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December 11, 2012
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  • Yasiv takes visual approach to Amazon shopping
    Yasiv is a service that uses a visual format to help Amazon shoppers search for products and see a wider range of related products than they see in the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" list. CNET (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
2012 Holiday Pricing and Forecasts by Category
2012 seasonal prices are trending notably differently than they were in 2011. This report, which provides 13 charts showing the pricing trends of 2012 compared to 2011, provides information to help retailers forecast pricing to obtain their desired market position. Learn more.
  Online Retail Trends 
  • Where do shoppers do the most showrooming?
    Some 43% of adult Americans have spent time checking out products in brick-and-mortar stores before buying the items at lower prices online, according to a new Harris Poll. Best Buy was the store most frequently cited, with 30% of men and 17% of women saying they had participated in showrooming at the consumer electronics retailer's stores; respondents also named Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe's as showrooming sites. Internet Retailer (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Australian shoppers ripe for online retail
    American and European retailers including Saks, Macy's and Asos are finding favor online in Australia, where fashion-forward consumers are increasingly turning online to find bigger selections and lower prices. Australian consumers spent A$14 billion online in the most recent fiscal year, more than they spent shopping at the country's five biggest brick-and-mortar chains combined. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  New Media & Technology 
  • Mobile POS usurps traditional cash registers
    Sleek tablets outfitted with credit-card readers that let associates take customer payments from anywhere in the store are becoming commonplace at Nordstrom and some other stores, a shift retailers say can boost sales and cut costs. "We think the days of the big clunky cash register ... anchoring down a department are really going away," says Nordstrom spokesman Colin Johnson. National Public Radio (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Companies in the News 
  • Office Depot launches in-store pickup in an hour
    Office Depot now offers online customers the option of having their order ready for pickup at nearby brick-and-mortar stores in about an hour. The system sends an e-mail when the order is ready, and customers have 48 hours to pick up the goods. Internet Retailer (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • extends app line to Kindle Fire
    Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet can now be used to book and manage hotel reservations with a free application from Priceline's, complementing the site's existing iOS and Android apps. The app "enables our customers to easily make and access their hotel and accommodation bookings anywhere, anytime via their Kindle Fire devices, and offers the full functionality and features of other mobile apps, including cross-platform synchronization via the user's account," said Anoeska van Leeuwen, director of communications at (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dunkin' Donuts greets new year with 2 promos on Facebook
    Dunkin' Donuts is running simultaneous holiday promotions on Facebook, with one geared toward New Year's greetings and the other promoting new K-cups packaging. The "Top of the WorlDD" contest encourages sharing of photos and video messages for a shot at JetBlue tickets. The "Dunkin' K-Cup Packs K-ountDDown" is a daily prize-pack sweepstakes promoting the launch of Dunkin' Donuts coffee for Keurig and other K-Cup brewers. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • REI rolls out mobile push to drive holiday traffic
    Outdoor gear retailer REI hopes to drive more holiday shoppers to its brick-and-mortar stores with a mobile ad campaign that uses location-based targeting. It's the latest move from the merchant, which has been developing a two-pronged mobile strategy designed to drive both m-commerce and in-store sales. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story Spotlight 
  • 14 tactics to master mobile marketing through e-mail, search and social
    A new Google study shows that 61% of mobile users indicated they are unlikely to revisit a mobile site if they’ve had trouble viewing it on a phone. With 6.6 billion mobile connections made in 2011 alone, brands must continuously optimize mobile platforms to harness the opportunity of this unprecedented reach. In a white paper in the library, Mobify explains best practices for search, e-mail and social media marketing that are critical to maximizing opportunities in the mobile space. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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