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Posted by Eyefaster on January 11, 2018

Is Indoor Positioning the Future?

In simple terms, indoor positioning is described as a GPS for indoor environments. It can be used to locate objects or places inside malls, airports, and big box stores, typically via a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. In more technical terms, indoor positioning system uses radio waves, magnetic fields, acoustic signals,…

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Posted by Eyefaster on September 21, 2017

Changes Happening In Retail, Subscription-Based Retail

One notable recent innovation in retail business models is expansion of subscription-based retail. A subscription-based retail business is a company that sends you a package, usually once a month, of items they have personally picked out for you. While there have been subscription-based retailers for decades, including Columbia House and wine clubs, innovative companies are taking the subscription-based…

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Posted by Eyefaster on September 19, 2017

When Shoppers Touch Products, They Generally Purchase

Note: This article was first published in Retail & Loyalty on August 30, 2017. Understanding shopper behavior in retail is the foundation to designing environments that promote purchasing, but retailers face a number of hurdles to get shoppers to notice products, let alone buy them. Eye Faster recently conducted eye-tracking research in six stores nationwide…

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Posted by Eyefaster on June 23, 2017

Pop Up Stores and the Future of Brick and Mortar

With the rise of online shopping, owners of brick and mortar retail stores have been left to wonder at the fate of their stores. It has not been reassuring that major corporations like Macy’s and Walmart have closed their doors on hundreds of stores due to lack of foot traffic. Despite this ominous trend, the…

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Posted by Eyefaster on June 7, 2017

What the Market Research Industry Can Learn From the Agile Movement

If you’ve never heard the term “Agile,” you may not be aware of the iterative and incremental methodologies that are changing the way some industries are responding to a fast-paced market. Although it was initially created for software developers, the concept is influencing other industries and is now becoming an Agile movement. For example, the…

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Posted by Eyefaster on May 2, 2017

The Internet of Things: the Next Big Step in Industrialization?

From wearable technology to monitoring devices to things we haven’t even dreamt up yet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way toward revolutionizing the way we live our lives, how we seamlessly integrate technology into our days, and for those of us in the market research industry, certainly how we do research and…

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Posted by Eyefaster on May 1, 2017

Uncovering Marketing Opportunities by Mapping Shoppers’ Pathways – Apparel Magazine

Note: this article was first published in Apparel Magazine on April 25, 2017. A link to the full article is at the bottom of the excerpt below. Retailers and merchandisers make design decisions for everything from layouts to showrooms and display windows. While aesthetics and product marketing certainly play a major role in their decision making…

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Posted by Eyefaster on April 18, 2017

8 tips for testing a new or concept package – Packaging Digest

Note: This article was originally published in Packaging Digest on April 18, 2017 When it comes to testing new packaging concepts or designs, the highest quality research and the most actionable insights must start with a good test. Over the years, we have found that the most successful projects keep a few simple things in…

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Posted by Eyefaster on April 18, 2017

Let’s Play: Gamification in Market Research

The online survey is one of the most effective and straightforward tools for gaining quantitative information, as well as one of the most common methods for doing consumer research. In a lot ways, online surveys have become the gold standard of market research due to their generally inexpensive cost relative to the ease of reaching…

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Posted by Eyefaster on April 4, 2017

Virtual Reality: Looking Toward the Future of Market Research

Increasingly, global retailers are making use of virtual reality to market and improve the in-store retail experience. Researchers are also starting to think outside the virtual reality box – suggesting it not only as a way to market products and advertise, but that VR is an avenue for gathering data and better understanding consumer behavior…

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