SMS Retail

22
NOV
2012

Holiday Sales 2012 Canada and US

On the heels of a positive Q3 sales period, this holiday season should be a reasonably good one across Canada and the US and in the UK.  2012 Holiday Spending forecasts are expected to rise 2% in Canada, and that’s despite losing a lot of sales to cross border shopping.   South... Read More →
01
OCT
2012

Packaging Conferences in Canada

Looking for inspiration for your packaging challenges or discussions with industry leaders about the direction of the packaging industry in Canada or the US?  There are a variety of conferences taking place throughout the year here in Canada, and plenty more in the US. Whatever... Read More →
10
SEP
2012

Multichannel Integration is Inevitable

More Channels Add Impact It’s no secret that the continuing ailing economies of Ontario, Quebec, and throughout the US have shifted consumer shopping behaviour. Shoppers are going online and they’re using their smartphones in and outside retail stores. How shoppers... Read More →
06
SEP
2012

QR Code Adoption is Growing

A new survey by Marketing Charts is suggesting merchants are beginning to warm up to the use of bar codes in their retail stores.  The survey showed 47% are using the codes compared to only 8% last year. Only 38% said they weren’t going to use them this year, which is well down... Read More →
06
SEP
2012

SMS Retail Offers – Driving Purchase Decisions Right Now

More consumers will be seeing messages in retail settings such as “Text 416-449-5555 for 15% off if you purchase in the next hour.”  Mobile phone users are receptive to SMS messaging, in fact, stats show there will be nearly 9 trillion text messages sent this year. SMS texting is... Read More →
05
SEP
2012

QR Codes – Give your Customers the QR Reader App

Consumers are using their smartphones in retail stores. Do you have a way to reach them? QR codes are the quick easy way. QR codes (Quick Response Codes) have been available for quite sometime yet consumer penetration is still limited. There is a lot of product and usage... Read More →
05
SEP
2012

Retailing Trends – UK

This video from TescoMedia highlights many of the instore retailing innovations that Tesco is now using. Tesco is the UK’s leading grocery chain and have operations in banking and mobile phones, however its marketshare in the UK has been slipping. Tesco’s market share fell to... Read More →
29
AUG
2012

What’s Driving inStore Shopping Decisions in 2012?

New retail research is revealing interesting trends in retail shopping that haven’t been well publicized. One study on instore shopping trends shows mothers, an important demographic, are affected by POP displays and that coupons could be influential for those who do or... Read More →
01
AUG
2012

Retailing Tips – Improve your Sales in a Flat Economy

The Ontario economy has fared better than most of the US states have yet it has lagged far behind Alberta and Saskatchewan.  2012 has brought some upward momentum yet retailers can’t rely on growing consumer spending to give their business a boost. Retailers need to avoid... Read More →
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