Criteria for judgment included password requirements, personal information requested and how much effort they put into helping their customers follow good security practices.
The Shazam mobile app will now bring shoppers and advertisers even closer together at ground zero for the retail experience, the shopping mall, via digital signage.
Digital displays can serve as the glue that holds an omnichannel experience together.
This year, retailers have 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas. That's only one more day than last year's similarly compressed season.
The launch included midnight debuts of the game, and featured 10 minutes of original content unique to the stores.
Holiday gift budgets are up this year with consumers stretching their dollars even further, this represents tremendous potential for brands to strengthen customer bonds and build brand loyalty. Happy Holiday Selling!
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An array of virtual currencies are making their presence known.
Building up your store associates is critical, but so too is not tearing them down.
The luxury brand is debuting its new store, featuring "connected walls" and high-tech dressing rooms.
The second-generation owner of a chain of Ace Hardware stores, Tom Glenn, tells an inspiring story about his father, Elder Glenn.
Customers are willing to pay more for a better experience. Here are five retailers using technology to deliver it to them.
In times of heavy discounting, retailers are ignoring the power of convenience.
Gamification is among the buzziest trends in loyalty marketing these days, and while it can be a compelling tool for early engagement, its effectiveness depends on the nimbleness of the hands behind the game.
With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.
Most of the data you're looking for is already in place; it's just a matter of going beyond spreadsheets to find it.
How Trader Joe's, Nordstrom and others benefit from offering this extremely generous policy.
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Friday, November 21 has been the heaviest online spending day of the season to date at $914 million in desktop spending.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, New York City MTA's "On the Go" digital signage information kiosks will showcase transactional Amazon.com ads to subway riders
The Swirl platform is currently deployed at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay, Urban Outfitters, Alex & Ani, Kenneth Cole and Timberland stores.
More than half of consumers are either unsure or not confident at all in the security of their personal information when shopping both in-store and online.
According to the companies, Shazam-In Store, part of Shazam's larger expansion strategy into consumer-facing environments, is integrated into the existing Shazam app and offers brands the opportunity to connect to Shazam's more than 100 million monthly active users.
Eighty-one percent of survey respondents said the accessibility of discount, deal and coupon sites have affected their willingness to pay full price. In fact, 35 percent said they never pay full price for items online.
Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.
Consumers still have a lot of shopping to do, and more than half will shop over Thanksgiving weekend.
Nearly 90 percent of millennials said they had made an impulse purchase, compared to just 56 percent of seniors.
Survey finds 78 percent of consumers think gift cards make shopping easy, but one in three consumers feels guilty putting them on their wish lists.
Younger consumers are the most likely to shop in physical stores Thanksgiving Thursday through Cyber Monday, with 25-34 year-olds most likely to shop in a store on Thanksgiving and millennials most likely to shop in stores on Black Friday.
IIDA will endorse, promote and act as Knowledge Partner for GlobalShop beginning next year at its annual retail design trade show and conference, March 24-26 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Cardpool can enable LevelUp users to sell their unused and partially-used gift cards in exchange for LevelUp credits.
Survey found some 30 percent of respondents want to use the mobile wallets but are unsure where they're accepted.
Yes, you read that right. What's more, the mobile network provider predicts that units will exceed 6.1 billion by 2020.
Partners with Coinbase to provide customers with additional payment option.
Of the consumers surveyed, 72 percent have previously bought a gift card from an online website or mobile website/app.
Millennials are the most likely to shop on those dates.
The number one type of product for which survey respondents are most likely to use a holiday rebate is electronics (51 percent). Twenty-six percent said they’d use a rebate for toys, and 21 percent would use a rebate for batteries.
More than 2 billion coupons were redeemed during the first nine months of 2014.
Retail franchise Apricot Lane is planning to feature an interactive customer experience at the 100-plus opened and planned stores across 36 U.S. states.
With moms on the go, smartphones in hand, the study finds that a majority use their mobile device specifically for shopping while in-store.
The Nielsen Global Survey of Private Label polled more than 30,000 Internet respondents in 60 countries to understand how consumer perceptions about private-label quality, value, assortment and packaging translate into sales around the world.
AARP members can now use their membership cards to access the myAFINITI platform, which connects brands, retailers and consumers through targeted, brand-specific discounts.
The online versions of these sales typically start many hours earlier and in some cases days before.
Show deploying digital signage entranceway to underscore the role interactive display technology is playing in shaping the future of retail design.
Amazon added four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September as it did in the entire first half of 2014.
Among the U.S. retailers to use the service at launch are Macy's, Kenneth Cole, Athleta and Payless Shoesource.
Among parents with children under the age of 18, this pressure is even greater with 53 percent feeling pressured to overspend.
In the 2013 holiday season, while Amazon discounted the most on Black Friday, it then raised prices the most for Cyber Monday.
The installations create an informative, entertaining and streamlined shopping experience, including connecting shoppers more closely to the farmers who provide the food they eat.
LivingSocial has launched Connect, a communications toolkit for merchants to engage and build relationships with customers acquired through its platform. According to a news release, with the addition of the Connect features to LivingSocial’s Merchant Center, businesses can now: Personalize...
The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.
A Friday Halloween spurred early holiday spending; leisure spending growth is up 4.6 percent; credit and debit spending show healthy increases over September.
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Survey underscores retail's disconnects: Three quarters of online retailers promote irrelevant products, while others fail to build customer relationships that drive repeat purchases.