Retail & Ecommerce


Offering a loyalty program is an effective way for retailers to acquire new customers, but it also fosters relationships for years to come. Setting up the framework, however, can be challenging—especially if retailers decide to handle everything in-house.

Canadians click and collect: In-store or curbside pickup services were in high demand during lockdowns, which sped up adoption among both retailers and customers.

Social commerce is at the nexus of media-commerce convergence, a much larger and more powerful trend. One outgrowth of the past decade’s shift from mass to addressable media is that brands can efficiently find and aggregate niche audiences while shortening their path to purchase. It makes sense that there would be efforts to explicitly commercialize media content by making it shoppable.

TikTok sets up Shop: The platform is testing in-app shopping in Indonesia, and at the pace its commerce tools have been advancing, the feature will likely go global soon—so marketers should start preparing now.

eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss whether the Super Bowl delivered, what's fueling Spotify, how the podcast and social media worlds are blurring together, if reducing politics in the News Feed can help Facebook, why the shopping mall might make a comeback, what is the most relaxing song ever (statistically), and more.

Why companies get "canceled": US adults say they revoke support of companies to make them change their ways—and the majority are willing to accept a company's apology if it promises to change, according to new research.

eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analyst Karin von Abrams, senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu, and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Man-Chung Cheung to discuss cross-border ecommerce: What are the largest and fastest growing cross-border markets, which marketplaces are people buying from, and what are the main barriers to overcome when buying products from different countries?

Reviews have always been a key aspect of a consumer’s shopping journey. But nowadays—particularly as more consumers lean on ecommerce—additional information in the form of user-generated visuals is becoming just as critical.