Seven in 10 Americans ages 50 and older own a smartphone, says the AARP in research, and those Americans are most likely to use their devices for messaging.
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Fewer major publishers of premium digital content now believe display advertising on its own can cover the cost of producing quality content, let alone bring a profit.
People are primarily motivated to shop on Amazon by low prices, free shipping, and convenience. And yet these same factors – particularly prices and free shipping – would also help shoppers purchase from another retailer, according to the study.
This infographic illustrates the results of a Coherent Path survey of emails sent to new customers by 100 major retailers, such as CVS, Home Depot, and Ralph Lauren.
Word-of-mouth has time and again been shown in research to be the top influencer of consumer’s purchase decisions. Now, a new study from Engagement Labs quantifies the extent to which word-of-mouth drives sales, finding that an estimated 19% of consumers sales are the result of online and offline conversations.
Online shoppers are increasingly taking advantage of live chat options when shopping online, reports UPS in the 5th installment of its 2017 Pulse of the Online Shopper research series. Some 42% see live chat as an important customer service option when shopping online, according to the study.
Mobile commerce has grown to represent 23% of all digital commerce dollars in the US in Q3 2017. That’s up from 20% share in the year-earlier period, as mobile commerce growth (+40% year-over-year) continues to far outpace desktop e-commerce spending increases (+17%).
Cart abandonment is a major concern for online retailers, and according to new research, shipping costs and overall price are the two major factors that are causing digital shoppers to abandon their items.
Google and Facebook accounted for about 63% of US digital ad revenues in
2017. With the duopoly taking in almost two-thirds of US digital ad revenues, that leaves around a third of the market for every other firm to compete for.
Amazon’s US advertising revenue was expected to reach $1.65 billion in 2017 before almost doubling to $3.2 billion by 2019, at which point its ad revenues are expected to be as large as Snapchat and Twitter, combined. New survey results demonstrate that B2C marketers are taking note of Amazon’s potential in the advertising business, and that a sizable share are already advertising with the eCommerce giant.