Report: Half of US consumers embrace cross-border shopping

Atlanta, GA — June 13, 2017.  A new customer experience study from UPS has found that 47% percent of U.S. consumers have made a purchase from an overseas merchant in 2017. 36% said they wanted unique products, not available on the domestic U.S. market, while most online shoppers cite lower overseas prices as a main incentive for making […]

A New Approach to Measuring How Brands Are Portrayed On Social Media

NEW YORK, NY — June 9, 2017. Scientists propose a “visual listening in” approach to measuring how brands are portrayed on social media, by mining visual content posted by users. With the rapidly growing amount of visual brand-related content consumers create on social media, images are a promising tools for marketers, designers and brand managers to track […]

5 Great Examples of Successful Social Commerce Websites

What is Social Commerce? Social commerce is a relatively new scientific field that involves several professional and academic disciplines.Although social commerce refers to e-commerce transactions delivered via social media, there is no agreed-upon definition or description of the content and boundaries of the social commerce area. The “misconception” of Social Commerce There is a common […]

How To Find a Profitable Niche Market on Amazon?

There are usually two approaches when giving advice on how to choose a niche. The advice for people new to building niche websites, starting a blog, or entering the Internet marketing arena is usually something along the lines of “choose a niche that you are interested in or passionate about”. This isn’t bad advice, in […]