Research

71 Percent of Americans are Driving Less Due to Rising Fuel Prices

Shopkick is Giving Away $10,000 in Kicks to Ease the Pain at the Pump  The average price of a gallon of fuel has increased by approximately 47 percent ($1.36) since last year, and consumers are feeling the impact. According to recent data by Shopkick, a leading shopping rewards app, nearly all (99 percent) consumers have …

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Americans’ Shopping Habits Have Changed Due to Rising Prices and Stock Shortages

82 percent of consumers have noticed price increases on everyday essentials; 81 percent say it has affected the way they shop. Over the past year, consumers have been faced with significant supply chain issues and massive inflation, directly impacting the way they shop. In fact, 81 percent of consumers are now more likely to wait …

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Surging Delta Variant Continues to Impact the Way Consumers Shop

Shopkick survey finds that 47 percent of concerned shoppers are worried about shopping in-store  Just as normalcy appeared to be on the horizon, surges of COVID-19 cases brought by the Delta variant are once again leaving many Americans in fear of what’s to come. Thirty percent of shoppers are more worried about COVID as Delta …

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Retail Remix Podcast: The Story Behind Shopkick’s Consumer Research

Throughout the pandemic, Shopkick has kept a pulse on rapidly changing consumer behaviors, expectations, and concerns through continuous data analysis and first-party user surveys. Jaysen Gillespie, EVP, Head of Analytics and Data Science at Shopkick, joins Retail Touchpoints to dive into today’s nimble, data-filled, ever-changing retail landscape. During this podcast,  Jaysen dives into Shopkick’s latest first-party …

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LGBTQ+ Consumers Look for Genuine Brand Support That Outlasts Pride Month

As preferences shift, many are looking for long-term action past pride month Every Pride Month, there are conversations about how to do things the right way—avoiding mistakes and inauthentic gestures. To better understand how brands and retailers can show genuine support not only during Pride Month, but year-round, Shopkick surveyed more than 2,700 LGBTQ+ community …

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Non-Essential Spending on the Rise as Americans Feel More Financially Secure

Shopkick survey finds in-store shopping on the rise; apparel, dining out and travel top consumers’ 2021 summer budgets  With widespread vaccination eligibility and COVID-19 restrictions lifting in many states, a return to normalcy could be on the horizon. As we head into summer, a majority of Americans (83 percent) report feeling financially secure and ready …

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After More Than a Year of Zoom Holidays, Americans Will Gather to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Shopkick survey finds most Americans plan to celebrate Mom in person and shop in-store for gifts this year This Mother’s Day, the majority of Americans are ready to celebrate Mom in person after a year of virtual gatherings due to COVID-19.  According to a new survey from Shopkick, more Americans plan to physically gather with …

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Retail Refined Podcast: Strengthening Customer Loyalty with Data

When supply chain issues and panic buying left grocery shelves empty for weeks, shoppers had to consider alternative options when their go-to brands weren’t available. In fact, in the height of the pandemic, 85% of consumers said brand names no longer mattered, and 69% said they would purchase a different brand if their preferred brand …

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Dima Volovik

EVP of Product and Engineering

Dima Volovik is the EVP of Product and Engineering at Trax Retail — Shopkick.

Dima Volovik is the accomplished product and engineering leader who led teams to deliver innovative and commercially successful e-commerce products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions for Amazon, Comcast, Fandango, and Universal Music. Before joining Trax, Dima was the Director at Amazon, where he led product development and Engineering for Amazon Appstore and Amazon Prime Video, CTO at Fandango, and Paciolan, head of technology at Golf Channel/Golf Now, and Global VP of Direct to Consumer Technology at Universal Music Group. Dima’s expertise includes developing consumer products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions.

Dima grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Azerbaijan Oil Academy, and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his family.