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Calm before the storm of Christmas Day and sale online spending

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The pre-Christmas rush may be over – and what a rush it’s been if the record experiences of John Lewis are anything to go by – but retailers will merely be taking a breath before launching into what’s expected to be a Christmas Day and Boxing Day that are expected to set still more records, according to IMRG.

Today we also have our review of 2013. No top ten list for us, this year. Rather our site and community manager Aaron O’Dowling-Keane has looked to the Fibonacci sequence for her review of traffic on the Internet Retailing site this year.

Today’s guest comment comes from Adit Abhyankar of Visual IQ, who considers how an understanding of attribution can revitalise marketing strategies.

Finally, we look at a study that suggests the ‘hassle’ of returns may be putting shoppers off spending more over the internet, and report on the international growth seen by Mobile Fun in the run up to Christmas.

This is our final newsletter of 2013, and we’ll return on January 3 with our first of 2014. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Internet Retailing.

Our events

We’re now gearing up for Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) in Birmingham. The event will be held on March 26 and 27 at the NEC in Birmingham, where there’ll be an array of conference streams, workshops and a wide range of exhibitors showing off the latest cutting edge technologies. Watch the Internet Retailing website for the latest news on speakers and exhibitors, but registrations are already open on the IRX 2014 website.

Catch-up on IRC 2013

If you missed an Internet Retailing Conference 2013 presentation that you’d like to catch up on, you can do so now through the post-event website. Visitors to www.internetretailingconference.com can access all the presentations that we’ve been given permission to share with our audiences.

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