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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.
On June 20, Facebook announced that its photo-sharing application Instagram will now have a video feature in order to compete with video-sharing application Vine. In a blog post, Russ Somers, VP of Marketing for Invodo, talks about the announcement and what it will mean for brands and retailers.
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.
Want to get your site ready for the Holiday season? Test, test and test.
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.
The first step in fixing the mobile app retention problem is acknowledging the situation and understanding why it exists. Few, if any apps are perfect on day one, but the rush to bring an app to market, and an inability to know precisely how audiences will respond, both put pressure on companies to launch apps whether they are ready or not.
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?
Father’s Day is just around the corner and consumers are planning to spend a little more on dad this year, according to a press release by the National Retail Federation. In a spending survey conducted by BIGInsight, the average person will spend $119.84 on Father’s Day gifts this year.
Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.
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.