The act of showrooming is seeing a growth that cuts across a variety of demographic segments, according to the Holidays Retail Trends study by CFI Group. This is due in part to mobile technology, and practiced by a majority of consumers whether they intend to or not.
Ecommerce sales grew considerably over the Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday weekend, and the channel itself took a bigger slice of the pie when compared to in-store revenues. In this video, Adobe Digital Index principal analyst Tamara Gaffney talks about some of the holiday sales trends to date.
If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming – wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store to actually make a purchase – is the one to watch this holiday season. Here’s how consumers responded to a pre-Cyber Weekend Harris Poll on the two retail trends.
Shareablee found that 1 in 5 pieces of social content amplified by shoppers came from Walmart. Walmart also received more than double the engaged actions across Facebook and Twitter, and these factors combined reveal a high degree of pass-along value in their social content mix.
Social commerce is much more than a Facebook store or attributing a sale to an inbound channel like Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest. According to this infographic from Monetate, you should consider social login and social sharing to increase conversion, engagement and other metrics.
Did you know that 67% of brand followers on Twitter will end up buying that brand? This infographic from SocialAnnex will show you how your business can utilize social networks to reach and engage new customers. [Click the infographic to enlarge]
With billions of dollars worth of goods sold online, holiday season ecommerce has been very important to the economy. And it will only keep growing in the future. This infographic can help you design and execute your end-of-year campaigns.
The Home Depot received backlash when it released what many are considering to be a racist tweet sent out by the company on Twitter which showed two African American drummers flanking a man wearing a gorilla mask.
Truly, times are good in the land of the marketer. However, the adoption of marketing automation for many organizations has been a less-than-simple process, and there are three common pitfalls that every marketer should avoid.