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Smart Appliances Still Not Cutting It YET

Despite the huge hype surrounding them, smart appliances are still not cutting it yet. Shoppers have been in no hurry to buy.   Smart Appliances Still Not Cutting It YET As Krista Garcia┬áreports for eMarketer: “Smart-home technology like connected TVs … Continue reading

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iPhone X Repair Costs Soar

The iPhone X is one of the most anticipated new products in years. Pre-orders closed early. And production delays will cause a huge order backlog. And all of this for a product with a starting price of $999. This post … Continue reading

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Holiday Season 2017: Top Shopper Priorities

Due to improvements in the economy, early forecasts point to a good 2017 holiday shopping season. Nonetheless, retailers still must be prepared for these two factors. One, what are shopper priorities? Two, how much will online shopping grow? The first … Continue reading

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iPhone Rolls On

Yes, iPhones are a big deal, which we discussed on Evans on Marketing when the 10th anniversary models were unveiled. Since introduction, the iPhone has represented a HUGE percentage of Apple’s total revenues. As the following chart from Statista shows: … Continue reading

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Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Since their inception, online retailers have often had a major advantage over their brick-and-mortar and brick-and-click counterparts: they haven’t had to collect sales tax on items sold to customers in many states where they did not have a physical presence. … Continue reading

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Retailers: Do YOU Think a “Pink Tax” Is OK?

Did you know that there are several instances when women pay more than men for the same goods and services? For example, nationwide, many dry cleaners charge a higher fee for a woman’s “blouse” than a man’s “shirt” — even … Continue reading

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Discounting NOT Always Good for Department Stores

As we have noted before, department stores such as Macy’s regularly offer discounted prices on many items. This may draw some added traffic and revenues, but does this increase profitability and draw profitable customers — and really help the department … Continue reading

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