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Welcome to the expectation economy

Retail

Between 2012 and 2013, Twitter’s fastest growing demographic was between ages 54 to 66, growing at 79% (Buffer, 2013). Women make up the highest percentage of gamers (IAB, 2014), while sub-Saharan Africa is now the world’s largest mobile technology market (Gallup, 2014).

These statistics fly in the face of conventional wisdom about consumer behavior.

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The customer has landed—what next?

Retail

If marketing has one goal, it’s to reach consumers at the moments that most influence their buying decisions. That simple reason is why Amazon started offering targeted product recommendations over a decade ago to consumers already logged in and ready to buy.

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Why 75% of consumers aren’t completing their purchase

Retail

The sales period from Black Friday to Boxing Day wasn’t just a story of success. While consumers showed a high interest in the deals on offer throughout the sale period, only one in four who started the purchase process actually completed it. Needless to say, there is massive opportunity for retailers to get it right this sale season.

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Black Friday weekend takes Boxing Day’s crown in the UK

Retail

Traditionally in the UK, Boxing Day has been known for luring in millions with post Christmas deals but, according to our latest research, Black Friday is the one retailers need to watch.

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The rise of shoppable content

Retail

Technology is changing  shoppers' behavior.  Customers are now used to buying anything, anywhere, in a few clicks, and they love it. One of the most exciting new developments is the rise of shoppable content. No longer a catalogue, these sites blur the line between the commercial and the editorial. Retailers are becoming publishers, and vice versa.

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Some last minute festive web personalization ideas

Retail

The Christmas battle for online sales started on Black Friday with, according toAdobe Digital Index, an expected $2.4 billion was spent online. With Cyber Monday and Mad Monday under the rug as well, we still have a few crucial days left to focus on! Online shopping is key. While retailers are busy worrying about their Christmas TV ads, little has been said about web personalization.

For this festive season how can you make your brand stand out on tablet and desktop? Here are some top tips on how to personalize your website.

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The perils of planning a new website - and how to avoid them

Retail

Dan Croxen-John, CEO at AWA digital, explains how you can protect your online sales and conversion rates when you switch to a new website.

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Retailers - accountants today, psychologists tomorrow

Retail

According to Gartner 89% of companies expect to compete on the basis of customer experience by 2016. Let’s think about what that means by talking about what it doesn’t. Price competition. That isn’t to say prices aren’t expected to be fair--it means that price is no longer the deciding factor when we choose where to make a purchase. In fact, a survey done by American Express found that 7 in 10 Americans would spend more with companies who they believed provided an excellent customer service.

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Finance apps: m-commerce at its best

Retail

What is the one item people never leave the house without? Our mobile phones.

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