SOURCE: MarketLive, Inc.

MarketLive, Inc.

February 24, 2014 10:52 ET

MarketLive Customers Grow 26% in 2013

MarketLive Performance Index Also Predicts Mobile & Tablet to Account for 50% of All Visits by End of 2014

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - MarketLive, the leading Total Commerce platform for high-growth merchants, today announced the results of its Performance Index™ report analyzing its customers' online retailing performance in Q4 and whole-year results for 2013. Among the stand-out results, the report found that online shoppers using mobile and tablet devices account for 39 percent of all visits and, at this current growth rate, that number is predicted to rise to 50 percent by the end of this year.

"We are very pleased with the results our merchants have seen in the last year," said Ken Burke, founder and CEO of MarketLive. "The numbers show that our partnership has provided a great foundation for online growth across a wide spectrum of retailers, and that our merchants are successfully meeting the constantly evolving needs of the market. In particular, the Index shows that mobile commerce is not only here to stay, but is actually a driving force in the retail world."

Other results in the report include:

  • Paid search increased to 25 percent of total traffic (33 percent to total search engine visits)
  • Revenue from paid search grew to 44 percent of total search engine visit revenue (up from 34 percent)
  • Overall average revenue increased 26.5 percent
  • 65 percent of online shopping starts on a smartphone, and finishes on another screen

MarketLive's quarterly Performance Index report analyzes online retailing results among MarketLive's customer base and makes year-over-year longitudinal comparisons. In addition to analyzing brick & mortar, the Performance Index also looks at apparel, beauty & health, housewares & furniture, brand manufacturers, and catalog categories. The report also tracks key performance trends in how consumers shop on mobile and tablet devices, and how shopper traffic is shaped by paid and organic search.

Media may request a free copy of the Performance Index report, volume 23, by contacting Renee Newby at renee@rocketscience.com. Interested companies may complete an online form here. http://www.marketlive.com/marketlive-library/performance-indexes.html

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About MarketLive
Since 1995, MarketLive, Inc. has been the leading provider of eCommerce technology and services that help fast-growing companies successfully sell goods and services online. Designed to meet the unique requirements of catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and manufacturers, the extensible MarketLive® Customer Driven Commerce technology and services solution integrates commerce across all channels, enabling merchants to enhance their customers' experience online while dramatically improving acquisition, conversion, and retention rates.

The MarketLive platform is the most retail-targeted, fully featured, customizable Total Commerce solution on the market today. MarketLive powers many successful retail eCommerce sites, including Armani Exchange, Party City, Perricone MD, Sport Chalet, Sundance, Helzberg Diamonds, John Deere, Title Nine, Intermix and others.

For more information, visit www.marketlive.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Renee Newby
    Rocket Science PR, for MarketLive
    Office: +1 415 464 8110 x213
    Mobile: +1 757 651 6554
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