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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Report: CPG brands up coupon distribution

Consumer Package Goods (CPG) brands have upped the ante - in more ways than one - in the coupon space. First, they've upped the number of coupons distributed in the US, and second, many have decreased the redemption time period. >>

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Forecast: BTS spend to decrease from 2012 spending

Some on-the-ball parents may already be spending back to school cash, but new data out from the National Retail Federation warns that even with some early spending, the cap for the 2013 back to school spend will be under the 2012 numbers. Overall, back to shoppers are expected to push nearly $72 billion into the US economy. >>

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Janrain: Up the relevance or lose customers

For the past few years experts have implored online brands to increase the relevance of their campaigns. New data out from Janrain repeats that phrase - but with a warning: brands who don't up the relevance factor are now at risk of losing customers. >>

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Corporate Visions: Price putting the pressure on sales

According to new data just out from Corporate Visions, most salespeople (81%) say CRM systems aren't helping them close the deal. Why? Because of price points. >>

Monday, July 29, 2013

Early back to school sales activity heading in One Direction

New data released by Google reveals 2013 is experiencing the earliest back to school shopping season ever with boy-band One Direction supplies an extremely popular option and mobile playing a key role in the search and purchase process. >>

Friday, July 26, 2013

Online shopping habits evolving

Price remains a key pressure point for online - and mobile - shoppers, but new data out from Harris Interactive shows how consumers have evolved in the online retail space. The big takeaways: they're more impatient with slow load times and they're more apt to buy after first showrooming. >>

Friday, July 26, 2013

UK: Click and Collect purchases to hit $6.1 billion by 2018

Retail analysts Verdict Retail have released a report showing that 'click and collect' purchases will be worth over $6.1 billion in the UK by 2018 as consumers look for ever more convenient ways of shopping. >>

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Study: Twitter not influencing purchases

Social media may be connecting more people and brands, which is helping to increase online conversions. But according to one new study, one of the bigger social networks isn't helping. Social intelligence platform NetBase reports that, for the fashion-minded, Twitter has fallen behind newer socnets like Instagram and Pinterest. >>

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Showrooming: Amazon winning the war in-store

More than half of smartphone owners regularly check prices on their device while in a physical store, according to a new study from Parago, with Amazon the number one price comparison destination. >>

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tablets high on back to school lists

Kids are headed back to school in just a few weeks, but it may be the entire family who benefits. According to new data out from BuyVia most back to school shoppers have tech firmly in mind - and many will be looking at both tablets and laptops for their students. >>

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Social, RTB upgrades from online hubs

This week come two new tools set up to help brands better engage in the online space. From Topsy, a social tool set up to help find in-market shoppers, and from SiteScout and API set up help brands build their online presence. >>

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Study: Employees spending or stealing?

Those expense reports you're wading through? May need a better magnifying glass if a new study out from Coupa Software is to be believed. According to their data more than half (54%) of employees are expensing certain things without management approval and another one-third (33%) say they've over-expensed an item - including personal items. >>

Monday, July 22, 2013

85% of U.S. local merchants ditch daily deals

The majority of local merchants across the U.S. have not conducted a daily deal offer in the last six months, according to Reply.com's latest 'Pulse of Local Business Survey', preferring instead to concentrate on their own websites, social, and other traditional marketing options. >>

Monday, July 22, 2013

comScore: Choice as important as convenience for shoppers

Don't think another coupon is going to push more shoppers through your e-storefront. According to new data out from comScore today's online shoppers are more interested in choices when surfing for new goods. >>

Friday, July 19, 2013

Euclid launches retailer-specific analysis

This week, Euclid has launched a retailer-specific analysis suite, set up to help physical retailers determine which marketing efforts are pushing more conversions and helping to increase the engagement of customer lists. The Euclid Analytics for Specialty Retail tools may also improve the customer experience. >>

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