Posts tagged “E-commerce”
Online shoppers - especially at Amazon, eBay and through Google - drove traffic to record levels and ended up making nearly $2 billion in purchases, according to Morrisville-based ChannelAdvisor and Internet research firm ComScore.
Tracking of how consumers made purchases online over the Black Friday weekend by ChannelAdvisor finds that 40 percent used mobile devices. That percentage runs counter to a new survey from research firm Ovum, which says are likely to remain dominant. But "Cyber Monday" data might skew ChannelAdvisor's findings. Meanwhile, overall Cyber Monday traffic shows a big bump.
Retailers catering to smartphone and tablet users are especially benefiting, with mobile traffic accounting for 30 percent of the total, an increase of 58 percent from last year, IBM reports. Meanwhile, Morrisville-based ChannelAdvisor reports big increases for Google, Amazon and eBay.
With six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and New Years in 2013, retailers were counting on getting a big boost from turkey day shoppers. Morrisville-based ChannelAdvisors reports the online "baskets" were filled,
Bitcoins, which exist as software and aren't regulated by any country or banking authority, surged to a record $1,044 today, up more than 80-fold from a year earlier. The currency has rallied on growing interest from investors in China and the U.S., while merchants are starting to accept Bitcoins for everything from Gummi bears to tuition fees.
Bull City Venture Partners's Jason Caplain is on the lookout for new tech investments. WRALTechWire caught up with him to get his thoughts on tech and investment trends.
Marketing retention software startup Windsor Circle has closed on $950,000 in new funding and as a result is making several moves targeting ways to drive more growth. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details.
Two Triangle startups were among the three winners in the Internet Summit's Startup Showdown. Learn about the technologies these companies are developing and what they get for winning the showdown.
For all its power and reach, Twitter gushes losses -- $65 million in the third quarter, nearly three times more than it lost a year ago. As Wall Street analysts size up Twitter ahead of its first public stock sale this week, more than a few are expressing concern about the company's lack of profits.
Electronic purchasing and spend management software company SciQuest (NASDAQ:SQI) reported a third quarter loss of $1.8 million, which the company attributed to the expected impact of its recent acquisitions.
Existing methods and practices to fight prescription drug abuse and diversion are outdated, said Philip Gaucher, founder and CEO of Charlotte startup VeriMed. His company is introducing new technology to clamp down on prescription drug abuse before a prescription is even filled.
As Google navigates a shift to mobile promotions from pricier search-based ads on desktops, it is relying on a simple maxim: volume, not just price. Investors like the news, sending Google shares higher.