AUSTIN, Texas, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot, Inc. today introduces the Household Enthusiast, a new demographic that spans generations and represents the bulk of buying power in American households. The findings from an extensive study on attitudinal and behavioral indicators, cross-referenced with demographic data, highlight the importance of crossing generational targeting lines to target these valuable consumers.
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Defining the Household Enthusiast
The Household Enthusiast is part of a unique audience that spans across millennial and Generation X demographics. They live in a household with at least one other person, often including children and spouses, and they are responsible for making the final decision on items purchased within the home for multiple people.
More often than not, receiving an offer or discount is the largest factor in decision-making for this individual. In fact, 76% of Household Enthusiasts say an offer or discount will be the deciding factor in a product purchase they are on the fence about — more so than free shipping (58%), positive online reviews (35%) or a dire need (33%).
"The Household Enthusiast represents a large and important consumer segment for retail and brand marketers. These savings-minded individuals span generations, and they wield the purchasing power for their households," said Marissa Tarleton, chief marketing officer, RetailMeNot, Inc. "In today's competitive retail environment, it's more important than ever for retailers and brands to reach Household Enthusiasts with relevant, timely and personalized messages and offers."
How the Household Enthusiast Shops
A separate RetailMeNot survey showed that 74% of Americans say offers are a top factor when deciding where and what to buy — even more so than great customer service or a brand's reputation. This holds especially true for the Household Enthusiast.
Primarily, they are shopping for family necessities such as groceries (34%), followed by style staples (20%) such as clothing, health and beauty products, accessories and jewelry for all members of their household.
Constantly shopping for many people across retail categories has sharpened the Household Enthusiast into savvy, on-the-go consumers:
Reaching the Household Enthusiast
Personalization will help any brand better reach a consumer in today's climate, and this is very true for the Household Enthusiast. More than half (53%) say a personalized shopping experience would make them more likely to be loyal to a brand or retailer.
Additionally, they respond positively to curated emails:
They also know this personalization requires communication from them, and about two-thirds (67%) are willing to give more information in exchange for a more personal experience.
Retailers can best reach the Household Enthusiast through partnering with RetailMeNot for direct access to this engaged, ready-to-shop consumer. Household Enthusiasts are frequent shoppers who make purchase decisions hinging on offers and discounts; RetailMeNot provides partners the ability to reach this highly valuable audience.
Considering the growing buying power and influence this group has over the entire retail market, how do you plan to grow your reach among the Household Enthusiast? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
A RetailMeNot, Inc. Household Enthusiast Study was conducted by Kelton Global between March 29, 2018, and April 5, 2018, among 531 Household Enthusiasts. This study utilized demographic data, such as age, gender, marital status, parental status, household income and household size, as well as psychographic data around shopping habits to define shopper segments within the retail marketplace.
Additionally, the RetailMeNot, Inc. Incrementality Study was conducted by Kelton Global Research between Friday March 16, and Friday, March 23, 2018, among 1,018 nationally representative Americans. General income data was pulled on May 15, 2018, from www.census.gov.
About RetailMeNot, Inc.
RetailMeNot, Inc. (https://www.retailmenot.com/corp/) is a leading savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of offers to save money while they shop or dine out. RetailMeNot, Inc. estimates that $4.8 billion in retailer sales were attributable to consumer transactions from paid digital offers in its marketplace in 2017, more than $560 million of which were attributable to its in-store solution. The RetailMeNot, Inc. portfolio of websites and mobile applications includes RetailMeNot.com in the United States; RetailMeNot.ca in Canada; VoucherCodes.co.uk in the United Kingdom; ma-reduc.com and Poulpeo.com in France; and GiftCardZen.com and Deals2Buy.com in North America. As wholly owned subsidiaries of Harland Clarke Holdings, RetailMeNot and Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, are partnering to connect retailers and consumers through meaningful digital, mobile and print promotions both online and in store.
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