The Weekly Compete Pulse
There’s still time to fine-tune your digital marketing for last-minute shoppers before the holidays are in full swing. Take a look at some of our favorite articles from the past week.
November Top 50: Introducing Cyber Week
The lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have continued to blur this year. This new trend has impacted the traffic that a number of sites saw in November.
October Top 50: Releases and Decreases
The October Top 50 is here! See which sites saw a spike in traffic and which fell in the rankings.
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.
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.
Does Loyalty Even Matter for Best Buyers?
With a high expectation to improve customer loyalty this next year, Best Buy has rolled out changes to My Reward Zone with hopes of turning shoppers into loyal buyers. As Best Buy continues their push to match Amazon and Walmart’s prices and fight against the ever increasing trend of showrooming, can Best Buy turn their shoppers into buyers and loyal buyers at that?
Registering To Be the Biggest Baby (Brand) Online
The online channel is important for every brand, but it is especially important in the baby category. Brands are fighting to establish a relationship with new and expectant parents, in hopes of establishing a long term relationship with that consumer that they hope to span multiple children. This week, we decided to take a look at one of the best ways to build loyalty with new or expectant parents…
Will Weekly Ads Save Retailers Any $$$?
Image from: target weekly ad / thethriftyblonde.com Ecommerce continues to be a growing and competitive retail channel. But the question still remains, what is the best way to reach consumers before, during and after a purchase? According to a BDO.com survey, “with ecommerce accounting for a larger share of overall sales, CFOs report that digital promotions worked well for them over the holiday period. 1 in 3 said that email
Where Did Consumers Shop Online During Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
Image from: Winter Sale / Shutterstock Retailers and manufacturers are beginning to get an understanding of the impacts that months of holiday planning had on consumers. This year, brands have continued their aggressive pursuit of holiday shoppers by turning up marketing well ahead of previous years. Target launched a high-visibility holiday themed ad campaign before Halloween in an effort to capture as much attention as possible. During Black Friday
Early Shoppers Prefer Mass Merchants
Image from: Holiday Shopping / Shutterstock As we reach the end of October, more consumers are focusing their sights on December. As of October 21, about half the consumers surveyed in the Compete Holiday Intelligence™ survey had already begun shopping for the holidays, up 5 percent in 2 weeks. In fact, almost 1 out of 10 consumers had already finished half of their holiday shopping. While more consumers got into
Is Target Trying to Buy Their Way to The Top of The Diapers Mountain?
Image from: Baby In Diaper / Shutterstock It has been a while since we here at Compete have taken a look at what is going on with the diaper market online. In Oct, 2010 we published an analysis that showed how Diapers.com was a growing threat to Amazon.com in the diaper category. In the time since that original post, Diapers.com was, of course, bought by Amazon. Buying diapers online has