Untapped $5 Trillion Dollar Opportunity: “Near Me”
Today, 87% of shoppers begin their product searches online, according to research from Salesforce and Publicis Sapient. And yet of the $5 trillion dollars of total retail sales in the US in 2017, ecommerce sales represented only 13%.
5 Strategies for Brands to Move Inventory
These are unprecedented times for all U.S. businesses and especially difficult for our partners in the retail sector as the COVID-19 pandemic forces the economy to pause. Today, retailers are dealing with mandated shutdowns while lawmakers urge consumers not to congregate in brick-and-mortar locations and adhere to safety precautions to contain the spread of this fast-moving virus.
The Next Generation of Co-op Advertising
What if brands could directly promote their in-store products to nearby consumers the moment they’re ready to buy. In a digital world they can.
Lastmile Wins “Best Local Search Marketing Initiative – SEO” Award
This year, Lastmile is pleased to announce that our hard work partnering with Sprint, a leading wireless telecommunications provider recently acquired by T-Mobile, has won the coveted Best Local Search Marketing Initiative – SEO Award for 2020.
2021: The Year to Power Local Sales
Moving forward from an incredibly tough year on our families, communities and local businesses will necessitate focusing our efforts with empathy and practices rendering immediate tangible results. We must find new ways to rebuild in what remains a fluid situation with COVID-19 and work to help one-another, especially our local businesses which are the fabric of our communities.
4 steps to a successful online to offline shopper journey
Winning the sale requires reaching today’s shopper in the moments that matter with the right messaging, content and experience. Over the course of three years, Lastmile developed a proprietary methodology to help retailers master their omni-channel marketing and earn their customers loyalty when they’re looking for nearby buying options.
The Exponential Power of “Local Search” for Beer, Wine & Liquor Marketers
According to Google, in the last two years “near me” mobile searches have grown over 500%. And yet, alcohol marketers have been slow to embrace and adopt “local search” as a competitive advantage in driving both on and off-premise sales.
3 reasons why the Amazon Whole Foods acquisition Isn’t what you thought
Through the Whole Foods acquisition, Amazon is poised to bring to market a model for same-day delivery that will raise the bar on how all retailers must service their customers. Amazon understands the stakes are not strictly about who will make the most money with same-day delivery, but instead will conventional retailers be able to survive without it.
Untapped $1.53 Trillion Dollar Retail Pot of Gold: BOPIS, Buy Online Pickup in Store
63% of consumers utilize “BOPIS” features to purchase products three-times a year. 25% of consumers begin their shopping journey online via the web or mobile “app” but end up purchasing “in-store”, yet only 27% of North American retailers offer such shopper “BOPIS” features. Does this anomaly suggest vast opportunity missed or a misread of consumer mentality? Let’s dive deeper into this and discuss the “BOPIS”winners and losers.