What’s Driving Consumer Confidence in 2012

June 24, 2014

What’s driving consumer confidence in 2012? What factors are your customers weighing before making a purchase decision? In an effort to understand what’s on consumers’ minds this year, Communispace asked members of their private online communities these very questions. Source


Are Tablet Buyers Taking Over eCommerce?

December 1, 2013

It’s easy to dismiss tablet computers as a passing fad, used only by hobbyists with time and money on their hands. But in reality, tablets are sweeping the nation—and, in many ways, totally re-inventing ecommerce. Here’s how the iPad has changed the way retailers think about the online shopping experience. Source


How America spends on Electronics

November 20, 2013

Even if you don’t own a smartphone, or aren’t interested in buying a tablet or e-reader anytime soon, you probably own a television, radio or other electronic. It’s tough living in the 21st century without having something that requires batteries, and then having to recharge or replace those batteries. Source

A Guide to Buying Your Own Island

A Guide to Buying Your Own Island

April 29, 2013

For some buying an island will only ever be a far off dream, but for others that dream can become a reality. Buying an island with limited access and less development in a lesser known area can make your island owning dreams a reality. For those with a bigger budget there are fully developed islands […]

When Are the Best Times to Buy?

When Are the Best Times to Buy?

April 15, 2013

Are you looking to make a special purchase but don’t want to buy at the wrong time? It is crucial to know when to buy something at the right time. This infographic acts as a purchasing calender and shows consumers when it is the best time to buy everything from bicycles to mattresses.

Can You Make Free Shipping Work for Online Store

Can You Make Free Shipping Work for Online Store

April 9, 2013

For savvy online shoppers, finding “free shipping” is like discovering buried treasure. But can shipping really be free? Someone has to pay that shipping charge, and if you’re experimenting with the phrase “free shipping” in your marketing plan, that someone is bound to be you. Source

The State of Ecommerce in South Africa

The State of Ecommerce in South Africa

March 8, 2013

With more and more South Africans coming online and becoming more comfortable using the medium for purchasing, the population is certainly becoming more web savvy and as a nation we’re adopting ecommerce very rapidly. Source


Should you Buy or Rent? Calculator

March 3, 2013

As much as we like numbers, we know buying is not only about numbers. There are several intangible factors that go into the buy or rent decision – distance to work, mobility, doing your own maintenance.


The True Cost of Home Ownership

February 23, 2013

Is it better to buy or rent? The decision depends on many factors, most important of which are how fast prices and rent rise, as well as how long you stay living there.


The Virtual Buying Boom

February 10, 2013

Social games on Facebook, on other social networks, and in mobile apps are changing the image of the gamer in America. What’s more, the rise of these social games has given way to a boom in the buying of in-game virtual goods. We take a look at how we’re spending and what it means for […]

Buying Stuff on Credit is Expensive

Buying Stuff on Credit is Expensive

November 12, 2012

You know that making purchases using credit cards is expensive if you do not pay off your balance each month. Indeed, carrying a balance on your credit card is one of the biggest ways that people waste money each month. Source

Group Buying Phenomenon

Group Buying Phenomenon

September 21, 2012

The group buy phenomenon is hard to miss. As the economy continues to challenge consumers, shoppers are feeling recession fatigue. Consumers still want to spend and still want quality, just not at a high cost. Value – not to be confused with cheap product or low prices – has become exceedingly important. Value-driven group buys […]