Logging on a retail site should be fast, easy, and stress-free but it can be more of a juggling act for consumers who can’t remember their passwords and ultimately leaving a site. In fact, according to a recent survey, of those users who do not remember their information, 70% will leave. But retailers and shoppers found a new and faster way to stay engaged: the social login.
The modern day consumer is constantly connected no matter where they shop. It could be by using their smartphone to showroom in store, reading an email on a mobile device, or by interacting with a brand on Facebook. Even though a consumer is always connected to the digital world, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are connecting with your brand the way you’d like.
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.
Ecommerce merchants are primarily using email to communicate with shopping cart abandoners, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. According to the results, 45.1% of respondents use email, up from 36.2% in 2012.
In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.
Free shipping was once the goldmine for online retailers and what set you apart from your competitors. But as more and more retailers offer the service, is it now just something the shopper expects?
What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?
Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the pending legislation.
Amazon has teamed up with Facebook and launched a new program that allows users of both services to band together to surprise friends on their birthday with an Amazon gift card.
In this video taken at IRCE 2013, SeeWhy’s Charles Nicholls talks about how proper remarketing can nudge the customer, and remind her to complete the transaction.
When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.