retail

Fast Fashion Resonates with Young Shoppers

In the digital age, many consumers have become accustomed to getting what they want as soon as they click a mouse. The ever growing reliance on instant gratification could soon have profound impacts on the teen retailer space.

Facebook Research | How We Shopped: Holiday 2013

Check out this study conducted by Facebook and Millward Brown Digital on how shoppers utilized Facebook during their 2013 holiday shopping!

Mobile vs Desktop: Comparing the Traffic of 3 Major Retailers

With holiday season coming to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at three of the top retailers, but in a slightly different way. Unlike previous years, we now have mobile data to play around with and it definitely gives us a fresh look at how consumers are interacting with the retail giants’ websites – both on mobile and on desktop.

20+ Black Friday & Cyber Monday Facts That You Need to Know

Shoppers are keen on researching for the best deals and rely on different sources to gather information. The majority of shoppers are visiting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal sites such as Blackfriday.com and Cybermonday.com. They’re also browsing online store circulars, visiting retailer websites, checking out social media pages and talking to friends and family about promotions.

Infographic: Mobile Is Both a Curse and a Cure for Showrooming

33% of people showroom globally and 21% of those shoppers use their phone while doing so. In their annual Mobile Life Study, fellow Kantar company, TNS, highlights the growing use of “showrooming”: examining a product in-store before buying online at a lower price. Consumers are getting more comfortable with mobile transactions, savvier with mobile shopping apps, and they’re doing more mobile shopping,

Will Viral Videos Save Kmart?

I don’t watch television often (Netflix and HBO Go are my best friends), which means I don’t see many commercials. Usually that’s a good thing, but recently I was disappointed I didn’t see the hilarious new Kmart ads sooner. The first spot, “Ship My Pants” went live on April 10th. The ad promotes Kmart’s free shipping service, an effort to drive shoppers to Kmart.com which offers more products than the stores.

Marketers Can Map the Consumer’s Journey To Purchase

How can I reach the right consumer, at the right time, in the right place, and with the right message to influence his or her purchase decision? Data mining allows marketers to identify major characteristics of their consumers’ path to purchase. Armed with this data, marketers can focus on the digital paths driving the most ROI and influence consumers’ actual journeys toward the purchase.

Attention Retailers: Amazon Prime members are located in Aisle 5

The growing popularity of Amazon’s membership program, Amazon Prime, has sent shockwaves among rival retailers since debuting a few years ago. For $79 a year, Prime members receive unlimited 2-day free shipping on eligible Amazon purchases (with no minimum order size), as well as access to Amazon’s video-on-demand service, Amazon Instant. The rate of adoption of Amazon Prime, coupled with the growing reach of Amazon.com, has caused rivals to scramble…

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Hope you are all having a happy first week of spring! If you’ve been lucky enough to be out enjoying some nice weather–here’s a recap of the most popular internet and marketing stories Compete shared online this week. Twitter turned seven years old. Did you know that Twitter was created during a hackathon at the top of a playground slide? Here are seven things that you didn’t know about Twitter for

Aligning Mobile Marketing With Consumer Behavior

It is no secret that marketers are struggling to keep up with the explosion of digital channels for consumers and brands to interact.  Mobile has long been thought of as an emerging channel, yet data recently collected by Compete sister company LightSpeed Research suggests that mobile should no longer be thought of as an emerging channel for consumers.  54% of consumers report having access to a smartphone with Internet access

The Weekly Compete Pulse

The word on the street is Google is launching a same-day shipping program, similar to Amazon Prime but $10-15 cheaper, TechCrunch reports. “Google Shopping Express” will strengthen on Google’s existing ecommerce efforts: Google Wallet, Google Shopping, and their recent aquisitions of both BufferBox and Channel Intelligence.  We’re waiting for more details on subscribing. Compete published two new studies with Twitter Advertising, “How Tweets influence mobile and tech shoppers in the UK” and “How Tweets influence