A new study by Innotrac has found that the most popular types of promotions offered by merchants over the 2013 holiday season were shipping offers. In fact, 34% of all promotions offered in holiday 2013 were shipping related and the single most offered promotion during the holidays was free shipping.
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.
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.