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Blog Mar. 25, 2016 | Share

“Mobile is Eating Bricks and Mortar”

“Mobile is Eating Bricks and Mortar”

My colleague Andrew Lipsman, VP of Marketing Insights here at comScore, penned the above headline as he was analyzing the trends in online shopping and buying this past holiday season. It succinctly summarizes what we think happened, and I thought it valuable to elaborate a little on the issue in light of our upcoming 2016 U.S. Cross-Platform Future... Read more

Blog Dec. 14, 2015 | Share

Story of the 2015 Holiday Season: Mobile is Eating Brick-And-Mortar Retail

Story of the 2015 Holiday Season: Mobile is Eating Brick-And-Mortar Retail

We’re now in the thick of the 2015 online holiday shopping season, and the shopping dynamics this year are as interesting as ever. And while I could pontificate on any number of fascinating storylines, I keep coming back to one overarching theme: Mobile is Eating Brick-and-Mortar Retail. Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2015 | Share

Nine Consecutive Billion-Dollar Days of Online Desktop Spending Mark the Longest Streak Ever

Nine Consecutive Billion-Dollar Days of Online Desktop Spending Mark the Longest Streak Ever

The dust is finally beginning to settle after a busy last couple of weeks for retailers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now in the rearview mirror, allowing us to temporarily enter cruise control in the week ahead of Green Monday and reflect on how the busiest shopping period of the year has performed up to this point. Through the first 36 days of... Read more

Blog Nov. 20, 2015 | Share

Q3 2015 E-Commerce Jumps 15% Y/Y to $69.7 Billion in Sales

Q3 2015 E-Commerce Jumps 15% Y/Y to $69.7 Billion in Sales

With Thanksgiving in less than a week, Americans are not only gearing up for their annual feast with family and friends, but they’re also preparing for the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season in the days immediately following. While comScore plans to release its official holiday season online spending forecast on our State of Online Retail... Read more

Blog Jun. 11, 2015 | Share

How the “Buy Button” Can Help Fill the M-Commerce Gap

Share of Online Retail Browsing vs. Spending by Platform

While mobile has been quick to gain the attention of consumers, it has been much slower at driving dollars. comScore’s recently released Q1 2015 data shows that while 59 percent of digital shopping time occurred on mobile devices, smartphones and tablets only drove 15 percent of total e-commerce spending – a phenomenon we call the “M-Commerce... Read more

Blog Jan. 26, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on Topic of Omni-Channel Retailers and the Consumer Path-to-Purchase

Gian Fulgoni

Marketers always have relied on consumer insights as the basis for their sales and marketing strategies. The challenge to marketers intensifies each year as the advent of digital technologies has created a fast-growing e-commerce channel while also making it much easier for consumers to conduct research and obtain the price and product information that... Read more

Blog Dec. 8, 2014 | Share

How Mobile is Transforming Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving Dilemma

Ever since the initial NRF report of an 11% decline in retail buying over the four day Thanksgiving weekend, a doom-and-gloom narrative has overtaken a retail season that had many folks optimistic about the chances of a significant rebound due to improving macroeconomic indicators. As a result of the NRF report, some analysts have suggested that many... Read more

Blog Aug. 19, 2014 | Share

Q2 M-Commerce Explodes to 47% Y/Y Gain: What it Means for the Growth of Mobile

Q2 2014 YY Retail Spending Growth by Channel

comScore recently finished compiling our Q2 2014 e-commerce and m-commerce stats, and while desktop-based e-commerce saw signs of softness, total digital commerce was bolstered by a massive increase in mobile commerce spending growth. Following several quarters of y/y growth rates primarily in the mid-20s, the second quarter saw a rapid acceleration... Read more

Blog Nov. 21, 2013 | Share

Four Digital Trends to Watch this Holiday Shopping Season

The trees may not be trimmed nor the menorahs lit (yet!), but the 2013 online holiday shopping season is already well underway. While we’re predicting a combin ed 14-17% growth in holiday desktop e-commerce and mobile commerce vs. last year, we’re tempering our expectations a bit thanks to discretionary spending being squeezed and six fewer shopping... Read more

Blog Aug. 27, 2013 | Share

5 Things Every Marketer Should Know About Mobile Commerce

5 Things Every Marketer Should Know About Mobile Commerce

Despite the undeniable surge in adoption of smartphones and tablets over the past five years, until recently any talk of the impending tidal wave of mobile commerce (m-commerce) has mostly been overstated. As we often see with forecasts about emerging technologies, a sense of irrational exuberance can cause predictions to get out ahead of the realities... Read more