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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

40% of top UK retailers' next-day delivery charge too high

The number of consumers who prefer next-day delivery for online orders has risen in the last few years, yet nearly two out of five of the UK's leading retailers do not offer this option. >>

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Study: More shoppers show-rooming than buying in store

While the retail store will likely never die, there is a big change going on in many retail locations - the trend of showrooming. According to new Criteo data, an increasing number of shoppers, mostly younger, are now using storefronts to 'showroom' clothing and accessories, and then buying them online. >>

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Study: Consumers aren't overexposed during campaigns

An interesting finding from IntegralAds' new H2 2016 Media Quality Report is that, contrary to popular opinion, consumers aren't being overexposed to products or brands during campaigns. Researchers, in fact, ad fraud is making it seem as if more viewable ads are being served than actually are being served. >>

Friday, April 14, 2017

Top 3 tips to prep for Millennials in retail

Most Millennials reach for their smartphones as soon as they wake in the morning, and most are using smartphones all day - to check in on social networks, to check email for work, and to find dinner prospects. This attachment to phones carries over to retail. Our expert shares tips for retailers to better prepare for Millennials in their stores. >>

Friday, April 14, 2017

Expert: The best financing options for female SMB owners

Finding the right financing - from grants to loans to investors - is hard for every entrepreneur, but it can be more difficult for women than men, according to recent data. Our expert identifies some of the best funding opportunities for female entrepreneurs. >>

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Study: Damage to reputation key cybersecurity fears

Loss of revenue is the biggest risk that many consumers apply to a cybersecurity breach, but according to new data, it isn't what businesses fear most. Instead, researchers with TrustWave found that nearly half (42%) fear damaging their reputation. >>

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Expert: Millennials are coming to stores, but paying differently

Recent data out from Omnyway shows that about half of Millennials are making their non-grocery purchases in stores, but they aren't whipping out cash or even a credit card to pay. Millennials are also 16 times more likely to use mobile payment apps in stores. This is how retailers can do more to engage Millennials. >>

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study: Nearly half of execs say they don't understand customers

When it comes to understanding what customers want, whether in retail or another vertical, sales professionals are at a loss. That, according to new Altify data, which found that 42% of sales pros say their marketing functions 'do not understand' their customer base. >>

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study: First impressions key for SMB customers

Small businesses may need to freshen up their appearance. That's a key takeaway from a new VistaPrint survey, which found that most consumers (60%) say they are less likely to buy from SMBs with neglected or 'old' websites. >>

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Forecast: VR to hit $7b

This year, look for significant growth in the global virtual reality world - significant to the tune of $7.2 billion. That according to GreenlightVR; their experts suggest head-mounted displays will account for more than half ($4.7 billion) of that total. >>

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ad Roundup: Tools to increase connection

In today's advertising roundup, a trio of releases in the digital space that should enhance the information brands have about customers, thereby increasing engagement and connection. >>

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apple Pay contactless user numbers to double in 2017

Plastic card payment continues to dominate the contactless payment market but, according to Juniper Research, the growth in mobile and wearables payments will be significant over the next few years. >>

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

EU 'sweep' finds issue with 66% of travel booking, price comparison websites

A coordinated screening of hundreds of travel booking and price comparison websites across the European Union reveals that two-thirds provided prices that were not reliable. >>

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Expert: Female entrepreneurs lack access to funding

More and more women are going into business for themselves - but they aren't finding the move simple. In fact, one recent report found that female entrepreneurs have more difficulty finding funding for their businesses than men. >>

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brand reputation at risk from poor web hosting

Bad web hosting lead to negative brand perceptions, according to a new survey in the UK from web hosting specialist, Wirehive. >>

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