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Report: Portals Gaining On Stand-Alone E-tailers

While individual e-tailers have come under fire from some quarters for underwhelming holiday sales, many online shopping malls and portals doubled their growth rates over the same period, according to the Yankee Group. "The numbers are likely to be encouraging for portals to keep the mall concep...

QVC.com Hits Right E-Commerce Notes

Boosted by strong customer service reviews, QVC.com rose to the top of Forrester Research's General Merchandise PowerRankings, beating both Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. According to the report, a lack of privacy policy links on checkout pages, vague inventory status information and slow phone-base...

eBay’s Not-So Happy New Year

eBay went to bed on December 31st flush with holiday success, and woke up to a New Year full of snags. Over the past several weeks, the auction giant suffered the longest outage in recent memory, faced down a throng of irate users over a privacy breach, and found itself slapped with a lawsuit b...

Is the Sun Setting on E-Bookstores?

There is an interesting paradox developing in the online bookstore industry. Fourth quarter revenues (including holiday sales) are up, and books continue to be the top-selling product category on the Net, but virtually across the board, book e-tailers are falling short of analyst earnings estimates....

Are All Dot-Com Layoffs Created Equal?

In December, the job placement firm of Challenger, Gray and Christmas released a report saying that Internet job losses had increased for seven straight months, and that more than 40,000 dot-com jobs had disappeared in a 12-month period. The sheer number of layoffs have gotten most of the attention...

More Layoffs for MVP.com

MVP.com announced Monday that it has laid off 36 more employees as part of a restructuring plan the online sports e-tailer began in December, when it laid off 79 people. MVP.com spokesperson Paula Davis told the E-Commerce Times that the layoffs were across all departments and all levels. The spor...

E-Holiday Boasts High Customer Satisfaction

More than 90 percent of online shoppers were satisfied with their holiday shopping experiences and more than two-thirds plan to buy online again soon, according to a report released Monday by the NPD Group. The NPD e-Visory shows that 57 percent of shoppers were "very" or "extremely" satisfied...

Tech Stocks Stable After Wild Ride

Boosted by gains in big cap tech stocks like Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, the Nasdaq composite stock index barely ended its seven-session losing streak Thursday, finishing up 7.34 points in the fifth largest volume trading day in its history. The tech stocks struggled to stay in positive territory ...

E-Commerce Eyes Bush Cabinet Pick

With the nomination Wednesday of Don Evans as U.S. Secretary of Commerce by President-elect George W. Bush, many e-commerce analysts are wondering how the potential new Cabinet member will affect the New Economy. So far, little is known about the technology views of Evans, who is reportedly one of B...

Report: Brick-and-Clicks Now E-tail Model

Many brick-and-click Web merchants are following a basic recipe for success this holiday season, according to a new report from the Yankee Group. According to "Performance Enhancing Strategies for Online Retailers," such offline mainstays as JCPenney.com, LandsEnd.com, and SharperImage.com will ...

Report: E-tailers Still Facing Service Hurdles

Many e-tailers will not have the capabilities to meet growing customer service demands this holiday season, according to a report issued by Jupiter Research and the NPD Group. Sixty-two percent of consumers who shopped online in 1999 and contacted customer service had a negative impression of onli...

Auction Sites See Holiday Surge

Auction sites are dominating the 2000 online holiday shopping season, according to a report issued by Media Metrix. For the two weeks ended November 26th and December 3rd, Web auction giant eBay averaged 60 percent more unique daily visitors than the Internet's top retail site Amazon.com, the r...

U.S. Official Warns of Cyber Catastrophe

National Security Council top cyber-official Richard Clarke said Friday that the next president of the United States has to make Internet security a top priority if the country is to avoid potentially catastrophic events. "What are we prepared to do now to reduce the probability and to mitigat...

Report: Women Top Men as Net Buyers

Women have made a higher percentage of online purchases than men for two quarters running, according to a survey released Thursday by Greenfield Online. The report indicates that sales to women outnumbered sales to men by 2 percent in the third quarter of 2000. Shopping categories that were p...

Tower and MP3.com In Music Delivery Deal

Tower Records and MP3.com announced a deal Wednesday that will provide customers with immediate online streaming access to music they purchase from TowerRecords.com, and eventually Tower Records brick-and-mortar retail stores. The agreement to extend MP3's "Instant Listening" service to Tower was ...

GM Sees Net Car Sales Boom In Brazil

In sharp contrast to the consumer resistance that online car dealers are experiencing in the U.S., General Motors has sold over 8,000 Chevrolet Celta cars in Brazil via the Web since mid-September. GM said Tuesday that within the next few months more than 80 percent of its expected 25,000 Brazili...

E-tailer Absorbs Failed Free ISP

To prevent the potential loss of over 5.2 million customers during the holiday season, Kmart-backed discount e-tailer BlueLight.com said Monday it is buying select assets from its defunct free Internet access provider, Spinway.com. As part of the acquisition, BlueLight will hire about 30 Spinway ...

U.S. Probes Online Trading

The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly launched an antitrust investigation into the business practices of five e-commerce firms, including electronic bond trading firms BondBook LLC, BondDesk and Market Axess, and foreign exchange firms FXall and Atriax. The firms received civil investigativ...

European Net Use Booming, EU Says

A report released Thursday by the European Union shows that Internet penetration has increased 55 percent in Europe over a six-month period. According to the report, an assessment of the progress of the eEurope initative, the number of European households with Internet access rose from 18 percent i...

Study: Digital TV Key to Asian E-Commerce

Interactive digital TV may be the Asia-Pacific region's key to catching up with the rest of the e-commerce world, according to a report released Tuesday by Andersen Consulting. According to the study, the Asia-Pacific region boasts the highest rates of TV penetration in the world, along with a sub...

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