Retail Marketing

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of retail marketing trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Impulse Purchasing [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Most consumers just can’t help themselves when it comes to off-list shopping, and in-store messaging is the key influencer in their impulse purchases, finds The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research in April 2012 survey results. In fact, 9 in 10 shoppers admit making off-list purchases, with roughly 3 in 5 of these shoppers…

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Top Methods For Building Customer Loyalty [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Data from the “2012 Brand Loyalty Survey” indicates that providing exceptional 24/7 customer service is the most likely way companies can build loyalty with customers, with one-third of respondents citing this as the best way of forming this bond. This finding is mirrored by results from a Temkin Group report released in March,…

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Moments That Earn Customer Loyalty [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Customer loyalty is most often formed as a result of first impressions, and companies should forget about trying to build loyalty with customers who are considering switching to a competitor, finds ClickFox in April 2012 survey results. When asked the most critical time for a company to gain their loyalty, 48% of the…

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Smart Phone Shopping Stages [CHART]

via emarketer.com Interestingly, the research found that 54% of US smartphone owners used their phones to shop before arriving at a store. A smaller number said they had used their phone after getting to a brick-and-mortar location. This indicates that customers are “pre-shopping” on smartphones before deciding whether a trip to a retail location is…

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Mobile Shopping Behavior Of Smart Phone Owners [CHART]

via emarketer.com Customers are using web-enabled devices for a variety of purposes, but the highest percentage of respondents, 47%, said they relied on smartphones to find out more information about a product. Thirty-six percent of those polled had used their phones to read product reviews on retail websites. Price-comparison was also a popular activity, with…

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Smart Phone Shopping Behavior [CHART]

via emarketer.com Two-thirds of US consumers with smartphones have used the devices to aid shopping, according to a report by research firm Leo J. Shapiro and Associates. The February 2012 survey also found that 38% of respondents researched products on their smartphones while shopping at a physical store. Read the rest at eMarketer. Rate this…

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Consumer Email Subscription Motivations [CHART]

via emarketer.com Chadwick Martin Bailey analyzed why consumers engage via email and Facebook and found that receiving discounts and special offers was the top motivation. Of the US respondents who had an email account, 58% cited that as a reason for subscribing to email lists. Other reasons for email participation included taking part in a…

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Online Reviews & Suggestions [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Brands can gain significant insights into how to improve already successful products by analyzing online reviews, finds BazaarVoice [pdf] in a March 2012 report. Examining more than 6 million pieces of user-generated content from both in-store and online shoppers, the company found that 12% of all reviews include product suggestions, and that the…

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Consumers Happier With Products Bought Online [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com bazaarvoice-product-sentiment-by-age-group-april2012.jpgConsumers who buy products online appear more satisfied with their purchases than in-store shoppers, a trend that surprisingly is magnified among the more mature age demographics, details BazaarVoice in a March 2012 report. Looking at online feedback from both in-store and online shoppers, the company found that the average feedback rating among 19-24-year-olds…

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Attitudes Toward Retail Product Videos [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Online product viewers can have a powerful impression on consumers, according to [download page] a March 2012 report from the e-tailing group, sponsored by Invodo. 51% of respondents, who qualified by having watched product videos on retail or brand manufacturer websites, said that they have more confidence in the purchases they make after…

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