study by UPS and comScore found that 53% of shoppers who donít use
retailersí mobile apps state itís because they like using the website better.
These shoppers see no benefit from installing these apps, as they provide
an inferior experience with no added benefits. Looking at the Apple and
Google Play App Stores, a large amount of retailers have apps with very
few reviews, and some donít even have a mobile app.
Another problem is the performance of retail apps. 61% consumers expect
an app to load in under 4 seconds according to research by Dynatrace. In
its study, only one retailer made it under that threshold.
And that is just purely opening the app. What is the
experience once consumers get past that point?
A brand's media strategy needs to be built on a solid foundation that is provided by an acute understanding of its target consumer base. Utilizing market research tools like those provided by MRI, comScore, and BuzzMetrics can help a brand build a well-defined understanding of its target audience's likes, dislikes, opinions, interests, and online habits. With this comprehension of its target audience in hand, a brand can then determine the best media strategy to engage for its interactive marketing campaign.