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Posts tagged with Recession

15 enlightening ecommerce and online retail presentations

Ecommerce is one of the most mature markets online but that doesn't mean that it isn't a dynamic and fast-paced market in which participants need move quick to stay ahead of the curve.

Here are 15 enlightening presentations that can help you do just that.

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Delivery costs sending bargain hunters offline

Cash-strapped shoppers are moving offline and shopping at discount stores like Primark and Matalan, mainly to save on delivery charges, according to a survey released this week.

Verdict Research's e-Retail 2009 report predicts online retail growth of 13.3% this year, to £20.9bn, but also had some interesting stats about how the recession is affecting online shopping habits. 

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Q&A: Kelkoo's UK MD Bruce Fair

Bruce FairKelkoo was offloaded by Yahoo to UK private equity firm Jamplant at the end of last year for a figure reported to be in the region of €100m, a good deal less than the €475m paid for the shopping comparison site in 2004.

I've been talking to Kelkoo's UK MD Bruce Fair about the company's plans now it is under new ownership...

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Burger King: when great marketing doesn't produce great results

Which fast food megabrand has the best marketing: Burger King or McDonald's?

Chances are if you're a member of the marketer's club, you're going to choose Burger King.


5 tips for winning business in a recession

Times are tough but that doesn't mean that winning business has to be if you're a consultant.

If you're a hired gun, growing your business in a recession takes effort and patience but it can be done.


Kiddicare allows shoppers to pay by cash

Baby products retailer Kiddicare, has recently introduced the option of cash payments on its website, by buying a voucher and entering the voucher number during the checkout process.

The vouchers will be available to purchase from more than 21,000 PayPoint outlets which includes many local shops and petrol stations. According to the retailer, this alternative payment method has been introduced as a result of customer demand.


Online retail growth slows slightly in March

Though online retail sales are still on the up, new figures from IMRG suggest that this growth may be slowing, as sales in March grew by 19%, less than the same month in 2008.

These are still encouraging figures in a recession though, and it shows the strength of the online retail sector; e-commerce offerings have improved in the last few years, while more shoppers recognise that the internet is the place to find value for money.


Google slows, but doesn't disappoint

Google released its Q1 2009 results yesterday. As usual, everybody was watching. From analysts to investors to SEMs, few tech companies command the attention of so many groups when they report their earnings.

Given the questions about the economy and where it may be headed, all eyes were on Google yesterday and as it has done in the past, it didn't disappoint.

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The internet as a lifeline for SMEs: Taking the first steps

Last week, Easynet Connect commissioned a study of UK SMEs in order to try and gauge the impact that the recession has had upon online strategy in this sometimes overlooked, but important, area of UK industry.


Video games change television consumption habits: Nielsen

What do people do when times are tough? History suggests they look for escapes. Some go to the movies, some eat candy and some indulge in sin. And some play video games.

The healthy growth in the video game market has not been dented by the recession according to Nielsen's newly-released 'State of the Video Gamer' report, which looked at console and PC video game usage in the United States for Q4 2008.


UK internet users like ads, sort of

It's commonly accepted in the online publishing world that internet users don't like ads. While 'hate' might be strong word, it's hard to argue that advertising is an internet user's best friend.

For publishers relying on ads to pay the bills, that usually means one thing: striking an appropriate balance. Enough ads to pay the bills, not so many ads that your users 'hate' you.


Revenue growth to halve for UK online publishers this year: report

Everybody knows that it's tough out there. There are glimmers of hope but the global recession marches onward.

One thing that hasn't been so clear: just how bad (or not-so-bad) the situation is.