E Commerce Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: AT&T's New Flagship Store Offers Next-Level Retail Experience

AT&T unveiled a new 10,000 square foot retail store today on Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile. With this store, CNET's Lance Whitney wrote that AT&T "adopted the Apple philosophy in focusing on the consumer and not just on selling products."

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Daily Dose of iQ: In Shift to Omnichannel, Major Retailers Launch Store Navigation Apps

The big-box retailers have heard the call for branded mobile apps and, as Roger Yu of USA Today reports, stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Walgreens are introducing maps and navigation tools to their apps to help customers find products faster.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Physical Stores Save Back-to-School Shoppers Money and Time

In spite of all the talk of showrooming and consumers opting to shop online instead of in-store -- and the fact that 20% of back-to-school shoppers this year (nearly double the number from 2007) are shopping online -- a new study from StellaService found that going to physical stores helps save money and time.

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Daily Dose of iQ: eMarketer Report Re-examines Showrooming Threat

Showrooming. It's on the minds of all retailers, regardless of their primary channel.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amazon Ramps Up Its Locker Delivery Service

Last year, Amazon introduced lockers in grocery, convenience and drugstore locations in Seattle, New York state and the Washington, D.C. area. On Tuesday (Aug. 7), the company announced it would roll out similar lockers in other cities across the country, reported Greg Bensinger of the Wall Street Journal.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Forrester says NFC-based Mobile Payments Years Away from Widespread Use

John Cox of Network World reported today that two new studies from Forrester say mainstream adoption of NFC contactless payment is still "nearly a decade in the future, and rosy predictions to the contrary ignore the complex hardware and software infrastructures, standardization, business models, and consumer education that are needed."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Today's Mobile Commerce Headlines

eBay most popular shopping app; mobile shoppers spend most time on Shopkick app

According to a June 2012 Nielsen survey of 5,000 U.S. Android and iPhone users, just over 50% of them have used a shopping app on their phones, reportedTechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden today.

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Daily Dose of iQ: BI Intelligence Looks at In-Store Smartphone Use

Business Insider Intelligence (BII) just released a new report examining how mobile device usage has changed in recent years.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Pinterest Not Converting Sales, Just Interest

A couple months ago, we blogged about Pinterest's ability to generate the highest average order price, when compared to other social networks and search engines. Even then, it didn't feel like the numbers told the whole story.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What Consumers Really Want: Simplicity!

Today's consumer is more empowered than ever. 2011 iQmetrix Summit keynote Doug Stephens said the Internet changed everything for consumers, giving us boundless access to purchase research information. And in recent years, smartphones have put all of that info in our pockets.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Best Buy Opens Doors on New 'Connected Stores'

Back in April, we blogged about Best Buy's new "Connected Store" concept with tech support, wireless connections, large customer service hubs, reconfigured checkout lanes and in-store pick-up of items purchased online.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Friday Mobile Tech News Round-Up

Apple iPhone Turns 5

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iQmetrix Connects Online, Mobile Experiences To Physical Store

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