IBM: Thanksgiving Day Ecommerce Sales Up 19.7%

| Tim Parry

Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales were up 19.7% over the same period in 2012, according to the online sales trends compiled for the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Sales were moderate, and then boomed around the same time retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving night.

Apple, Apple Pay, ecommerce, mobile payments, omnichannel, mobile wallet, Google Wallet, iOS 8.1, iOS, iPhone, iPhone 6

How Mars, Venus and Maps Affect Mobile Shopping

| Charles Nicholls

To better understand the online and mobile shopping behaviors by demographic, the SeeWhy Conversion Academy conducted a series of online surveys yielding responses from 60,500 U.S. consumers nationwide. In this article, Charles Nicholls shares several key findings and related takeaways for digital marketers.

ecommerce, ecommerce platforms, Order Management Systems, order management, distribution center, Operations and Fulfillment, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy

2014 is the Year of Mobile App Insights

| Bob Moul

As 2014 approaches, the very factors that have kept mobile measurement in the background are about to push app analytics front and center. The mobile channel is growing as a revenue driver, merchants are beginning to integrate apps with other communication efforts, and technology platforms are emerging to support in-depth measurement of app activity.

Why Bare Necessities Breaks Down Shoppers by Device

| Daniela Forte

When thinking of ways to attract the mobile shopper, Bare Necessities’ chief marketing officer Jay Dunn is looking at it from a different perspective. In this video, Dunn explains why the user behavior on a smartphone differs from consumers using a tablet and consumers using a desktop or laptop.