Half of US consumers prefer hearing from retailers by email than via social media, text, display ads or mobile apps, according to a survey report from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. However, the study indicates that the vast majority ignore at least some emails from retailers.
Of the 1,006 US digital buyers surveyed in a June 2018 study from Yes Lifecycle, just 9% of respondents said they don’t ignore emails from retailers.
This infographic from Animoto illustrates four social media marketing trends retailers will want to pay attention to this season.
When the first wave of social commerce arrived—mostly reproducing ecommerce catalogs on Facebook—critics predicted it would fail because users didn’t want to shop where they socialized. More than half a decade later, most social media users still don’t turn to social platforms to make direct buys. Now it’s all about influence, social ads and a multi-channel path to purchase.
The fastest-growing category on Amazon this year is food and beverage, up 40.1%, with the health, personal care and beauty category close behind at 37.9%. While sales volume is still small, the uptick shows consumers are turning to ecommerce more often for everyday items and grocery shopping.
This infographic from SERanking illustrates when, what, where, why and how of mobile search behavior.
Almost 6 in 10 US shoppers believe that the search box is ‘extremely important’ when they’re shopping on a retailer’s website, mobile site or mobile app, and another 27% consider it ‘important.’
More than 8 in 10 business buyers want the same experience as when they’re buying for themselves, reveals Salesforce Research in its second annual State of the Connected Consumer report. The study indicates that the customer experience is hugely important to business buyers, 8 in 10 of whom say the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services.
According to a Digitas survey, conducted by The Harris Poll, US smart speaker buyers are most receptive to buying personal care/wellness products (39%) and beauty supplies (38%) via voice commerce.
Digital transformation has had a significant effect on nearly all companies over the past couple of years. For some marketers, it has forced them to rethink how systems, tools and team members must work together to successfully meet larger business objectives.