Move Over Mama: Social Media Displaces Family & Friends as Top Source of Fashion Advice

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Who do shoppers turn to for style tips, fashion advice, and product recommendations? Social media influencers have recently captured the number one spot on the list of reliable fashion idea sources, displacing family and friends, who’d long held the primary position. 500 female shoppers between the ages of 18-34 were interviewed, with 41% reporting, they… Continue Reading »

Love is in the Air: 4 Things To Keep In Mind for Your Valentine’s Day Sales

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With Valentine’s Day a little more than a month away, jewelers, florists, and chocolatiers are getting ready to kick into high gear. They’re not the only ones: many businesses hope for a sales boost from customers filled with that loving feeling. In 2017, the National Retail Federation reported consumers spending of $18.2 billion, both in-store… Continue Reading »

How Important Are Return Policies to Your Customers?

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It’s no exaggeration to say everyone shops online. Big Commerce puts the number of American e-commerce shoppers at 96%; that’s more than 310 million people. The National Retail Federation has found that 15 to 30 percent of those purchases are going to be returned. That means your online store’s return policies are very important. Retailers are… Continue Reading »

Worried About Wal-Azon?

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As we move into 2018, several major retail trends are already pretty clear: the division between e-commerce and online retail will fade away as the majority of businesses adopt a blended model, offering components of both, and the industry’s largest players, namely Walmart and Amazon, will continue to grow and change, in many ways becoming… Continue Reading »