Top five: holiday retail trends to the fore

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media must-know news stories feature important retail trends for the run up to the holidays. Google My Business, Snapchat, blended retail, Facebook and Google Assistant all feature.

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Pinterest leads Facebook in retail customer aquisition

Sherrilynne Starkie

In terms of online shopping audiences, Facebook is much larger than Pinterest by a ratio of almost four to one, however the study found that Pinterest provides a better experience for shopping discovery, purchase consideration, and deeper engagement with retailer content.

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Google Acquires Retail Hardware Company Pointy to Simplify Online Connection for SMBs

Social Media Today

Google has acquired Dublin-based retail hardware company Pointy, which provides devices that simplify the process of listing inventory on the web

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4 Retailer Tips for Marketing to Consumers

Convince & Convert

In an era where customer service is so important, retailers and business owners must always remember to keep this in mind. Yet, how can retailers make sure that their consumers are not only getting the message they want to send, but also getting a message the consumer actually wants to hear?

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Fashion Retailer, Altar’d State, Named Finalist at Social Media Buzz Awards

Ignite Social Media

That’s why we’re pleased to announce that our client, Altar’d State, is a finalist in the Best Retail/E-commerce Social Media Strategy/Campaign category. Best Retail & E-commerce Social Media Strategy. Finalist for Social Media Buzz Awards.

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How Millennials Are Changing Retail Patterns

Meltwater

Retail moves at the speed of culture, which means players sometimes quickly come and go.… … Read More.

Black Friday: 3 Big Box Retailers Social Media Approach

Meltwater

Every year after Thanksgiving, millions of eager shoppers swarm retailers to take advantage of one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday.For retailers, the importance of Black Friday… Read More >>>.

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How to Radically Rethink Your Retail App to Increase Engagement

Pixlee

And while the core focus of a retailer’s app is to ultimately drive commerce, forward-thinking brands are reframing the value of the app as the hub for content, commerce, and community. . The world moved ‘mobile-first’ so brands built apps.

3 Social Media Trends in Fashion that Retailers Should Leverage

Ignite Social Media

So with that, here are three social media trends fashion and beauty retailers should leverage. Last year, London Fashion Week and Zappos created successful campaigns using the #OOTD hashtag, and online boutique retailers like Lulus used it well throughout daily content.

5 Ways Retail Brands Can Win on Social in 2019

Likeable

Last month, Likeable held a one-day client summit focused on digital innovation to share best practices and insights around how retail brands should be preparing for the future of social media. Moms are a key target market for many retail brands.

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3 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Facebook Location Pages

Ignite Social Media

In an age when buying locally is highly valued, it’s more important than ever for national retailers to communicate with consumers on a local level. On Facebook, this can be easily done through location pages where retailers can create pages for specific storefronts.

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One-Third of Consumers Are Visiting Top Digital Retail Sites Via Mobile Exclusively

The Realtime Report

New research from comScore’s Data Mine reveals that while the majority of the digital consumers use both desktop and mobile devices, around one-third of consumers are visiting the top digital retail brands exclusively via mobile as of September 2013.

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Retailing’s Higher Ground – Transitioning From ‘Storing’ To ‘Exploring’

Forbes Social Media

In the “New Retail”, venues must take on “higher-ground” goals of engagement, interaction, reverence, loyalty, belonging, and “retailtainment Stores that once were primarily for storing, will store no more.

How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales

Firebelly

The post How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. People approach Pinterest ready to shop more than they do on any other social network. How can you take advantage of this to boost holiday sales?

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The New Retail Economy

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Retail is in more trouble than they care to admit. or is there some innovation that retailers are missing? No retailers carried anything remotely close to it. Retailers can't beat Amazon. Retailers may not be able to beat Amazon, but to be clueless about these products or pretend like they don't even exist, is what creates the most friction. We all need more empathy for these retailers. This is a moment of power at the retail level. retail.

Betabrand's Podcast Theatre: How The Audio Revolution Is Influencing Retail

Forbes Social Media

Retailers have redesigned stores for the eyeballs of Instagram; now Betabrand is doing the same for ears with their new immersive retail experience: Podcast Theatre

Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone

Small Business Mavericks

Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement. Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: Euclid installs sensors in retailers’ locations that can measure how many people walked by a store, how many walked in and for how long they stayed based on when their smartphones emit a kind of radar searching for wireless Internet signals. This is powerful retail technology and a very clever use of smartphones for tracking purposes.

What Services Do You Need to Start a Retail Website?

The Realtime Report

What Services Do You Need to Start a Retail Website? For many entrepreneurs, the idea of starting a retail website seems like a fairly simple proposition. Starting an Internet retail business is exciting, and it is also a lot of hard work.

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Do You Need Multiple Retail Channels?

Small Business Mavericks

Unfortunately, in today’s fast moving retail environment, no, it’s not enough. Customers are looking for a more complete experience in retail. How Do You Achieve Multiple Online Retail Channels? When you think about all the possible online retail channels where you could be selling your products, it’s easy to just think about those channels you can control. Another thing that many small retailers overlook is their own website.

3 New Trends in Retail Customer Acquisition

Pixlee

The way that retailers acquire customers online has changed significantly over the last decade. Perhaps even more importantly, retailers will likely find that their savviest competitors find ways to thrive by tapping into the growing online market. Considering that Facebook had more than 2 billion active users and Instagram had about 800 million monthly active users by the end of 2017, it’s practically impossible for retailers to remain successful without using social media.

A Clever Way One Retailer Brings Pinterest From Online To In-Store

Firebelly

This weekend I walked in to World Market, a speciality retailer selling mostly home decor, and walked out with something I wasn’t planning to purchase—all because of Pinterest.

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The New Retail Experience

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There was an old retail paradigm (that still rings true): get them to the store. Many retailers still treat their online store as if it's just another store. There are so many issues and challenges in getting to the point of excellence with e-commerce, that many companies don't even know where to begin (and we're talking about the small, medium and large retailers here). Brands (and retail, in particular) continue to struggle to keep pace. retail. retailer.

The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

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Hosting over 400 retail marketing professionals from across Europe at their office (which is the largest Google office outside of Mountain View's Googleplex). future of retail. retail. retail at google. retail marketing. retailer.

Report: How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands [Report]

Mindjumpers

Now, I would like to follow up on that post as ComScore has recently released their third report: “The Power of Like Europe – How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands”.

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Retailing's Back to the Future - The Merchant Kings of MartinPatrick3

Forbes Social Media

Besides Mall of America, with its 5.4 million square feet, Minneapolis is becoming known for MartinPatrick3, a one-off specialty store, encompassing a mere 22,000 square feet. This “emporium of exquisite taste” is drawing shoppers from both coasts and population centers both near and far

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How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

I was taught that the area closest to door handles was more valuable then retail space on 5th Avenue. Please continue reading How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post by Matthew Cool.

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It’s Time For Retailers To Raise Their Games-Five Quick Reminders

Direct Marketing Observations

According to a study from Accenture , comScore , and dunnhumbyUSA aimed at helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketers, visitors to CPG brand websites buy 37% more in retail stores than non-visitors to the brand site. The study also concluded, that to maximize impact, website content needs to be updated regularly and contain brand value messaging that both engages visitors while also providing compelling reasons for them to purchase the brand at retail.

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Retail Futures: 9 Trends, Strategies & Innovation Opportunities to Set 2020 Alight

Forbes Social Media

Bored of hearing that the recipe for retail success means just being consumer-centric (when didn’t it?), fast (sometimes yes, sometimes no) and convenient (ditto)? If so, here’s 9 key trends, strategies & sector shifts with beyond-the-basics bite, primed to deliver in 2020 and beyond

From Digital to Brick and Mortar: Why Some Brands Are Making the Move to Physical Retail

Meltwater

E-commerce is taking over the way we shop. If you need proof, just look at… Read More.

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Retail and Social Media by the Numbers

Direct Marketing Observations

I’m doing some work in the retail sector right now and thought I would share this great Infographic from Campalyst. CPG retail social media social retail

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Local Retail Needs To Step Up

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This does not happen with major retailers. Recently, I was recommended to a local retailer for some home furnishings. Local retailers don't have to like the effect that big box stores or online merchants have had on their general business, but price transparency and ease of return are, simply, table stakes in business today. While establishing retail policies of the store, make it as easy as possible for the customer to do business with you as they operate online.

Peeking Into The Future Of Retail

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He has been called "one of the world''s foremost retail industry futurists" (put that in your pipe and smoke it!). For over twenty years, Doug Stephens has worked with some of the world''s biggest brands, agencies and retailers helping them to achieve the success that they demand today with a keen eye on how quickly the world of retail continues to evolve. Currently, he is the founder of Retail Prophet and the author of the book, The Retail Revival.

The State of Retail Mobility [Infographic]

Direct Marketing Observations

How have other top retailers responded to the mobile challenge? Marketing Mobile marketing retail mobile social retailBig huge thanks to global IT and business solution provider Cognizant for this infographic.

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Social Networking Stats: Amazon Is Top Retailer on Pinterest, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Amazon Is Most Popular Retailer on Pinterest In Terms of Content Shared. Retailers are putting out their best efforts on Pinterest for the 2013 holiday season. Out of the top ten retail sites, web content from Amazon is most shared on Pinterest, followed by Walmart and then Apple.

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How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments We want to humanize our brand as much as possible. danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. With 25 new stores opening this year, this natural food grocery chain has a lot to be excited about.

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The Modern Guide to Social Media for Retail

Sprout Social

It might feel counterintuitive, but 90% of shoppers turn to social media for retail and often look for help with buying decisions. With that shift, consumers paved a new purchase journey for retailers to follow. Here are six tips to help you grow your retail business on social media: 1.

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6 Challenges Brick and Mortar Retailers Need to Master Before 2020

Pixlee

Retail shopping has been permanently changed by internet culture. This combined with the presence of giant ecommerce corporations like Amazon and AliExpress has forced retailers to understand that shopping is no longer a simple errand but rather an experience for consumers.

The Best Drape and Blind Software for Retailer and Manufactures

Social Media Marketing

This software is beneficial for both retailers as well as manufacturer. Drape and blind software for retailer The customer will require quotation about their window drape and blind to be placed at home. They will definitely approach the retailer for this.

The Next Generation of Retail Experiences: Leading Retailer Launches Interactive In-Store Touchscreens with UGC from Social Media

Pixlee

UGC content is incredibly valuable to a brand, because of that authenticity, and being able to reliably update material that shoppers respect and trust-instore, without adding additional work or complexity for the retailer, is the real magic of this integrated service ,” says Stuart Armstrong, Group President of ComQi, a global leader in in-store shopper engagement technology.

Mobile Shopping App Shopkick Adds CVS/pharmacy To Its Lineup Of Retail Partners

The Realtime Report

Mobile shopping app Shopkick , which rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has added CVS/pharmacy as the first pharmacy to join its lineup of retail brands that already includes major names like Macy’s, Target, American Eagle, Mobil, Best Buy and ToysRus.

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