Ecommerce Industry Roundup – Week of 12/12/11

The headlines that captured our attention last week in the digital space:

E-retailers power through the holiday season via Internet Retailer: Data from ComScore reports that online holiday spending between November 1st and December 9th is up 15% from last year, at $24.6 billion.

Improve Your Site’s iPad Usability in 1 Simple Step via GetElastic: How making small adjustments to optimize for touch-screen devices and clumsy fingers can really make a difference.

62% of mobile phone users age 25-34 own smartphones, Nielsen says via Internet Retailer: Know your demographics. Smartphone usage rate currently highest among young adults.

“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion!” via Social Media Week: A view on social media as a “great equalizer” of fashion.

E-Commerce Sites Cater to Procrastinators by Extending Free Shipping via NYTimes Bits: As online retailers fight to accomodate consumers, the free shipping cut-off date creeps closer to Christmas Eve.

Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide via Mashable: Facebook Timeline is live for all. Here is Mashable’s guide.

How Brands Can Fly High on the New Twitter via Search Engine Watch: Take advantage of the new changes introduced by Twitter.


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