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Google Shopping will begin paid-for transition this February

Google Shopping is beginning its transition to a commercial model in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Australia, and Switzerland next month - a transition that was completed in the United States in October 2012 - meaning that, for the first time, merchants in said 10 countries must pay to have their products listed on Google Shopping.
Global online sales increased by 25% in 2010

Conversion rates down 55% among online shoppers

Online conversions rates among UK shoppers are down almost 55% in the past five years, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. In 2006 the average online conversion rate was 8.4%, but this figure has steadily declined to 3.8% in 2011 as consumers shift from 'online purchasing' to 'online shopping'.
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Shopping technology fears and how to get over them [Infographic]

TabJuice, a leader in social commerce, have created this nice infographic that illustrates initial shopping technology fears through the ages and how we overcame these. Fears over technologies like the credit card, online shopping and online banking as they emerged have largely subsided, only to be replaced by the next emerging shopping technology; social commerce.