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Recent Juniper Study Says Mobile Commerce Will Exceed $650 Billion

July 6, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The mobile shopping market, which includes mobile payments, NFC (near-field communication) chips, money transfers, and mobile ecommerce solutions, are projected to hit $670 billion worldwide in 2015. With the mobile market currently at around $240 billion, it is projected to almost triple in under 4 years. Juniper, a leading research firm, has ... Read More »

The Clymb Raises $2M for the Outdoor Enthusiast

June 30, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team We’ve all heard the phrase ‘there’s an app for that.’ Well now it seems there’s also ‘a flash sales site for that’ as well. The private flash sales business model is becoming the next gold rush for many start-ups in ecommerce. This market is expected to reach a value of $6 billion ... Read More »

Amazon Offers 5,000 Jobs for Sales Tax Exemption

June 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The US-based ecommerce solution Amazon announced that they could bring 5,000 new jobs and $300 million in capital investments to Texas over the next three years in exchange for a four-and-a-half year exemption from sales taxes.  The company went online in 1995 and since than has become the largest internet retailer in ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solution Shoppers Do Their Homework

June 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A new study just released by PowerReviews and the E-tailing Group sheds a lot of light on the shopping habits of ecommerce solution users. Turns out that a lot of shoppers are super-savvy when making purchases online. The study showed longer research times when buying goods online versus brick and mortar purchases. ... Read More »

StellaService – Which Ecommerce Solution Has The Best Customer Support?

June 15, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team StellaService researched over 100 top companies, with 1200 calls, emails, and mystery shopping excursions. The company’s CEO and founder Jordy Leiser said that the survey’s results would hopefully help consumers shop smarter, as well as force the ecommerce solutions with sub-par response times to improve. They concluded that the Sierra Trading Post ... Read More »

AisleBuyer Is Nixing Checkout Lines And Receives $7.5 Million

June 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team AisleBuyer, a startup that is aiming to kill those annoying and tedious checkout lines, received a $7.5 million series E round of funding. The round was led by the venture capital firm Old Willow Partners LLC. They also led the first round of funding for the ecommerce solution last year. The company, ... Read More »

Cyber Hackathon: Citibank Bank Card Holders Exposed

June 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team 2011 might be the year of the security breach as a number of high profile companies have fallen prey to a string of well-planned cyber attacks, exposing private account information from bank account numbers to other unsettling personal information. The latest to fall victim to a major security breach is one of ... Read More »

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 »