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The Little Book of Big Data is the third book from the Shopper Technology Institute. The book is divided into four sections: Loyalty, Engagement, Analytics and Digital. Thought leaders have shared their insights and vision. Merchants and marketers will learn the essentials of Big Data and then move forward to understand the more complex
issues involved.

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How to Optimize Content
On Amazon

  By Ashley Hess

In today’s fast-moving and fully-connected world of multiple screens, apps and social networks, it is becoming more difficult for consumer packaged goods marketers and brands to capture their consumers’ attention, especially when it comes to digital retail. Millions of products are being sold online by thousands of retailers on hundreds of retail websites. The most popular for consumers, and perhaps the most daunting for brands, is Amazon. Why? Because although it provides consumers with the ability to search for and discover essentially any product they want, brands are easily lost in the crowded field of Amazon product offerings.

To win on Amazon, brands must approach the platform and the digital shelf strategically, using Amazon’s algorithm and inherent searchability to their advantage. How?...

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  Using Analytically-Driven
  Pricing to Earn
  Customer Loyalty

Leading retailers are frequently pushing their focus on delivering low prices, but how important are low prices to shoppers? And is it possible to earn customer loyalty through low prices? 

By applying advanced analytics to the challenge, it’s possible to understand where prices matter and how retailers can make intelligent pricing decisions to earn customer loyalty. In this session from the recent Spring Virtual LEAD Marketing Conference, Precima shares findings from market research and real-world client case studies to address:
  • How important is price to retailers?
  • How important is price to shoppers?
  • How do leading retailers execute analytically driven pricing to earn customer loyalty?

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And to view all the presentations from our recent virtual conference, click here.

How America Pays in 2016

Shoppers’ use of a wide array of payments options –
and their demand for others – is driving innovation in
the payments category. What’s more, the payment
process while shopping has become increasingly important, and now ultimately influences perceptions of and loyalty to a brand.

Those were the key findings from a new research study from Blackhawk Network. The research, How America Pays in 2016, surveyed more than 1,000 Americans in March 2016 to examine how they pay today, their preferences for traditional and emerging payments tools, and the role payments play in their purchasing decisions...

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