Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular for shopping, both inside and out of the store. According to the Invesp Blog, 95% of mobile internet users look up local information on their phones for the purpose of calling or visiting a business, but mobile devices account for just 19% of all US retail ecommerce sales.
Brick and mortar independent retailers capture the hearts of their communities and play an integral part in them. The bond created in-person through new connections and friendships born between businesses, customers, and neighbors can be recreated by small online businesses through visual merchandising.
Seen as a forward-thinking company, H&M added online shopping back in 1998, establishing the very first online market in Sweden. But, for the fast-fashion behemoth, it seems like lately they may have lost their forward-thinking mojo.
At this year’s NRF Big Show, we sat down with Nikki Barua, CEO of Beyond Curious Inc. Beyond Curious is a digital transformation consultancy that helps brands undergo rapid transformations to stay ahead of competition.
Retailers are fighting against online-only stores by focusing on the consumer. Connecting with consumers is easier for brick and mortars for multiple reasons.
Ten years ago we entered what’s now known as The Great Recession. Families, individuals, and companies all across the country experienced a period of financial crisis. A number of delicate business models crumbled. This period of financial turmoil coupled with booming mobile technology ushered in a wave of change in the publishing industry. Consumers’ buying […]
We recently posted an article on our website explaining why net neutrality matters for retail, before the FCC voted to dismantle it on December 14, 2017.
In 2018, more shoppers than ever before will browse retail websites and online stores with their mobile devices. Rightly so, many retailers spent 2017 ramping up their mobile strategies and making improvements for user experiences.
One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers.
Subscription services were a hot topic in 2017. The apparel startup Stitch Fix® exploded with success, Amazon is beta testing a similar product called Amazon Prime Wardrobe, and Under Armour® and Gap® also jumped in on the idea.