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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.
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…
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.
Mobile commerce has arrived. A surge in tablet adoption – with one-third of American consumers expected to own one by 2015 – and the near ubiquity of smartphones has created a tipping point for mobile retail. By the end 2017, mobile retail sales in the U.S. will reach $31B, up from $8B this year.
Former Vice President of United States Al Gore came to speak at the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago this week where told attendees that the internet and ecommerce is the fastest growing industry of the world. He told attendees they ought to think globally, no matter what industry they are in.