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Mobile Shopping Surpasses Desktop for First Time
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
Mobile Shopping Surpasses Desktop for First Time
7 September 2013

If you’re wondering whether you need to develop a mobile strategy for your ecommerce website, maybe this news will convince you. According to a recent report from comScore and Millennial Media, Mobile Insights for Retail Brands, consumers are more likely to visit your ecommerce site on a mobile device than on a desktop computer. The report says more than half (51 percent) of time shoppers spend on retail sites occurs on mobile devices, while 49 percent occurs on PCs. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Vaya con Mobile Phone
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Mobile marketing
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Vaya con Mobile Phone
9 August 2013

According to eMarketer, 25. 6 million Hispanics—or 46. 9 percent of the overall Hispanic population—will be using smartphones by the end of 2013, representing the second-highest saturation rate among all U S. races and ethnicities. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Button Up Those Emails
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Mobile marketing
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Button Up Those Emails
7 August 2013

Since 43 percent of emails are opened on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, your goal is to make the process as easy as possible for a mobile user. One cool way to do this is to add mobile-friendly buttons to your email messages. Just about any image, from a photo of a menu item, to a social media icon, to your business’s logo, can be turned into a button easily. Read more…

6 Ideas for Using Technology to Boost Your Restaurant Sales
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Mobile/Applications tips
6 Ideas for Using Technology to Boost Your Restaurant Sales
4 August 2013

Are you harnessing technology to its fullest extent at your restaurant? If not, you could be getting left behind. Technology is quickly infiltrating every aspect of restaurant operation, from the kitchen to front-of-house operations, says a new study from the National Restaurant Association, Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future. Here are some ways technology is already changing—or soon will transform–the face of restaurant operations, and ideas for ways you can profit from it. Read more…

Is Your Ecommerce Website Giving Mobile Shoppers What They Want?
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
Is Your Ecommerce Website Giving Mobile Shoppers What They Want?
3 August 2013

More ecommerce shoppers are using their mobile devices to shop. As of the first quarter of this year, Nielsen reports that not only are tablet and smartphone ownership increasing, but a whopping 84 percent of mobile device owners used their devices to shop. That’s a 5 percent increase since 2012. Read more…

Web.com 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…

Web.com 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…

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