Insights

We have been doing this for a long time. We’ve seen a lot. And we’ve brought
together some of the leading experts in their fields. Here are some of the things we
are seeing in digital commerce and what we see coming in the near future. Things
we’d like to share with you.

Research
February 12, 2018

Holiday Mystery Shopping Web

2017 Holiday Omnichannel Mystery Shopping Mobile | Social | StoresExpectations were that Amazon would dominate the holiday season and they did not disappoint. All eyes were on the competition as it was imperative that the top retailers excel across all…
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Thought Leadership BLOG
January 22, 2018

As Brands Lure Their Customers Away, Specialty Retailers Step Up Their Game

The battle of the brand vs. the specialty retailer is on. With increasing options to shop brands directly for more…
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Thought Leadership BLOG
November 28, 2017

Timely Tactics for the Holiday Season and Beyond

While many retailers are shying away from early Christmas creep (some more effectively than others), the holiday shopping season is…
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In the news
November 27, 2017

Specialty Retailers Strive to Survive

So what can specialty stores do to survive in this type of market? Astound Commerce set out to find some…
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In the news
November 27, 2017

Walmart Cyber Monday 2017: Get free 2-day shipping and same-day pickup in stores on millions of items

It’s Cyber Monday! And while your first thought might be for Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals, a new report by Astound…
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In the news
November 24, 2017

These are the best Black Friday deals Walmart is offering right now

And while your first thought might be for Amazon’s Black Friday deals, a new report by Astound Commerce shows that…
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In the news
November 22, 2017

Good News for Black Friday Haters: The Web Is Killing America’s Craziest Shopping Day

According to a recent survey of 2,000 American and European shoppers done by Astound Commerce a full 40 percent of…
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In the news
November 20, 2017

Top Performing Brands in the Eyes of a Mystery Shopper

To really understand the customer journey, you’ve got to take it yourself. That’s why we stepped in consumers’ shoes for…
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In the news
November 20, 2017

Rituals is overhauling its app to compete with the likes of Amazon, but it’s treading carefully

A recent Astound Commerce study found that in the US 55% of customers prefer buying products from brands rather than…
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