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June 8, 2015 | mCommerce Daily
While mobile shopping is big, shopping in a store remains a lot bigger. Study after study shows that the overwhelming number of consumers prefers shopping in a store over all other methods. One of the challenges facing retailers is equipping sales associates to deal with in-store shoppers.
June 5, 2015 | Chain Store Age
New York -- Brick-and-mortar stores are still relevant, with 87% of consumers planning to shop physical retail at least as often as they did in 2014, according to a study by TimeTrade Systems. What’s more, 65% of respondents report that if an item they want is available online or in a nearby store, they prefer to shop in the store.
June 5, 2015 | Business Insider
Gary Ambrosino, who has over 30 years of experience running high-tech companies and is currently CEO of software company TimeTrade, tells Business Insider he looks for three things in every job candidate.
June 2, 2015 | Apparel Magazine
The list of activewear product lines goes on, and the growing interest around active lifestyles – and activewear to match – shows no sign of slowing. In this increasingly popular market, consumers have a myriad of choices in front of them. The key for these brands and retailers to stand out will be to take advantage of the trend of retail convergence: the notion that e-commerce and the physical store are merging.
May 21, 2015 | Retail Customer Experience
Creating an integrated shopping experience between online channels and brick-and-mortar stores is among the hottest trends in retail today. A recent TimeTrade study revealed that 85 percent of consumers preferred to shop at physical stores, versus shopping online. Retailers are looking at ways to have ecommerce enhance their traditional shopping experience.
May 20, 2015 | FierceRetail
Despite a growth in digital shopping, a new report indicates that 85 percent of consumers would still prefer to shop at a brick-and-mortar store to an online store. According to a recent survey by TimeTrade, even when given the lure of shopping Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), 70 percent of consumers would prefer a physical Amazon store to the already established e-commerce giant.
May 19, 2015 | BizReport
Online shopping may be more convenient, many let consumers compare prices and avoid lines but most shoppers still prefer to shop inside their favorite brick-and-mortar stores. That is the takeaway from a new TimeTrade report. According to their data about 90% of Millennial shoppers say they'll shop in-store as often or more often in 2015 than they did in 2014. The study also points out 90% of respondents said they were more likely to buy from helpful/knowledgeable sales people.
May 18, 2015 | PYMNTS
There may be plenty of life left in the bricks-and-mortar retail business model, according to details of a study released Monday (May 18) by TimeTrade, an online appointment scheduling solutions company, which concluded that a majority of shoppers still prefer the in-store experience over e-tailers.
May 8, 2015 | Boston Globe
Talk about your premature predictions. Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column for a now-defunct business magazine asserting that we were on the verge of the “e-scheduling” revolution. Now that everyone had become comfortable buying airplane tickets and books over the Internet, it was obvious that we’d start using to it schedule all kinds of services, from auto repair to carpet cleaning to seaweed body-wraps at the spa.
May 7, 2015 | American Banker
Drive-up banking seems out of place in today's high-tech world, conjuring up images of customers tossing driver's licenses, checks and deposit slips into pneumatic tubes that blast off to distant tellers.
Yet drive-up banking remains popular with consumers across the U.S. who line up in their cars, perhaps unable to turn off that latest pop tune or unwilling to unstrap young children and lug them into the branch.