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Commerce has switched to digital. Across every sector and country, the trends are clear and the pace of change is rapid. Ecommerce and eretailing is a critical part of the sales and marketing process. Get it right and new customers discover you, sales grow, and existing customers remain loyal. Under-estimate the importance of ecommerce and without the right data or feeds, your customers simply won't be reached.
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Pinterest 100: The top trends to try in 2018

Pinterest has unveiled its global trend forecast of the top ideas to try for the year ahead, including air fryers, Self-care staycations and weighted blankets.

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14/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Pinterest social media and social networking

Aldi tops Christmas ad rankings with Boots hot on its heels

Aldi has surpassed expectations and takes first place in the top 10 TV ads of Christmas 2017, according to new research.

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14/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Aldi Christmas Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce retail video viral marketing

Despite digital demands, shoppers still value traditional in-store customer service

Despite the digital demands connected consumers now expect in their omnichannel shopping journeys, the values of traditional customer service and human interaction prove key motivations for consumers choosing to shop in-store, a new report by PCMS, a global provider of unified commerce solutions, reveals.

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14/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: CRM Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail

eCommerce revenues rose 3,800% on Black Friday

Online retailers coped with 10,000 queries per second and enjoyed 100% service availability on retail’s most demanding day, according to new research.

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13/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Christmas Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce

Lidl creates an ‘Emojinal’ Christmas game with Brian Blessed

Lidl UK is the first supermarket to launch a game played through the Facebook Camera app in the UK.

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12/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps augmented reality Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce games mobile marketing

10 ecommerce trends to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we enter 2018, this new infographic outlines the most relevant and exciting trends in the e-commerce world.

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11/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Internet of Things technology

eBay trends: Men steal a march on ‘December detox’, starting this weekend

Brands and sellers should prepare for the ‘December detox’ that’s set to sweep the nation this weekend, as partied-out Brits make an early switch from celebrating to self-improvement – with men leading the charge.

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08/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends eBay ecommerce FMCG retail

Emotional engagement with consumers ‘could boost retail sales 5%’

Retailers could see a 5% boost to annual revenues by driving emotional engagement with consumers, according to new research.

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07/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising behavioural targeting Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends

Pokemon Go! for blockchain: Cryptokitties craze slows down digital trade

'CryptoKitties', a new virtual kittens game designed for blockchain technology has become so popular that it is slowing down trade in one of the world's largest crypto-currencies.

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06/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing financial services games Regulation technology

Generation Z poses new challenges for online fashion retailers

The latest generation to hit the shops in earnest has very different expectations from their parents, according to new research.

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01/12/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce

Cyber Week: How did the top online retailers fare?

The largest number of visits to Amazon were on Cyber Monday, not Black Friday, attracting 41 million UK visits over the biggest shopping weekend of the year, according to new research.

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30/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce

Black Friday 2017: Sales beat forecasts

The amount spent on UK online retail sites on Black Friday 2017 was up +11.7% to £1.39bn, according to data from IMRG. This was ahead of the original forecast of +9% growth for the day.

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29/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce IMRG retail UK

Shoppers keen to set their own contactless card limit

Nearly half (48%) of shoppers would like to customise their contactless card transaction limit, or would like to the ability to do so, according to new research* from card machine provider Paymentsense.

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28/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce financial services retail

All consumers want for Christmas is free shipping

The majority (92%) of consumers’ shopping purchases will be influenced by offers and promotions this Christmas, according to research from the 2017 Holiday Retail Outlook Report by Conversant, Epsilon and LoyaltyOne.

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28/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce retail

Ecommerce tipping point? ASOS overtakes M&S (for market valuation)

Online fashion firm ASOS has overtaken Marks & Spencer’s valuation this week as ecommerce continues to catch the high street.

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21/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: ASOS Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce

Amazon Echo to boost UK retail sales this Christmas

Consumers plan to shop online this Christmas and are prepared to embrace new AI-powered technologies such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, according to new research.

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21/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Internet of Things retail

Black Friday – a psychological retail phenomenon

The UK will generate £7.42bn in sales over the Black Friday peak period of 20–27 November 2017, up 15% up from £6.45bn in same period 2016 according to new research.

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21/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce IMRG retail

Black Friday to take over 40% of Christmas spend this year

More than half of all gifts purchased this year for Christmas will be technology related, according to new research.

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20/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Christmas Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce mobile devices and tablets technology

72% of tech startups change their market within 3 years

Nearly three quarters (72%) of tech startups change their market within three years, highlighting the importance of an "Agile Focus" for long-term success, rather than a narrowly targeted approach that is so often championed for start-ups, according to new research.

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20/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends technology

Black Friday to take over 40% of Christmas spend this year

More than half of all gifts purchased this year for Christmas will be technology related, according to new research.

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20/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail

Brits want AI to help choose their holidays

The travel sector is being urged to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the booking process, as more than a quarter of UK holidaymakers find it too difficult to pick the perfect destination.

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17/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing technology Travel UK

Slow site speeds hamper online retailers this festive season

More than half (54%) of the UK’s top online retailers are completely unprepared for the Black Friday sales surge, rating as “Poor” for key performance metrics such as page loading speed, according to new research.

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16/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Christmas Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce

Black Friday trends: Facts, stats and predictions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Black Friday is just over a week away. What started as a US shopping event after Thanksgiving has become a major global event. This infographic looks at some of the biggest stats that marketers need to know.

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15/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: digital marketing digital trends ecommerce infographic retail

UK consumers experiencing Black Friday fatigue due to extended deals

Just one in five UK shoppers plans to use a price comparison website (PCWs) on Black Friday according to new research.

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15/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Search

Facial-tracking study reveals 4 key tips for successful luxury advertising

A study of luxury ads released over the last two years by The Luxury Institute and emotion measurement firm Realeyes has revealed the four key ingredients to successful luxury brand advertising – and highlights which ads were the best.

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14/11/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising analytics design Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce luxury

Ecommerce and eretailing - Daily research, tips, news and case studies for digital marketers archives

eBay sees rise of “Generation Phygital”: 52% prefer books, CDs and DVDs over digital media - 14/11/2017

Single’s Day trends: $25bn spent in one day - 13/11/2017

Interview: Countdown to Singles Day 2017 - 10/11/2017

Global ecommerce trends: Personalised cross-device strategies win today’s mobile-first shopper - 09/11/2017

Facebook finally expands Messenger payments to the UK - 08/11/2017

Most consumers saw a fake review this year (but most people can’t always spot them) - 08/11/2017

How to reach Chinese online shoppers this Singles’ Day - 07/11/2017

Google ‘Market Finder’ matches small businesses to global markets - 06/11/2017

How Brits buy holidays: 23% of millennials would find chatbots helpful - 06/11/2017

Black Friday: Brands must think globally as shoppers turn to the UK for bargains - 03/11/2017

Sainsbury’s spoofs Halloween with real-life trick of treat nightmare - 01/11/2017

Retail revolution? Top brands to sell directly to consumers via INS digital scheme - 01/11/2017

Christmas shoppers share gift ideas via “Dark Social” - 31/10/2017

Top supermarkets online: M&S and Aldi lead for apps (but Tesco wins for website) - 31/10/2017

European Christmas spend: Brits buy most presents - 30/10/2017

Amazon Key lets delivery drivers unlock customers' doors - 27/10/2017

Halloween search trends: Most popular costumes from Warner Bros films - 27/10/2017

Halloween shopper visits expected to increase 7% - 27/10/2017

The rise of same-day and-next day delivery [INFOGRAPHIC] - 27/10/2017

Halloween sales trends: 260% spike in sales - 26/10/2017

Global ecommerce trends: Chinese are biggest online shoppers - 25/10/2017

Shoppers unaware price comparison sites don’t give the full picture - 25/10/2017

Grocery shopping trends: Product range rather than convenience or price drives consumers in-store - 24/10/2017

Mastercard opens access to blockchain API for partner banks and retailers - 24/10/2017

How travel brands capitalise emotional and functional relationship with customers [INFOGRAPHIC] - 23/10/2017

Android users get "Pay With Google" for simpler mobile shopping - 23/10/2017

Diwali ecommerce sales: Amazon Vs. Flipkart in India - 23/10/2017

Click and Collect helps drive extra in-store sales- report - 19/10/2017

Walmart pushes same day pick up with Halloween costume ad - 18/10/2017

Asda partners Shazam for lip-sync Halloween face filter - 18/10/2017

‘Generation Alpha’ will change how brands communicate - 18/10/2017

Netflix smashes expectations, plans 50% original content next year - 18/10/2017

Teen shopping trends: Amazon dominates as Nike slips - 13/10/2017

The convenience shopping revolution: Accelerating the pace of retail - 13/10/2017

Unilever brand Cif partners 'Uber-style' cleaning service Helpling - 11/10/2017

Ikea to sell furniture via third-party sites - 11/10/2017

Payment trends: Canada leads cashless economy - 09/10/2017

Retail drives digital ad spend in Germany - 09/10/2017

Shoppers to splash out on spooky stock this Halloween - 06/10/2017

EU forces Amazon to pay back €250m in “illegal” back taxes - 05/10/2017

Quarter of North American fast food customers using mobile payments - 04/10/2017

Toys 'R' Us woos back shoppers with augmented reality in-store game - 03/10/2017

How travel brands can win trust [INFOGRAPHIC] - 03/10/2017

Retail trends: 58 million Brits now subscribe to their shopping - 03/10/2017

Did Google Shopping really gain an unfair advantage over its competitors in the EU? - 02/10/2017

Third of shoppers stopped buying from brand due to trust issues - 29/09/2017

Is Google about to split its shopping service to comply with EU? - 28/09/2017

Lost emails cost customer relationships in under 60 seconds - 27/09/2017

Mastercard and Swarovski launch VR shopping app - 27/09/2017

Financial technology: 65% of UK businesses embrace fintech - 26/09/2017

 

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