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Consumers Are Influenced by Brands on Social

Consumers Are Influenced by Brands on Social

Sep 10, 2019

More brands are using social platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to not only discover new products, but to ultimately buy them. And that seems to be paying off, according to a July 2019 study from rating and review marketing company Yotpo.

Mobile Payment Usage Is Growing, but Cash and Cards Still Have Their Place

Mobile Payment Usage Is Growing, but Cash and Cards Still Have Their Place

Sep 09, 2019

Consumers today have more payment options than ever. But, while mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay are increasingly gaining traction, the trinity of cash, debit and credit still dominate—especially with smaller, in-store transactions.

Q&A: Why Dagne Dover Opened a Pop-Up Shop in NYC

Sep 08, 2019

eMarketer recently spoke with Vadim Grinberg, vice president of consumer growth and insight at Dagne Dover, to discuss what the retailer has learned since opening up its pop-up location and how it feels about retail tech and handles cart abandonment.

Consumer Trust Relies Heavily on Reviews and Brand Honesty

Consumer Trust Relies Heavily on Reviews and Brand Honesty

Sep 04, 2019

In yet another sign that online reviews can make or break the path to purchase, June 2019 research from Trustpilot found that consumers would lose trust in a brand not only if they saw negative reviews—but also if the brand went one step further and deleted them.

Understanding the Cultural Diversity of US Hispanics and Their Shopping Habits

Understanding the Cultural Diversity of US Hispanics and Their Shopping Habits

Sep 03, 2019

Driven by gains in education and greater access to financial resources, the estimated buying power of US Hispanics is poised for growth, but Hispanic consumers and their shopping habits are often misunderstood or overlooked by marketers.

Q&A: Understanding the Customer Path to Purchase Isn’t Always Easy, but AI’s a Good Start

Sep 03, 2019

Marketers have long grappled with how to best leverage the data they’ve collected. It’s certainly a challenge as data fuels nearly all of their marketing efforts—including personalization, audience segmentation and targeting.

Consumers Don’t Mind Giving Away Some Personal Data, if the Price Is Right

Consumers Don’t Mind Giving Away Some Personal Data, if the Price Is Right

Aug 27, 2019

As privacy concerns continue to rise, you’d think consumers would be dubious about sharing their data. But according to a number of surveys on the topic, that’s not necessarily the case—especially if they get some value out of it.

$1.5 Trillion Spending Power of US Hispanics Has a Caveat

$1.5 Trillion Spending Power of US Hispanics Has a Caveat

Aug 21, 2019

In the latest edition of its annual report, the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s business school pegged total buying power of the US Hispanic population at $1.539 trillion in 2018. Having added more than $500 billion since 2010, the figure is expected to grow nearly $400 billion more by 2023.

Purple’s CEO on D2C Brands, Mattresses in Boxes and Why They’re Considering a Physical Location

Purple’s CEO on D2C Brands, Mattresses in Boxes and Why They’re Considering a Physical Location

Aug 20, 2019

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands continue to disrupt the retail space. The companies use an array of tactics to attract business, from offering low prices to targeting shoppers who care about ethical consumption to simply providing a more convenient experience.

Gen Zers Are Turning to BOPUS for Instant Gratification

Gen Zers Are Turning to BOPUS for Instant Gratification

Aug 19, 2019

"Buy online, pick up in-store" is a retail service that a dominant proportion of today's youngest consumers are taking advantage of, according to Package Concierge.

AI, Machine Learning Are Helping Retailers Spot Flaws in the Customer Experience

AI, Machine Learning Are Helping Retailers Spot Flaws in the Customer Experience

Aug 15, 2019

Retailers can’t always rely on customer feedback to measure the success of their ecommerce platforms. Small technical issues, which often go unnoticed by the business itself, can significantly hinder the customer experience.

Unboxing Prime Day 2019

Unboxing Prime Day 2019

Aug 14, 2019

Last month, Amazon held its fifth annual Prime Day event to honor its Prime members with steep discounts and deals across a range of products and categories. This year’s midsummer shopping event—extended to 48 hours and held on July 15 and 16—racked up record sales, further cementing Amazon’s ecommerce leadership position, while creating incremental opportunities for sellers and competing retailers.

The Rise of Retailer- and Brand-Operated Marketplaces

Aug 12, 2019

Utilizing marketplaces is one way for a seller to expand reach. But for some manufacturers and distributors, that increased reach is not worth the competitive threats that they may face on a marketplace.

As Digital Audio Advertising Heats Up, D2Cs Pivot to Podcasts

As Digital Audio Advertising Heats Up, D2Cs Pivot to Podcasts

Aug 08, 2019

US consumers dig digital audio, and as listenership heats up, so does advertiser investment. For direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, podcasts are top-of-mind as they provide engaging and influential ad opportunities.