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MarketLive Index Results Show 125% Increase in Retailer Revenues Coming from Smartphones

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Petaluma, CA—Would we really be that smart without our smartphones? As mobile devices become even more inextricably linked to our daily activities, retailers are seeing a dramatic increase in smartphone use not only for shopping, but also purchasing. In its recent quarterly Performance Index report, MarketLive, a Total Commerce technology …

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NRF: Families to Increase Spending on Back to School This Year

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Washington—Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s wardrobes and school supplies from last year, families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with …

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Study: Retailers Say Mobile Is No. 1 Digital Priority

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Washington—Faced with a growing army of shoppers connected via their mobile devices, retailers overwhelmingly agree mobile must be the No. 1 priority for their digital business this year. According to the 2014 Shop.org/Forrester Research Inc. State of Retailing Online survey, which surveyed 70 retailers in October and November 2013, more …

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NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

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Washington–It appears that the proposed bipartisan settlement the U.S. Congress is considering today to avoid default will be welcome relief to the nation’s retailers—not to mention U.S. citizens, stock markets, and other nations of the world. In its annual holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the …

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Study: 87% of Online Retailers Have Beefed Up Mobile Capabilities

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Huntington Beach, CA—Online shoppers can expect even more emails from online retailers, all aiming to keep up with the growing phenomenon of mobile shopping. And as e-tailers strive to increase their market share, they are investing heavily in tried-and-true favorites: email and paid search. According to Shop.org/Forrester Research’s new study, …

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Mobile Shopping Report: Retailers Fall Short of Consumers’ Expectations

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Wellesley, MA—While Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 proved that mobile commerce is growing steadily, new research reveals that the top 20 brick-and-mortar retail brands still fall short of consumers’ expectations for fast, well-designed and functional mobile apps and websites. According to Mobiquity’s Mobile Shopping Satisfaction Report, an independent consumer …

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Online And Upward: NYFW Continues To Expand Digital Offerings Including Growth Of Digital Fashion Shows

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New York — Three international brands–See By Chloe,  ICB and Pierre Balmain– debuted their Spring/Summer 2013 collections to press and buyers in an online-only format during New York Fashion Week, building on the breakthrough trend started by the introduction of KCD’s Digital Fashion Shows platform last season. “New York now …