Affiliate Marketing – One of Top Customer Acquisition Methods

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For a long (in fact, way too long of a) time affiliate marketing experts did not have a seat the CMO’s table when digital strategy was discussed and online customer acquisition channels were budgeted for. In 2015, however, we have finally noticed a significant change in this as (a) more research has been conducted and published, and (b) 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 …

Affiliate Marketing Program Yield: Stats and Conclusions

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Typically, yield is being used as an investment term that reflects a return on investment (ROI) normally expressed as a percentage, and tied to a period of time. Since ROI is what affiliate marketing is all about, a week ago I asked merchants to help me determine the yield (or percentage of sales) that their Read More …

Top 40 Largest Online Retailers. Amazon & Netflix Score Highest

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Earlier this morning ForeSee Results has released their 6th annual Holiday Top 40 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, a ranking of the top 40 largest online retailers by revenue, scored on customer satisfaction by nearly 10,000 survey respondents. The “holiday” period is defined here as “the holiday shopping season from Thanksgiving through the last day of Read More …

Per Forrester Affiliate Marketing is Second Only to Paid Search

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I’ve just come across an interesting article by Multichannel Merchant, a Chief! Marketer publication, where the author looks at the results of The State of Retailing Online 2010 survey recently conducted by Forrester Research for Shop.org. Comparing paid search to social media marketing, Multichannel Merchant points out: …According to the results, merchants that earned less Read More …

Importance of Online Coupons for Shoppers, Retailers, Affiliates

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A few days ago, having registered that in April 2010 “35 million consumers visited coupon sites” (a number that was up 5% from the year before), Compete reminded us of the findings of their “Online Shopper Intelligence” study originally released in February 2010. In the ranking of sources / tools on which consumers depend while Read More …

Social Media Use on the Rise, Affiliate & Mobile Underestimated

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Just finished flipping through the newest eCommerce Research Report by Multichannel Merchant. It makes a good and interesting read, especially in light of the fact that online sales are currently growing considerably faster than offline ones [more here], and it is interesting to see what multichannel marketers value most, and what they overlook. Here are Read More …