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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ecommerce

Study: Shoppers won't wait for site-load

It has been a long-held belief that people will click away from sites with long load times. New data underlines this, especially for online shoppers. Researchers found that 90% of shoppers have left an ecommerce site because it loaded slowly and more than half (57%) have not only left, but bought from a competitor because of site loading issues. >>

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Expert: How data will impact the next 5 years

Data collection and analysis continues to become more important for business success, but consumers continue to worry about data breaches and how their private information is used, leaving many merchants and marketers wondering just what they can, could, or should do for their customers. We asked a digital expert how the data wars would change the digital space over the next few years. >>

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Report: SMB owners taking on more responsibility

While there has been a boom in small businesses opening in the US over the past decade, a new report indicates these business owners are shouldering much of the responsibility. SMBs are also finding newer tech to be an implementational challenge. To cope, more SMB owners are shouldering more of the business responsibility. >>

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How to create a strong SPO strategy

By 2020 programmatic ad spending is predicted to reach $100 billion. As this spend continues to increase so is the reliance on Supply Side Platforms (SSPs) for quality space and, according to one expert, why more brands must incorporate Supply Path Optimization. >>




Internet

Expert: How net neutrality repeal has hindered brands, consumers

It's been a year since the US Congress repealed Net Neutrality, and while their reasoning was that ISPs and other entities wouldn't change how consumers logged on, surfed, or found information, the revers has been true. >>

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Reports: Disconnect between brands, shoppers on AR/VR

While more and more consumers are looking to tech to make their shopping simpler, many aren't convinced that merchants and brands can deliver for them. That isn't stopping brands and marketers from investing and trying out AR/VR options for consumers, though. Those are two key findings from research reports out this month. >>

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Expert: Why localized data is a good investment

With the digital space becoming more and more fragmented, it can be hard for brands to engage with consumers. That, according to one expert, is where localized data and advertising comes in, and why brands should invest more time and money in location-based ads. >>

Mobile Marketing

Study indicates mobile not brand-safe

The mobile space could be a dangerous place for brands. That is a key takeaway from new DoubleVerify data. Researchers found that brand safety incidents can be as much as three times higher in apps than is other digital spaces. And, with more ad budgets pushing in to mobile, it could make mobile a dangerous place for brands and marketers. >>

Ecommerce

Study: Personalization key for conversions

Relevance may top price and even loyalty status. That is a key takeaway from Avoinos' Consumer Expectations in 2019. Their researchers found that, when all other factors are equal, personalization - i.e. relevance - is what prompts them to buy. >>

Ecommerce

Report: Shoppers spending more online than in-store

On average, online shoppers are spending more per visit than in-store shoppers. That is a key takeaway from Shopify's latest State of Commerce report. According to their data, the average online shopping visit totals $75 while the average in-store shopping visit totals $62, with online storefronts seeing the bulk of these purchases (82%). >>

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