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ANSWERED on Tue 4 Nov 2008 - 3:58 pm UTC by Bobbie Sevens

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joho123 

Customer

 29 Oct 2008 12:23 UTCWed 29 Oct 2008 - 12:23 pm UTC 

I´m looking for studies in the ecommerce market. Especially about new markts and rapid growing market in this field.

 

Bobbie Sevens 

Researcher

 4 Nov 2008 14:24 UTCTue 4 Nov 2008 - 2:24 pm UTC 

Hello Joho123,

Is this the kind of information you're looking for? If so, I will locate similar information for your answer. If not, please clarify what you are seeking.

Thanks,
Bobbie7


"US online retail reached $175 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow to $335 billion by 2012. Business-to-consumer (B2C) eCommerce continues its double-digit year-over-year growth rate, in part because sales are shifting away from stores and in part because online shoppers are less sensitive to adverse economic conditions than the average US consumer. Despite the continued growth of the channel, online retailers face several challenges to growth: Online stores are broadly perceived as a second choice for shoppers, online retail is becoming increasingly seasonal, and online shoppers rarely admit to browsing, which can drive valuable incremental dollars during their Web shopping experiences."
Forrester
http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,41592,00.html

Mobile commerce to explode in 2009

Every ecommerce merchant should list their products on mobile devices because of:
- the advent of improved mobile interfaces and devices to accomodate shopping
- trends in consumer behaviour patterns, and
- flat pricing by mobile technology providers to surf the Web

(. . .)

Internet Retailer reports that, by the end of 2009, 51.9% of merchants expect to operate their own m-commerce site for users of wireless devices and 57.1% also expect to design and maintain pages on social networks that give shoppers options to download digital coupons, upload videos, and participate in blogs or forums.  These m-commerce sites would be in addtion to working with shopping portals as Amazon, which also can get an ecommerce merchants products in front of consumers.

(. . .)

"The retailers that make best use of emerging technologies such as mobile commerce and social networking are the ones that will build the best brand recognition and create the most diverse means for shoppers to complete a transaction."
eTail dTail, September 2008
http://www.etaildtail.com/weblog/2008/09/mobileize-your.html

 

joho123 

Customer

 4 Nov 2008 14:27 UTCTue 4 Nov 2008 - 2:27 pm UTC 

This is great!

 

Bobbie Sevens 

Researcher

 4 Nov 2008 14:44 UTCTue 4 Nov 2008 - 2:44 pm UTC 

I will locate additional information for you to make a complete answer

Bobbie7

 

Bobbie Sevens 

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 4 Nov 2008 15:58 UTCTue 4 Nov 2008 - 3:58 pm UTC 

Hello Joho123,

The results of my research for e-commerce, trends and growth in the market are as follows:


Joe Chung, cofounder and CEO of Allurent says the must-have features e-tailers should incorporate into their online businesses are:

1. Interactive merchandising
2. Advanced shopping tools
3. Rich media
4. Advanced search and guided navigation (new ways to let consumers find what they’re looking for)
5. Social commerce (facilitate conversations and interactions between your shoppers)

Read the complete article here:
E-Commerce Times, 07/10/08
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/The-Red-Queen-of-E-Commerce-63719.html?wlc=1225811340


UK E-commerce Trends

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS),in 2008 (55%) of UK adults had bought something on the Web, and 81% of those had made their purchases during the previous three months. For both men and women, rates of recent purchase had risen since 2006."

From the 21st Century Life Index Report, "the percentage of respondents saying they regularly shop online had risen from 2% in 1998 to 41% 10 years later. Over one-half (56%) said they had bought something on the Web in the previous three months, and 26% had bought or sold at an auction site such as eBay during that period."
Payperclick, 25 October 2008
http://payperclickoffer.com/uk-e-commerce-trends/


Trends 2008: European eCommerce And Online Retail

". . . surging numbers of consumers will continue to go shopping online for everything from eco-friendly white goods to purely digital content to luxury products. For those retailers and consumer product brands that focus their efforts on improving their eCommerce presence across all channels in 2008, the payoff will be immediate."

"Forrester expects significant trends in 2008 to focus on improvements in collaborative merchandising, increased consumer demand for instant gratification, enhancement of product discovery tools, and the emergence of mobile comparison shopping. Online retailers and consumer product brands that augment and enhance site functionality, provide real-time transparent inventory, and offer a wide variety of shipping and payment options will be the big winners in 2008."
Forrester
http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,44528,00.html


The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a new report about Americans’ online shopping habits

"Most online Americans view online shopping as a way to save time and a convenient way to buy products. At the same time, most internet users express discomfort over a key step in online shopping -- sending personal or credit card information over the internet."

You can download the full 32-page report for free here:
Pew Internet & American Life Project: Feb. 13, 2008
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/237/report_display.asp


E-Commerce Times provides many informative articles.

Use an e-commerce fulfillment provider

"Instant scalability and reduced cost are two of the main reasons e-commerce sites should consider using an e-commerce fulfillment provider instead of handling their own order fulfillment, writes Mark Ayotte, owner of Yugster.com"
E-Commerce Times, 11/03/08
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/65022.html


Irwin Kramer, CEO of e-tailer iCongo states "Retailers should look at the economic downturn as an opportunity to gain an advantage over their competitors."

"Optimizing inventory and customer service systems are key to positioning your business for the future."

"Retailers should continue to explore investments in technologies that provide improved customer service and optimize operational efficiencies in order to improve their competitive market position."
E-Commerce Times, 11/04/08
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/65031.html

Online Chat

"Online chat is a segment of the customer interaction space that's growing rapidly, thanks to the changing styles of consumers. Done properly, it can help drive more sales and keep customers happy."
E-Commerce Times, 10/27/08
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/64941.html

Check out other popular E-Commerce Times articles at the link below.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/mostpop/


From a study from MasterCard regarding Asian e-commerce trends

"Asian e-commerce will grow by 23% a year for the next decade."

"China will replace Japan as the largest online shopping market by the year 2010."

"480 million Chinese to spend a staggering $1.4 trillion over the Internet with India a close second. The rising population of upper-middle-income urban elites is likely to boost the online shopping markets in China and India significantly."
Money and Markets, 07-08-08
http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/a-big-winner-from-asias-e-commerce-boom-2-25326


Here is the information I provided in my clarification..

"US online retail reached $175 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow to $335 billion by 2012. Business-to-consumer (B2C) eCommerce continues its double-digit year-over-year growth rate, in part because sales are shifting away from stores and in part because online shoppers are less sensitive to adverse economic conditions than the average US consumer. Despite the continued growth of the channel, online retailers face several challenges to growth: Online stores are broadly perceived as a second choice for shoppers, online retail is becoming increasingly seasonal, and online shoppers rarely admit to browsing, which can drive valuable incremental dollars during their Web shopping experiences."
Forrester
http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,41592,00.html

Mobile commerce to explode in 2009

Every ecommerce merchant should list their products on mobile devices because of:
- the advent of improved mobile interfaces and devices to accomodate shopping
- trends in consumer behaviour patterns, and
- flat pricing by mobile technology providers to surf the Web

(. . .)

Internet Retailer reports that, by the end of 2009, 51.9% of merchants expect to operate their own m-commerce site for users of wireless devices and 57.1% also expect to design and maintain pages on social networks that give shoppers options to download digital coupons, upload videos, and participate in blogs or forums.  These m-commerce sites would be in addtion to working with shopping portals as Amazon, which also can get an ecommerce merchants products in front of consumers.

(. . .)

"The retailers that make best use of emerging technologies such as mobile commerce and social networking are the ones that will build the best brand recognition and create the most diverse means for shoppers to complete a transaction."
eTail dTail, September 2008
http://www.etaildtail.com/weblog/2008/09/mobileize-your.html


I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Bobbie7

 

Bobbie Sevens 

Researcher

 4 Nov 2008 16:10 UTCTue 4 Nov 2008 - 4:10 pm UTC 

Additional information:

"e-retailers in m-commerce are keeping a sharp eye on smartphone users, looking to understand who they are and what they want."
Internet Retailer
http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=28297

"Order online/pick-up in store programs are a centerpiece of the multi-channel strategies of some retail chains."
Internet Retailer
http://www.internetretailer.com/article.asp?id=28296

comScore E-Commerce Sales Trends
http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=302

Merrill Lynch 2008 Internet Trends Report provides some interesting information.
http://74.125.45.104/search?q=cache:8oA6p5UuH0EJ:www.scribd.com/doc/2186205/Merrill-Lynch-2008-Internet-Trends-Report+%22e-commerce+trends+%22+2009+OR+2010&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8

 

pauldylan 

User

 14 Mar 2011 15:32 UTCMon 14 Mar 2011 - 3:32 pm UTC 

Theres a great research case study here which talks about the ecommerce trends of 2011 found in WIKI: http://www.fortune3.com/blog/2010/11/ecommerce-trends-to-watch-for-in-2011/

Also, the same blog has a good case study about consumer shopping trends in terms of website visits: http://www.fortune3.com/blog/2011/03/case-study-consumer-comparison-shopping-driving-up-search-marketing-cost/

A great consumer behavior research study: http://palatnikfactor.com/2008/08/01/online-shopping-consumer-behavior-research-report/

 

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