November 08, 2008

An E-Commerce Hotbed: Washington, D.C.

Suburban and Exurban Washington, D.C. is an e-commerce hotbed.

The dark green colors on the map illustrate a segment called "Online Bliss", customers who love e-commerce, customers who spend almost double the national average, per-capita.

In a down market, these are customers you want to rely upon!!

This market illustrates classic patterns --- with weak performance in urban areas, strong e-commerce performance in suburban and exurban areas, and strong traditional direct marketing performance (catalog) in exurban and rural areas.

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Hillstrom's Zip Code Forensics is free to brands who contribute anonymous, annual sales at a zip code level by physical channel (phone, online, retail). Show me a list of vendors who are willing to help out, for free?

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