U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $370 billion by 2017. Between 2012 and 2014, ecommerce growth has seen a 13% hike and 20% of online purchases are made after surfing social media, according to this infographic by National Positions.
Rules of engagement are no longer defined by the company doing the engaging. They have to conform to frequently changing terms of service.
While mobile traffic is becoming a major player when it comes to ecommerce, nearly half of the small retailers out there are unaware of exactly how much traffic is coming from smartphones or tablets.
Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.
When it comes to reaching the anytime consumer, email seems to be the best bet for marketers. But how many of those emails are actually making a memorable impact on your shopper?
Ross Kramer, CEO of Listrak, sits down with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry, at IRCE 2013 and talks about how his clients are feeling as they get ready for Holiday 2013.
Smartphones, tablets, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter not only have transformed the way consumers shop but they have also changed the face of the contact center. It’s no longer a world of customer representatives but now a world of universal agents.
Tablet Penetration in the U.S. Grows by 47% Since 2012 Smartphones Now Owned by A Majority of Online Americans. Tablet ownership as of May 2013 is closing in on a majority of Americans who are online, 8 to 64, across the United States…
No matter how prepared your company is when engaging with customers through social media sites there is bound to be a public misstep. It can be a criticism from an unhappy customer or an error made by your social media team but in order to save face, it comes down to how you handle it.
Ten years ago moms weren’t as digitally connected as they are now, spending only about one hour online a day versus more than three hours a day in 2012. When it comes to brand engagement and brand education, moms are now more likely than ever before to use social media and mobile devices to learn about the products they are interested in.