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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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Etsy’s – excited to bring their sellers’ items directly to shoppers with their very own pop up! | TheMarketingblog

Etsy’s – excited to bring their sellers’ items directly to shoppers with their very own pop up! | TheMarketingblog | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
This Christmas, Etsy.com, the world’s most vibrant handmade and vintage marketplace, is opening its first pop-up shop in the UK. “Etsy House” will open

Via Will Corry, Laura Brown
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@Laura Brown - you're a silly goose! "Pop up" is a kind of temporary shop in the real world, not a horrid Internet ad ;)

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Will Corry's curator insight, November 20, 8:55 AM

Etsy House will open in London from 5th- 7th December at 5 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7HY. Friday 5th 10am – 8pm, Saturday 6th 10am – 8pm, Sunday 7th 10am – 6pm.

Laura Brown's curator insight, November 24, 1:19 PM

Oh good, more pop up ads. Isn't this just a reason not to shop at Etsy?

Laura Brown's comment, November 25, 12:04 PM
A temporary shop atop the Etsy shop they already have? I will have to wait and see them in action I think. It's funny, pop ups didn't bother me too much in the first round (then or so years ago) but they bug me now. Mostly because it is harder to close them, some hide the X marks the spot.
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The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!) | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they've reached over 30,000 unique visitors and ...
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Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet | TechCrunch | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on..

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Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister

Stop shops sorting toys by gender, says equalities minister | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Separating toys into boys' and girls' aisles may discourage girls from science and engineering careers, says Jenny Wilmott



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malek's curator insight, June 27, 6:43 PM

Gender between your ears not your legs. Time to smash taboos like gender specific toys.

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Consumer Psychology & the E-Commerce Checkout

Consumer Psychology & the E-Commerce Checkout | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
We all love a bit of online shopping but what goes through our head before we click to buy items over the web?

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Shoppers Look for Quality—Not Deals

Shoppers Look for Quality—Not Deals | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Shoppers aren’t too concerned with getting items at a low price. Instead, they’re looking for “superior quality products”—something consumers are increasingly prioritizing when looking to purchase.
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MediaPost Publications Why People Don't Use Smartphones to Shop 02/27/2014

MediaPost Publications Why People Don't Use Smartphones to Shop 02/27/2014 | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

There are plenty of reasons consumers use smartphones to shop, ranging from access to product information to finding competitive pricing.

And many shoppers find their own preferred path to purchase and their own reasons why.

For example, as I wrote about earlier this week, consumers use both apps and mobile websites to shop and more find mobile browsers to be more convenient (More Mobile Shoppers Like Convenience of Websites Over Apps).

Almost half (46%) of mobile shoppers say their shopping experience would be better if they could check available stock while in a store and almost a third (31%) want in-store Wi-Fi with a simple login.

But some consumers don’t use any online tools to buy, primarily because they like to shop in a store where they can see and touch their desired products.

Based on a large global study by PwC, of those who did not purchase online, here are the top reasons:

54% -- Prefer to touch/try the product52% -- Just prefer to shop in store43% -- Worried about security of personal data35% -- Don’t trust online payment methods25% -- Don’t have a credit/debit card


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 3, 4:23 PM

Findings from recent PwC research details some barriers to using smartphones for shopping.

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What’s Empowering the New Digital Consumer?

What’s Empowering the New Digital Consumer? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

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Francisco Teixeira's curator insight, February 11, 11:53 AM

Tablet. Cada vez mais!

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'Tis The Season (An Open Letter To Online Shoppers Of Indie & Small Shops)

'Tis The Season (An Open Letter To Online Shoppers Of Indie & Small Shops) | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

[T]he holiday season means more sales — yay! But what’s not cool is that the general increase in shopping means an increase in everything that goes with it — as in more people contacting to ask for your “very best price” and “lower shipping costs”.


Yes, we all want deals; but it’s time to be real.

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About asking for those discounts...

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'Webrooming' this holiday season's biggest shopping trend

'Webrooming' this holiday season's biggest shopping trend | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Last year it was showrooming – the practice of checking out merchandise in a store, then ordering it online, usually from some place else.


Retailers hate that and geared up this holiday season to try and counter it with aggressive online deals of their own. But consumers are on to a new trend – webrooming – according to a new survey from Harris Interactive.


Webrooming is just the reverse. A consumer will use a desktop or mobile device at home to check out deals, then head for the store to make the purchase.

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PCs Still Tops for Web Shopping Across Categories

PCs Still Tops for Web Shopping Across Categories | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
There’s no question mobile devices are more important than ever in the online shopping landscape, but people still prefer PCs for researching and purchasing products and services.
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Note how completing a purchase via a mobile device was less common.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:45 AM

Note how completing a purchase via a mobile device was less common.

malek's curator insight, December 8, 2013 9:01 AM

Against rhetoric. Probably more research and more readings will explain the findings

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People Shopping on Mobile Devices Visit More Sites Than Those on a PC

People Shopping on Mobile Devices Visit More Sites Than Those on a PC | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Mobile devices have made it possible for people to shop anywhere, anytime, and apparently, they’re taking advantage. According to Millward Brown Digital, people who shop from their mobiles visit more retailer sites than those who shop from their PCs (6.2 retailer visits per month on mobiles versus 2.9 on PCs). Mobile shoppers also use search engines and social media sites more than PC shoppers do. With all that opportunity to capture mobile purchases (or lose them to rivals), there’s all the more reason for retailers to make sure their mobile strategy is airtight.


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

It is nearly impossible not to notice some (more than) probably gender differences here; it sure looks like the men are shopping via mobile phone and tablet, while women are at the pc. This likely means big differences in terms of social sites, such as Pinterest, as well as in the shopping categories themselves.

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:12 AM

Recent research by Millward Brown Digital shows some interesting shopping behavior differences between mobile and PC based shoppers. However, it is unclear what the base number of shoppers are in each group, or how many use both devices.

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The Online Sellers Guide to Key Holiday Shopping Dates

Reviewing holiday online-shopping traffic trends can provide insight into what to expect this year - in today's guest column, Akamai Technologies' Margaret Kuchler discusses key holiday dates to help online sellers prepare for the days and weeks...
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Expectations are high for holiday shopping -- including online -- during this more condensed holiday season.

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Amazon leverages Facebook to boost your social shopping experience with public wishlists and more

Amazon leverages Facebook to boost your social shopping experience with public wishlists and more | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Amazon is seeking to boost the social experiences of its customers who shop on its website by introducing a new discovery feature for those who connect their Facebook account to Amazon. ...

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:54 PM

Looks like the shopping experience on Amazon is getting more personalized...

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Sign up for Free Shop Small marketing materials - American Express OPEN

Sign up for Free Shop Small marketing materials - American Express OPEN | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Give customers a reason to Shop Small® with you on Nov 30. The information you enter below will be used to personalize all of your marketing materials for Small Business Saturday®.


Sign up to get Small Business Saturday marketing materials to help your business stand out.

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You can get 2 free printed posters from FedEx with this offer!

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Does Search Produce Better Customers Than Social Media?

Does Search Produce Better Customers Than Social Media? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that online shoppers will spend more money and shop more frequently depending on where they first found your business.

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Happy shoppers spend more

Making it easier for shoppers to find and buy what they want to buy is the key to unlocking category and brand growth. Discover TNS’s three principles for making shoppers happy.


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Likely not a surprise; at one time or another, most of us have gotten so frustrated we walked out of a store. Ditto abandoned online shopping carts.

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:33 PM

Some useful consumer behavior #stats contained in this #TNS slide deck.

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Google Ventures backs shopping service startup Nifti - Boston Business Journal

Google Ventures backs shopping service startup Nifti - Boston Business Journal | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Nifti, a Boston startup offering a shopping service which helps consumers track product discounts, said Thursday it's raised $800,000 in seed funding led by Google Ventures and Otto Capital.


...Nifti "lets shoppers follow any product they find on any website, and then notifies them when these items drop to the price they want to pay," the startup said in a news release.

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Golden phallus so popular museum to sell replicas

Golden phallus so popular museum to sell replicas | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

The Roman gold pendant in the shape of a phallus that was discovered in 2011 in Hillington, Norfolk, has become such a popular exhibit at the Lynn Museum that replicas will be sold at the gift shop.

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Is Handmade Lingerie Worth Paying Extra For?

Is Handmade Lingerie Worth Paying Extra For? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
An insight on why indie designers must sell their products at a higher price and why it's a worthy extra cost for us.

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A Just Looking Fee?

A Just Looking Fee? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

As of the first of February, this store will be charging people a $5 fee per person for “just looking.”

 

The $5 fee will be deducted when goods are purchased.

 

Why has this come about?

 

There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere. These people are unaware our prices are almost the same as the other stores plus we have products simply not available anywhere else.

 

This policy is line with many other clothing, shoe and electronic stores who are also facing the same issue.

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Dead Malls On Living Land - AddisonPG - Open Salon

Dead Malls On Living Land - AddisonPG - Open Salon | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

I’m standing before a vast crumbling structure surrounded by broken security fencing; A Danger-Keep-Out sign lies crushed and rusted on the tarmac of what was once an immense car park. Inside, beyond the barricaded doors, I know that escalators have warped and decayed into terrifying reptilian shapes; that beneath the caved-in roof among the broken glass and the smashed tiles, saplings have sprouted. I know that remnants of signage and advertisements haunt the walls; that the entire place is like some gothic fantasy of the end of the world. I know because I have seen the images. I am afraid to enter, not because I fear ghosts, but because the place is too powerful to be breached or touched. It is both a memorial to my childhood, and to my years of political confusion; some kind of concrete metaphor for my fears for the future and my family. Or maybe it’s just an empty building – I don’t know. The sight of it nonetheless moves me to tears.


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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Get Ready To Save & Sell With NerdWallet Indie Shopping

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Get Ready To Save & Sell With NerdWallet Indie Shopping | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
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Mods: Their Roots, The Revival and How Mainstream Fashion Has Borrowed From it Again

Mods: Their Roots, The Revival and How Mainstream Fashion Has Borrowed From it Again | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

as thrilled as i've been to see ad campaigns featuring bold, geometric prints and a-line mini dresses, all topped with bouffants and beehives and multiple layers of lashes, i'm also, at times, annoyed at how other fashion writers are presenting these to the masses. titles and captions enticing people to be "go" or "become" mod are making me cringe, for reasons similar to the ones i've listed in a piece i wrote in november entitled no such thing as a punk fad: the effects of mainstream fashion borrowing from subculture style. in it, i briefly mention mod fashion and promise to write about it at a later date and so here we are.


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Love the "it's not because you wear a mod-inspired dress that you are a mod" line; hate the lack of capitalization, as it makes for more difficult and annoying reading. Meet in the middle and consider what fashion, movements, and trends are in terms of culture, sales, and consumerism.

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A discussion about lingerie designer knock-offs.

A discussion about lingerie designer knock-offs. | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

"No, we're not talking about the fraud of misrepresenting lingerie or other garments or using their logos and labels; but we're talking about cheaper versions of designer pieces.

 

...Fashion has had knock-offs since it began. And let's be honest; there really are few design innovations in fashion because the human form hasn't really changed. True innovations in textiles and structure are patented and protected. But the look and details can't be protected, not even the red soles of women's shoes. And, overall, they shouldn't be. For, like recipes, you can't protect something nearly anyone can come up with.  Or can become inspired by, such as vintage looks. (Heaven knows how much of this "inspired by the past" has played a part in fashion design history.)

Don't mistake this for downplaying the significance of designers or their work. But there are realities to be faced. And that includes, as Coral aka Treacle noted, options for garments and undergarments, including less expensive pieces and a wider spectrum of sizes and fit. Fashion as an industry survives by meeting the needs of all, not a (somewhat literal) slim few."

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I'm all about intellectual property rights, acknowledging and respecting one's work; but when it comes to the topic of "fashion knock-offs," I can't help but feel as if designers are judging consumers rather than appraising their own strategies

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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