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What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.
If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming – wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store to actually make a purchase – is the one to watch this holiday season. Here’s how consumers responded to a pre-Cyber Weekend Harris Poll on the two retail trends.
ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how his clients have done over the 2013 Black Friday weekend in the marketplaces and the comparison shopping engines. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] One major point is how well ChannelAdvisor’s clients are doing with Google Shopping. Wingo explains why ChannelAdvisor’s clients are seeing more […]
Third-quarter net sales at JCPenney were down 4.8%, but its ecommerce arm continues to shine. Online sales through JCP.com were $266 million for the quarter, up 24.5% versus the same period last year and reflecting sequential increases through the quarter.
The ecommerce relationship between manufacturers and their resellers/distributors has traditionally been tricky. But what if the win-win solution was leveraging the resources and power of the manufacturer to set up ecommerce sites for the resellers? Here’s what it would take.
Pundits who predicted the death of traditional retail clearly spoke too soon. A year ago, it seemed inevitable Amazon would take over the world. Industry watchers predicted retailers like Best Buy and Target, with their overhead of physical stores, would soon lose the ecommerce battle. Here is why omnichannel strategies are helping retailers regain ground.
With billions of dollars worth of goods sold online, holiday season ecommerce has been very important to the economy. And it will only keep growing in the future. This infographic can help you design and execute your end-of-year campaigns.
Trend reports can’t tell individual retailers how much seasonal staff to hire, how to schedule a promotional calendar, how much server capacity to have available, or if a brick-and-mortar location is overstaffed and underperforming. Retailers need real-time data to make the most of shoppers’ favorite time of year. Here are three areas on which to focus.
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.
Customers are more empowered than ever before. They can easily access information to make better buying decisions, shop with companies around the globe, and share their experience with millions. They can do all of this without leaving their easy chair. Here are six ways to improve the customer experience.