Today even small businesses are selling their products overseas. While the entire world is trying to get the foot into the door in selling in Asia, China seems to be the biggest hit, there are some other markets that promise decent and growing business. How about Russia?
The two infographics below display great information about the Russian e-commerce market and Russia’s major search engine, Yandex. If you are considering to expand your business into some new markets, this is clearly an opportunity to consider. Check it out!
Infographic Source: SearchLaboratory
Social media and mobile technologies have given E-commerce a big boost. About half of all online purchases are influenced by social media, while, according to Google, 72% of Tablet owners make multiple purchases a week. That’s strong stuff.
Have a look at this infographic and see some other impressive numbers and facts.
Infographic Source: Profixo
This is an interesting infographic about design trends of e-commerce websites.
Have a look if you consider creating a new site or plan on updating an existing site.
Breaking down a variety of stats, tips, and strategies for preparing your e-store for global customers. Continue reading
Chase Paymentech aggregates payment processing data from 50 of their largest e-commerce merchants. This isn’t survey or polling data, it’s real, live purchasing data from US e-commerce merchants, providing the daily percentage of growth, year over year, in dollar sales and transaction counts.
Source: Chase Paymentech (PDF), Visual.ly
The days of dialup are long gone. Most modern Internet users expect websites to load lickety-split. For e-commerce companies, having a fast website could be the difference between success and failure.
Research shows that most expect a website to load in about three seconds. If a site takes much longer, it will begin to lose its audience.
In fact, a one-second delay in load time would cost Amazon an estimated $1.6 billion annually.
Check out the following infographic, created by SmartBear, for all the info on how a slow site could seriously affect a retailer’s bottom line.
It’s a well-known fact in the world of mobile technology that tablet users are taking the world by storm. A relatively recent introduction to the growing pool of interesting gadgets, tablets have taken off in the past two years, and this trend is only expected to continue.
Though the essential tablet computer has a long and checkered past, with Microsoft attempting to break it into the mainstream in the late ‘90s, all efforts to make a functional and widely accessible tablet failed until Apple released the revolutionary iPad in 2010. Microsoft’s initial attempt at creating a flat screen, portable notetaking device failed for various reasons – too heavy, difficult software, limited platform – but when Apple got it right, the iPad started appearing in households, coffee shops, board rooms and subways everywhere.
Now consumers have hundreds of tablets to choose from and with the recent additions of Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface and Google’s Nexus 7, popularity and usage will continue to grow.
Source: Miva Merchant
With the back-to-school shopping season upon us, it should come as no surprise that more consumers are flocking to the Internet to make purchases for the upcoming year. But just because it’s easier to comparison shop and find the best deals online doesn’t mean you will walk away spending less.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), those that use the web to shop for back-to-school supplies spend 27% more — for a total of $874 — compared to the average shopper ($688). This might also mean that shoppers are buying bigger ticket items online, and not necessarily more.
Overall, e-commerce has seen significant growth during the period in the last few years. Since 2003, online shopping for back-to-school items has quadrupled — now with 39.4% of shoppers buying at least one item for school on the Internet, up from 10.9% in 2003 and 21.4% in 2007.
The economy is still top of mind for many consumers this season, with 85% said it will impact how, what, when and where they shop for school and college items.
The NRF has put together an infographic detailing the biggest spending trends. For a full look, check out the data.
Source: Mashable.com, National Retail Federation
Your business is selling products on the internet? Your business success depends very strongly on the right tools and your marketing. The more people you can drive into your virtual store, the more business you will have. You need to let people know that your store is there and open for business. You also need to make sure that, just like in a real world store, that your store is in order and people can find your products. If you can add an appearance advantage to it, much better for you. Continue reading