Redefining Retail in a Multichannel World
Customers use many channels to interact with the companies they do business with. This includes the rising adoption of smartphones and use of social networks among consumers. According to the Mobile Marketing Association, more than half of the population in countries such as the U.K., Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and UAE are using smartphones, while the penetration rate is greater than 40 percent in countries such as the U.S., Spain, and Switzerland. Meanwhile, Facebook has 845 million active users worldwide; LinkedIn and Twitter boast 150 million and 127 million users, respectively.