Who is making the most out of the holiday shopping season?

October 21, 2013


SMB DigitalScape analysis shows 17% of small business retailers in the US are digital ready to profit from the holiday spending in 2013.  Read the whole story below!

Revising the digital presence curriculum

September 11, 2013


Education related keywords have high search volumes and US students/parents are increasingly using the web to research education centers as part of the decision process. Apart from that, it seems like online learning is more sought in the US than … Continue reading

Have a nice vacation!

July 22, 2013


The Guardian forecasts “partly sunny”  business for  summer travel this year, compared to the blockbuster crowd of 2007.  In other words, it means optimistic.  In spite of the recession, 45% Americans took a vacation in summer 2012 and over 12 … Continue reading

Shopping for dad online may not be easy

June 5, 2013


In the next two weeks, mobile and online shoppers will frantically look for the ideal gift for dad on their desktops and hand-held devices. SMB DigitalScape analysis of independent retailers from popular dad’s gifts verticals indicates that online research and … Continue reading

Brand owners need to help local franchisees with their digital presence

May 30, 2013


For the last year and a half, SMB DigitalScape has been analyzing the digital readiness of SMBs across several countries, several regions within countries and several verticals.  To sum up the findings thus far, small and medium businesses have been … Continue reading

A toast to all mothers

May 2, 2013


On May 12,  billions of children around the world will celebrate mother’s day. They will express their gratitude for their Mom in different ways, including buying gifts for her. We may loathe it, but mother’s day is yet another retail … Continue reading

SMB websites need to go mobile friendly

April 26, 2013


The latest SMB DigitalScape analysis for US (February 2013) shows 94.5% SMBs in the US do not have a mobile friendly site.  On the brighter side, the tracking analysis shows that mobile site adoption has increased by 3% since June … Continue reading

A taxing situation for independent local tax preparers

April 9, 2013


Tax season is here, and IRS data shows over 50% tax filers use professional help for e-filing their annual tax returns. SMB DigitalScape analysis of local independent tax preparers reveals  deficiencies in various critical areas of digital presence, that makes … Continue reading

80% independent pizzerias not offering online ordering

March 18, 2013


Data from PMQ Pizza Magazine shows that market share of independent pizzerias in the US is down 25% since 2010, while that of top chains is up as much.   Top chains are making it increasingly easier for customers to place … Continue reading

Local florists are late bloomers in digital presence

February 7, 2013


Valentine’s day is round the corner. But local florists are less than digital ready to grab their share of digital commerce dollars.