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Walmart Goes Local on Facebook With Store-Level Messaging

Walmart Goes Local on Facebook With Store-Level Messaging | Retail | Scoop.it

Walmart is launching a Facebook app that customizes marketing for each of its nearly 3,600 U.S. stores, with tailored news about local deals and events.

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Global Consumer Confidence: Economy Returns as Top Concern | Nielsen Wire

Global Consumer Confidence: Economy Returns as Top Concern | Nielsen Wire | Retail | Scoop.it
“Third quarter was volatile and challenging for global economies and financial markets amid stagnant U.S. unemployment figures and a worsening euro zone debt crisis,” said Dr. Venkatesh Bala, Chief Economist at The Cambridge Group, a part of Nielsen.
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Apple, Oreo and Capri Sun top list of popular youth brands

Apple, Oreo and Capri Sun top list of popular youth brands | Retail | Scoop.it
Harris Interactive put together a survey asking American youth from ages 8-24 what their favorite brands were, and Apple came out on top in the...
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Retailers join forces to rebuild trust in online reviews | News | New Media Age

Electricals retailers and technology brands have joined forces to try and improve online customer reviews after recent criticism over the trustworthiness of some.
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Oasis introduces iPad shopping instore

Oasis introduces iPad shopping instore | Retail | Scoop.it

The brand has remodelled its flagship store in central London, and staff now work armed with iPads. With this new online-instore shopping facility, has Oasis revolutionised our shopping experience?

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EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system - Mobile Commerce - Payments

EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system - Mobile Commerce - Payments | Retail | Scoop.it
RT @m_pay: EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system: Mobile will play a big role for eBay http://t.co/mqTyr2ia...
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Shoppers tentatively hit the high street - October - 2011 - Which? News

Shoppers tentatively hit the high street - October - 2011 - Which? News | Retail | Scoop.it
New figures from the British Retail Consortium show that UK retail sales were 0.3% higher in September 2011 than the year before.
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Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce | Forrester Blogs

Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce | Forrester Blogs | Retail | Scoop.it

it is time for organizations to leave their channel-oriented ways behind and enter the era of agile commerce —optimizing their people, processes, and technology to serve today’s empowered, ever-connected customers across this rapidly evolving set of customer touchpoints. This is agile commerce.

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Failures expected to decline, but will rise in retail sector

The number of business failures will fall over the coming three years but remain above pre-recession levels, according to a forecast by the accounting firm BDO.

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TNS Retail & Shopper: Three Purchase States

TNS Retail & Shopper: Three Purchase States | Retail | Scoop.it

(Modes of Purchase Hypothesis) August 21, 2011 - by Herb Sorensen, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor, TNS Global Retail & Shopper Practice and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, Univ.

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Ecommerce habits change in India: News from Warc.com

Ecommerce habits are evolving in India, as greater numbers of consumers across the country use the web to make purchases in a diverse range of categories, a study by eBay has revealed.

The online auction site boasts 3m customers in 3,878 Indian cities, and 23,000 sellers. Over 2m products are available on its pages each day, and the company has now drawn together data covering the year to June, 30 2011 http://goo.gl/p0Y8i 

Muralikrishnan B, manager of eBay India, said: "If eBay was a store, then four buyers every minute would have shopped at our counter, 24-7. Thus, for us it's always a process of mining data."

More specifically, a health and beauty product is sold once every four minutes, a figure standing at five minutes for mobile handsets, seven minutes for apparel and 27 minutes for laptops.

India's largest metropolitan centres contribute 51% of transactions, with Delhi and Mumbai the leading outlets. Second and third tier cities are also gaining in prominence, and currently deliver 40% of sales.

While rural regions register just 9% here, shoppers in the countryside are witnessing rapid growth in activity, with 1,267 areas now hosting buyers and vendors, and providing 20% of goods on sale.

Female customers are also "increasingly active" in undertaking purchases, making 45% of their acquisitions in the lifestyle sector. Moreover, women make up 35% of eBay's 1m fans on Facebook.

Some 61% of exports made by eBay users in India are from the lifestyle segment. Turning to domestic transactions, technology products dominate, taking a 51% share.

Evidence of this trend was shown in the list of the best-selling brands, a category led by Sony. Nokia, the handset maker, was second, ahead of Samsung and Apple, both in the electronics field.

Reebok, the sportswear specialist, took fourth, beating Seagate, which makes storage devices, in fifth. Casio, Micromax, LG and Canon, active either in the electronics and telecoms industries, completed the top ten.

Looking forward, eBay predicted mobile phones - and particularly smartphones - offering higher-speed web connections are likely to play a key role in the future development of Indian ecommerce.

"The smartphone is the new online store for consumers to browse, compare and buy leading to shopping on the go, anytime, anywhere," said Muralikrishnan.

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Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers face convictions for abusing money off vouchers

Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers face convictions for abusing money off vouchers | Retail | Scoop.it

The deluge of coupons from supermarkets has led to a boom in voucher fraud thanks to computer technology which allows them to be copied and printed.

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Why do consumers abandon online purchases?

Why do consumers abandon online purchases? | Retail | Scoop.it

From security concerns to annoyances around hidden charges or high delivery costs, there are a number of possible reasons why not make a purchase from an online retailer. ...

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London In 3D With Google Earth [Video] @PSFK

London In 3D With Google Earth [Video] @PSFK | Retail | Scoop.it

Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL has created a video tour of London for his Digital Urban Blog. 3D models were added to Google Earth earlier this year, adding extra detail to many famous city landmarks and locations including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, which are now rendered in 3D. Thousands of buildings are available to view, as well as trees and parks, so people from around the world can digitally experience the city of London.

 

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Debenhams boosts mobile affiliate activity to drive festive footfall | News | New Media Age

Debenhams boosts mobile affiliate activity to drive festive footfall | News | New Media Age | Retail | Scoop.it
Debenhams is to launch a renewed mobile affiliate drive next week in a bid to drive in-store footfall ahead of the crucial Christmas shopping season.
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UNIQLO: The Innovation Project

I love Uniqlo digital work. And here is their latest piece for the new functional range of clothing. It’s a visual feast as usual, created through a series of various video catwalk demonstrations that slide past you. The demonstrations are quite litteral for every feature, from the “stretch pants” to the robust zippers and everything in between.

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Online Grocery to Double in 5 years

Online Grocery to Double in 5 years | Retail | Scoop.it

The study, from food and grocery analysts IGD says the sharp rise from the £5.9bn expected to be spent in 2011 will take the online share of the grocery market to 6% in 2016 from 3.8% this year.

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Some grocery stores unplugging self-checkout

Some grocery stores unplugging self-checkout | Retail | Scoop.it

Some supermarket chains, including Springfield-based Big Y, are pulling back amid customer service headaches and shrinking inventory.
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Google Picks London For Its First Retail Store | ITProPortal.com

Google Picks London For Its First Retail Store | ITProPortal.com | Retail | Scoop.it
Search engine giant Google has opened its first ever retail store in partnership with Currys and PC World in order to...
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curiosity counts - Australian IKEA introduces Manland

...a nursery for men of course. Looking forward to seeing this roll out in Croydon.
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TechRadar: Google launches Chrome Zone in London store

TechRadar: Google launches Chrome Zone in London store | Retail | Scoop.it

Google has launched a 'shop-within-a-shop' at the flagship Currys and PC World superstore in London's Tottenham Court Road in order to sell its Chromebooks.

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Group buying: The talented youngster with unfulfilled promise | Sixth Sense

Group buying: The talented youngster with unfulfilled promise | Sixth Sense | Retail | Scoop.it

Reports out last week put the group buying sector on track to rake in $400 million by year’s end, with the market posting a second quarter revenue increase of 72 per cent.

The ability of the discounted daily deal to tap into both the power of the ‘crowd’ and today’s pervasive mindset of thrift has set the sector up to continue its meteoric rise, in spite of flagging consumer confidence.

It seems getting consumers to open their wallets is as simple as offering a hefty discount and making them feel clever for saving 80% on 100% of the money they wouldn’t have spent to begin with. Unfortunately for Australian retailers, this is far from simple to put into practice.

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Blippar: a QR code killer?

Blippar: a QR code killer? | Retail | Scoop.it

We wrote about Blippar back in May before it launched, but now the app is out there and major brands are on board, we can see how well this alternative to QR works. ...

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