Online shopping

Tinuiti's 2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Report Predicts Increased Spending

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 9:30pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinuiti , the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, released its 2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Report which examines consumer trends in an online shopping season impacted by COVID-19.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinuiti , the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, released its 2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Report which examines consumer trends in an online shopping season impacted by COVID-19.
  • By analyzing ecommerce trends through demographics, device usage and sub-verticals, the 2020 Holiday Shopper Study prepares businesses for a jam-packed Q4 featuring a postponed Amazon Prime Day in October along with Cyber Week and traditional holiday sales.
  • Furthermore, almost 40% of Gen Z shoppers said their holiday spending would be impacted; specifically, 27.9% will shop with more or only Black-owned businesses.
  • The 2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Report, like the 2020 Beauty Industry Trends Report , is just one of the many digital marketing reports that Tinuiti will be releasing to help brands devise effective strategies to round out an unprecedented year.

Joel Warren, Global Hair Legend, Gives the Beauty Universe A Provocative Virtual Makeover Bringing Skincare, Haircare, And Cosmetic Partners Together at The New Joelwarren.Shop

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:38pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --JOELWARREN.SHOP combines the future of beauty retail and the luxury shopping experience, offering online shoppers the world's best beauty brands.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --JOELWARREN.SHOP combines the future of beauty retail and the luxury shopping experience, offering online shoppers the world's best beauty brands.
  • By introducing his beauty partners to his own e-commerce platform, Joel Warren created a seamless way to virtually shop for skincare, haircare, and cosmetic products fully equipped with virtual beauty assistants.
  • "Clients and beauty associates alike are searching for a streamlined, touch-free way to purchase and sell top-of-the-line beauty products in a safe environment.
  • With over 83% of U.S. shoppers needing some support during their online shopping experience, Luxlock has created a platform like no other luxury shopping experience.

With holiday shopping more digital than ever, new survey finds consumers will spend more money if they can message with associates or chatbots

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:30pm

According to the survey, 68% of consumers say they would trust a retailer more if associates were readily available via messaging to give advice, answer questions, and help with purchases.

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  • According to the survey, 68% of consumers say they would trust a retailer more if associates were readily available via messaging to give advice, answer questions, and help with purchases.
  • 77% report that they would purchase more from a website that allowed them to message with an associate.
  • Still, most brands aren't attending well enough to website visitors, who shop around when they can't find answers quickly and effortlessly.
  • According to the survey, 60% of consumers report they would purchase more from a website that offered a chatbot concierge.

Commerce Signals Launches Merchant Tracker—First Market Intelligence Solution to Monitor County-Level Consumer Spending By Merchant

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

Never before have businesses been able to benchmark sales and market share vs. other named merchants at a county level.

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  • Never before have businesses been able to benchmark sales and market share vs. other named merchants at a county level.
  • The Commerce Signals Merchant Tracker allows retailers to access weekly views of purchases, returns, average ticket, and market shareall from an easy-to-use and intuitive online dashboard.
  • The new solution builds on Commerce Signals recent launch of the Covid-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker , which provides insights into U.S. consumer spending behavior across all consumer businesses by category.The Merchant Tracker provides a powerful new level of detail by breaking down spending by individual companies at the county level.
  • The Commerce Signals Merchant Tracker provides unprecedented intelligence to allow businesses to understand consumer spending behavior and preferences by merchant and track the competitive landscape at the county level, said Bonalle-Hannan.

2020 Insights into the Order Management Software Market to 2024 - Key Trends, Drivers and Barriers - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:53pm

Even prior to the pandemic, retailers were racing to deploy order management software (OMS) to have a single version of the truth for their inventory and customer information.

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  • Even prior to the pandemic, retailers were racing to deploy order management software (OMS) to have a single version of the truth for their inventory and customer information.
  • COVID-19 has only sped the process according to this research study titled The Order Management Software Market.
  • It is designed for retailers and vendors that are looking to move to the central order management process.
  • The study sizes the market, forecasts the opportunity by retail segment, and evaluates the market strength and position of top vendors.

TeakOrigin and Streetbees Partner to Understand the Link Between Nutritional Value and Nutritional Consumption of Fresh Produce in the UK

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am

Together they are launching the most comprehensive, data driven research on the role of nutritional value and consumer decision making.

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  • Together they are launching the most comprehensive, data driven research on the role of nutritional value and consumer decision making.
  • Effective this month, the Streetbees team will begin collecting and analyzing produce bought from UK supermarkets and online retailers, using the TeakOrigin platform and technology.
  • The TeakOrigin team in the US has already analyzed tens of thousands of items as reported on TeakOriginGuide .
  • In this case, the focus will be around nutrition, buying fresh produce and shopping habits, helping TeakOrigin better understand produce preferences and nutrition drivers behind consumer choices.

GameStop Teams Up with QuadPay to Power Buy Now Pay Later Installment Payments in All Retail Locations and at GameStop.com Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:10am

QuadPay is available now at GameStops retail stores and at GameStop.com.

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  • QuadPay is available now at GameStops retail stores and at GameStop.com.
  • QuadPay lets consumers split any purchase into four interest-free installments paid over six weeks using their existing credit card or debit card when they shop online or in-store.
  • The retailer operates thousands of locations around the world under the GameStop, EB Games and Micromania retail brands.
  • GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania are part of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a global specialty retailer that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple.

Island Pacific Launches "Island Pacific Select" Private Label

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:55pm

The company recently launched its private label program known as Island Pacific Select.

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  • The company recently launched its private label program known as Island Pacific Select.
  • Island Pacific's professional buyers and R&D department meticulously grade and analyze each product before making it a part of the "Island Pacific Select" product line.
  • This week Island Pacific launched Island Pacific Select Glazed Banana Thins.
  • Island Pacific Select Glazed Banana Thins retail for $4.99 but Island Pacific will have an introductory sale of $3.99 in store and for delivery or pickup through the Island Pacific app or website.

BuyLottoNow® Cashless Lottery Mobile Payment Platform Brings Zero Percent Merchant Processing Fees to 30,000 Convenience Stores

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Today, BuyLottoNow is bringing its proprietary decoupled debit mobile payment platform featuring no processing fees to c-store operators.

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  • Today, BuyLottoNow is bringing its proprietary decoupled debit mobile payment platform featuring no processing fees to c-store operators.
  • In addition to no processing fees, BuyLottoNow makes lottery a potential winning loyalty program that can drive increased in-store foot traffic through merchant branded no cost email campaigns.
  • While the nation continues its rapid movement away from cash transactions, high processing fees mean convenience retailers won't be able to accept cash for Lotto sales.
  • Interested parties can learn more about the merchant and consumer benefits of the BuyLottoNow payment platform from the following two videos that can be found at:

Hello Houston! Ballard Designs Furniture Store Coming to a River Oaks Location Soon

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The affluent River Oaks shopping district is already home to many of the best known design shops and furniture stores in Houston, TX.

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  • The affluent River Oaks shopping district is already home to many of the best known design shops and furniture stores in Houston, TX.
  • According to Dominic Milanese, Senior Director of Retail for Ballard Designs, opening a new location in Houston was a natural next step in the omnichannel retailer's successful bricks-and-mortar expansion.
  • The new Houston store will be Ballard's 16th retail location since launching its national retail expansion in 2007, and will occupy the former GAP Store's 10,000-square foot location.
  • Ballard Designs' new River Oaks location will be introduced to Houston shoppers on targeted soft opening days beginning in early 2021 with distancing protocols in place.