June sales reports by retailers could create a buying opportunity for some stocks on Thursday says AAP Co-Portfolio Manager Stephanie Link.
Swirl’s independent study of 1,000 women shoppers, titled “What Women Want When Apparel Shopping,” found that retailers should focus their mobile strategies more on enhancing the in-store shopping experience – where 76 percent of women prefer to shop – than enabling online sales transactions on mobile phones. The study also revealed that women are willing to share personal information with retailers as long as they receive value in return. Continue reading
Posted in Business, Infographic, Marketing, People, Technology
Tagged Apparel, In-Store, Mobile, Retailers, Shoes, Shopping, Women
Many outlets are predicting a robust holiday season for online retailers. The biggest online retailers will certainly benefit from the surge of spending, but so will small businesses selling on online marketplaces like Etsy, ebay, and Amazon.
Posted in Business, Economy, Infographic, NYC Business, Small Business, Technology
Tagged Christmas Shopping, Holiday Season, Online, Retailers, Small Business, Spending
It’s a well-known fact in the world of mobile technology that tablet users are taking the world by storm. A relatively recent introduction to the growing pool of interesting gadgets, tablets have taken off in the past two years, and this trend is only expected to continue.
Though the essential tablet computer has a long and checkered past, with Microsoft attempting to break it into the mainstream in the late ‘90s, all efforts to make a functional and widely accessible tablet failed until Apple released the revolutionary iPad in 2010. Microsoft’s initial attempt at creating a flat screen, portable notetaking device failed for various reasons – too heavy, difficult software, limited platform – but when Apple got it right, the iPad started appearing in households, coffee shops, board rooms and subways everywhere.
Now consumers have hundreds of tablets to choose from and with the recent additions of Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface and Google’s Nexus 7, popularity and usage will continue to grow.
Source: Miva Merchant
August 19, 2012 in Business, Economy, Infographic, Technology
Tagged Amazon, Apple, Consumer, E-Commerce, Google, iPad, Microsoft, Nexus, Retailers, tablets