Online consumers spent 33% to 45% of their monthly beauty and personal care budgets online, according to a March 2012 survey of online buyers in North America conducted by A.T. Kearney. Shoppers are using both etailers and brick-and-mortar stores to purchase these types of consumer packaged goods, meaning that brands need to step up multichannel…

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via emarketer.com The data showcased how earned media activity on Facebook affected consumers’ offline and online purchases. After being exposed to an earned brand impression from retailer Target on Facebook, 4% of fans made a purchase during the next four weeks, compared to 3.3% of fans in the control group. In addition, friends of fans…

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via emarketer.com Of this growing population of tablet owners, more than half reported shopping on their tablets at least once per week and 12% shopped daily, according to data released by rich media marketing platform provider Zmags in January 2012. Read the rest at eMarketer.

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via marketingcharts.com When asked about the digital marketing channels having the greatest impact on their businesses, 58% of senior executives working for large retailers point to social media, per KPMG survey results [pdf] released in June 2012. Interestingly, this puts social media’s impact on par with online shopping, which was cited by 59% of the…

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via emarketer.com Shipping also emerged as the main reason buyers abandoned their cart before completing a purchase; 57% of respondents said they had added items to their cart not to buy them, but to figure out what the total purchase cost would be with shipping included. Almost as many buyers, 55%, stopped the purchase process…

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