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Ecommerce sales reached $1.93 billion on Black Friday, an increase of 39% over Black Friday 2012, according to Adobe Digital Index 2013 online shopping data.
To successfully integrate mobile strategies into your holiday plan of attack, you must first understand how your customers shop and then strive to make that process quicker, easier, and more efficient. And while retailers have been prepping for months for the upcoming shopping season, there are still steps that can be taken now to ensure success on Black Friday and beyond.
A Google study reveals that the internet is the top resource for many shoppers this holiday season. Smartphones will be the device of choice, online marketing will influence holiday shopping, and cross-screen shopping will be a big deal.
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.
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.
According to industry statistics, in the first half of 2013 more than half of emails were opened on a mobile device and more than four out of ten mobile email users looked at emails at least four times per day. Here is a quick look at 10 best practices for reaching holiday shoppers with responsively-designed emails.
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.
If the forecasting of a recent Monetate report is accurate, marketers might want to revise their ecommerce email plan since its influence rate is starting to dip with consumers. But the forecast isn’t all bad news, according to the report, not only is social traffic on the rise for consumers but tablets should outpace smartphones this year.
When it comes to mobile email optimization, it’s much more than just making sure your message fits a certain pixel size. There is a method to the madness; it’s about content, layout, design and overall message visibility. If you’re not mastering your email messages, you could be missing out on connecting with a very large percentage of your customers.
As smartphones and tablets catch up to the desktop as a popular shopping device for consumers, more and more retailers are revamping their marketing strategies and ecommerce websites to include responsive design. But is that a good thing?