Alison Judge

Alison Judge

Alison leads the communication strategy to propel awareness of Branding Brand’s product, data, and story. She’s a proud boy mom and loves taking on home projects, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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[PRESS] Internet Retailer: Non-Amazon Retailers Can Win the Back-to-School Shopper

Back to School Branding Brand Survey Source: Internet Retailer

Branding Brand's 2017 Back-to-School Shopper Survey was included in a story by Internet Retailer about how non-Amazon retailers can win shoppers. Read the full story here

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A recent study from mobile platform provider Branding Brand finds that 64% of shoppers plan to buy back-to-school products from Target Corp. (No. 20 in the Internet Retailer 2017 Top 500), a 51% increase from the 2016 study; 64% plan to buy from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (No. 3) this year, up from 42% last year, and 50% will buy from Amazon (No. 1), a decrease from the 74% who said they would buy from the web giant last year. Branding Brand surveyed 1,000 U.S. shoppers ages 18-24 between June 21-23.

Of consumers shopping for back-to-school products this year:

  • 12% say they will likely buy more than 75% of their back-to-school goods online
  • 14.7% plan to make 51-75% of back-to-school purchases online
  • 21.9% say 26-50%
  • 21.9% say 11-25%
  • 15.8% say less than 10%
  • 13.7% say none

 



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[PRESS] Business Insider: Walmart and Target May Have an Edge Over Amazon with Back-to-School Shoppers

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Business Insider featured findings from Branding Brand's 2017 Back-to-School Shopper Survey in a story about Walmart and Target outpacing Amazon for school shopping. Read the full story here

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A physical presence may provide Walmart and Target with an edge over Amazon with back-to-college (aged 18-24) shoppers, according to a study by Branding Brand.

The study found that 64% of college shoppers will head to Walmart and/or Target for their fall needs, while only 50% plan to shop on Amazon.

Although this demographic is inclined to shop via mobile this season, most of them plan to return items in-store, making Target’s and Walmart’s brick-and-mortar footprints a huge draw.

 

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[PRESS] RetailDive: Target, Walmart Outpace Amazon for Back-to-College Shoppers

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RetailDive featured findings from Branding Brand's 2017 Back-to-School Shopper Survey in a story about Walmart and Target outpacing Amazon for school shopping. Read the full story here

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Target, Walmart and Amazon are favored by shoppers 18–24 years old, according to a study from Branding Brand on back-to-school consumers in that demographic.

Target and Walmart each outpaced Amazon at 64%; Amazon catered to just 50% of young shoppers, even though most (79%) told Branding Brand that they’ll purchase online this year, 62% using their smartphones. If they need to return an online order, most go to a store.

Overall, three in four young shoppers will spend as much as or more than last year, according to Branding Brand, with 22% of shoppers planning to spend more and 53% planning to keep it the same.

 

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[PRESS] Internet Retailer: Target and Walmart More Popular Than Amazon for Back-to-School Shopping

Internet Retailer Back to SchoolSource: Internet Retailer

Internet Retailer featured findings from Branding Brand's 2017 Back-to-School Shopper SurveyRead the full story here

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More back-to-school college shoppers plan to check out at Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this year over Amazon.com Inc., according to a new study “Back to School 2017.”

Mobile platform provider Branding Brand conducted the study of 1,000 U.S. shoppers ages 18-24 between June 21-23.

The study found that 64% of shoppers plan to buy back-to-school products from Target (No. 20 in the Internet Retailer 2017 Top 500), a 51% increase from the 2016 study; 64% plan to buy from Walmart (No. 3) this year, up from 42% last year, and 50% will buy from Amazon (No. 1), a decrease from the 74% who said they would buy from the web giant last year.

“Investments by Walmart and Target in apps and multichannel commerce are paying off with consumers who might have looked to the convenience of Amazon,” says Chris Mason, Branding Brand co-founder and CEO. “Retailers making a conscientious effort to bridge their digital strategies with how their customers want to shop can gain market share of what will continue to be a thriving e-commerce industry.”

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Overall, 79% of shoppers plan to buy back-to-school products online, and 62% of all respondents expect to make those purchases on their smartphones, according to the Branding Brand study. It’s no surprise that this college-age group is buying more on their smartphones, Mason says.

“Mobile’s influence on shopping continues to grow, with two in three shoppers planning to make transactions from their smartphone, and people are purchasing in mobile shopping apps more often than other digital channels,” Mason says.


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[PRESS] RetailDive: Back-to-School Spending To Remain Flat at $27B

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A RetailDive article featured findings from Branding Brand's 2017 Back-to-School Shopper Survey. Read the full story here

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Target and Walmart are the go-to retailers, according to e-commerce platform Branding Brand, which found that two-thirds of back-to-school shoppers plan to find what they need at those retailers, while half will turn to Amazon.

Back-to-school shopping is the second most important season for retailers, behind the holidays, but it has its own idiosyncrasies. Some years are stock-up years, which drives spending, while during other years (especially when the economy struggles) families make do and spend less.

Back-to-school marketing begins in earnest even before the school year ends for many, but most of the spending for the season — 17% or $19 billion — will take place at the end of the summer, between early July and late August, Deloitte says. More than half (54%) of shoppers will be finished stocking up for school by August, but 25% won’t be done until after school has started, according to Branding Brand, which surveyed younger shoppers.

 

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