Tag Archives: Retail

Showrooming: Retailers Nightmare – Infographic

MobileLife_InfographicWhile the majority of retailers have set up their online shops, and enjoy the returns, there is a problem they desperately try to get solved in their brick-and-mortar stores: “Showrooming”!

60% of people in US stores are showrooming. Not only that, more than half of them are using their mobile phone to compare prices, speak with their personal consultants (friends, family) and eventually are at risk of buying somewhere else.

The new trend is not a US problem alone, showrooming is a global problem for retailers, and as potential customers become younger, the number of people doing it increases. Have a look at this infographic and see why retailers everywhere are trying to solve this issue. Continue reading

Transforming Retail: Digital Technology And Consumer Expectations – Infographic

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Social Media And Tech Are Changing The Game

The demand for retailers to step up their game is more apparent than ever. Consumers are shifting the retail landscape and innovating with technology to engage the tech savvy shopper is a must.

Source: Hubba

Mobile Retail: Stats, Facts And Mobile Behavior – Infographic

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In today’s retail industry, it is becoming ever more apparent that retailers must be ready to join the mobile revolution. Mobile is becoming increasingly more accessible for the consumer and so should be a retailers first port of call for their marketing efforts.

This infographic gives some insights into stats, facts and mobile customer behavior. Have a look

Source: Dynmark.com

Retail: Building An Instore Experience Online – Infographic

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This Case Study shows how fan-based chat service company Needle helped online scuba gear retailer LeisurePro engage their customers.

Source: Needle.com

Online Retail: Global Market Opportunities – Infographic

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The infographic identifies key statistics for those looking to expand their business into a foreign market.

Overseas markets offer growth opportunities for online retailers and with the rise in ecommerce wealth of some of the nation’s we have highlighted, it’s no surprise to see brands searching for profits in these markets and doing it successfully.

Source: Search Laboratory

Online Retail: Statistics And Trends – Infographic

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U.S. Online retail sales have hit $1 Trillion in 2012 and are growing fast. By 2017, 10% of retail sales will be made online with 25% of that made over mobile devices.

Have a look at statistics, trends and other developments of online sales in the U.S. and other global regions.

Source: invesp Blog

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Amazon: How Big is the Web’s Biggest E-Retailer?

How big is Amazon? The e-retailer is not just, well, a retailer. From cloud services to the grocery delivery business, the Seattle-based company touches our daily lives in ways beyond Kindles and kitty litter. Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look.

Retail: The Future Of Digtal Marketing Is Bright – Inofgraphic

The future of digital marketing is bright. The global retail brand’s consumer has evolved with the advent of new technology and channels, and these channels demand a new type of marketer. With more marketing metrics and tactics than ever before, modern marketers must look at the current trends to prepare their strategies for the future. Continue reading

Luxury Retail Bet on Wealthy Consumers

Logo TheMainStreetAnalyst 8713679455_e0394e3f7e_zOn today’s “Insight & Action,” Adam Johnson looks at luxury versus discount retailing on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Housing To Give Juice To U.S. Economy, Zandi Says

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, and Kristin Bentz, executive director of the PMG Venture Group, talk about the U.S. economy and retail sales. They speak with Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Smartphones And Shopping Behavior – Infographic

“ Smartphone Influence Factor “ for Retail in-Store Sales Indeed, a recent released report from Microsoft, “Mobile in the Consumer Journey,” finds that 30% of average consumers use their smartphones to compare prices during shopping for both in-store , a figure that rises to almost 71% among savvy smartphone users , while another report from Deloitte , it mentioned that Over 60% of mobile shoppers use their smartphones while in a store, and another 50% while on their way to a store. Continue reading

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Top 10 Retailers On Social Media Sites. – 175 million. On average, that’s how many tweets were sent, every day, in 2012. The total number of tweets sent since the site launched just seven years ago is in the hundreds … Continue reading

The Retail Industry And Mobile Business – Infographic

Cognizant analyzed the mobile web and app offerings of the top 100 retailers. Here is what we found about the current state of mobility in retail (infographic).

The mobile phenomenon almost caught retailers by surprise. Consumers warmly embraced smartphones and tablets in their daily lives and at a blinding and dramatic pace, permanently altering how they shop for products and services.

Retailers were forced to follow and to quickly offer mobile solutions to smartphone–wielding customers. Despite limited success, choice of multiple platforms and associated skill constraints, retailers responded by offering mobile optimized Web sites and native apps with many useful features for customers on the go.

To better understand how top retailers have responded to mobility, we analyzed the offerings ( Mobile Web and iPhone/Android apps) of players featured in the STORES.org list of Top 100 Retailers (we excluded restaurant chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s from this analysis). The below infographic presents our insights on the current state of retail mobility based on this research:

  • A majority of top retailers have a mobile offering in place though a small, yet significant, number have yet to get onto the bandwagon.
  • A clear winning platform strategy has yet to emerge.
  • Though retailers offer a slew of useful features, mobile offerings have not met customer expectations.
  • There is tremendous opportunity to enhance the mobile customer experience.

We hope that as retailers define (or refine) their mobile strategies, they will be able to use these insights as inputs into the decision – making process.

Source: Cognizant.com

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Email Marketing: Most Emails Are Opened On Mobile Devices – Infographic

When Return Path released our last mobile study in April 2012, the number emails opened on smartphones was about to overtake opens from both desktop clients and webmail.

Seven months later, our newest study finds that users in the U.S. and Canada largely check email from their phones. We also find that people prefer to open retail emails on their smartphones, while banking emails–perhaps due to mistrust from phishing–are mostly opened from desktop email clients like Outlook.

The key takeaway for marketers? While the best mobile strategy depends largely on your own data, industry and region, your email marketing efforts should be optimized for both mobile and the desktop to ensure maximum campaign ROI.

Click on the image to the right to view the full infographic. You’ll learn:

  • The percentage of users in North America, Brazil,
    France and Germany that open emails on mobile devices
  • The percentage of email opened by industry, such as
    retail and banking
  • How Apple devices appear to dominate emails opens,
    and why this may not be the full story
  • If and how often people make purchases using
    smartphones

Source: Return Path, Visual.ly

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The Mobile Revolution Is Changing Retail And Consumer Behavior – Infographic

The mobile revolution is changing the way retailers display and sell goods as well as where and how they interact with customers. As consumers embrace mobile shopping, their behavior is also fundamentally evolving along with the new technology. In this month’s Visual Trends infographic we take a look at what this mobile revolution means for both customers and retailers and how retailers can prepare.

Source: Visual.ly

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