How Big Is E-commerce Industry?

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The e-commerce sector has continued its double-digit growth year over year. Did You Know That In 1979 – Michael Aldrich invented Online Shopping In 1990 – Tim Berners-Lee created the first World Wide Web server and browser In 1994 – Pizza Hut Offers online ordering on their Web Page Netscape launchs first commercial Browser – Navigator In 1995 – Amazon starts selling Books Online E-bay is founded by Pierre Omidyar as AuctionWeb. Facts More than 85% of online population has used internet to purchase something. More than 50% of online population shopped online more than once. 73% of Consumer prefer Online Shopping because it is time-saving Global E-commerce sales are growing by more than 19% a year and will be of almost $1.4 trillion by 2015 E-commerce Sales in US growing at 10% a year and will grow to $279 billion by 2015 There are more than 178.5 million consumers are in US and will grow to 201.1 million by 2015 54% of Online shoppers are of age group 18-30 Years 75% of Online shoppers use Credit/debit cards for online shopping India is the highest growing and Portugal is the least growing E-commerce country right now Residents of North Dakota spend the highest percent (16.9) of their online income in online shopping whereas residents of Maine spend the least percent (1.83) of their online income Illinois has the lowest average Shipping time of 2.55 days Whereas Hawaii has the highest average Shipping time – 4.10 days for online orders 40% of the items that sold online are Books Mobile e-commerce market is growing year over year and will be of more than 23.8 Billion by 2015
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China social media landscape infographic

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There are 457 million netizens living in China. The number, which is 23.2% of the world’s total 2.08 billion netizens, is estimated to grow to 2 billion by 2015. When we compare the behaviors of netizens in China & US, it’s interesting that Chinese are creating more digital UGC content than Americans… but, Chinese netizens interact less, 19% lower than that of American netizens.
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43.5 Percent Of Twitter Users Will Follow Your Brand If You Offer Special Deals

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Surprise, surprise: people are looking for deals online. According to a new infographic, nearly half of Twitter users say their number one reason for following a brand’s account is to find out about deals or special offers.

This infographic, published by Get Satisfaction, looks at how audiences interact with brands on social media, and what factors make someone want to follow or like a brand.

Twitter users want deals more than Facebook and MySpace users, but they’re not as interested in following a brand if they’re already a current customer.

Altogether, respondents chimed in with a resounding “Yes!” when asked whether an online experience had influenced a future purchase of a product or service from a particular brand – 97.09 percent said that it had. Notable, though, they don’t clarify as to whether this online experience was a positive one which compelled them to buy, or a negative one which scared them away from buying.

There are plenty more interesting tidbits in this infographic, including which brands are most popular on Facebook and Twitter, what actions people take after following a brand, and how many brands the average respondent follows.
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Teens and Their Mobile Phones

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Have you ever wondered what teens were really using their mobile phones for?
A recent study released by Pew Internet Research has shed light on average mobile phone use among American teens. This study includes not only information regarding how much teens use their mobile phones, but what they are using them for as well, such as: to go online, text and access social media sites. Perhaps not surprisingly, average mobile use varies greatly by age, and sexting seems to becoming more of an issue.
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