Posts tagged “E-commerce”

Updated December 8, 2011

Premium Lock 'XXX' domain stampede - 50,000 names taken in first few hours

ICM Registry, a Florida-based company, began selling domain names with the ".xxx" domain and a rush of buyers ensued. Another 100,000 names had been reserved in advance of the official launch.

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December 7, 2011

Premium Lock Wedding site lands investment from Raleigh VC firm Southern Capitol

Maryland-based WeddingWire is an online wedding planning resource site that helps link couples and wedding service providers.

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Updated December 7, 2011

Premium Lock California CRM firm opens office in Durham, is hiring

SugarCRM, a fast-growing customer relationship management company, is opening a new office in Durham and is looking to hire additional sales and engineering staff. SugarCRM touts itself as the "world's fastest growing customer relationship management company."

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Updated December 5, 2011

Premium Lock Cyber frenzy: Online sales reach record $6B in five days

ecommerce          Research firm comScore says shoppers spent nearly $6 billion online on Monday through Friday last week, a record.

November 30, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh software startup Spreedly names chief executive officer

Spreedly Justin Benson, a 15-year software veteran, takes over as the top executive in the three-year-old company that focuses on subscription related services.

November 29, 2011

Premium Lock In race to 'cloud' for music, Apple wins - but not by much

Review: Apple, Amazon, Google let you buy songs, store them on faraway computers called the cloud and retrieve them wirelessly on devices connected to the Internet. But which system do you want to live with? It's a choice you can't make lightly.

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November 29, 2011

Premium Lock CyberMonday sales jump 25%; Amazon surges 52%

New data from e-commerce services provider ChannelAdvisor shows big improvements as well for search shopping, eBay and comparison shopping engine deals. Across five-day weekend, sales strong in many areas.

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November 29, 2011

Premium Lock CyberMonday a smash with shoppers - sales soar 37%

Cyber Monday With Amazon leading the way, e-commerce sales soared on CyberMonday even three hours before the day ended, ChannelAdvisor data shows.

November 28, 2011

Premium Lock Amazon sales soar 58% even before Cyber Monday rush

Overall e-Commerce same-store sales started with 17 percent growth on Thanksgiving Day followed by 20% growth on Black Friday, 21% growth on Saturday and 27% growth on Sunday

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November 28, 2011

Premium Lock CyberSunday sales spike 27% from 2010, ChannelAdvisor data shows

Through the first four days of the holiday weekend, e-commerce sales are surging with Amazon setting the pace. Search business, eBay and comparison shop engine transactions also climb.

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Updated November 28, 2011

Premium Lock Cyber Monday: Tracking growth of a e-commerce phenomenon

Data from Comscore shows the growth of Cyber Monday as an increasingly important day for retailers.

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Updated November 28, 2011

Premium Lock CyberSaturday sales up 20% from 2010, ChannelAdvisor data shows

e-commerce sales surge Through the first three days of the holiday weekend, e-commerce sales are surging with Amazon setting the pace.

Updated November 28, 2011

Premium Lock E-commerce sales up 15% on Thanksgiving

e-commerce Amazon sales jump 27 percent while overall business shows growth led by marketplace sales and search, data from ChannelAdvisor shows.

Updated November 26, 2011

Premium Lock Online sales soar on Black Friday, Thanksgiving

ecommerce          Statistics from IBM, PayPal show big surge in e-commerce with mobile payments jumping 500 percent. Some sites are slowed by shopper volume.

Updated November 23, 2011

Premium Lock Tablets, social media, mobile buying, bargains = e-commerce rush

ecommerce          Tablets will be "hot," check out retailers' social media sites for additional bargains, retailers are gearing up for more mobile buyers, and online buying is already surging, says ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo.

November 22, 2011

Premium Lock D├ęcor app helps you visualize new item in your home via iPad

Just in time for Christmas, shopping search engine TheFind incorporates "Camera View" into its app that allows users to place potential purchases from catalogues in your home or office through augmented reality.

November 21, 2011

Premium Lock Week in review: WRAL Tech Wire headlines

Week in review A look back at WRAL Tech Wire headlines for the week of Nov. 13-20.

Updated November 20, 2011

Premium Lock Online holiday shopping - or 'couch commerce' - to set records, reports say

eMarketer projects growing online sales More consumers than ever will be searching for bargains online, using their smartphones, iPads or PCs at home with e-commerce expected to generate more than 5 percent of overall sales. ChannelAdvisor, a Triangle-based company, is helping fuel that growth by supporting numerous major retailers such as Amazon, Victoria's Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue, Office Depot and Dell.

Updated November 17, 2011

Premium Lock Thanksgiving night shopping? Bah! Humbug! Just say no!

Shopping from work? Be careful As more chains target Thanksgiving Day with wall-to-wall bargains and better buys, consumers should say no. Enjoy the day with your families so retailers' employees can as well.

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