Category Archives: eCommerce

Online Shopping set to Reach 20% of All Retail

Impressive statistics forecast by the IMRG for the online retail in the next five years. UK shopping has come on in leaps and bounds, the trend continues with the forecast for 2007: €63billion will be spent online by UK shoppers 860 million parcels will be shipped to the UK’s 26 million internet shoppers, 33 each […]

Affiliate Marketing on the Rise

Great event for affiliate marketers organized yesterday by affiliates4u events team. Four hundred attendees, merchants, affiliates and affiliate networks. Merchants are clearly courting affiliates and their ability to attract targeted user traffic. From Kevin Cornils presentation; affiliates sold in excess £ 2000m goods online for a fee of £140m. A year-on-year rise of 60%, […]

Woolworths Big Christmas Push in Online Sales

Woolworths online store has been the most popular ecommerce merchant among our price comparison service users. With almost 300,000 products in their data feed, which includes product descriptions, product references and a good category taxonomy, Woolworths has improved its online distribution through its affeliate network partners, the price comparison sites. Merchants with competitive prices benefit […]

Security Risk Reduced to Zero with PayPal Virtual Debit Card

Though security and risk worries are becoming a thing of the past for online shoppers, Paypal has just introduced the ultimate security solution; a debit card for your paypal account. Hundreds of millions of shoppers using their paypal account to ensure security on their ebay purchases can now use their paypal accounts for all purchases. […]

Comparison Shopping Engines now Essential for Ecommerce Marketing

In spite of the recent controversy on the poor accuracy of online statistics, Hitwise still produces interesting insights on overall internet clickthrough., leading loans and insurance comparator, received 13.55% of total traffic from organic search, and 20% from paid search (PPC) campaigns. While 4.2% of traffic to retail sites are now being sent by […]

Shopping Feeds Standards Fight is On

The Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) has issued its first proposal for a data feeds standards. The standard is aimed squarely at Comparison Shopping Engines, like, and The goal of the standard is to allow ecommerce merchants to generate a single data feed valid for all affiliate networks and shopping sites, […]

Developments on the Standard Universal Data Feeds Front

An announcement is due from and ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards) next Tuesday on Data Feed Standards in the ecommerce sector. Mirroring Sir Tim Berners Lee’s efforts to structure the world’s data with the semantic web project, Alan Rimm-Kaufman is pushing through a common standard for ecommerce merchants to publish their product listings. […]