Aeropostale, a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, released its third quarter results, which showed a 15% decrease in net sales and comparable sales, which include the ecommerce channel. CEO Thomas P. Johnson said in the release that he was “disappointed in the overall performance as customer adoption is occurring more slowly than we would like against the backdrop of a challenging teen retail environment.”
Loyalty programs are becoming increasingly popular among retailers and consumers alike. However, as more and more consumers are opting in to these types of programs, over 30% of shoppers say the amount of personal information requested by a merchant is a major factor when considering signing up for a loyalty program or not.
If the forecasting of a recent Monetate report is accurate, marketers might want to revise their ecommerce email plan since its influence rate is starting to dip with consumers. But the forecast isn’t all bad news, according to the report, not only is social traffic on the rise for consumers but tablets should outpace smartphones this year.