UncategorizedMay 18, 2008

The Internet and Consumer Choice

The internet plays an important role in how people conduct research for purchases, but it is just one among a variety of sources people use and usually not the key factor in final purchasing decisions.

UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2008

Online Shopping: Frictions, Frustrations, and Fixes

Most internet users view online shopping as convenient and a time-saver. At the same time, they worry about the security of sending their credit card information over the internet.

UncategorizedFebruary 13, 2008

Online Shopping

Most online Americans view online shopping as a way to save time and a convenient way to buy products, but most also express discomfort about sending personal or credit card information over the internet

UncategorizedJune 18, 2007

China’s eBay-MySpace

In China, there is a virtual meeting place for people who have social connections to buy or sell.

UncategorizedDecember 13, 2006

Internet Users In Search of a Home

Nearly two in five adult internet users in the U.S. (39%) have gone online to look for information about a place to live, up from 34% in 2004 and 27% in 2000.

UncategorizedNovember 28, 2006

Virtual tours

More than half of internet users have taken virtual tours — nearly doubling the number who had done so in late 2004.

UncategorizedNovember 27, 2006

Virtual Tours

More than half of internet users have taken virtual tours — nearly doubling the number who had done so in late 2004.

UncategorizedMay 9, 2006

The New Media Ecology: How the Internet is Changing Consumer Behavior and Expectations

Lee Rainie describes the changes introduced into the consumer world by the internet, the cell phone, and other technology devices. And he covers some of the major implications of those changes for organizations and businesses that deal with consum…

UncategorizedFebruary 15, 2006

Surfing for Fun

About 40 million Americans were browsing the web just for fun or to pass the time on a typical day in December 2005.

UncategorizedNovember 27, 2005

About 25 million people have used the internet to sell something

One in six internet users has used the internet to sell things and traffic to online classified sites has risen 80% in the past year.