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The Kindle Fire has quickly become Amazon.com’s best-selling product of all time! At the same time that this new tablet was flying out the door, online spending for the holiday’s reached new highs. According to market research firm ComScore, between Nov. 1, 2011 and Dec. 26, 2011, consumers spent $35.3 billion online. This is 15% more than consumers spent online in the same time period in 2010. I would imagine that many of you were involved in this online extravaganza (I know I certainly was), so what drives you to buy online? Is it the convenience? The ability to compare products? Being able to wear sweats and a Tee shirt while completing the holiday gift list?
What is it that makes so many of us shun the brick-and-mortar retail locations in favor of online purchases? Lines? Pesky salespeople (or other customers)? Lack of selection? Describe your ideal on-line shopping experience. What gets your online purchasing ‘fire’ started?
I’d like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you, my readers. We’ve surpassed the 18-month mark and the interaction here continues to grow and prosper. Thank you for your comments and insights; I certainly do appreciate and enjoy the interaction.
I know 3M ESPE is also thankful for our loyal customers. We truly appreciate your business.
My best wishes to you and your families for a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
“Not long ago, one of my long-standing friends lost his job. He had always been self-conscience about his smile, but had never done anything about it because he made his kids’ teeth a priority. But now that he was looking for a new job, and after several months without success, I offered to help him with his smile…”
And so begins a great story from Dr. John Weston about the power of dentistry. We’re all involved in a very exciting industry/profession that can really make a difference in people’s lives. Do you have a story to share?
Stat: 21% of survey respondents said that reading a blog helped them decide on a product/service. Source: Jupiter Research, October 2008
I receive a lot of USB devices in my line of work. Everyone has A LOT of information for me to review and they feel the need to put it all on a USB Flash Drive for me to keep. Of course, when I actually need one of these little devils I can never find one! Enter the FileMagnet app which allows your smartphone to function like a USB drive. You also can wirelessly copy files from your PC or Mac to your mobile. Brilliant!
I think we all have a general understanding that for years online commerce has been very common in many people’s everyday lives. Sites like eBay and Amazon have tremendous amounts of traffic and transactions that have made purchasing items via computer mainstream. Fast forward to 2011, where more smartphones were shipped than PCs for the first time ever, and it makes me ask the question: will mobile commerce explode in the coming years? According to Nielsen, 1 in 2 cell phone users will have a smartphone by Christmas of 2011, so there is clearly a large audience capable of purchasing in this way; however, if you take a look at some companies like eBay and Amazon, you see that mobile is not taking off quite so quickly when it comes to actually purchasing items (although, apparently eBay sells 3-4 Ferrari’s each month via their mobile app). Is this just normal slow market penetration, or are consumers more wary of mobile commerce? How about in your own life? Are you using that iPhone or Android to actually pull the trigger on a purchase? Or is the PC at home a more trusted shopping cart?
As a company, we pride ourselves on being in touch with dental professionals – continually asking for their insights into everything from products to industry trends. During some of these past sessions we spent considerable time obtaining reactions to our own ideas about dental adhesives, all leading up to a recent launch of a real game-changing adhesive that we’re calling Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive. With as much input as we received from practicing dentists, we think we have a real winner here!
Now, I know that writing about products in this space hasn’t exactly set off a firestorm of commentary in the past (the last product blog made me feel a bit like the ringmaster of a cricket circus), but sometimes something is so unique, so special, that you just have to share. This new adhesive is one of these items. It is a completely new class of adhesive – a single bottle adhesive that is both total- and self-etch. And, it gets even better. But don’t just take my word for it (unless you really want to). Dr. John Burgess has a fair amount of positive things to say about this adhesive in an interview we recently conducted with him, and I believe you’ll see more and more dental professionals discussing this groundbreaking idea as it hits the market.
If you’d like a free sample, post a comment here and I’ll be sure to send some your way. And if you’ve used it, tell me about your experience.