Roughly four in 10 US shoppers are considering using AI-powered digital assistants for their holiday shopping needs, according to a new study.
Smart speakers have reached a "critical adoption threshold," according to comScore, which reported that 11% of Wi-Fi households have a digital voice assistant.
Consumers seem to have mixed feelings about signing up for automatic replenishment programs, according to a new study from Oracle.
What separates winners and losers is often about who gets the basics right in the first place. One key is a well-trained sales force.
The way consumers shop for household products is shifting steadily to an omnichannel approach, according to a new GfK study.
The flash-sale vehicles are another sign that online retailers can't entirely bypass physical retail. In the meantime, the trucks give Amazon an air of fun and the "treasure hunt" appeal of discounters like TJ Maxx and Costco.
As the industry struggles to adjust to the challenges of ecommerce, shifting consumer habits and new economic realities, some companies and sectors will thrive and some will not, and some technologies and platforms will find wide audiences, while others will languish.
Most retailers have not implemented a host of key ecommerce and in-store technologies that support a seamless, convenient, omnichannel customer experience, according to the latest edition of the Customer Engagement Tech Trends study from RIS and International Data Corp. (IDC).
While a majority of digital buyers say they have returned items bought online, nearly four in ten also say they have avoided the retailer going forward.
As the traditional retail industry deals with its multiple challenges, brands that supply to them are fast becoming retailers themselves and diversifying to sell in what once would have been considered unlikely places.