Consumers’ pleased with in-store technologies, poll finds

In an effort to make the consumer shopping experience quicker and more efficient for the buyer, retailers are increasingly offering alternative means of researching items and paying for them. And based on a recent survey, shoppers like what they’ve seen thus far.

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Mobile payments are good for business

Accepting mobile payments can increase customer visits. 

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Many online buyers would welcome drone delivery, poll finds

A fairly high percentage of online shoppers wouldn’t have a problem with a drone dropping off a package at their front door, a new survey reveals.

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Stagnant retail sales in April

Contrary to a Gallup poll finding that consumers increased their spending in April, the first full month of spring got off to a rather slow start for retailers, evidenced by a  stagnant amount of people buying online and in-store, newly released government numbers suggest.

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More small businesses attest to prevalence of hack attacks

It’s no longer a matter of whether small businesses will be affected by a cyber attack, but when. And for a number of companies in the United States, breaches have already come to pass, based on the results of a recent survey.

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Poll: 1 in 4 people have bought groceries online

Though grocery shopping and car hunting may have always seemed like a consumer activity to do live and in person, e-commerce is helping more people shop in unconventional ways that may eventually become mainstream.

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Americans increase spending in April

Winter’s wrath has yielded to spring warmth, and in response, consumers are heading to stores and going online in order to buy, based on a newly released survey on purchase activity in April.

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Moms most want gift cards for their big day, poll suggests

If you ask the matriarch of the family what she really wants, there’s a good chance she’ll ask for something she can use to buy things on her own, the results of a newly released poll seem to indicate.

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Consumer spending rises slightly in March

Despite personal income levels hitting the skids in the month of March, consumers increased their spending in store and online, but only modestly, according to newly released government data.

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Consumers plan on spending more on jewelry for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, kids of all ages will be taking the Internet and heading to stores to see what they can purchase for the matriarch of the family. Based on a recently released survey, bling is what is what many moms will be greeted with when they open their gifts this May 10.

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