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Back To School And Back To College Shopping Outlook for 2015

It may be summer vacation for most students, but for retailers, it’s time to get ready for the back-to-school shopping season. This year, total spending in preparation for the K-12 and college school year is expected to reach $68 billion. Where will that money be spent, and what will it be spent on? A recent survey from the National Retail Federation provides a detailed forecast for retailers. Read on for more about what to expect for this year’s back-to-school and […]

What Online Retailers Need to Know About the 2015 Back to School Shopping Season

Seasonal creep isn’t confined to Christmas anymore. Veteran online retailers who have been watching holiday season digital sales start earlier and earlier over the last few years have a new research and purchase window to keep an eye on: Back to school shopping. According to eMarketer, US online retail sales will increase 14.4% over the critical planning and purchasing months of July and August compared to the same period in 2014. Here’s what ecommerce companies – particularly apparel, home goods […]

Understanding How Millennials Shop Online

Who are Millennials? It’s a question everyone’s asking, especially marketers. Defined simply, Millennials (sometimes referred to as Gen Y) are the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. They were born between 1980-2000 and are currently aged 15-35. At 77 million strong, Millennials account for nearly a third of the US population and in 2013 contributed a whopping $1.3 trillion in annual spending to the economy. As the first generation to have Internet access during their formative years, […]

8 Ways to Reach Moms & Millennials: Back to School Edition

The back to school season has become the second biggest revenue generator for retail companies, and eCommerce companies are steadily grabbing a bigger slice of the pie. AOL’s 2014 Back to School Season Preview reveals that 68% of consumers aged 18-34 plan to purchase more items from their back to school shopping lists online this year. The growing trend of omnichannel retailing means that eCommerce companies are competing in the same arena as department stores, who often have bigger budgets […]

Marketing to Moms & Millennials: A Back to School Guide [eBook]

As Labor Day approaches, now is the time to reach last-minute purchasers and deal seekers through refreshed creative and new campaigns.   Related Posts: 8 Ways to Reach Moms & Millennials: Back to School Edition Facebook Mobile and RTB: Creative Best Practices and Ad Specs What Online Retailers Need to Know About the 2015 Back to School Shopping Season Back To School And Back To College Shopping Outlook for 2015