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November 30, 2012
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  • Flit Shopping combines product search for multiple retailers
    Flit Shopping is a new mobile application aimed at giving tablet users the ability to search for specific items across a wide array of retailers, compare prices, share finds with friends and mark items they want to go back to later, all without ever leaving the app. "The goal with Flit is to make it easy for online shoppers to buy from and discover both larger stores and smaller boutiques while fully retaining the retailer’s merchandising and branding," said CEO Adrian Lall. Internet Retailer (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Online Retail Trends 
 
  • Cyber Monday sales hit $1.4 billion, up 16% from 2011
    Online commerce on Cyber Monday was up 16.4% year-over-year to $1.47 billion, according to comScore. The Monday after Thanksgiving shopping day is growing in importance, and though it may be only pulling forward sales that might have come later, "the bottom line is it's a huge number. There are lots of superlatives for the day," says Andrew Lipsman, comScore's vice president of industry analysis. Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
IBM Video: Predictive Analytics for Retail
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  New Media & Technology 
 
  • Special Olympics get a holiday mobile boost from Best Buy, Disney
    The Special Olympics will be the beneficiary of a holiday mobile campaign that brings together Best Buy and Disney. Players of Disney Interactive Games' Tap Tap Revenge are invited to tap along to a holiday tune performed by Train, after which they are routed to Bestbuy.com where they can buy the band's album and support the Special Olympics. Mobile Marketer (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mobile users love swipeable ad formats, Google says
    Tablet users are warming to Google's new swipeable ad formats, which allow brands to create galleries and instant video players as part of their ad units, the search giant says. A swipeable gallery campaign by Finnair had a 5% interaction rate, more than twice the 2.37% rate seen on Google's pre-iPad DoubleClick network, and 12% of interacting users subsequently clicked through to Finnair's website. PaidContent.org (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 positive ways to respond to negative comments.
Social media is a great way to connect with your customers, but what do you do when the conversation takes a negative turn? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Shop.org Spotlight 
  • Survey finds shoppers spent nearly $200 online on Cyber Monday
    Resting their tired feet from a busy Black Friday weekend, an estimated 129 million people planned to log on to retailers’ websites to seek out deals on gift on Monday. According to a recent Shop.org survey, Cyber Monday enthusiasts took full advantage of online deals, spending an average of $194 on Monday alone, compared to the $172 online spending average over Thanksgiving weekend. Clothing and clothing accessories, books, CDs, DVDS, videos or video games, and electronics were among the most popular items purchased. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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