Consumer Decision Making

Shopper Heuristics

Heuristics and Shopper Behavior

In order to understand shopper behavior, it’s important to understand the decision-making process and reach consumers at the moment that most influence their decisions. One of the key concepts to understand concerning the psychology of shopping is heuristics. A heuristic is a mental shortcut that helps us make decisions and problem solve quickly. They allow …

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The Shopper Transition Zone

Preparing customers to shop your store well begins with the transition zone. What is the transition zone? That space just inside the door is often referred to as the transition zone (sometimes referred to as ‘the landing strip’ or ‘decompression zone’). It’s often overlooked and not a very effective selling space but is very important …

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New Data Reveals How Canadians Really Feel About Ads on YouTube vs. TV

New Data Reveals How Canadians Really Feel About Ads on YouTube vs. TV

Creating a great ad is only half the battle. Equally important is delivering that ad to an audience ready to see and absorb your brand’s message. To test audience engagement, Explorer dug into Canadians’ connection and attention while watching TV and YouTube—and have three new insights for marketers. Read the Full Article

Why personal screens mean more engagement

Why personal screens mean more engagement

In the age of plentiful content and goldfish-like attention spans, what’s the stuff that really grabs eyeballs and keeps them there? How much does it have to do with the content and how much with the kind of device on which it’s consumed? Read the Full Article

Hershey Halloween Merchandising

Hershey Thinks Outside the Box for Halloween Merchandising

Corrugate boxes typically line stores’ seasonal aisles during Halloween, with retailers prescribing color schemes that group products by price or type. But Hershey Co.thought that the merchandising tactic was making it harder for shoppers to find what they wanted, obscuring a brand’s familiar color palette and seasonal creative along with the size and unit-count of the …

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The Emotional Shopper

The Emotional Shopper

As human beings, our ability to put our emotions into words isn’t very good. After all, we’ve been experiencing emotions 100 times longer (500 million years) than we have been able to talk (65,000 years). Consider that humans have about 3,000 facial expressions that they use to convey their emotions but we have less than …

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Why do Shoppers Crave Variety?

Why do Shoppers Crave Variety?

Understanding why shoppers seek variety, reveals key behavioral insights that can be leveraged in-store. To drive in-store trial of new products, it helps to understand what influences a discovery mindset for shoppers. We have found that there are 3 main influences on why shoppers seek out variety. These include: Pleasure – we derive greater pleasure …

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