Monthly Archives: December 2009

Body scan won’t lie to you about your real size

December 21, 2009 – Did you ever want to know your measurements down to a hundredth of an inch? If you’re ready for such honesty, Unique Boutique in Long Beach has the tool for you – a body scan that measures you at 200,000… Read More

McDonalds Continues Coffee Battle with Starbucks

December 16, 2009 – The McDonalds/Starbucks coffee war has taken another step forward. McDonalds has announced that they will soon be offering free Wi-Fi access at most of their U.S. locations. Many are seeing this as a direct challenge to Starbucks, who currently offers… Read More

Gap Canada protects shoppers against future price drops

December 16, 2009 – Shopping on a budget during the holidays can be difficult. Sprize is a customer loyalty rewards program launched by the Gap to help shoppers make the most of their money Shoppers can sign up for a free Sprize account at… Read More

On Dec 11 – Macy’s Rewards Random Acts of Kindness

December 10, 2009 – “The honorary holiday, National Believe Day, is part of the retailer’s “Believe” campaign, a holiday effort that kicked off this year with a TV commercial starring Queen Latifah and a little girl who makes “The Trek,” as the spot is… Read More

iPhone credit card payment system

December 9, 2009 – Not to be outdone by tech visionary Jack Dorsey — one of the brains behind Twitter — and his Square cellphone payment start-up, point-of-sale  veteran VeriFone struck today with the announcement of PAYware Mobile. Not dissimilar from the Square iPhone… Read More

Social Media Making a Holiday Impact

December 9, 2009 – Social media is making a large impact this holiday shopping season. According to a recent comScore poll, 28% of online shoppers said that social media, like Twitter and Facebook, influenced their purchases. Social media really appears to be emerging as… Read More

Email Marketing – Effective Means to Boost Revenues

December 9, 2009 – I recently read a great article about how to make your email campaigns more effective. Here are a few of the highlights… Immediate promotion: E-mail marketing schemes are so lucrative that business owners get allured by such benefits and it… Read More

Mobile Shopping’s First Christmas

December 3, 2009 – U.S. consumers are shopping via cell phone more than ever before. According to Deloitte’s 24th Annual Holiday Survey of retail spending and trends, published in October 2009, one in five shoppers plan on using a mobile phone to assist with… Read More

Meet Stranded Travelers Via Twitter

December 2, 2009 – There is nothing more excruciating than having to wait at an airport lounge for hours on end while weather conditions better and you can finally depart. If that situation ever rises its ugly head again, this new Twitter-based service might… Read More

Online Black Friday Sales Boosted

December 2, 2009 – Well, Black Friday may just be recession proof. Overall spending during this year’s Black Friday is up just slightly at 0.5%. The biggest gainers seem to be online retailers who saw a rise of 35% per order of last year… Read More