Category Archives: retail

Holiday Shopping Is Already Upon Us. Are You Ready?

Though it is only October, and still a few weeks out from Halloween, the holiday shopping season has already begun! With retailers pushing up promotions to start far earlier than Black Friday, 40% of shoppers start their holiday shopping before Halloween. According to Think With Google, by the time Cyber Monday hits, half of consumers are already done shopping! Seems crazy right? It might be, but what that means for retailers is promotions, holiday sales and holiday content must get started early, or you may miss out on potential customers.

It may come as little surprise that men will be the ones procrastinating on holiday shopping with one in four starting their shopping in December. For these early months, gear content and creative towards women while focusing on men later into the holiday shopping season. However, never leave out either gender, there are always the over achievers and procrastinators from each side!

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10.5 Ways To Be A Great Retailer

Article Update: Since I wrote this article Amazon have announced that they will begin 1 hour delivery in Manhattan. No reason why retailers can’t do this too, see point #5 below. Here’s a link to the Amazon Forbes Article.

When we (Ascent360) talk to our retailer clients and prospects, we often discuss the following as they relate to this ever changing, omni channel world.

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