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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 beats supermarkets to come top of list of most trusted retailers

Amazon is the UK’s most trusted retailer, followed by Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots, and M&S, according to new research.

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20/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce Privacy Regulation

Netflix beats expectations as overseas subscribers soar

Netflix now has more subscribers outside the US than in its home market, helping the online video service outstrip expectations for audience growth for the second quarter of 2017.

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18/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Entertainment Netflix video

Ecommerce trends: The many faces of the connected customer

Businesses may be overlooking connected customers’ situational demands, as shoppers’ purchasing behaviours shift depending on the item they are buying, according to a new report.

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18/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce mobile marketing retail

Amazon takes on WhatsApp with "Anytime"messenger

Amazon is reportedly developing an encrypted messaging app called Anytime, designed as a direct competitor to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other popular messaging apps.

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18/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce IM mobile marketing social media and social networking WhatsApp

Amazon takes on Hello Fresh with meal kits

Amazon plans to enter the “recipe box” market in a bid to take on brands such as Hello Fresh and Blue Apron, filing a trademark to sell boxes of ingredients and cooking instructions online.

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17/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce FMCG food and beverages retail

The rise of eGrocery: Everyday essentials now account for 20% of online shopping searches

Every day staples such as milk and bread, are now among the most searched for online terms - amassing nearly 1.5million searches with leading UK retailers, according to new research.

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14/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce FMCG retail Search

Coca-Cola rolls out AI-equipped vending machines in universities

Coca-Cola is using artificial intelligence in a new vending machine popping up in universities across the US, Australia and New Zealand.

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14/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Australia Coca Cola ecommerce FMCG Internet of Things New Zealand technology USA

Retailers are ready for AI marketing (but 70% see tech skills as barrier to success)

While artificial intelligence is becomes a major new tool for marketers, nearly one in two retailers are missing out on leveraging AI marketing to better understand customer behaviours, according to new research.

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13/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce technology

Spotify accused of padding playlists with fake artists to save on royalties

Music streaming service Spotify has denied filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' in order to save of paying royalties to artists.

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13/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce music Regulation Spotify

Amazon Prime subscribers "to overtake US cable TV by next year"

Amazon Prime is on track to overtake the entire US cable TV industry combined in terms of subscribers, with the tipping point predicted to occur during 2018, according to new research.

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10/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce media USA video

Picky fashion shoppers buy from just three online stores

The average fashion shoppers is buying from just three online stores, with many caring more about personalisation and relevance than content, according to new research.

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07/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: behavioural targeting Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail social media and social networking

Summer of sport: eBay reveals opportunity for brands

As the Tour de France stages start falling across the channel and London prepares for the Athletics World Championships, new data from eBay reveals the huge spikes in consumer spending that are triggered by high profile sporting events.

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07/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends eBay ecommerce retail sport

Technology retail trends: Brexit prompts consumers to put price before brand loyalty

A quarter (25%) of Apple fans in the UK are considering switching brands in the wake of recent price rises and an increasingly stretched household budget, a new survey reveals.

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07/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce retail technology UK

Nike to sell trainers on Instagram and Amazon

Sportswear giant Nike is to start selling its products directly on Amazon and Instagram, as it looks to target younger consumers.

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06/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Instagram Nike retail social media and social networking

Ecommerce event report: Retail giants discuss consumer-generated content strategies

Europe’s best-known brands and retailers came together at Inspire, Bazaarvoice’s biggest European client event, to discuss best practices around consumer-generated content (CGC). Bazaarvoice, the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands and retailers, shares some of the key industry insights that emerged from these discussions.

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06/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail social media and social networking user generated content

Brands and retailers to cash in on ‘festravel’ this summer

Festival tourism is one of this year’s biggest trends, with almost half (47%) of Brits willing to travel abroad for a music festival, representing a big opportunity for brands, according to new research.

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04/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Lastminute music Spotify Travel

How celebrity endorsements influence young consumers

Over half of internet users say they follow some sort of celebrity account on social, with figures reaching as high as 68% among 16-24s, according to new research.

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03/07/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce social media and social networking

Amazon Prime Day revealed as it woos new members with subscription discount

Amazon has revealed that its third annual Prime Day will take place on and around 11th J?July 2017, enticing new members with a reduced subscription fee.

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30/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends retail

Rise of the “Fast Fashion” industry: Catwalk retail shops see 21% growth in 3 years

The Fast Fashion industry has grown 21% over the past 3 years, with retailers collaborating with celebs and reality stars the MOST successful brands, according to new research.

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30/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce retail social media and social networking

Consumers “open to new financial technology” but concerned by privacy and trust

The vast majority (69%) of consumers are open to trialling a new financial product if it offers a clear benefit regardless of who is offering it, but many are held back by data privacy and trust issues.

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29/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce financial services Privacy security technology

Top crisps brands on digital: Popchips beats Walkers for engagement

Popchips, the makers of the ‘popped’ alternative, to traditional crisps, is taking on the big names and winning, through engaging marketing campaigns and “healthier” messaging, according to new research.

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29/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends FMCG food and beverages social media and social networking

Online retail orders going to EU hit highest rate for four years

Online retail delivery order volumes were up 13.9% year-on-year in May, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.

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28/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Europe IMRG Capgemini retail UK

Google fined record £2bn for shopping service search "bias"

The European Commission has forced Google to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine.

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27/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce Europe Google Regulation Search

Email case study: Sports brand boosts web revenues by 8% with AI

Online action sports retailer, FreestyleXtremeused an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cloud marketing platform to increase revenues and engage more effectively with customers.

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27/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce sport

Amazon Prime Day: A growing opportunity for third party retailers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Amazon Prime Day has become a major peak day for ecommerce market, but many think it’s all about Amazon Retail and Amazon Prime membership. However, the figures show that 3rd party retailers are also benefiting from this and are reporting massive sales volumes on the day

23/06/2017  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce infographic retail

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

Cannes Lions Cyber winner: Åland bank calculates carbon footprint of every credit card purchase - 23/06/2017

Path to purchase: New study shows how brands can “beat Amazon at its own game” - 22/06/2017

Game changer: Amazon Prime wardrobe lets shoppers try before they buy - 21/06/2017

Fashion slump: UK online clothing sales see record low growth - 21/06/2017

Online reviews boost sales (even if they’re negative) - 21/06/2017

Dune London boosts revenue with customer-created content on product pages - 21/06/2017

What online shoppers want: Personal service leads to more purchases - 20/06/2017

Father’s Day spend up 65% as daughters spend more than sons - 20/06/2017

"Cannes Crêperie Experiment" aims to prove mobile ads work - 19/06/2017

Retail earthquake: Amazon buys Wholefoods for $13.7bn - 19/06/2017

Auto Trader partners Reevoo for user-generated content drive - 09/06/2017

Next-gen retail: 4 business models shaping the future of digital commerce - 09/06/2017

Top 10 high street fashion retailers on Instagram - 06/06/2017

Mobile, PC or Tablet? Study reveals sectors most dominated by different devices - 01/06/2017

Brits “have already spent £2bn on Christmas 2017” - 25/05/2017

Brexit breaks: 2017 “will be a summer of staycations and cheaper destinations” - 25/05/2017

Rise of ecommerce changing in-store shoppers expectations - 23/05/2017

Lack of visibility in Omni-Channel retailing “is leading to lost sales” - 22/05/2017

Online retail trends: Click and collect starts to pay off - 17/05/2017

Ecommerce meets high street: Most Brits turned off by “Disconnected Shopping Experience” - 16/05/2017

Rise of reviews: 75% of UK shoppers trust other customers over retail staff - 12/05/2017

Virtual changing rooms: 1 in 5 shoppers want an AR changing room - 10/05/2017

40% of all online grocery purchases in the UK now made on mobile - 10/05/2017

New ‘discovery-driven commerce’ platform goes live in the UK - 10/05/2017

Coca-Cola pioneers personalised displays in-store with Google AI - 10/05/2017

UK online consumer spending falls for the first time since 2013 - 09/05/2017

L’Oréal Paris gets 51% sales boost with new range on Snapchat - 09/05/2017

Most Brits "unaware that their ads are filtered online" - 08/05/2017

Bank Holiday shopping: Shopper behaviour changes before and after - 28/04/2017

Amazon Echo Look judges your fashion selfies with AI camera - 27/04/2017

Top online retailers use only one image per product on mobile sites - 26/04/2017

Mobile commerce trends: The smartphone’s rise as an online purchasing device - 24/04/2017

Mobile commerce trends: The smartphone’srise as an online purchasing device - 24/04/2017

Global ecommerce trends: Asia Pacific soars ahead as Middle East lags behind - 19/04/2017

Mastercard looks to the future with artificial intelligence startups - 18/04/2017

Google Image Search app gets “similar items” shopping suggestions - 13/04/2017

Debenhams goes on affiliate marketing drive with CJ Affiliate - 13/04/2017

The top 20 most visible paid search advertisers in Google US - 12/04/2017

Google Assistant ditches Keep for new Home app - 11/04/2017

Amazon 'Cash' lets users shop online without a bankcard - 06/04/2017

Aldi and Lidl struggling to build loyalty with UK shoppers despite ever growing market share - 04/04/2017

Amazon planning augmented reality furniture stores? - 29/03/2017

Tech-savvy generation demands the high street to up its game - 28/03/2017

Shoppers "more loyal to retailers that get it wrong (but put things right) - 27/03/2017

Which retailers are getting it right on Mother’s Day? - 24/03/2017

Two thirds of UK retailers using secondary revenue methods to tackle margin squeeze - 24/03/2017

8 out of 10 online shoppers vow not to go back to a retailer if they have a bad experience returning items - 24/03/2017

Aussie Hair partners visual marketing platform Olapic - 24/03/2017

Mother’s Day shopping trends: spa treatments and flowers lose out to household appliances - 23/03/2017

Pottery Barn debuts augmented reality furniture app - 23/03/2017

 

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