Mobile Commerce

Relaunched Mobile App Helps Tobi Drive Customer Acquisition
April 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm

In episode 193 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan talks with Jennifer Song, president of Tobi, a women’s online fast-fashion retailer. Listen in as they discuss Tobi's recent relaunch of its mobile app with SaaS platform Poq, including how the refreshed app has helped the brand acquire loyal customers.

Amazon and Brand Websites Draw Gen Z and Millennial Apparel Shoppers
April 26, 2019 at 12:44 pm

In our 2019 Forecast On U.S. Apparel Shoppers, we discovered that 63 percent of Gen Z and 57 percent of millennial shoppers are buying their apparel from Amazon.com. These consumers are being driven by free shipping, easy returns and mobile-friendly experiences. “Young shoppers are also buying apparel directly from brand websites, which speaks to how brand…

Announcing Total Retail’s 2019 Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers Report
April 24, 2019 at 11:04 am

Total Retail is excited to present to you its third annual Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers report. The report, produced in conjunction with Radial, an omnichannel commerce technology and operations provider, features a ranking of 100 publicly traded retailers based on their omnichannel retail programs offered as well as the execution of said programs. Why focus on omnichannel retail? The…

3 Mobile Shopping Trends for Retailers in 2019
April 23, 2019 at 11:54 am

Recently I was in the cereal aisle of my local Whole Foods. I looked up and noticed that everyone around me was grocery shopping for Amazon Fresh and Instacart customers — i.e., shoppers who had placed their orders digitally rather than visiting the store themselves. We've all personally experienced how digital transformation is bridging the…

The New Male Power Shoppers
April 16, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, men are shopping both online and in-stores at higher rates than women. As discovered in First Insight’s latest consumer survey, The Rise of the New Male Power Shopper, men are bucking long-believed trends surrounding shopping habits. Men are more frequently shopping across all major channels both online and in-store,…

6 Tips for Engaging the High-Velocity Consumer
April 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

In a retail landscape that changes exponentially, frequently, it’s easy to assume companies are at the mercy of an increasingly tech-driven era. In reality, it’s consumers themselves who are driving this supersonic change. Fueled by six major things that shift consumer behavior, these macro trends across society, technology, industry, environment, politics and creativity will keep…

Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail's Big Show
April 4, 2019 at 9:59 am

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is Amazon.com, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that has the potential to transform — and yes, save — the retail experience for a new generation of consumers used…

A Thorn in Jeff Bezos’ Side … But a Rose for Fashion E-Commerce Players
April 1, 2019 at 10:07 am

It must drive Jeff Bezos crazy. For the wizard who has cracked the code on how to dominate e-commerce for everything from books to food to diapers and car parts, one category has eluded him: fashion. Bezos is not alone. Around the globe, fashion consumers remain out of reach for behemoth online retailers like Amazon.com…

When Chrome Isn’t Chrome, and What it Means for Retailers
March 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

The global digital commerce market — slated to reach nearly $6 trillion by 2022 — shows no signs of slowing. This past holiday shopping season, retailers saw the strongest sales growth in the last six years, with online spending up 19.1 percent compared to 2017. While this is a massive opportunity for retailers to get a…

Win Customer Loyalty With a Dynamic Approach to Mobile Rewards, Part 2
March 22, 2019 at 11:23 am

The technology already exists to bring intelligent shopping incentives into retailers’ mobile apps. Retailers can leverage existing platforms to design their dynamic loyalty programs hassle free, no matter which stage of their digital strategy they're in. It’s the next step of the retail technology evolution, and it’s refreshingly personal.