Digital Out-of-Home Networks by Venue
More Than 90% of Shopping Transactions Take Place Inside a Physical Retail Store
There’s a lot of hype and misinformation about consumer shopping habits regarding mobile devices and online ecommerce, but the fact remains that more than 90% of all shopping transactions still happen inside physical retail locations. Only 1.6% of consumers have actually made purchases on a smartphone, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the same data found that less than 7% of retail purchases were made online.
Physical retail environments are successfully competing with the online world by elevating customer experience and providing a reason for consumers to visit a physical retail stores. Retailers are deploying new technologies, such as digital signage to inform and engage shoppers and increase brand awareness. Digital signage helps shoppers to make better buying decisions by streamlining the shopping experience while providing a deeper emotional connection to their brand.
Retailers are deploying digital signage networks to fill a variety of tasks and in the process reduce the need for additional sales staff. Digital signage can function as part of an assisted selling solution connecting consumers and sales associates to inventory. Retailers are using digital signage screens to provide immersive experiences for consumers by combining multimedia, interactive touchscreens, social and mobile connectivity. Retailers are also increasingly using large-scale video walls, which are a real head-turner and attract shopper’s attention at street-level. Additional applications include wayfinding and virtual storefronts that enable shoppers to browse a retail catalog after hours and order merchandise using their smartphone.
Consumers are gravitating to retailers that deliver personalized service, according to survey by TimeTrade, which projects that store traffic will continue to remain strong in 2016. More than 70% of survey respondents said they were planning to shop in-store as much as last year, and 18% expecting to shop in-store even more than in 2015. However, the emergence of the on-demand economy, in which brands are increasingly delivering more personalized goods and services, gives shoppers more leverage and is heightening expectations. TimeTrade’s survey found a growing disconnect between customer expectations and current service offerings, which presents an opportunity for retailers to tailor in-store shopping and provide more “concierge” experiences.
DOOH by Venue: Digital Signage
- By SMD Editor on March 7, 2013
Christie Digital has unveiled a state-of-the-art digital signage lobby at their Kitchener, Ontario offices that serves as a product showcase for their MicroTiles product line.
- By SMD Editor on February 25, 2013
Located in the lobby of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters, a massive interactive, high-resolution, curved video wall has gone live providing education and information to the utilities’ daily visitors.
- By SMD Editor on February 18, 2013
Digital signage touchscreens are playing a significant role helping customers to select the right smartphone and reduce operating costs at Telenet Mobile.
- By SMD Editor on January 8, 2013
Video walls are growing in popularity and part of their appeal is in how they inspire our imagination.
- By SMD Editor on December 18, 2012
Shaw Communication’s has launched a new retail concept that uses modular digital signage to create a unique visual waterfall effect.
- By SMD Editor on December 14, 2012
Virgin Media’s is pushing the boundaries of technology by employing interactive touchscreen displays throughout their new retail store.
- By SMD Editor on March 12, 2012
Benetton’s Live Windows project was recognized with a Gold APEX Award for Retail Installations at Digital Signage Expo’s 3rd Annual APEX Awards.
- By SMD Editor on February 15, 2012
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery was awarded Best In Show at Digital Signage Expo’s Annual APEX Award dinner which recognizes the most innovative examples of digital signage installation.
Free Trend Report: Why Location Is the New Currency of Marketing
Finding effective ways to deliver branded messages in today’s complex media environment is one of the biggest challenges facing advertisers. Traditional methods of advertising have become less effective as consumers spend less time in places where marketers have traditionally had an advantage in reaching them. In addition, consumer attention has fragmented across multiple channels as media options and device platforms increasingly diversify.
Active consumers spend money, and while they are going about their daily routine, they are also actively looking for information. According to Google, more than 50% of all mobile searches have local intent, and 17% of search happens while consumers are on the go.
Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising, also known as Digital Place-based (DPb) media, utilizes strategically placed, networked digital signage displays to reach on-the-go consumers while they are outside of their home with highly targeted messages. Location-based mobile and digital out-of-home media are part of a larger multiscreen ecosystem that effectively amplifies brand messages to create a deeper level of engagement with active consumers.
Why Location Is the New Currency of Marketing is aimed at CMOs, media buyers and strategists and provides insight into why marketers are increasingly shifting their advertising dollars to these rapidly emerging media platforms.
Highlights from Why Location Is the New Currency of Marketing include:
- The Connected Consumer
- Leveraging the Moment
- Multiscreen Campaign Planning
- Amplifying Reach With DOOH Media