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The Federal Reserve Board’s March 2013 Consumers and Mobile Financial Services report, found that consumers would prefer to use their smartphones for showrooming above anything else.
Smartphone and tablet users should be a major focus in your ecommerce strategy moving forward. Here are six key takeaways on developing a mobile and tablet strategy.
Ben Choi, co-founder and CEO at Coffee Table, sits down with Tim Parry, senior content manager at Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXchange 2013. In this video, Choi discusses the role catalogs – digital and paper – are playing as ecommerce drivers, the habits of cross-device shoppers, and how insight and data about mobile shoppers can be applied toward the catalog industry.
Instead of fearing the omnichannel consumer, retailers should embrace them to deliver the type of shopping experience they want. Here’s why ignoring or fearing omnichannel shoppers will only result in lost sales.
Wayfair.com CEO and co-founder Niraj Shah talks with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry at eTail West 2013. Shah discussed the success of its Joss & Main flash sales site, how flash sales will resonate with its Wayfair.com customers, and the comparisons of Wayfair to Amazon.com
When looking at some of the more successful fourth quarter performances inside marketplaces such as such as eBay and Amazon, it appears one of the sure fire ways to boost sales is through mobile. As an example, by attracting more customers using mobile gift guides and mobile-only deals, eBay was able to double its mobile sales in 2012. Maybe it’s time your ecommerce company started getting serious about mcommerce.
In a highly competitive market with millions of apps in the App Store, how do you acquire the highest value shoppers for your mobile retail app? TapSense has put together six best practices that outline how retailers can acquire shoppers and not just users for their mobile apps.
Mobile is not a single channel for marketers, it involves email, web, social media, direct messaging and location-based marketing, said Blair Reeves Product Marketing Manager for IBM during a recent webinar.
According to research by Yesmail Interactive, smartphone and tablet owners are more compelled to shop online than people who don’t own mobile devices. Yesmail’s research shows that 42.9% of mobile device owners shop online at least once per month, versus 32.6% of people without mobile devices. Check out the infographic below to see more findings from Yesmail’s research.
When the mobile app economy exploded, few merchants understood how apps could benefit their business. Here’s why part of the solution to this problem for marketers and retailers is gaining a better understanding of how mobile usage differs from traditional web browsing, and the other part is finding the right tools to craft an app experience that will measurably deliver value and strengthen customer relationships over time.
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