Shoptagr Identifies Key Online Shopping Behaviors and Average Discount Rates This Holiday Season 2014

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The fashion bargain hunting tool, which allows consumers to track fashion items down to size/color and receive price drop alerts, has collected the following data to measure shopping behavior during this holiday season, period November-December 2014 (data are solely based on Shoptagr's user-base).

New York women love a great deal!

Shoptagr has accumulated some very interesting data from its users this holiday season in order to learn from their shopping habits. has been tracking more than 850.000 fashion items from 452 leading online retailers including Bloomingdales, ASOS, Barneys, and Macy's.

Data Highlights:

  • New York Ladies love shopping for bargains online (More than any other US city).
  • Most online transactions based on Shoptagr’s Sale Alerts are done on Monday mornings.
  • is the most popular retailer among Shoptagr's bargain hunters.
  • Most purchased items on sale are Shoes and the most popular color of this Shopping Season is black.
  • Average discount rate was 43.6% while some fashion items were sold at 85% discount.
  • Most of Shoptagr's Users who have tracked an item – react to 50% or above discount Sale Alerts in less than 1 hour, with fastest shoppers reacting in less than 30 seconds.
  • Ladies above 40 usually only buy one single item per online shopping session (in the same store) but spend more than twice as much per shopping basket.
  • Black Friday remains the best day to get a good deal.

Top discount lovers by city (US):
[By % of Users who respond and purchase upon receiving sale alerts]

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Philadelphia
4. Baltimore

Favorite hours to shop:

9:15AM - 10:15AM
While Monday being the favorite day for online shopping

Most visited online fashion retailers:
[By % of Users who visited the retailer at least once during the period]

1. Nordstrom (27%)
2. Forever21 (21%)
3. ASOS (18%)

Most purchased items by category:
[By % of total purchased items]

1. Shoes (32%)
2. Dresses (27%)
3. Tote Bags (16%)

Most popular colors:
[By % of total purchased items]

1. Black (26%)
2. Dazzling Blue (15%)
3. Violet tulip (14%)

Average discount rates:

  • Average discount rate per tracked item during the Period - 43.6%
  • Highest discount rate per single item during the Period – 87.2%

Response Time:
[Between Sale Alert and Users visiting the item page on retailers' store]

Discount Rate: 10%-20% discount        
First responding User: 5:50 min.
Average time of Users' response: 2:34 hours

Discount Rate: 20%-30% discount            
First responding User: 4:13 min.    
Average time of Users' response: 2:07 hours

Discount Rate: 30%-40% discount        
First responding User: 3:07 min.    
Average time of Users' response: 1:27 hours

Discount Rate: 40-50% discount        
First responding User: 1:57 min.    
Average time of Users' response: 0:56 hours

Discount Rate: More than 50%        
First responding User: 30 sec.    
Average time of Users' response: 0:48 hours

Average Shopping Session Basket by Age:

Age: Below 20            
No. of Items: 3.1            
Average Spent per Item: $23.24

Age: 20-30            
No. of Items: 2.3            
Average Spent per Item: $37.17

Age: 30-40            
No. of Items: 1.8                
Average Spent per Item: $45.90

Age: Above 40        
No. of Items: 1.2            
Average Spent per Item: $67.85

Number of discounted items in percentage:
[Based on 850,000 tracked items]

  • Black Friday Nov. 28th. (53%)
  • Cyber Monday Dec. 1st. (32%)
  • Green Monday Dec. 8th. (21%)

For any additional data or questions please contact hello(at)shoptagr(dot)com.
The stats above are solely based on Shoptagr's user-base.

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