Successful Retailers Use Sales and Email Promotions, Free Shipping to Attract Shoppers Online

Kantar Media Compete Online Shopper Intelligence Study Highlights Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Sep 13, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released data indicating that successful retailers are using free shipping, sales and email promotions to attract increasingly budget-conscious consumers. The results, part of Kantar Media Compete’s quarterly Online Shopper Intelligence Study that tracks cross-channel shopping behavior, also show that more than a third of consumers reported that Twitter has been influential or extremely influential on purchase decisions.

Email, social networking influence purchase decisions; SMS use by retailers remains relatively low

Kantar Media Compete’s study also found that nearly one in three consumers receive more than 20 emails from retailers in a week. And in good news for retailers relying on email, 89 percent of respondents at least occasionally click through to a retail site from an email or visit a retail site immediately after reading an email.

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About Jen Duguay:
Jen Duguay joins Compete to take on all things social media. She comes from a social issue background, most recently having worked for the Social Innovation Forum, the venture philanthropy arm of Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jen's interests include singing, marketing, running, art, making guacemole, and using social entrepreneurship to tackle world issues. She has spent time in Belize and the Dominican Republic working on microfinance initiatives and recently traveled to Kenya where she studied the public healthcare system. Follow Jen @jenduguay on Twitter.