Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.
Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.
Nearly 62% of online merchants will start their holiday promotions by Halloween, up from nearly 53% last year, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight. Many of those promotions will center on free shipping and online offers. This article also looks at holiday surveys conducted by Bronto and Litle & Co.