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For Consumers in France, Click-and-Collect Is an Option … but Not the Only One

For Consumers in France, Click-and-Collect Is an Option … but Not the Only One

Jul 15, 2019

Click-and-collect—the option to buy online and pick up in-store, known as BOPUS in the US—has made a significant difference in retail ecommerce sales across Europe. Five years ago, strategic payments consultancy Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) forecast that click-and-collect sales in Europe would be between €20 billion ($23.6 billion) and €25 billion ($29.5 billion) in 2019. In early 2019, it raised that 2018 estimate to about €27 billion ($31.9 billion).

Can Conversational Commerce Save Retail? | Sponsored Content

Jul 12, 2019

About 85% of consumer transactions happen inside of a retail location, but most conversational commerce companies only focus on 15% of transactions that happen online. Inmar shares why marketers don’t need to limit chatbots and other one-to-one tools to just ecommerce transactions.

Three Predictions for Prime Day 2019

Three Predictions for Prime Day 2019

Jul 11, 2019

With Prime Day now in its fifth year, many Prime members have been conditioned to anticipate and prepare for the event.

US Food Delivery App Usage Will Approach 40 Million Users in 2019

US Food Delivery App Usage Will Approach 40 Million Users in 2019

Jul 02, 2019

Food delivery apps are rapidly growing in popularity, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on mobile app usage. This year, these apps will be used by 38.0 million people in the US, up 21.0% over 2018. By 2021, more than 20% of US smartphone users will use a food delivery app.

Retailers Increase Spending Via Digital Channels, Focusing on Mobile and Search Advertising

Retailers Increase Spending Via Digital Channels, Focusing on Mobile and Search Advertising

Jun 27, 2019

Retailers’ digital ad spend parallels that of the overall US digital ad market this year, growing 19.1%, according to our latest forecast. For this industry, mobile and search advertising dominate ad spend allocation.

Auto Sector Dragging Down US Retail Sales

Jun 26, 2019

US auto and auto parts sales in the US are slowing, which will weigh down the entire retail sector. This year, the auto industry will grow 2.0% to $1.299 trillion, the slowest growth rate since at least 2011. Growth will flatten through 2022, according to eMarketer’s latest US retail forecast.

What Retailers Need to Know About Boomers

What Retailers Need to Know About Boomers

Jun 23, 2019

Baby boomers already know how to go to a brick-and-mortar store and buy things. So unless there’s an obvious benefit of convenience or better prices, they’re not rushing to master newer, more tech-heavy shopping methods.

Survey: Prime Day Drives Back-to-School Shopping Beyond Amazon | Sponsored Content

Jun 21, 2019

Now in its fifth year, Amazon Prime Day continues to have a significant impact on back-to-school shopping. But, according to new research from Kelton Global on behalf of RetailMeNot, big opportunities also await for retailers other than Amazon.

Strategies for Thriving in the “Age of Amazon” | Sponsored Content

Jun 21, 2019

The food retailing industry seems to be constantly bracing for the next move by Amazon. Inmar’s senior vice president Jim Hertel offers three key strategies that food and grocery retailers should commit to in order to thrive rather than just survive.

What's Driving Online Sales of Health, Personal Care and Beauty Products?

What's Driving Online Sales of Health, Personal Care and Beauty Products?

Jun 20, 2019

We forecast that US retail ecommerce sales of health, personal care and beauty products will surpass $53 billion this year, up 18.6% from 2018, making it the second-fastest growing category among those we track—slightly slower than food and beverage.