Monday, 2 June 2008

10 Ecommerce Trends for 2008 and beyond

  1. Leveraging social networking for business return - Oldish news, but it's going to more than just about Facebook this year
  2. Group buying - Crowdstorm, Yub.com
  3. Social Shopping - Kaboodle, Wists, ThisNext
  4. Network Analysis for marketing and customer relationship management - See my post on Natural Networks
  5. Increasing digital/internet marketing - Rapidly growing Internet advertising market is expected to rake in US$27.5 billion in 2008, according to eMarketer.
  6. Revenue sharing advertising models
  7. Virtual payments - Paypal Secure Card, Google Checkout
  8. Branded prepaid payment cards - Payoneer
  9. Revenue based social networking - Dada, MeYouWorld etc. .. yes we're talking the dreaded pyramid schemes for the web
  10. 3D shopping in virtual worlds like Secondlife

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