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August 27, 2011

Top 10 Brands and CEO's behind the Ecommerce Revolution

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This infographic profiles some of the top CEO’s andin the world of ecommerce.  From Jeff Bezos to Natalie Massenet, these intelligent gurus are making bank – with billions in net worth and a minimum of millions in yearly revenues to their online stores

August 22, 2011

Daily Deals Market Revenues To Grow 138% in 2011

This infographic (source :Dailybits ) takes a  look at what the biggest “daily deal services” sites do, which ones have gained most popularity and how they have achieved such viral success, along with analysis and comparisons between these main players 
Revenue from online daily deal and discounts sites including Groupon and LivingSocial will top $2.67 billion in 2011, up 138% from $1.12 billion in 2010, projects Local Offer Network Inc., which sells advertising and technology services to group-buying sites.
The company says at least 320 U.S. sites offer daily deals  and US Daily Deals sites in total offered 63,000 deals in 2010. That record will almost certainly be shattered this year, as Local Offer Network estimates that the first quarter of 2011 brought 40,000 daily deal offers to U.S. consumers. “This is driven by new deal brands and an increasing number of sites publishing multiple offers per day,” the report from the company says, adding that the average daily deal site in the United States serves at least 10 markets.

The most popular types of online limited-time deals in the United States remain those related to food and drink, which in the fourth quarter of 2010 accounted for 26% of such online discount offers.

Beauty, spa and massage offers continue to hold the second spot, with 20% of offers, followed by fitness and nutrition, 7%, and sports and recreation, 5%.Home products and services are making some of the most significant gains, reaching 6% in the fourth quarter from 3% in the third quarter. Offers related to clothing and accessories also are gaining importance, the report says, reaching 4% in the fourth quarter, up from 2% in the second quarter.
However not all is hunky dory with the Daily Deals Market.A recent study by Rice University found that, on average, just 55.5 percent of merchants made money via a Groupon deal, with salons and spas, plus restaurants, having the hardest time with a Groupon daily deal promotion. In fact, according to the survey, just 43 percent of restaurants earned a profit with a Groupon deal, prompting some to ask why Google even considered buying it in the first place.

July 28, 2011

Amazon US Sales Increase by 51%

Amazon's  net sales for the quarter were $9.91bn up 51 percent on $6.57bn a year ago. Amazon said it was the fastest growth it had seen since its early years of operation.
Amazon's sales rose by more than 50 percent year-on-year in the second quarter as its ad-supported Kindle took off in the US, but profits fell as a result of investment in the business.Amazon is  the world's largest online retailer, with nearly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc., as of January 2010.

In  addition to its online retail business, Amazon sells hardware via its line of Kindle e-readers, and the company reportedly plans to release a tablet computer by October. Amazon Web Services cloud-computing arm has been making progress, setting up partnerships with Oracle and SAP during the quarter.

  • Total sales increased 50.8% year over year to $9.91 billion from $6.57 billion.

  • North American sales increased year over year 50.4% to $5.40 billion from $3.59 billion. North America accounted for 54.5% of sales in Q2 2011.