Young shoppers are moved by social media
Young shoppers are moved by social media

Young shoppers are moved by social media, according to a recent study, with the youngest shoppers influenced most by the social channels. “More than 80% of Centennials and 74% of Millennials say social media influences their shopping, compared to only 58% of Generation X and 41% of Baby Boomers,” according to Yes Lifecycle Marketing, which surveyed 1,000 […]

Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh.
Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh.

Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh. Americans like our online shopping nearly as much as does the rest of the world – but we like our traditional brick-and-mortar shops, too. Trust may seem more real to Americans in a physical store than online. That’s what the most recent survey results from the Pew […]

Online holiday shopping trends for 2015
Online holiday shopping trends for 2015

Yea, we know: it’s not even Halloween and here we are, already writing of online holiday shopping trends for 2015. But, hey, it’s America and how else to we celebrate Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Boxing Day – okay, that’s Canada – and National Bicarbonate of Soda Day – look it up)  than by […]

Shopping right from the social networks
Shopping right from the social networks

For many shopping has long been something of a social enterprise and increasingly now online denizens can go shopping right from the social networks. Welcome to the Facebook Mall. According to various press reports, including and especially Re/code, Facebook began October 12 rolling out a limited test of a dedicated section linked to but separate […]

The shopping is mobile
The shopping is mobile

Like most other aspects of our digital life, these days, the shopping is mobile. That is to say, an ever-increasing number of digital denizens are making shopping rounds on mobile devices. The firm Criteo, which is in the business of helping retailers make online sales, claims nearly half of all online shoppers in the U.S. […]

Google shopping in-store, on your phone
Google shopping in-store, on your phone

Retail on your smartphone and who needs actual cash presents stores, restaurants and marketeers with a whole other level of Google shopping in-store, on your phone. Google is rolling out new initiatives this to bring another level to retail on the smartphone, all of which are (kinda) separate but clearly inter-related and clearly intended to […]

Shopping by Twitter hashtag at Amazon. #BuyBuyBuy!!
Shopping by Twitter hashtag at Amazon. #BuyBuyBuy!!

Yes, you read correctly the headline: Amazon will now let shoppers on Twitter buy – or, really, add to cart – by using a hashtag: #AmazonCart. Amazon launched the new service May 5 and kinda jumped the check-out aisle on Twitter itself, which is reportedly working on its own shopping ops within the tweet stream. […]