Social discovery platforms have made marketing more trusted, cost-effective and widespread for the ecommerce industry, as user-generated content (UGC) has proven to be more successful in building brand loyalty that direct marketing done by retailers. In fact, marketing is done every minute, by everyone.
We like to think we are logical beings, but what's really happening is we are making purchases based on emotion. What's this got to do with colour? Colour triggers our emotional responses, so the colours you choose for your business branding will have a huge impact on your customers and potential customers decision to buy.
They are a long-term investment and achieve their return from retaining profitable customers and increasing their spending. In contrast, Groupon-like programmes attract promiscuous shoppers, whose spend isn't profitable and who quickly switch to a competitor whenever they are offering a better deal.
At a branch of Tesco Extra at the unpromisingly named Gallows Corner, in Romford, Essex, an unusual experiment has taken place. Customers owning smartphones installed with Android OS 2.2 or later were offered the chance to download a prototype app, which syncs their online shopping list, stored in their phones, with a map displaying the optimum route through the aisles to find their groceries.