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The evolution of retail is both exciting and terrifying. As many retailers adjust their strategies to accommodate the needs of “always-on” shoppers, it seems that an equal number are shuttering their brick and mortar stores for good.
In a year where “Retail Apocalypse” seems to feature in every headline, there’s some good news: people love to shop. That’s not just true in the US, it’s true just about everywhere in the world, according to a new series of Blis white papers. The research we performed in EMEA, Singapore and Australia with Sapio Research uncovered significant findings such as this and revealed even deeper insights about shopper behaviours that marketers will find helpful as they navigate the evolving path to purchase.
Shoppers’ attention and discretionary spending are being pulled in multiple directions, meaning retail strategy has to evolve, according to new research into shopping habits in Singapore and Australia.
Although 67% of Singaporean shoppers opt to go on shopping websites before visiting physical stores, more than half (56%) of shoppers still prefer to buy in-store so they can see the quality before they buy a product, a study by UK mobile tech firm Blis found. Meanwhile, 45% said that they want to test the product first so physical stores are more preferable.
For the past few years, we’ve been hearing about a retail apocalypse – the end of retail as we know it thanks to ecommerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba. In news story after news story, examples are shared and stats provided, detailing the number of brick-and-mortar retailers that are shutting their doors forever. Photos are posted of abandoned shopping malls in the USA, proof positive that retail is indeed facing its final days.
In news that should please the Australian high street, Blis, the global leader in real-world intelligence, has today revealed that 63% of Australians favour an in-store shopping experience over online, as part of a new study into consumer shopping habits.
Economic indicators suggest that consumer caution looks set to increase. This means being top of