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As we move closer to the 2013 holiday season, retailers are cautiously optimistic about consumer spending however they are expecting to see an uptick in the November and December months. Not surprisingly, retailers expect mobile to play an increased role in driving sales with minimal contributions from social media.
Thanks to laptops, smartphones and tablets, consumers are constantly connected no matter where they are. Which could be one of the main reasons why social sharing and social logins are becoming more popular among shoppers. Take a look at this infographic from Gigya to gain an inside look at how consumers use their social identities across the web and mobile devices.
When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.
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.
After the United States Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, clearing the way for marriage equality, several brands took to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show their support.
Comments questioning your customer service, your business ethics, and your inability to complete orders are not what you want to see on your Facebook page. In fact, it could ruin brand engagement and customer trust.
Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.
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.
One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.