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Digital Transformation Monthly: The Rise of Retail Media Networks

This special edition of Digital Transformation Monthly looks at the rise of retail media networks and the conditions that have led to their growing appeal, featuring key stories from individual retailers.

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Digital Shift Q3 2022 Chapter 3 – State-of-the-Art Retail

This chapter considers the implications of the latest developments in retail, including ‘quick fix’ drone deliveries, the idea of Amazon-as-a-service and the launch of the first retail media network in the hospitality sector.

Ecommerce Best Practice Guide

This guide is for companies looking to either review their existing ecommerce strategy or create an ecommerce proposition from scratch, including practical tips that can be applied to individual aspects of an ecommerce business to maximise results.

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Understanding Customer Lifetime Value

1. Executive Summary Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is considered one of the most important factors in determining present and future success of a business. However, less than half of those surveyed for this research said they were able to measure CLV. With it costing less to retain a customer than acquire a new one and […]

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Promotions and discounts: UX/CX considerations for ecommerce brands

Retail brands are reportedly set to ramp up promotions and discounts in the coming weeks as the impact of inflation takes its toll. According to a report by CNN in June, a number of US retail brands including Walmart, Target, and Urban Outfitters are sitting on unsold inventory as consumers have pulled back on spending […]

UX features that discount retailers are using to drive ecommerce conversions

An increasing number of discount stores have invested in ecommerce in the last few years, often providing home delivery only for higher-priced items, or for minimum order values. At a time of inflationary pressures and increased cost of living, customers may be seeking out these options more readily online. So how do these retailers encourage […]

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Seven examples of brands engaging in social commerce

Social commerce is maturing. As Accenture states in its ‘Future of Shopping‘ report: “Rather than a handful of big retailers and brands selling to mass markets of millions, we’re now seeing millions of individuals and smaller businesses selling to one another within a vast social commerce ecosystem.” Consequently, social commerce is expected to grow three […]

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What does Beauty Pie’s success reveal about a changing beauty industry?

Beauty Pie raised $100m in funding last September to help further its expansion plans, which it says will involve “more warehouses, pop-up shops and a new membership model (for devotees).” This round of funding follows on from the huge growth Beauty Pie generated during the pandemic, with the brand doubling its number of members and […]

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With eBay sponsoring Love Island, is sustainable fashion going mainstream?

The ITV reality show Love Island last month announced a partnership with eBay, with this year’s contestants showcasing secondhand clothing instead of fast-fashion pieces. And just last week, former sponsor Missguided was bought out of administration by Frasers Group for £20m. What does eBay’s move tell us about the state of the retail industry? And […]

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Six lessons from Mars Petcare’s dive into D2C during the pandemic

When you hear the brand name ‘Mars’, what is the first thing that springs to mind? Chances are, it’s probably sweets, since Mars is best known as the company that owns confectionery brands like Galaxy, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix and many more. Far less widely-known is the fact that Mars is one of the world’s largest […]

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How Aerie, Sephora, and AllBirds are attracting values-motivated consumers

According to a 2018 survey by Forrester, 68% of US consumers say that their social values shape their shopping choices. But of course, findings like these are often based on attitudes and passive intention, as opposed to direct action. The majority of consumers will put other attributes such as value or convenience before a brand’s […]

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Stats on online retail - explore the ISD

 ‌ Visit the Internet Statistics Database for over 2,500 global charts and statistics related to the retail sector, for you to browse, save and export.

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