Nearly 21% of shoppers said they would ask their voice assistant for in-store help, while 17.6% would use their voice assistant to self-checkout.
eMarketer’s latest forecast expects the number of smart speaker users to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.9% between 2016 and 2020, from 16.0 million to 76.5 million.
It’s true, merchants can no longer rely on traditional anchors—usually department stores—to attract crowds. According to Coresight Research, the number of full-line department stores will shrink to 4,750 by 2023, down 19.5% from 2017.
According to an April 2018 Market Force Information survey of US grocery buyers, 27% buy prepared food weekly or more, and 92% cited convenience as the reason.
Corporate reputations in the US have diminished this year compared to 2017. Only about half of consumers trust companies to do the right thing, down from 62% last year, and just 41% give companies the benefit of the doubt, down from 56% last year.
Three-quarters of the US population went to a movie at the cinema at least once last year and roughly 1 in 8 (12%) could be deemed frequent moviegoers in claiming to attend at least once a month.
One in every 5 Wi-Fi households in the US owned at least a single Smart Speaker as of February, reveals comScore in a new examination of the devices, meaning that Smart Speaker penetration doubled in just 6 months.
Most US internet users say they don’t trust social networks to protect their personal information. A May 2018 survey by Rad Campaign found that 61% of respondents had little to no trust in social networks. That compares with 53% in 2016, and 57% in 2014.
Americans are spending less time with most major media, with one major exception: smartphones.
Nearly seven in 10 respondents who owned cryptocurrency said they plan to increase their investment in the next 12 months. And among those who didn’t own any, 21% planned to purchase cryptocurrencies in that same timeframe.