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Articles and Research August 20, 2019

Summer BBQ Roundtable Wrap-up: Tips to improving your customer's digital journeys

To kick-off London Summer in style, we hosted a BBQ roundtable at the Contentsquare HQ in Farringdon. As you’ll probably know, we like to do events a little differently and provide our guests with scrumptious BBQ’d goods, cocktails and actionable insights! And this event was no different.  We had ecommerce professionals from brands such as […]

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March 28, 2018

Convincing shoppers to add to cart is just one of the daily challenges of digital marketing teams everywhere – the real concern is making sure digital journeys end in conversion. A ContentSquare survey of US consumers aged 18 to 65 found that 81% of shoppers had abandoned their cart at least once in their lifetime. […]

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February 12, 2018

Love is in the air and on the shelves of every drugstore across the US. Online retailers are also poised for a little customer love this week, as lovers everywhere rush to order flowers, chocolates and other gifts for their significant other. Curious to find out which country leads the way when it comes to […]

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December 29, 2017

The decline of brick-and-mortar stores in favor of digital shopping platforms is inspiring businesses everywhere to improve their customers’ online experience. Credit Suisse estimates that there could be more than 8,640 store closures this year, breaking the 2008 record of approximately 6,200 store closures. Meanwhile, the US Census Bureau has recorded a 0.8% increase in […]

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December 27, 2017

You may think you know your nephew well, but he thinks that sweater you gave him is hideous. And let’s be real – no one needs three scented candles. As consumers rush to return or exchange unwanted items in the post-holiday season, terms and conditions pages see a huge spike in traffic. And don’t forget, […]

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December 22, 2017

At the very top of the holiday gift list, you’ll find cosmetics and liquor. Data shows that the conversion rate for makeup, skincare and fragrance almost triples on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and, crucially, remains pretty high until mid-January. In fact, this is the only sector where retailers sell more during the post-holiday season […]

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December 20, 2017

Everyone knows the holiday shopping surge starts in November, but it’s not until Black Friday and Cyber Monday that conversion really peaks. And numbers suggest that thrifty (or frazzled) shoppers are purchasing a lot of their gifts on the go. In fact, the mobile conversion rate more than doubles in the lead-up to the holiday […]

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November 3, 2017

Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods has many online grocers quaking in their boots. And while the brand’s increasingly monopolistic growth is understandably daunting, there’s a lot to be gained from observing and analyzing this expansion. Namely: things that work for Amazon might just work for other online retailers, too. Take membership. Companies like Amazon […]

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September 26, 2017

In 2010, Ford announced that it would start selling its cars online. According to their research at the time, 4 in 10 buyers were ready to buy their next car on the internet. Seven years later, most automotive manufacturers and dealers are still far from being ready to sell cars online, not to mention consumer […]

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September 21, 2017

As our global populations grow conjointly with our accessibility to the various corners of the globe, more and more people are expanding their cultural horizons through travel. In the near future (2030), the global population will grow by an extra billion people of which 20% will be travelling*. And as our technologies becomes more advanced, […]

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