Google Cloud Launches Product Discovery Solutions for Retail, Bolstering Personalized Online Shopping

Built to be a fully integrated suite, Google Cloud's Product Discovery Solutions equip retailers with AI/ML-based technologies that deliver a smarter and more customized shopping experience for their customers Google Cloud announced the launch of Product Discovery Solutions for Retail, a suite of solutions built to help retailers around the globe enhance their ecommerce capabilities and deliver highly personalized consumer experiences in the first phase of their shopping journeys. With Google Cloud's Product Discovery…

Live-Streaming Captures Singapore’s Attention Amidst Online Shopping Growth

Fresh insights from Meltwater and Shopee reveal how consumer behaviour and online commerce evolved in Singapore through pandemic-riddled 2020 As COVID-19 accelerated the shift to online shopping, one format emerged the winner: live-streaming. Insights from media intelligence firm Meltwater found that conversations around live streams and gamification of the online shopping experience in Singapore increased by a whopping 1890% on forums and social media – and are continuing to rise consistently since March. In fact, since…

Kibo Study: Younger Generations Show Increased Shift to Long-Term Online Shopping

Nearly One-Third of Gen Zers and Millennials Plan to Shop Less in Stores, According to Post-COVID Fashion Shopping Survey Report from Drapers and Kibo Kibo, a leader in unified commerce, announced the results of a retail survey in partnership with Drapers, the leading authority on fashion retailing in the UK, which uncovered major changes in Gen Z and Millennial shopping behavior as a result of Covid-19. The study finds that younger adult generations have shifted their preference even more toward online shopping, and…

Delvify Releases ‘The SMART Guide to Visual AI’ to Inspire Next Generation Online Shopping Experiences

New report to encourage eCommerce businesses to adopt AI powered Visual technology to help customers discover and shop what they see Delvify has released a new report “Visual AI – the SMART Approach” to encourage eCommerce businesses to adopt new Visual AI technologies and help customers ‘discover and shop what they see’ with Visual Search and Personalised Recommendations. This definitive report, the first of its kind, aims to demystify Visual AI tech and help eCommerce businesses delve into how they can transform their…

WPG Americas Inc. Offering New Online Shopping Experience to Customers

WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the largest global electronic components distributor, announces the launch of its new e-commerce store eshop.wpgam.com.  The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product portfolio WPGA can offer. The improved site also enhances customers shopping experience with easier search capability, additional product offerings with faster load times. In the…

Allocadia Holiday Shopping Survey: Online Shopping Will Lead in 2020, Cyber Monday Set to Top Black Friday

New Data Also Shows That Coronavirus Concerns Remain, Gifting Will Become More Practical, and Consumers Expect More Diverse Holiday Ad Campaigns Allocadia, the leader in Marketing Performance Management (MPM), announced results of a new survey leading up to the 2020 holiday season, covering key topics related to consumers’ shopping plans, expectations and preferences. Findings from the survey of more than 1,000 Americans include a preference for online shopping during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a shift to more…

ZineOne’s Speed to Sense Supercharges Online Shopping During COVID-19

ZineOne, whose Intelligent Customer Engagement (ICE) platform provides enterprise brands the power to offer consumers superior online shopping experiences, announced Speed to Sense, a new predictive hyper-personalization technology. Developed by ZineOne in partnership with global financial services firms and retailers, Speed to Sense uses short term data analytics to help major retailers boost conversion rates up to 50% while maintaining a 90+% predictive accuracy. Compared to the pre-COVID-19 conversion rates of 3%, these…

RetailMeNot Confirms Holiday Season Will Start Earlier and See More Online Shopping Than Ever Before

66% Will Spend the Same Amount or More on Holiday Shopping This Year to Create Normalcy and a Sense of Tradition for Their Family According to a new survey from leading savings destination RetailMeNot, a Vericast company, this year's unprecedented holiday season will start earlier than previous years. While many Americans' wallets are tighter this season, 66% of consumers say they plan to spend the same amount of money or more this holiday in order to create a sense of normalcy and keep traditions alive. Marketing…

goMoxie Survey Finds Consumer Online Shopping Challenges Threaten Post-COVID Sales Recovery

Sixty-two percent of e-commerce consumers who struggle abandon the shopping experience goMoxie, the leading provider of digital guidance solutions, today released a new survey showing that 40% of consumers struggle to complete basic tasks on retail websites—and that most are more likely to abandon the experience or switch to a competitor rather than seek assistance. The findings are especially concerning given the challenges many retailers already face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a critical holiday shopping…

Suzy Online Shopping Study Says 86% of Consumers Will Shop Online Even Following the Pandemic

Ninety-One Percent of Online Shoppers Believe They Can Find Almost Anything Online Suzy, a leading on-demand consumer insights platform, today unveiled results from its State of the Consumer: The E-Shopping Revolution Study, which examined the online shopping habits of 1,000 U.S. consumers in August 2020. Among the key findings: 86% of consumers say they will shop online more or the same post-pandemic. The study also found that, compared to pre-pandemic times, 54% of online shoppers are buying more groceries online and 48%…

New Consumer Survey from Vertebrae Reveals Shoppers Are Seeking Virtual Experiences to Overcome Online Shopping Hurdles

Vertebrae, the technology leader in web-based 3D & augmented reality (AR) solutions for retail, announced findings from a major consumer survey that looks at shopping behaviors during the ongoing pandemic as retailers prepare for the all-important holiday season. The survey found that even as retail outlets reopen across the country, close to 1 in 2 shoppers (48%) still do not believe it’s safe to shop in stores. And nearly 4 in 10 (38%) won’t try on apparel or accessories or test makeup in the store -- and that…

Octane AI Launches Shoppable Quiz, Enabling Ecommerce Brands to Create Personalized, Consultative Online Shopping Experiences

Octane AI also announces a $4.25 million capital raised led by Bullpen Capital, bringing total funding to $9 million Octane AI, the all-in-one buyer profile, Facebook Messenger, and SMS marketing platform for Shopify,  announced the launch of their Shoppable Quiz private beta. The Shoppable Quiz brings the retail consultation experience online with a personalized shopping experience, featuring a fully customizable and easy-to-use quiz builder integrated with Shopify, Klaviyo, ReCharge and other best-in-class ecommerce…

Amazon Online Shopping Trends Boost E-Commerce Sales during the Pandemic

Wunderman Thompson Commerce’s study shows the winners and losers of lockdown as Amazon and Tesco reign supreme New research by Wunderman Thompson Commerce reveals that fewer than two in ten (16%) of UK consumers intend to return to their old shopping habits post-lockdown, signifying the lasting change that COVID-19 will have on the retail industry. The COVID, Commerce and the Consumer research – which surveyed 2,000 UK consumers on their shopping experience during the COVID-19 pandemic – found that the need for safety…

BigCommerce Launches Page Builder, Simplifying Creation of Differentiated Online Shopping Experiences

Drag-and-drop visual editor enables code-free page design functionality across ecommerce storefront BigCommerce, a leading open SaaS commerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, announced the release of Page Builder, an intuitive, drag-and-drop visual design tool that empowers merchants to quickly build differentiated shopping experiences across their online storefront. Now natively available to BigCommerce merchants across all plan types, Page Builder simplifies a brand’s ability to quickly build new and…

Zycada Emerges From Stealth With $19 Million in Funding to Deliver Fastest Online Shopping Experience in the World

Zycada’s innovative bot technology boosts e-commerce speeds 10X faster than Amazon, dramatically increasing online shopping revenue for retailers. Company names industry veteran James Brear as CEO, to lead company in their next phase of growth Zycada emerged from stealth to enable the fastest online shopping experience in the world. Zycada’s new approach improves Time to Interact (TTI) speeds 10X greater than Amazon, resulting in dramatic gains in online retail revenues and empowering merchants to achieve faster online…

Mastercard Powers Faster, Seamless Online Shopping Experiences for Amazon Customers

Merchants across the globe increasingly adopt tokenization, eliminating the need to manually update card credentials and increasing peace of mind at checkout More and more consumers are going online to purchase everything from groceries and food delivery to home improvement goods, apparel and entertainment; as they do, merchants are focused on providing an increasingly seamless experience. Today, Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will…

Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency Is Reporting Online Shopping Trends

Even though the media buying space is peaking despite the pandemic, many industries are left behind. Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency, shares a few key strategy points to deploy to remain relevant during an economic downturn Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency (EMA), is reporting that from a media perspective, present-day numbers commensurate to that of Q4 at the peak of the holiday season when shopping is at its highest. Ridzyowski is attributing this shopping frenzy to the…

The Future Is Here: When Online Shopping Becomes the Only Channel

The COVID-19 global pandemic brings with it a new reality—a “new normal.” As more people around the world are confined to the walls of their homes due to government restrictions and distancing rules, several retailers have begun closing their doors in response. This presents an opportunity for eCommerce businesses as the global crisis has driven shoppers to shift their shopping habits online. Compared to the previous year, there have been rising transaction volumes online, especially in the home products, DIY products,…

Threekit Launches Configurable AR Tool for the Next Generation of Online Shopping

Shoppers Can Now Visualize Millions of Product Variations, in Real-Time, From the Comfort of Their Own Homes Threekit, a product visualization software company, announced the launch of its new configurable augmented reality (AR) feature. This feature allows shoppers to see and customize millions of product variations in augmented reality. Previously, in order to achieve the same results, product marketers needed to create new technical specifications and three-dimensional (3D) files for every color, material, and feature…

New Retail Systems Research Survey Report Details Consumer Online Shopping Habits During Coronavirus

94% of Shoppers State That Online Shopping Will Be Essential During the COVID-19 Crisis Yottaa, Inc., the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, announced the publication of a new consumer survey research report titled, “The Early Effects Of COVID-19 On Online Shopping.” The research, which was conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR) and sponsored by Yottaa, was designed to quantify the effects the coronavirus outbreak is having on US-based shoppers – and their shopping behaviors. Marketing Technology…