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Friday, November 28, 2014

25% of smartphone owners have used mobile wallet technology at least once

Retailers may notice that more of their customers want to pay using their smartphones this holiday season, according to new research from Blueshift Research. >>

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Forge relationships with consumers with gamification marketing techniques

Are you reaching your audiences effectively using the channels they demand? According to new research from 3radical, almost half of consumers in the UK determine whether or not they will purchase from a brand based on whether they get the right or relevant information. >>

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Studies ID social trends for the holiday season

It's no secret that most Americans will be shopping this weekend, but exactly how they will engage with retailers - online and off - remains a mystery to many brands. AddThis has analyzed Black Friday and Cyber Monday engagements. >>

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Studies predict strong holiday shopping season

1010data's Holiday Shopping Study indicates a strong in-store shopping season. According to their survey about half say they prefer shopping in-store so they don't have to wait for shipping (52%). Shoppers also cite in-store as a preference because they get inspiration about gifts. >>

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Top 6 tips to set retailers up for the 2014 holidays

The busy holiday season is upon us, but there is still time to tweak strategy to make the most of it. One expert offers his top 6 tips for retailers to create a solid strategy for the New Year. >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday, Millennials, shopping, standing in line and... spiders

For many, shopping on Black Friday is overwhelming with long queues and crowded malls. However, according to research conducted by retailer hhgregg, Millennials are not put off by these inconveniences and are more likely to shop on Black Friday than Boomers. Furthermore, there are some who are prepared to eat a spider if it means jumping to the front of a Black Friday queue (yes, you read that right). >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Amazon strikes a pose with huge fashion photography studio in London

Amazon is furthering its foray into fashion with the upcoming opening of what will be the largest fashion photography studio in Europe. >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Study: How mobiles are influencing moms

Over the past year mobile has begun influencing moms more. According to a recent BabyCenter study the impact of mobile devices on moms' purchases has increased by more than 25%. According to moms the availability of mobile coupons is one of the biggest factors for mobile influence. >>

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Survey: SMBs drawing a line at Thanksgiving

If you've been active on social media over the past few weeks you've likely seen the graphics encouraging businesses not to open on Thanksgiving. Well it seems small businesses are listening to the public - whether it's a small segment or a large one - and staying closed on Thanksgiving Day. >>

Monday, November 24, 2014

Omni-channel shopping putting pressure on stores to raise shopper engagement

Omni-channel shopping is putting pressure on stores to provide a more engaging shopping experience, according to a new report just released by dynamic digital display solutions firm Displaydata. >>

Monday, November 24, 2014

Big spending forecast for UK Black Friday

Black Friday, a traditional discount day among retailers in America, will see even more British stores and online retailers join in this year to benefit from the incredible spending levels. >>

Monday, November 24, 2014

Do you know why online shoppers abandon carts?

Wingify, the developers of A/B website testing platform Visual Website Optimizer, have released results of a new study that delves into the state of today's ecommerce buyer with some interesting results. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Study: 3/4 will use phones for holiday shopping

Beacons and near field technology are more familiar to shoppers than many brands may realize. That is the takeaway from a new Placecast survey, conducted by Harris Poll. According to the report more than half (52%) of shoppers will smartphones are 'aware of' in-store beacons even though only about 15% of interacted with the beacons to date. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Studies: Shoppers want connection

Moxie Software has released a new study which indicates retailers may be missing out on online sales because they lack the personal touch. According to researchers nearly three-quarters (72%) of shoppers are looking to brands to give them product information and other content, and they want that content to be based on shoppers' on-site habits. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Third of UK online retailers are not ready for the Christmas rush

Stores are being decked out with tinsel, ads are increasingly snowy, and consumers' thoughts have long been in gift-buying mode. However, according to recent research by ecommerce agency Ampersand, many retailers are not yet ready for the festive rush. >>

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