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Shoppers Increasingly Avoid Checkout Interaction

Eighty-five percent of shoppers have used a self-service checkout kiosk, according to a new survey from Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with their favorite major retailers locally.

Retale’s new commissioned study examines consumer self-service checkout adoption among brick-and-mortar retailers. The study focused on several areas of the experience, including convenience, challenges and desired improvements. More than 1,000 adult men and women across the United States were polled for the study.

Retail CFOs Forecast 10% Growth in 2015 Online Sales

Seventy-eight percent of retail chief financial officers anticipate their online sales to grow this year, according to a recent survey from BDO USA, a business advisor to consumer business companies. Overall, CFOs forecast an impressive 9.9% boost to ecommerce sales this year. This projected increase comes after the Commerce Department’s estimate of a record-breaking $304.9 billion in U.S. online sales in 2014.

Consumers Buy More Online in Winter

An average of 34% of consumers buy more online in winter than at other times of the year, according to the participants of a survey conducted by One Hour Translation in eight key world markets during the latter half of January 2015. Winter is defined as January and February in seven countries; June, July and August in Australia.

The countries breakdown is as follows:

Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

Residents of New England appear to suffer the highest incidence of rosacea in the United States, while those in Hawaii may be affected the least, according to a geographic analysis of National Rosacea Society membership data.

The conspicuous, red-faced disorder is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

Beauty store owners and managers, note: Millennial women are loyal to their favorite makeup brands. Sixty-eight percent say that even in a tough economy they'd opt for their preferred brands rather than less expensive products.

That's according to a survey of 500 U.S. women ages 18 to 34 who purchase makeup conducted earlier this month by market-research company Lab42.

Don’t Make ’Em Wait

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I hate to wait in line. And, I imagine you might too. How much of an impact do you think this modern-day shopping temperament has on your business?

A recent survey commissioned by Great Clips Online Check-in reveals that customers are wholly displeased with waiting even 10 minutes in a retail outlet.

The chain salon recently launched a timesaving online check-in system for customers and surveyed consumers about their experiences with waiting as part of a campaign to introduce the online check-in app.