The online shopping industry has grown from 30 billion users in 2005 to over 180 billion users in 2008. That is a tremendous growth and it will continue to grow steadily. Online shopping's convenience, especially during the Christmas holiday season, has attracted more shoppers year over year than any other industry. Who can blame shoppers, no one wants to compete with anxious shoppers, storming retail stores, pushing and fighting over gifts. The alternative, sitting in the comfort of your office, or home, and browsing on the net for the season's most popular gifts at the click of a button.
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Think letting customers post cranky reviews of your products will scare away sales? Here's the surprising truth.
(Fortune Small Business) -- Like many retailers, Jim Hobart knows the value of a good testimonial.
The online store he co-founded, AlpacaDirect.com, always offered a page full of cherry-picked customer comments raving about the site's alpaca sweaters, socks and yarn. But recently Hobart, 47, decided to take the idea a step further: He hired PowerReviews, whose software lets shoppers write their own product reviews directly on the retailer's Web site.
It was a risky move for the four-year-old company, based in Brentwood, Calif. Hobart was effectively paying to host bad press -- such as posts by customers who described AlpacaDirect's golf cardigan as "kinda sweaty" and a "poor fit." Both awarded the cardigan three out of a possible five stars.
By Roy Furchgott
Starbucks is introducing two new applications for the iPhone that will make it easier for java junkies to get their fix — and make it possible to pay right from the phone, which has broad implications for mobile commerce.
The myStarbucks application has a slew of features that make it easier to remember your friend’s favorite drinks and to locate nearby Starbucks stores. More interesting is a test of a Starbucks card, which will allow people in select West Coast stores to pay for coffee using a bar code on a phone’s screen.