Mobile Drives E-Commerce Globally

Just a decade ago, virtually all E-commerce was conducted via laptops and desktops. But today, mobile drives E-commerce globally. And E-commerce remains the  best growth vehicle for many companies. Check out this prior post: Important New Report on 2017 Internet Trends. The chart below shows the rapid growth of retail E-commerce worldwide. Data compiled from […]

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Amazon Prime Still Keeps Growing

As we know, Amazon dominates the world of online retailing. And it is a very creative firm.  Think about the Kindle, the Kindle Fire, Alexa, and Amazon Prime. [Click here to read more.] Also, it leads online retailers in customer service, including returns, Because Amazon Prime is the basis for a lot of the firm’s […]

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Harry & David’s Modernizing

Long-time businesses need to live in the present and plan for the future. Harry & David has been a leader in selling gift products for more than 80 years. Take a look at this video for a quick overview of the retailer. Harry & David’s modernizing is important for its future.   As these examples […]

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How Big a Hurdle Is Ad Blocking in 2017?

Ad blocking is becoming an enormous problem for online marketers, going from a nuisance a couple of years ago to a major threat today. ARE YOU PREPARED TO HANDLE IT? Technopedia describes ad blockers as follows: “An ad blocker is a program that will remove different kinds of advertising from a Web user’s experience online. […]

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Bravo, Patagonia!

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.” […]

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Not Trying to Keep Scaring You About Online Security, But …

Yes, we at Evans on Marketing have made a number of posts about about online security, privacy, identity theft, and related issues. We’re not really trying to scare you, but we are trying to get you to be more alert and to protect yourself better online. That’s why we we’ve posted several tips, such as: […]

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Can You Personalize Marketing without Shopper Participation?

One of the toughest issues for marketers to deal with in this high-tech world is how much to personalize their communication and offerings. On the one hand, marketers need as much customer information as possible to target individual shoppers more specifically. On the other hand, many customers want their privacy and do not appreciate it […]

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2016 China-Based Singles’ Day to Dominate Global Holiday Season

Last year, we wrote about the phenomenally successful 2015 online Chinese Singles’ Day, an annual event scheduled for November 11 that dwarfs Cyber Monday, which occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving each year. As reported by The Street: “Singles’ Day is the biggest retail event in the year, beating Cyber Monday and Black Friday.” […]

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GoSpaces, a Free Web Site Builder and E-Commerce Platform

Go Spaces (also known as Spaces) is a rather new Web site designer and host. It has a free design package that “Brings your business online. Get access to 15 free business tools. Branded Space. 3% per transaction + gateway  fees.” It also offers a premium package for $4 per month: “Take your business to […]

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More Bad News on Our Privacy

As we have noted several times (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), the hacking and theft of people’s vital information remains quite rampant around the globe, despite some technological advances. To show how bad the situation is, consider this recent Russian example reported by Eric Auchaud for Reuters: “Hundreds of millions of […]

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