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Urban Hunter: Facebook/Twitter Shoppers More Likely To Browse Than Buy


Shoppers who land on retail sites through Facebook or Twitter are less likely to make purchases. Their conversion rates average 1.2 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. Per average order, however, they spend more than those who come through Google. In fact, shoppers who originated from Twitter spend on average $121.33 — the highest average order […]

September 17th, 2011 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Featured,Urban Hunter | Read More »

Urban Hunter: Illinois, The Supreme Court, Amazon.com & You


A 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision found that, in general, out-of-state retailers can’t be required to collect sales taxes unless Congress changes the law. The justices noted in a 1992 case called Quill v. North Dakota: “Congress is now free to decide whether, when, and to what extent the States may burden interstate mail order […]

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Urban Hunter | Read More »

Urban Hunter: Shopping Your Conscience


Our family shops our conscience as much as possible. It’s not fun, and it’s not pretty, but where you shop matters for a multitude of reasons. I just found out that one my favorite restaurants, Chipotle, is on the HRC equality hit list, as is Trader Joe’s. TJ’s scored 15 in the most recent HRC Guide. […]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Urban Hunter | Read More »

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