Responsive design is personally one of my favourite ecommerce trends and having previously rounded up 10 examples of retailers that have embraced the technology I thought it about time to highlight a few more.
One of the most interesting aspects of these posts is the unique approaches taken to responsive design by different businesses.
This list includes hotels, hobby crafts, suit retailers and mobile network providers, each with very different aims and solutions. I've also included QR codes so you can quickly navigate to the sites on your mobile if you so desire.
Personally I think a clean, simple design works best as it means the site scales effectively across different screen sizes without looking cluttered. I’ve said it before, but Skinny Ties is my favourite example.
And for more information on this topic, check out our blog posts looking at five brands that have reaped rewards after adopting responsive design and a more in-depth look at exactly what the technology is and why it is so important...
Once again we round up six of the best infographics we've seen this week.
The topics include mobile trends in emerging markets, social influencers, the mobile landscape, 4G's impact on retail, and stats on bring your own device.
Here are some of the most interesting digital marketing stats we've seen this week.
Stats include ASOS's brand value, Twitter's relationship with TV, dual screening, holiday search traffic, QR codes, the value of online gambling and slow loading websites.
For more digital marketing stats, check out our Internet Statistics Compendium.
Ecommerce is growing rapidly in Indonesia, with the market expected to soar to $10bn by 2015. More global businesses are looking to take advantage of this fast-growing market, with its resilient economy and huge population.
With the world's fourth largest population, more than 700 languages, and 18,000 islands, Indonesia is a fascinatingly diverse country. Its idyllic beaches and stunning mountains draw tourists from around the world.
But for global businesses, its huge population, resilient economy, and emerging ecommerce market, are the main attractions.
First the $1 trillion part: According to a recent report from eMarketer, ecommerce topped the trillion-dollar mark for the first time in 2012.
This was not a one-time fluke, or even something unexpected, on the contrary, this number is expected to rise: The National Retail Federation and Shop.org both reported that eRetail spending grew by 15% over 2012.
ComScore recently reported that ecommerce represented 10% of all discretionary dollars spent in 2012 and that web sales for 2013 are expected to increase from 9 to 12%
How can you get your slice? Truly, a trillion dollar question. We have prepared some tips that can help you on your way to having your pie and eating it as well.
Videos are a powerful way to showcase products on an ecommerce website, and savvy online retailers are discovering ways to get the best return on their investment in video.
For example, videos can help improve SEO campaign results, and user-generated videos can help boost conversion rates.
Almost every type of website you visit these days features video prominently, since website visitors and shoppers have a growing appetite for video.
It’s more engaging for website visitors, and tells a brand or product story in a more immersive way than text and images do.
Australians spent $504m on group buying sites in 2012, a rise of 1.4% on the year prior, leading some industry experts to predict that group buying is here to stay.
According to a new Telsyte study, in Q4 2012 Australians spent more than $130m on group buying sites and the combined revenues of the top five deal sites saw a growth of more than 9% year-on-year.
Groupon and Scoopon showed the strongest performances, seeing a combined 40% year-on-year rise.
Pricing items in online retail store can be a pain. It can take hours of tedious manual work, and it's always a trial and error experiment as you never know which price is just the right one for your products.
You know that you need to have some sort of pricing strategy in place for you online store and we know that you do, but is that strategy costing you?
When a retailer or brand decides it's time to replatform their ecommerce website, many will opt to embark on an ITT process (Invitation to Tender).
This can involve two or three distinct phases: RFI (Request for Information) and RFP (Request for Proposal).
A recent Gartner press release suggested a major change in the way we might interact with ecommerce in within the next few years. Their prediction is that by 2015 fully half of retail customer identities will be based on social network identities. The report’s main thrust is on the impact of this shift on IT and security infrastructure, but what is much more interesting is the potential for a more direct connection between purchase and social identity.
The logic behind this potential growth is the frictionless “log-in with Facebook or twitter” option that allows customers to skip the laborious sign up or registration process. But the obvious question that arises is: What happens when social identity becomes purchaser identity? When you consider the potential meshing of purchase data with social data there appears to be a huge opportunity here for e-commerce sites to improve sales and build loyalty.