eCommerce

e-Strategy Trends’ continually-updated collection eCommerce marketing research, statistics and trends for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Product Categories Purchased Online [CHART]

Online consumers spent 33% to 45% of their monthly beauty and personal care budgets online, according to a March 2012 survey of online buyers in North America conducted by A.T. Kearney. Shoppers are using both etailers and brick-and-mortar stores to purchase these types of consumer packaged goods, meaning that brands need to step up multichannel…

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Tablet Shopping Frequency [CHART]

via emarketer.com Of this growing population of tablet owners, more than half reported shopping on their tablets at least once per week and 12% shopped daily, according to data released by rich media marketing platform provider Zmags in January 2012. Read the rest at eMarketer. Rate this post

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Impact Of Online Channels On Retailers [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com When asked about the digital marketing channels having the greatest impact on their businesses, 58% of senior executives working for large retailers point to social media, per KPMG survey results [pdf] released in June 2012. Interestingly, this puts social media’s impact on par with online shopping, which was cited by 59% of the…

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Top 5 Shopping Cart Abandonment Reasons [CHART]

via emarketer.com Shipping also emerged as the main reason buyers abandoned their cart before completing a purchase; 57% of respondents said they had added items to their cart not to buy them, but to figure out what the total purchase cost would be with shipping included. Almost as many buyers, 55%, stopped the purchase process…

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Retailers’ Most Valuable Online Channels [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com When asked about the digital marketing channels having the greatest impact on their businesses, 58% of senior executives working for large retailers point to social media, per KPMG survey results [pdf] released in June 2012. Interestingly, this puts social media’s impact on par with online shopping, which was cited by 59% of the…

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Types Of Online Behavior Executives Value [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com econsultancy-customer-behavior-attitudes-june2012.pngMany executives working at companies with e-commerce or e-business components have only a limited understanding of why people abandon the shopping cart or transaction, according to [download page] a survey released in June 2012 by Econsultancy in association with Tealeaf. As a result, all the respondents say that understanding why people do this…

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Leveraging Customer Data [CHART]

via emarketer.com The study found 72% of marketers worldwide used data to craft more timely, targeted messaging, and 58% of respondents used it to build richer customer segments and profiles, allowing them to create more targeted, nurturing campaigns. More than half (52%) also used customer insight and intelligence to directly influence the bottom line by…

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Shipping Policies & eTailing [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Shipping costs are a key aspect of online shopping for consumers, and there is room for e-retailers to improve on this front, according to a June 2012 report from comScore and UPS. The report finds that while comparison shopping, shipping charges are almost as important to consumers as product pricing (23% and 26%,…

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