Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie tops online sales

MJ's movie premieres tonight in the US and in France.

According to movie tickets website Fandango, 61% of all its tickets sales in the last 2 weeks are for "This Is It", and over 1,000 showtimes for the flick are already sold-out in the US.

Also, "This Is It" producer AEG estimates that the first 5 days will bring in $250 million, which is more than Spiderman 2 did...

I'm going to see it tonight in Paris... Will post my review :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Morgan Stanley's 2009 Economy + Internet Trends

The always highly anticipated yearly presentation by Mary Meeker is embedded hereunder.

Key themes: The Return of the Economy, the Mobile Internet revolution.


Morgan Stanley Economy Internet Trends

Friday, October 16, 2009

Be Your Own Social Media Director | via Practical Ecommerce

In this edition of "Ecommerce Know-How", Kevin Patrick Allen from Practical Ecommerce shares three roles the owner and de facto social media director of an ecommerce company can play and how, by incorporating those practices within his business, he can better reach the new age of consumers online.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In the Beginning: 9 Really Old School Ecommerce Designs | Via GetElastic

Cool post from the GetElastic Blog, showing early e-commerce websites designs in the late '90s.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

French private shopping club Vente-privé, an e-commerce European success worth USD 1.5 billion

From Techcrunch Europe, an update on private shopping clubs in the US (a.k.a. closed-community shopping websites), on the interest from e-commerce power players on this awesome business model... and on the mother of all private shopping clubs, Vente Privée.

"TechCrunch Europe thus understands, from some very good sources, that Gilt, Amazon and eBay are all actively looking at acquisitions in the European private shopping club space. The price for Vente Privée alone is being talked about in terms of a $1.5 billion sale. Some sources even put the figure at between $2 billion and $4 billion.

One VC I spoke to said Vente Privee was “very attractive” to the big ecommerce beasts like Amazon and eBay, and a roll-up of these types of clubs is potentially in the offing across Europe. Another said “It would be a good move – depending on price – from either Amazon or eBay.”

Read the whole article here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Faceshopping": Carrefour launches exclusive live shopping deal application on Facebook

Here's a little social commerce app we designed and launched at Publicis K4 for Carrefour, the #2 retailer in the world.

It's called "Faceshopping" and it offers daily shopping deals for Facebook members only.

Launched on September 22nd, it is the first application of its kind.

Reviews are starting to show up accross the Web...

Go ahead and try it for yourself...
All of your comments and ideas are welcome, so we can make it better over time.

(A special shout-out to the fine folks at KRDS for the great work!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009 survey says 30% of online adults will not make a purchase at an online store if they can’t find a coupon for that store...

Awesome online coupon website RetailMeNot, from the fine people at Stateless Systems, just released the results of its survey on consumer couponing habits.
Major learning include:
- Coupons drive more purchases (duh)
- The wealthy have increased the use of coupons (these are tough times for everybody)
- 30% of online adults will not make a purchase at an online store if they can’t find a coupon for that store
- and much more... read all about it here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide by Optaros

Check out this Presentation by Optaros, summarizing what a retailer can do in social commerce in 2009:

Update : A little bonus : Screencast of the Facebook Connect Magento Extension !

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