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Battle Between Fixed Prices And Auctions

June 6, 2008 Savio Rodrigues

Very interesting post from Nick Carr re. eBay’s auctions vs. fixed price selling. In a nutshell, Carr, and BusinessWeek, state: “eBay’s auctions are “a dying breed.” Buyers and sellers are reverting to the traditional retailing model of fixed prices” BusinessWeek goes on to state: “Sales at Amazon.com (AMZN), the leader […]

EBay’s Lawsuit Against Craigslist

May 2, 2008 Jordan McCollum

The public version of eBay’s lawsuit against craigslist was filed this week, with a number of redactions (legal for ‘censored bits’) removed from the official filing, at the request of craigslist (which include the exact number of shares that eBay owns, the exact proportions of shares that others hold, etc. […]

Wal-Mart Pulls SonyBMG & WMG Downloads

April 4, 2008 Bruce Houghton

WalMart.com has gone mp3 only without product from SonyBMG and WMG. EMI and Universal catalog has been available DRM-free on the site since late summer. According the the site: Wal-Mart Music Downloads Now Available in MP3 Only We are no longer offering songs in WMA format and are focusing on […]

Top Online Retailers In January

March 14, 2008 Doug Caverly

Following the holiday bonanza, January can be a dead month for many retailers. Recent numbers from Nielsen revealed the ten companies that best survived (in terms of online conversion rates) the quiet time. Other businesses should be able to learn something from the retailers’ success, although, to be fair, there […]

Online Shoppers Read Several Reviews

February 22, 2008 Jordan McCollum

User reviews are all the rage in online retail. And now a recent study shows that online shoppers typically read multiple reviews before making a purchase online. Research by PowerReviews and the e-tailing group shows that 68% of online shoppers read 4 or more reviews before making a purchase. MediaPost’s […]

Get The First Experience Right

February 1, 2008 Karl Long

I found some stunning figures on the Marketingcharts.com web site regarding Ecommerce, seriously, I always knew the internet was going to be big, but these numbers are mind-boggling. More than 85% of the world’s online population has used the internet to make a purchase – increasing the market for online […]

Google Checkout Trends Not Ready

January 11, 2008 David A. Utter

Google has created a version of its Trends search comparison tool that allows people to look at Google Checkout and what people buy with it. Since all of the information provided in Google Checkout Trends has been anonymized, as it is in Google Trends, it can provide only general results. […]

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