The only complaint from marketers attending this year’s eTail West wasn’t associated with the event itself -- it was that it rained on Monday. As an eTail virgin, I left feeling inspired, enlightened, and … exhausted! I was most impressed by the number of honest discussions around the challenges retailers face and how combining data and innovation is driving businesses forward.
We are only 7 days away from Christmas and the clocks are counting down until December 24th when the last gift is carefully wrapped and placed under the beautifully decorated tree. Are your final marketing messages hanging together by a few fragmented needles or will they be shining brightly as the clock ticks to midnight on Christmas Eve? We’re feeling the excitement of the season building as marketers make their final push with special announcements touting deeply discounted offers – just in time to make our holidays shine.
Don’t let the threat of dwindling shopping days scare you into thinking that you cannot still find a way to influence purchase decisions with consumers. In our last post we learned how and where consumers are shopping this season and today we are going to share our tips for converting those last-minute consumers into sales.
It’s time to come up for air for a brief moment and reflect on the biggest retail weekend of the year. During this critical sales period, it’s important to know what trends are ringing true this holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of the key findings we are seeing from sales figures and our holiday research thus far.