RetailFluency

A study that explored the impact of the Internet on in-store purchasing revealed a shifting landscape of media influence on consumers.

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A study that explored the impact of the Internet on in-store purchasing revealed a shifting landscape of media influence on consumers: The Web’s power in shaping in-store sales is growing rapidly. The CMO Council’s Summer RetailFluency Report, commissioned by Yahoo! and fielded in partnership with The ConsumerEdge Research Group, showed that more than half of the 322 post-purchase shoppers polled consulted the Internet before purchasing at an offline location. Half of this group reported spending 1-3 hours conducting their online research.

The exit poll surveyed retail shoppers exiting BestBuy, CompUSA and Circuit City stores during Dads and Grads season in 2005. Shoppers were asked about the products they purchased, how their purchase was influenced by various information sources, how much time they spent researching their purchase on the Web, and whether or not their purchase decision was changed after they entered the store.

The results were presented in a comprehensive report that generated articles by media outlets such as CNET News, The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, MediaPost and Internet Retailer.

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