Headlines have long proclaimed that we’re suffering through the retail apocalypse. While this makes for great clickbait, physical retail is actually still alive and well.
It was once the common understanding in retail that shoppers follow a path to purchase, but that path today looks more like a web.
Blis, a provider of advanced location data technology, launched the findings of an in-depth study exploring consumer behaviors leading up to and during the point of purchase, detailed in a new report entitled Locating Decisions: A Marketer’s Guide to Re-Navigating the Consumer Path to Purchase.
For the most part, consumers have a game plan when they enter a store—they know what they intend to buy and stick closely to their shopping list. Still, in-store shopping has one advantage that online doesn’t: the ability to see and feel items in person.
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A new survey of 2,000 US consumers from location intelligence provider Blis argues that, contrary to marketers’ perceptions, the dominant way consumers discover new products is in traditional retail stores. At the same time, the study confirms the complex, multichannel and category-dependent nature of shopping today.
New Research from Location Data Pioneer Blis Identifies the New Consumer Path to Purchase; Highlights the Transformation of the Path to Purchase from Linear to Web Based on Location Data