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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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Amazon Prime Day outage and strikes boosts rivals

Amazon may have stumbled on its sales day due to labour strikes and tech issues, but it provided a prime opportunity for other retailers to boost their own sales, especially for tech and sports.

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20/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce

Global video streaming trends: Amazon and Netflix aiming to be ‘local everywhere’

The two streaming-video giants Amazon and Netflix are building their presence in local country markets with a growing amount of original content, according to a new report.

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19/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce global local Netflix

Ecommerce search trends: 51% start their online shopping journey on Amazon

Consumers tend to purchase where they search with 51% of consumers starting their online shopping journey on Amazon, as the online retailer dominates over Google, according to new research.

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17/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail Search

Asos, New Look, Topshop and Boohoo top list of the UK’s most popular fashion brands

The Swedish clothing giant, H&M, tops the list of the world's most popular brands, followed by Zara and Adidas according to internet search data.

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13/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail Search

Ebay takes on Amazon Prime Day with own summer sale

eBay has launched its own ‘Sales Day’ to combat that of Amazon Prime Day which begins next week.

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11/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing eBay ecommerce retail

Prime Day: A $1.6bn loss-leader creating millions more Prime members

Amazon’s Prime Day is the biggest loss-leader in history, enticing millions more shoppers into Prime membership, says e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero.

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09/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail

Human nature ‘drives customer loyalty in a digital world’

Organisations that create emotional connections with customers will increase customer retention and satisfaction, according to new research.

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06/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends

UK retailers spend £1.5m on failed or cancelled digital transformation projects

Lack of direction behind digital transformation is costing retailers dearly, as almost three quarters (74 per cent) admit to undertaking projects not linked to the overarching business strategy.

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06/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce recuitment retail technology

World Cup marketing trends: 4m bored Brits shop on their smartphones during matches

Online retailers are expecting a ‘boom’ in mobile purchases with over 4 million Brits shopping on their smartphones while watching the 2018 World Cup.

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05/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce mobile marketing sport

Retailers boost investment in machine learning and voice search to improve digital marketing

A significant number of retailers plan to invest in transformative technology including machine learning and voice search to enhance their digital marketing campaigns, according to new research.

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04/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Internet of Things retail Search technology

Cryptocurriencies 'infuenced by emotion over economics'

Cryptocurrency prices are influenced by emotion and mood over economic factors, according to a recent study.

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03/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce financial services

Retailers’ failure to deliver a consistent omnichannel experience ‘worse than expected’

Retailers are failing to provide a consistent omnichannel experience, according to original research by global provider of unified commerce solutions, PCMS.

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03/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce retail

Kroger to test self-driving delivery cars this year

Kroger is testing driverless grocery deliveries this autumn as the US supermarket chain looks to ramp up its ecommerce operations amid rising competition from the likes of Amazon.

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02/07/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: automotive Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Internet of Things retail technology USA

Tesco tests till-free stores with 'Scan Pay Go' app

Tesco is testing a new “shop and go” technology that lets customers scan and pay for their groceries on their smartphone and then walk out of the store without visiting a till.

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29/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: ecommerce FMCG food and beverages Internet of Things mobile marketing retail technology Tesco UK

Brits buying gift cards for personal use

Nearly half of UK shoppers (47 percent) are purchasing gift cards to spend on themselves, according to new research.

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27/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce UK

Consumers remind brands that ‘simplicity’ is the most important part of a digital experience

When it comes to digital experiences, consumers value easy-to-use brand websites more than anything else, according to new research.

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27/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising CRM design Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce mobile marketing

Pinterest Pincodes: Furniture store Neptune uses QR-style codes

Furniture brand Neptune is among the first advertisers in the UK to pioneer the first commercial use of Pinterest’s new Pincodes through a print and digital campaign in partnership with lifestyle publication Livingetc, combining advertorial, product placement and social.

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27/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: augmented reality Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce mobile marketing Pinterest retail social media and social networking

Cannes Lions winners: Xbox lets fans sell own customised controller designs

The Cannes Lions jury awarded the top ‘Creative Commerce’ prize to Microsoft XBox Design Lab's "The Fanchise Model" campaign, created out of McCann London.

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22/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Cannes Lions digital marketing ecommerce games Microsoft retail social media and social networking user generated content

eBay Advertising debuts self-serve ad product for local services

eBay Advertising has soft-launched ‘eBay Local Services Ads’, a brand new product designed to help local service organisations reach new customers and grow their businesses.

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18/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce retail UK

Stress Shopping: Fifth of UK consumers find shopping a stressful experience… even online

Just under a fifth of UK consumers (18%) find that going shopping makes them feel stressed, while more than 1 in 10 experience high stress levels while buying online.

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18/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce

71% of UK consumers ‘are happiest online when shopping’

Consumers are not only their happiest, but most engaged, focused and open minded when making purchases online, according to new research.

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18/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce

Father’s Day: 46% of Brits plan to spend more this year

UK shoppers’ interest in celebrating Father’s Day stands at 52%, with spending plans are up on 2017 figures, with total expenditure on the event forecasted to reach £799 million, according to new research.

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12/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Return on Digital so

Carrefour and Google team up for voice shopping in France

Carrefour and Google have partnered for three digital shopping initiatives, including voice search, cloud computing and AI.

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12/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce France retail Search technology

Tencent partners Italian fashion TV commerce firm

A Television Commerce (T-Commerce) devoted to Italian fashion brands and addressed to the Chinese market has launched in Milan.

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11/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: China Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Italy retail

Ecommerce in Italy worth €24bn in 2017

Italy’s online retail industry is now worth about €24bn, doubling in size in the last four years, according to new research.

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11/06/2018  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Italy

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

Booking.com leads the big spenders for PPC in the travel sector - 08/06/2018

Amazon to stream 20 live Premier League matches from next year - 07/06/2018

Walmart to launch shopping via text service - 07/06/2018

Authentic reviews are three times as important for online shoppers as product imagery - 06/06/2018

HubSpot and Taboola turn on content discovery for 40,000 brands - 04/06/2018

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: the 2018 ‘privacy paradox’ - 01/06/2018

Ecommerce trends: Average order value rises for 14th consecutive month - 31/05/2018

Momondo, Skyscanner and Kiwi agree deal with TravelFree for commission free offers and error fares - 29/05/2018

Bricks and mortar stores must adapt to the needs of the modern digital consumer - 29/05/2018

Adobe buys ecommerce platform Magento Commerce - 24/05/2018

Zara opens first ‘digital store’ in London - 21/05/2018

Online retail goes from strength to strength in April - 21/05/2018

Ocado partners US supermarket giant Kroger for online shopping deliveries - 18/05/2018

YouTube takes on Spotify with ad-funded music streaming service - 18/05/2018

Hospitality leads digital transformation of luxury category - 17/05/2018

Retailers are losing online sales due to unhelpful websites - 17/05/2018

One in four people would open a bank account with Alexa - 16/05/2018

The growing delivery experience gap: Retailers’ fulfilment offers fail to deliver - 15/05/2018

Chinese shoppers buying more overseas (but overseas retailers not ready) - 15/05/2018

Free-Wifi glitches could cost retailers in-store conversions - 15/05/2018

Google debuts mobile wallet function with Urban Airship - 10/05/2018

10 big trends from Google I/O: AI phone calls and Android IoT platform - 10/05/2018

Walmart buys majority stake in India's Flipkart for $16bn - 09/05/2018

Fintech trends: Global bank name the tech they’ll invest in for 2018 - 08/05/2018

Global app trends: UK falls behind Germany for consumer app spend - 08/05/2018

Third of digital marketers ‘losing sleep‘ over competition from Amazon - 02/05/2018

Brands tripling spend on Amazon ads to reach intent-driven shoppers - 01/05/2018

Online’s share of grocery sales growing at “pedestrian rate” - 30/04/2018

Amazon sales grow 43% as Prime members rise by 100m - 27/04/2018

AI, 5G and voice: technology experts predict the future of mobile (video) - 27/04/2018

Global music streaming revenues overtake CDs for first time - 27/04/2018

Amazon now delivers packages to car boots - 25/04/2018

Payments trends: Top 10 cashless cities revealed - 24/04/2018

Snapchat debuts ‘shoppable AR’: Adidas and Coty first brands to sign up - 19/04/2018

‘Personalisation’ not a priority to consumers - 18/04/2018

Ecommerce trends: Social media and visual content ‘to dominate online marketplaces’ - 18/04/2018

Shopping cart abandonment: a heart-breaking reality of today’s ecommerce industry - 18/04/2018

Most consumers buy products they discover on retailers’ social media channels - 17/04/2018

Retailers need to invest in ‘visualisation’ technology to boost online sales - 12/04/2018

‘On-the-go’ consumers driving sales of snacks across Europe - 09/04/2018

UK health insurers in sick bay: digital marketing failing to track rising consumer interest - 06/04/2018

Discount dangers: 53% of retailers admit “always on” sales are damaging profits - 06/04/2018

Taking risks ‘key to retailers’ survival’- report - 05/04/2018

ASOS most visited ecommerce clothing site - but John Lewis is catching fast - 23/03/2018

Mobile user journey study: Product discovery a major barrier to sales - 22/03/2018

Brits lead France and Germany for online grocery shopping - 22/03/2018

Wagamama creates first ‘walk out and pay’ app with Mastercard - 21/03/2018

Instagram takes shopping service to UK - 21/03/2018

Live chat and chatbots overtaking email for retail communication - 20/03/2018

Google lets brands appear in “Where can I buy…? searches - 20/03/2018

 

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