Digital tools are moving offline thanks to mobile devices, creating a generation of connected consumers in a hyperlinked world. People are using their phones to keep shopping lists, get information, solicit opinions and much more—all while cruising the aisles of brick and mortar stores. In this new reality, bits and bricks are no longer separate and "online" is everywhere.
As today’s consumer-driven technology continues to evolve, the at-retail environment is in the best position to utilize these new tools. Through mobile, retailers can engage shoppers on the spot, enhance their experiences and ultimately influence their decisions right at the point of purchase. Yet, many companies are overwhelmed with the rate of technology change and challenged to find ways to adopt technology into the right state.
At the POPAI Breakthrough Thinking Conference "Marketing at Retail Technology and Shopper Behavior: Reaching Retail Consumers with New Strategies" last Thursday (http://popai.com/tech), Allison Mooney and Caleb Kramer of MobileBehavior, a Tribal DDB Company, shared the latest insights on how consumers are using mobile devices while shopping and how marketers can embrace these behaviors to enhance the in-store experience. See their presentation here.