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What Are Consumers Buying 2017


Nearly 80% of American consumers say that speed, convenience, knowledgeable help and friendly service are the most important elements of a positive customer experience. Prioritize technologies that provide these benefits rather than adopting new technologies for the sake of being cutting edge.




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Among all customers, 73% point to experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, behind price and product quality. Customers are willing to pay more for the experience qualities that matter most to them: 43% of consumers would pay more for greater convenience, 42% would pay more for a friendly, welcoming experience and 65% of U.S. customers find a positive experience with a brand to be more influential than great advertising.


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The study also suggests that the trend for purpose-led purchasing is greater among consumers in emerging economies than in developed markets. While 53% of shoppers in the UK and 78% in the US say they feel better when they buy products that are sustainably produced, that number rises to 88% in India and 85% in both Brazil and Turkey.


Home, an app in iOS, lets you control light bulbs, window shades, door locks and more, so long as they're build using Apple's HomeKit set of developer tools. As consumers buy these products, they're making a decision to stick with Apple.


Apple's competitors are trying to do something similar. But they're going about it in a much more chaotic way that will confuse most consumers, who don't spend their lives following the ins and outs of the tech industry.


One of the primary goals of the ACA was to reform the individual insurance market so that anyone without employer health benefits, regardless of their health status, could find and afford a plan that provided coverage at least as comprehensive as an employer plan. Under the ACA, insurers in the individual market now must offer a plan to all who apply, cannot charge people more based on health or gender, are limited in how much more they can charge an older person relative to someone younger, and are restricted from imposing lifetime or annual benefit limits and rescissions. To help consumers choose plans, all must be sold at four tiers of coverage that vary only by premium and cost-sharing amounts. The benefit package stays the same and must cover an essential set of services. Finally, people with incomes between $24,000 and $97,000 for a family of four are eligible for premium tax credits that reduce their share of premium costs.


Once the plan is set, the customer commits to it in writing, establishing a precise position midway in the buying journey. The completion of each subsequent step serves as a robust verifier of progress.


To understand how brand personality impacts purchasing decisions, Sprout Social surveyed 1,000 consumers on which traits they want brands to demonstrate on social and what action specific brand behaviors such as humor or friendliness prompt.


Nearly everyone can agree that the 2016 election dominated the American news cycle last year, and the people want a break when it comes to brand messaging. Seventy-one-percent of consumers surveyed think political commentary from brands is annoying.


Unsurprisingly, the Media industry tops the list for an industry where consumers want to be entertained. Other industries from which consumers are eager to see personality include: Consumer Goods (51.4%), Travel and Hospitality (50.8%) and the Automotive industry (48.6%).


The Sprout Social Index is a report compiled and released by Sprout Social. All referenced data is based on 289,000 public social profiles (139,000 Facebook; 115,000 Twitter; 35,000 Instagram) of continually active accounts between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017. More than 3.9 billion messages sent and received during that time were analyzed for the purposes of this report.


Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois law now requires that some used vehicles be sold with a 15-day/500-mile powertrain warranty to protect consumers who buy used vehicles. For more information, please review our Used Car Buying Guide and our Consumer Checklist to help you purchase a used car.


The 2018 Edelman Earned Brand study reveals that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of consumers around the world now buy on belief, a remarkable increase of 13 points since 2017. These Belief-Driven Buyers will choose, switch, avoid or boycott a brand based on where it stands on the political or social issues they care about.


Impulse buying has been studied from several perspectives, namely: (i) rational processes; (ii) emotional resources; (iii) the cognitive currents arising from the theory of social judgment; (iv) persuasive communication; (v) and the effects of advertising on consumer behavior (Malter et al., 2020).


The causes of impulsive behavior are triggered by an irresistible force to buy and an inability to evaluate its consequences. Despite being aware of the negative effects of buying, there is an enormous desire to immediately satisfy your most pressing needs (Meena, 2018).


The importance of impulse buying in consumer behavior has been studied since the 1940's, since it represents between 40.0 and 80.0% of all purchases. This type of purchase obeys non-rational reasons that are characterized by the sudden appearance and the (in) satisfaction between the act of buying and the results obtained (Reisch and Zhao, 2017). Aragoncillo and Orús (2018) also refer that a considerable percentage of sales comes from purchases that are not planned and do not correspond to the intended products before entering the store.


The buying experience increasingly depends on the interaction between the person and the point of sale environment, but it is not just the atmosphere that stimulates the impulsive behavior of the consumer. The sensory and psychological factors associated with the type of products, the knowledge about them and brand loyalty, often end up overlapping the importance attributed to the physical environment (Platania et al., 2016).


The impulse buying causes an emotional lack of control generated by the conflict between the immediate reward and the negative consequences that the purchase can originate, which can trigger compulsive behaviors that can become chronic and pathological (Pandya and Pandya, 2020).


The impulse purchases arise from sensory experiences (e.g., store atmosphere, product layout), so purchases made in physical stores tend to be more impulsive than purchases made online. This type of shopping results from the stimulation of the five senses and the internet does not have this capacity, so that online shopping can be less encouraging of impulse purchases than shopping in physical stores (Moreira et al., 2017).


Researches developed by Aragoncillo and Orús (2018) reveal that 40.0% of consumers spend more money than planned, in physical stores compared to 25.0% in online purchases. This situation can be explained by the fact that consumers must wait for the product to be delivered when they buy online and this time interval may make impulse purchases unfeasible.


Other factors come into play as well. Since B2B buyers use their phones to engage early in formulating buying intent, search, video, email, and social media are all important functions for marketers to get right in a mobile context. The B2B purchase process can be long and complex, so high-quality, personalized content, delivered throughout the buying journey, is an important differentiator. And because B2B purchasing is often team-based, mobile can play an important role in enhancing team communication and collaboration as well as decision-making efficiency.


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The Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed in response to reports that some businesses try to prevent people from giving honest reviews about products or services they received. Some companies put contract provisions in place, including in their online terms and conditions, that allowed them to sue or penalize consumers for posting negative reviews.


A new survey, commissioned by Greenpeace Germany, of the shopping habits of people in Europe and Asia finds that regularly buying too many clothes, shoes, bags and accessories has become an international phenomenon. This is especially striking in China and Hong Kong, but is also widespread in Europe, with up to half of consumers buying more clothes than they need and use.


However, shopping does not make them happy; people already own too much and they know it. Around 50 percent report that their shopping excitement wears off within a day. A third of the East Asians feel even more empty and unfulfilled afterwards. They also seem to know they are on the wrong path; around half of consumers are hiding their purchases from others, fearing accusations of wasting money or other negative reactions.


The market for online shopping is growing at a remarkable rate. Approximately 87% of U.K. consumers have bought at least one product online in the last 12 months, and the United Kingdom is second only to Norway for making e-commerce purchases in Europe. Across the world, nations such as China and the United States are the biggest online buyers, but other countries are catching up. In the coming 12 months, the market potential for British e-commerce is expected to improve dramatically. According to data from the Office for National Statistics, online sales increased by 21.3% during 2016 and should reach 30% by 2017's second half.


Below are some of the key statistics and trends in the e-commerce sector in 2017, including predictions for the year and early reports on first-quarter performance. Expect consumers to place a greater reliance on mobile for buying and to see a growing demand for mobile apps and new buying technology as we move into the later part of 2017. Take a look at some of the year's most important statistics and their key takeaways. 041b061a72


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