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Wet Seal, Inc., saw its consolidated comparable store sales decline 16.9% in the first quarter, but ecommerce sales for its Wet Seal brand did increase 8.4%.
The Deloitte study reveals that connected shoppers actually convert at a 40% higher rate than people not consulting devices in store, and 22% of connected shoppers spend more as a result.
While the holiday rush is still months away, e-retailers are already outlining and executing ecommerce marketing strategies for the 2014 shopping season.
I consider myself the unusual millennial. Last week, I read the article, “Millennials’ Behavior Is Good, Bad and Ugly for Retail” by Steve Wellen and couldn’t help but realize how my own shopping habits were so different than what he reported in the article.
At the core of the retail evolution, we have millennials and their peculiar, online, mobile shopping habits. They are forcing retailers to pivot—but whether millennials are good, bad or ugly for your business just might come down to how you choose to respond.
Beacon technology is at the top of the list of next “big ideas” for merchants. But to make the most of location-specific campaigns and analytics, retailers have to change the way they think about customer engagement.
Smartphones generated 29.3% of total online visits, up 45.0% from April 2013. The market share of non-mobile (desktop) visits decreased 22.3% from April 2013 to April 2014.
Global design community Threadless has launched Type Tees, a new mobile application that allows users to create custom text-based t-shirts instantly from their mobile devices.
Mobile commerce trends are only expected to continue as the market moves toward the next evolution of customer-centric technology and all it has to offer. And leading that revolution is undoubtedly augmented reality technology.
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