Help Wanted: The Impact Your Employees Have On Your Business

By milo on Sep 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

With a significant portion of Americans currently unemployed, retail stores have the pick of the litter when it comes to hiring help. But it’s not enough to simply fill the positions. A new survey of 5,000 retail shoppers reveals that store employees end up playing a major role when it…


On Display: The Future of Retail—According to Shoppers

By milo on Aug 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Despite globally embracing online retail, shoppers still believe there will be room for their favorite brick-and-mortar shops in the future. In fact, a new survey reveals shoppers are ready for an elevated, cross-channel experience. Below we take a look at what else shoppers predict for retail’s future. ( click on…


No Cart Left Behind: Why Shoppers Aren’t Following Through on Online Purchases

By milo on Jul 31, 2012 | 16 Comments

The art of window-shopping isn’t lost on online shoppers. Research indicates a significant number of online shoppers actively fill up their carts but abandon them at the last minute. What’s keeping these shoppers from going all the way? We look at the new study by comScore to find out. (click…


App Happy: Small Business Owners Are Saving Time and Money With Apps

By milo on Jul 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Individual mobile users aren’t the only ones browsing virtual app stores. Turns out, American small business owners are embracing mobile apps in hopes of making their small venture more efficient. With countless service apps and quick solution apps at their fingertips, small businesses are gaining the competitive edge by going…


Cashing In: How Local Businesses Are Getting (Cash) Mobbed

By milo on May 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Cash mobs are popping up in the United States and worldwide, assembling en masse to shop at the small businesses within their communities. With word spreading via social media, organized crowds—cash in hand—are flooding one business at a time, boosting both morale and sales. We examine this phenomenon and offer…


On The Up (And Up)

By milo on Apr 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new report conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that more independently owned local businesses reported an increase in revenue in 2011 compared to the previous year. Despite the online presence of global brands, many shoppers seem to be happily foregoing major retailers for local shops. We take…


Is Being Pet Friendly Good for Business?

By milo on Oct 27, 2011 | 10 Comments

Small businesses are always looking for new ways to drive more foot traffic into their stores, but since they often have a limited marketing budget, they need to find other ways to make a positive impression. One of the ways businesses engage with potential shoppers is through their furry friends….


Milo API – Open for Business

By admin on Oct 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today’s a big day for This morning at the Innovate Conference in San Francisco, we announced that we’ve opened our API to allow developers everywhere to harness the power of local commerce for their app or website. World class companies like eBay have already begun experimenting with our API, but now…


Back to School in 2011: How Consumers Are Saving On Student Gear

By milo on Aug 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the new school year draws near, back to school shopping sales are cropping up in stores nationwide. This year, bargain hunting is the name of the game and while spending is on the rise, the search for sales will be one of the biggest driving forces of buying behavior….

Milo on the Bay

Milo on a BOAT

By milo on Jul 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

With monthly cultural events and the beauty of San Francisco at our disposal, the Milo team decided to spend a Saturday sailing on the Bay. Our first attempt had to be postponed due to San Francisco’s June Gloom, but patience is a virtue and, a few weeks later, the team…

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