Video key to Black Friday eCommerce conversions, reveals new research by Viddyoze

Video key to Black Friday eCommerce conversions, reveals new research by Viddyoze

E-commerce conversion rates could be boosted by as much as 85% through effective use of video, according to new research from Viddyoze. Ahead of Black Friday, a study from video automation specialist Viddyoze has revealed that businesses which sell online could see conversion rates soar through effective use of quality video content. Video has become a […]

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

Consumers to spend nearly £2.5bn in online purchases on Black Friday, according to Salmon

UK consumers are forecast to spend nearly £2.5bn online and £4.75bn overall during Black Friday this November 23rd, with an average spend of £90, according to new research. The figure represents a possible increase on last year, when IMRG reported that £1.39bn was spent online, not including Amazon or other marketplaces. The research from Salmon, […]

Data driving the UK’s £5.8bn ‘Santa Economy’, according to Experian

Data driving the UK’s £5.8bn ‘Santa Economy’, according to Experian

Data services are powering the online retail boom, helping UK businesses get their share of the ‘Santa Economy’ and ensuring they deliver a seamless shopping experience for customers during Black Friday weekend. In 2016, during Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone, Experian received over 24 million requests for contact information to be validated by their […]

UK retailers will send 40 million text messages over Black Friday and Christmas period

UK retailers will send 40 million text messages over Black Friday and Christmas period

It is estimated that UK retailers will send more than 40 million text messages over the festive period to deliver personalised Black Friday and Christmas deals direct to customers. While consumers have flocked to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the text message is positively thriving in the business world. SMS remains a key tool for customer […]

Mobile Racks up Record $450m Thanksgiving Sales

Mobile Racks up Record $450m Thanksgiving Sales

Thanksgiving Day brought in a record $449m (£361m) in revenue from mobile devices between midnight and 5pm ET, an increase of 58.6 per cent over 2015. Smartphones accounted for $322m of that figure, while tablets banked $127m. The report from Adobe, based on aggregated and anonymous data from 21bn visits to retail websites in the […]

Wal-Mart is going digital this Black Friday, rolling out deals even earlier

Wal-Mart is going digital this Black Friday, rolling out deals even earlier

This Black Friday, Wal-Mart is going digital. The world’s largest retailer recently said that its website will kick off its online Black Friday sale three hours earlier than 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Thanksgiving Day. That’s hours before its in-store doorbuster deals begin at 6 p.m. that evening. This is just the second year that Wal-Mart […]