Posts tagged “E-commerce”

December 21, 2016

Premium Lock PEW survey: eight in ten Americans shop online

Pew Research Americans have embraced online shopping. About eight in ten have made an online purchase, 51 percent bought something using a cell phone, and 15 percent made purchases from a social media site link, says a Pew Reseach Center survey.

Updated December 21, 2016

Premium Lock More execs depart Twitter, first delivery by drone, NASA direction

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: More Twitter execs depart; Trump NASA tradition team adding members favoring public/private partnerships; first company to make a drone delivery isn't Amazon.

Updated December 19, 2016

Premium Lock Startup Offline Media lands $500,000 in new capital

Raleigh-based Offline Media has raised $500,000 from investors as it continues to expand its offerings of curated content for events and other lifestyle experiences.

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December 13, 2016

Premium Lock 2017 Retaiing Predicitions: More Amazon-ization coming

Amazon.com    "Amazon-ization of retailing will increase as sellers strive to match Amazon's sales and fulfillment model, engage new channels, geek up their stores, and use technology to refine inventory management and anticipate customer desires in 2017 is Software AG's top prediction for 2017.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Retailers reward online search for promotions

As the turkey was eaten and weather turned cold, North American shoppers turned to their computers and mobile devices to seek deals. This year, more than ever before, retailers rewarded their quest.

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December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Survey says: native ads confuse consumers

Many consumers are still confused by native ads in news publications, according to new survey. Native ads match the form of the platform offering them, making them look more like editorial content. Can this be fixed?

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Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Banking on change: Fintech startups target financial services

ecommerce          Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest industry overtaken by technology. Hundreds of startups are offering easier and cheaper ways to save, borrow, spend and invest. They are doing it by shifting the battleground to smartphone apps and websites, which function as digital offices that are accessible around the clock with minimal staffing, and by lowering fees.

December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon: Triangle home shoppers buying high-tech - and water

Amazon says its Prime delivery service in the Triangle continues to grow as Christmas nears. And the Echo Dot - Amazon's own smart home device - is among the hottest selling items along with tech device cables. Also hot: Bottled water!

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Updated December 7, 2016

Premium Lock Top 10 2017 tech predictions: eSports, bank disruption, virtual reality and more

Information technology Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.

Updated December 5, 2016

Premium Lock December's tech events calendar a busy one + A look to 2017

Social networking The year 2016 will draw to a busy close for Triangle tech firms with a host of events on the calendar. Here's the latest update plus a look at early 2017 and what groups meet where. and when.

November 30, 2016

Premium Lock HQ Raleigh to expand in Raleigh, adding new downtown presence

HQ's logo  HQ Raleigh is expanding its presence in downtown Raleigh by adding 15,000 square feet of space in the Capital Club building. HQ Raleigh says it is leasing four floors in order to be able to offer more space to startups and emerging companies.

Updated November 30, 2016

Premium Lock Mobile devices help Cyber Monday sales hit record $3.45B

Cyber Monday Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29, 2016

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor: Free shipping 'a necessity for retailers to remain competittve'

ecommerce          Consumers demanding free, fast shipping - and retailers are answering the demands, according to data compiled by global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

November 29, 2016

Premium Lock Filings: AvidXchange raises $14.5M; Premier acquires 2 firms for $325M

Avidxchange "Cyber Monday" was a busy one for two Charlotte firms - AvidXchange and Premier - but not for shopping. Instead, AvidXchange raised more cash and Premier acquired two firms for $325 million.

November 28, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Mobile shopping sets Thanksgiving record

E-Commerce Global ecommerce solutions provider ChannelAdvisor says shoppers using mobile devices for the first time accounted for more than half of Thanksgiving day shopping transactions.The National Retail Federation also notes the m-commerce surge.

Updated November 25, 2016

Premium Lock Are SoLoMo apps the next big tech disruptor?

Are SolLoMo apps the next big disruptor? Could be. When it comes to those increasingly popular applications for social, location and mobile, many smartphone owners are using these apps for such things as Uber and food delivery. And they are a threat to traditional services, says research firm Parks Associates.

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