eBillme.com discovers that over half of survey participants preferred to shop online and avoid the crowds on Black Friday.
Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – RYE BROOK, NY -- A new study released by the eBillme finds that over half of those surveyed preferred to avoid the crowds and chaos associated with Black Friday in favor of shopping for holiday gift items online. The report also illustrated that nearly 70% of shoppers are planning to add gift cards in some capacity to their holiday online purchases this season. However, despite this significant ratio, nearly 80% of respondents felt that more secure payment methods were needed in order to feel completely comfortable shopping for these seasonal items online
"We're not surprised by the results of our survey. More consumers are going online for their holiday shopping needs and the numbers clearly show a desire to avoid the mall on Black Friday. This is great news for online retailers especially if they can provide consumers amazing offers especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The data is also telling us that consumers are overwhelmingly looking for secure payment methods, as fears at the checkout remain top of mind for consumers" said Samer Forzley, Vice President of Marketing at eBillme.com (http://www.ebillme.com/).
The mission of the eBillme team is to develop the most secure way for consumers to pay online. When shoppers choose the option at checkout, their order is confirmed with a bill sent to their e-mail address. Consumers simply pay the bill the same way they pay utilities, loans, insurance, and other bills, either through their online bank account or at one of over 75,000 walk-in locations. Every purchase made using eBillme offers buyer protection features, including satisfaction guarantee, best price, and fraud protection.
Consumers looking to find that perfect gift this holiday can head to the eBillme Debt Free shopping mall and browse products, coupons and offers from the internets top retailers or purchase a gift card for a loved one.
eBillme™ is the most secure way to pay online and the only online payment solution that extends the security and convenience of online banking to the merchant’s checkout process. The service enhances security for online shoppers, and enables merchants to increase sales while reducing transaction costs. No financial data is exposed and the payment transaction is securely transferred from the customer’s bank to the retailer’s bank. Consumers can shop online, by catalog or through call centers, and pay for their purchases at their bank, credit union, or bill pay portal using the security and convenience of online banking or by paying the bill at over 75,000 walk-in locations. For more information, please visit www.eBillme.com, eBillme’s Online Debt-Free Shopping Mall or the eBillme blog.