Tag: e-commerce

More Americans Would Rather Shop Local than on Amazon

“An Ipsos poll reveals the extent to which Americans have a favorable opinion toward different ideas, companies and people.”

Online Clothing Retailers to Target Luxury Shoppers

“U.S. online sales of luxury fashion items are showing significant growth coming from each of the key segments (footwear, accessories, and apparel) according to the new U.S. Luxury E-commerce Report from The NPD Group. Much of the nearly 50% increase in dollar sales seen in recent years across these segments is attributed to an increase in buyer spending.”

This Generation Loves M-Commerce More Than Gen Z

Member of Generation Y (29- to 38-year-olds) are just as much, if not more, excited about online shopping via mobile device than the younger generations, according to recent research from GfK!

Promotions Influence 82% of Holiday Shoppers

Shoppers may be writing longer “nice” lists for gifts and gatherings this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 33rd annual “Holiday Survey” of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Americans to Spend $9 Billion on Halloween Supplies

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion, the second highest in the survey’s 14-year history. The figure is relatively the same as last year’s previous record of $9.1 billion.

Department Stores Count On TV Ads, E-commerce to Build Sales

It’s not too early for your clients to be planning their holiday advertising strategy. One group of retailers, department stores, relies heavily on TV ads during the holiday season.

The Average Asian-American Spends $1,151 Each Year Shopping Online

“Asian Americans’ preference for everything digital boils down to two things: convenience and customization, according to Nielsen. What if they’re away from the TV? No problem, as most programs can be streamed on a smartphone. What if they want news designed specifically for them? That’s easy, by tuning into an online Asian-American news show broadcast. The convenience that mobile devices have brought to digital content platforms can also be found in the ever-growing world of e-commerce, where Asian Americans lead, both in total dollars spent and in number of purchases made.”

New Parents Turn to Online Communities for Support, Bartering

“New parenthood is exciting — but it can also be isolating. Questions sprout as soon as parents find out they’re expecting, but many wait to discuss their news with family and friends until after the first trimester. Once the word is out, expecting parents may be too tired or busy with baby prep to connect in person with their social circles. And after baby arrives? Forget about that book club or basketball game. Parents are in survival mode.”

22 Million Americans Included the Internet in Their Vehicle Shopping Process Last Year

“Thanks to the internet, researching a car has never been easier. What used to take days traveling from dealer to dealer now takes minutes as potential purchasers cruise websites and forums to view details on new models, check dealer inventory and pricing, read reviews and even negotiate entire transactions.”

Increased Cybersecurity Can Make Potential eCommerce Avoiders Feel Safer

A new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has revealed that cybersecurity is a new source of competitive advantage for retailers. It calls for more organizations to align cybersecurity policies with customer expectations to take advantage of this opportunity. The report, “Cybersecurity: The New Source of Competitive Advantage for Retailers” demonstrates that consumers are increasingly aware of security breaches in retail and are willing to spend more with retailers who demonstrate robust cybersecurity capabilities.

B2B Customers Increasingly Expecting Agile, Scalable, B2C-like Experience

DHL Express released a white paper with Cranfield School of Management investigating the current trends and significant potential of the international e-commerce landscape for business-to-business companies. The paper provides a practical guide to specific digital features and strategies used by businesses that are developing a cross-border e-commerce offering and presents a framework for companies to better understand and benchmark their own level of e-commerce development.

Do Your Clients Need Help with Social Commerce?

Social media is now an even more well-rounded asset to businesses with the introduction of social commerce: using social networks to complete e-commerce sales.

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