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Link Between Rising Gas Prices and Online Shopping?

May 12, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Research suggests that increases in revenue for ecommerce solutions may be connected to the rise in gas prices. According to a recent study conducted by global marketing research firm Synovate, nearly 30% of U.S. consumers say that rising gas prices are keeping them from leaving home. Instead they opt to shop online. ... Read More »

Small Businesses: Embrace Ecommerce Solutions or Else!

May 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A recent survey conducted by Newtek Business Services showed some startling results. Of 1200 small business owners surveyed, up to half didn’t have an ecommerce solution and/or a website or were unhappy with the one that they had. This number breaks down to about 15% with no site at all and about ... Read More »

Real World Stores Go Cold – Online Shopping Carts Stay Hot

April 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A variety of factors have led to a less-than-spectacular March for brick-and-mortar retailers, which ecommerce retailers showed improved numbers. Analysts pointed to higher gas prices as one possible reason why consumers might have chosen to stay home and fill digital shopping carts from their computers instead of driving to a real store. ... Read More »

Australian Retailers Charge ‘Fitting Fees’ To Make Up For Ecommerce Losses

April 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Brick-and-mortar retailers are lashing back at free-loading consumers by charging a fee for trying on clothing. Customers at some Australian ski shops are now being slapped with a $50 “fitting fee” to try on ski boots. The charge, which is refunded if the customer buys a pair of ski boots in-store, is ... Read More »

A Quick Guide: 5 Best & Worst States for Online Shopping

March 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team As ZippyCart last reported, the rise of ecommerce will not be seeing a slow down anytime soon, as confirmed in a report by technology research firm, Forrester, who projected US ecommerce sales will grow to $279 billion by 2015. What this means is that people enjoy putting online merchandise into their shopping ... Read More »

US Named Top in Online Fraud Against UK

March 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team  In an ecommerce report by payment management company, CyberSource, it has identified Nigeria, Ghana and the United States as the top online fraud perpetrators in attacking United Kingdom merchants. As a result, UK merchants have been forced to turn down orders from these three countries, among others, as fraud levels are at ... Read More »

Walmart to Focus on Smaller Stores, Ecommerce Solutions

March 15, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team After several quarters in a row of declining sales at its U.S. stores, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking to jump-start its revenue with two new concepts: Walmart Express and Pick Up Today. Just in case the rest of America cannot get to a Walmart, Walmart will now be coming to ... Read More »

Will Apple Favor Ecommerce Solutions and Its Own Stores by 2014?

March 8, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Ruslan Kogan is making tech headlines in the Australian media for his recent comments that a major electronics retailer, JB Hi-Fi, will not have any Apple products on its shelves by this time in 2014. He claims that Apple is and will be switching to a business model based more heavily on ... Read More »

Consumer Research Changing the Game for Online Shopping Carts

March 7, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A report released this week by NetElixir Inc. shows that consumers are performing more research than ever before on the products that they want to buy. This has led to an increase in the amount of time between consumers’ first clicks in the research process to when items ultimately end up in ... Read More »

Ecommerce Growth Strong – Projected to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

March 1, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Forrester Research Inc., a Camridge, MA-based technology research firm, released its 2010-2015 analysis and projections for the US and Europe this week. No surprises: ecommerce is going up, up, up and brick and mortar stores may pay the price for the success of their online counterparts (or rivals). The memory of a ... Read More »