Nov 15, 2007

Online Retailers Plan More Perks

Here’s an interesting article in the WSJ by Mylene Mangalindan:

Online Retailers Plan More Perks For the Holidays

According to Ms. Mangalindan, online retailers are anticipating a soft sales season this year, what with all the mortgage craziness and rising gas prices going on here in the states. So they’re going to work extra special hard to get you to buy. Some tactics (maybe you can use for your online business too) include:

  • Start early
  • Refer-a-friend discounts
  • Free shipping
  • Recommendation engines
  • More email marketing

More details, plus a breakdown of what each specific retailer is planning, at the WSJ blog.