers. Overwhelmingly, the survey found, reviewers are motivated by goodwill and positive sentiment. Read More

Do Customers Come for Price or Convenience?

Do Customers Come for Price or Convenience? - http://www.emarketer.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.emarketer.com 4631 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 6, 2007 1:04 am
Data from Nielsen Online sheds some new light on the matter that is so important to merchants—online and offline—during the busy holiday shopping season. In an online survey of nearly 1,000 shoppers, 81% indicated that the ability to shop anytime during the day was why they chose to shop online during the holiday season. With 77% of respondents, s Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA Announced for November 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA Announced for November 2008 - http://www.publicforuminstitute.org Avatar Posted by Becky under News
From http://www.publicforuminstitute.org 4632 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 4, 2007 6:57 pm
Plans for the first Global Entrepreneurship Week were unveiled last week in London by Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. From November 17-23, 2008, the Week will engage young people everywhere in a variety of activities to learn about the possibilities of entrepreneurship. More than 30 coun Read More

64% of Americans Have Discretionary Income

64% of Americans Have Discretionary Income - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 4631 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 3, 2007 7:12 pm
About 73 million US households now have discretionary income, up from about 57 million in 2002, according to a report by The Conference Board. The proportion of the US population with discretionary income has increased to nearly 64%, up from 52% in 2002. Read More

Reduce Your Stress This Holiday Season

Reduce Your Stress This Holiday Season - http://www.businessknowhow.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://www.businessknowhow.com 4632 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 3, 2007 6:38 pm
In today's world of two-earner households, 1.87 children, and a myriad of obligations and scheduled activities, the average American's plate is already brimming with more than a fair share of time-draining responsibilities. An American Psychological Association (APA) 2007 poll shows that "one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress an Read More

How Advertising Works Our Nerves (In a Good Way)

How Advertising Works Our Nerves (In a Good Way) - http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.marketingpilgrim.com 4632 days ago
Made Hot by: Gauravkanghain on December 3, 2007 6:37 pm
At last, neuroscience is applying itself to understanding how that extremely artificial endeavor — advertising — engages our basic biological instincts. Two pieces of science news will interest marketers. First, the more we can anthropomorphize products, the better we like them. Second, advertising can take the place of real memory in our beliefs Read More

8 Steps to running your business on (mostly) free apps

8 Steps to running your business on (mostly) free apps - http://foundread.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Technology
From http://foundread.com 4636 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 29, 2007 7:03 pm
If you spend, or plan to spend, substantial dollars on Web services or software support for your startup, you'll want to read this post. I'm going to show you how, with my 8 Steps to Running Your Business Off Low-Cost Web-Apps, it is possible to run a substantial company on software services and infrastructure that are either entirely free, or ava Read More

Two Really Dumb Sales Questions

Two Really Dumb Sales Questions - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Sales
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4635 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 29, 2007 6:03 pm
Your sales manager probably told you to ask these question of every customer, but every time you do, you're shooting yourself in the foot. The dumb questions are: Do you have the budget for this? Who is the decision-maker? Don't get me wrong. You need to know the ANSWERS to these questions, but coming right out and asking them is about as effectiv Read More

What Economic Slowdown? Small Businesses Grow Stronger

What Economic Slowdown? Small Businesses Grow Stronger - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 4636 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 29, 2007 6:03 pm
Even as oil prices surge, the housing market contracts, Wall Street reels and multibillion-dollar deals falter, small businesses are flourishing and, in fact, are helping to buoy the economy, experts say. Last week, for example, a monthly report showed an increase in private sector employment in October of 106,000. That included a surge of 63,000 Read More
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