eBook: 6 Trends Dominating This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday shopping season, a time in which consumers plan to out-spend every other spending event throughout the year, is fast approaching. In order to find out how, when, and where consumers plan to shop this holiday season, we polled over 29,000 Shopkick users. 

According to our survey, many consumers are planning to do the majority of their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving day, meaning brands and retailers need to build and optimize their strategies early. And with most shoppers preparing to either maintain or increase their holiday budgets from last year, marketers need to focus on connecting with consumers, meeting their expectations, and creating memorable and convenient experiences in order to win their holiday dollars. 

In our latest eBook, we explore the top trends that are shaping this year’s holiday season, and offer recommendations from industry experts on how to build a winning end-of-year strategy. Learn how to:

  • Make the most of this year’s shortened gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas 
  • Utilize experiential pop-ups to drive shopper behavior 
  • Strategically approach “Grey” Thursday, and explore the debate of opening vs. closing shop on Thanksgiving day 
  • Optimize in-store benefits in order to compete with Amazon and other online marketplaces
  • Drive incremental in-store sales by utilizing a BOPIS strategy 

Even though 48.5% of customers surveyed plan to make the majority of their purchases in physical stores, 83.5% of them will use their mobile phones while there to compare prices and do research. Download our eBook to start building a seamless holiday strategy that will help you reach consumers whenever, wherever, and however they plan to shop this holiday season.

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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.