Follow Us: Small Business Tip of the Day: Countdown to Black Friday
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

Black Friday is not that far away. Really! And if you want your business to have a successful holiday season, the time to get started is now. According to a new survey from Blackfriday. Read more…

    How Tablets Are Changing Online Behavior
    eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
    How Tablets Are Changing Online Behavior
    10 July 2013

    What are consumers using their desktop computers, mobile devices and tablets for, and how are they using them differently? A recent study by GlobalWebIndex, reported in eMarketer, has some interesting stats about how Web use is changing. While desktop still dominates, with 93% of users accessing the Internet this way, mobile is catching up fast. The poll of 180,000 Internet users worldwide says three out of five access the Internet by mobile phone and about one-fourth (22%) do so on tablets. Read more… Small Business Tip of the Day: What Comes First: The App or the Mobile Website?
      eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

      If you’re worried you haven’t made the time to create your own app for your business and you feel like you’re missing out on sales, don’t stress about it. New research shows that while apps support a brand’s strategy, only 27 percent of consumers claim to commonly download an app when prompted to do so online. Customers are far more likely to use mobile-friendly websites for brand interactions than to download a brand app. Read more…

        Make Yourself and Your Team More Productive With Tablets
        Home Page Blog, Mobile/Applications, Mobile/Applications tips
        Make Yourself and Your Team More Productive With Tablets
        5 July 2013

        Have you added tablets to your business’s arsenal of productivity tools yet? What are you waiting for? A whopping 84 percent of employees who use tablets on the job report it makes them more productive, according to the CDW Tablets@Work poll. Before you commit to a tablet, however, it’s important to think about how you would use it. If so, a tablet might be for you. Read more…

 Small Business Tip of the Day: Looks Count in Mobile Viewing
          Business, eCommerce, Entrepreneurship

          Good thing you have your mobile Web site up and running. According to a recent Kentico digital survey, 85 percent of smartphone users use their mobile phones to get information about companies and prices before making a purchase. But did you also know that 75 percent of mobile shoppers say the look and feel of a company’s mobile site weighs into their decisions about whether or not to buy from that company? In addition, 44 percent of shoppers said they would never return to a mobile website if they weren’t satisfied with their first impressions. Read more…

   Small Business Tip of the Day: Mobile Sales Technology Grows
            Customer Service, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

            If you haven’t introduced mobile POS technology into your business yet, you should know almost three in 10  North American retailers are planning to adopt the technology by year-end, according to a new study from IHL Group. The study, called “Mobile POS: Hype to Reality,” also showed that 45 percent of all tablet POS shipments go to specialty retailers. While mobile POS solutions are projected to replace 12 percent of traditional retail POS shipments by 2016, more than 85 percent of larger retailers predict that in the next three years, mobile POS systems will be used to complement, rather than replace, traditional POS systems. Read more…

     Small Business Tip of the Day: Available 24/7?
              Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Marketing/Branding

              You know your customers and when they want to be contacted. And if you don’t, and you text them at the wrong time, you’ll soon find out. According to the 2013 Decision Dynamics study by Doremus, New York, and the Financial Times, 69 percent of global executives do not turn off their smartphones at night or on weekends, and 68 percent do not turn off their smartphones while on vacation. Read more…

                What’s Holding M-Commerce Back?
                eCommerce, Home Page Blog, Mobile/Applications
                What's Holding M-Commerce Back?
                27 May 2013

                While more than two-thirds (68 percent) of smartphone and tablet owners having tried to make purchases using their devices, 66 percent of those have abandoned transactions because of problems during checkout, a study from Jumio reports. The “2013 Mobile Commerce Insights” study also found that 47 percent of shoppers had failed to complete a mobile purchase because the checkout process took too long, 41 percent gave up because it was too hard to enter credit card data, and 23 percent said the pur­chase would not go through. Another key issue for mobile shoppers was security. Read more…

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