Online Business Bump Expected for Holidays
November 17, 2009 (CAP Newswire) – For online gaming affiliate marketers who also market e-commerce websites, or who have online selling implementing on their own sites, there’s a bit of good news being reported by international news source Reuters. This year’s e-commerce is expected to offer improvement over last year.
Admittedly, last year was pretty bleak, coming as it did on the heels of a much-talked-about international recession. Still, as that economic situation is still being talked about, and since we’re not yet considered to be out of the woods, it’s a good thing that industry leaders are looking at this upcoming fourth quarter positively.
“While e-commerce sales were down 5 percent in July and down 1 percent in August, they were flat in September,” writes Alexandria Sage in the article. That indicates a positive trend going into the holiday months — usually the best time of the year for online selling.
"We do anticipate positive growth when we look at the fourth quarter," said Gian Fulgoni, chairman of analytics firm comScore, in the article. "That's driven by comparisons being easier … not because inherently we're seeing any strength in consumer spending."
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