2011 Global E-Commerce Forecasts and Statistics: USA, Europe, China

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Signs (and news) of e-commerce growth are always exciting to follow. United States In the U.S., for example, eMarketer expects a 15% YOY growth in 2011, and some $362 billion by the end of 2016.  Chris Goward‘s recent tweet read: Good news! Ecommerce sales to reach $224.2 billion this year, up 15% from 2011 – eMarketer Read More …

Cyber Monday 2011: 33% Spend Increase & Other Noteworthy Statistics

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IBM Coremetrics has just added Cyber Monday 2011 data to their benchmark report I blogged about yesterday. Here are the things that have caught my eye: Cyber Monday 2011 — 5 Noteworthy Facts Overall spending increase — Online sales were up 33% over 2010, 29.3% up over Black Friday 2011, and AOV (avergage order value) Read More …

eBay’s Acquisition of GSI Commerce & Its Ecommerce Implications

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Yesterday, shortly after the announcement of eBay’s plans to acquire GSI Commerce (a $2.4 billion deal), a friend, colleague and former director of Econsultancy US, Rebecca Lieb, tweeted: GSI Commerce has a number of impressive assets, including an affiliate network they acquired in late 2009, and “180 clients including 31 of the Internet Retailer Top Read More …

3 E-tailer Mistakes and Affiliate Program Management Parallels

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It so happened that over the past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping, and while altogether sad/uncomfortable it was interesting to register some of the mistakes online merchants (aka e-tailers) make. As I was watching them commit their mistakes, I couldn’t help but also make parallels with affiliate program management. Today Read More …

Social Shopping & First Facebook Affiliate Platform on Horizon

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Yesterday brought an interesting news — Zibaba, a Facebook ecommerce storefront provider, is set to launch their (first one around?) Facebook-based affiliate marketing platform. The network is scheduled to launch at the end of January 2011. Both merchants and affiliates are gonna be charged to participate (between $20 and $100 a month “depending on their Read More …