Perk Holiday Shopping Study Reveals That Half of Consumers Will Shop With Mobile on Cyber Monday

AUSTIN, Texas – November 18, 2016 – Perk Inc. (TSX: PER) (“Perk” or “the Company”), the Rewarded Engagement Platform that connects brands with consumers, today announces the results of a 2016 consumer Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping study conducted through Perk IQTM, a builtin analytics solution which offers advanced audience targeting and insights capabilities.

The Perk IQ study collected opinions about Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping plans through Perk’s panel of members. According to the study:

  • More people plan to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday this year
  • Online shopping will dominate Black Friday, as more consumers said they will shop online than said they will shop in stores
  • 46% of Cyber Monday shoppers will shop with a mobile device
  • Black Friday shoppers make planned purchases, while Cyber Monday shopping is more spontaneous

“Holiday Shopping is extremely important for many of our brand and retail partners. As has been the trend in the last few years, our research found that mobile will play an important role in Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Our ability to collect a wide range of data in a timely manner through Perk IQ provides valuable insights that help our brand partners understand their impact this holiday season and where they should be deploying their advertising budgets,” says Ted Hastings, CEO of Perk.

This Perk IQ study was conducted via an online survey of Perk members in November 2016. The full report on the results of this study, including data on Thanksgiving shopping, can be accessed here.

About Perk

Perk’s Rewarded Engagement Platform brings together the interests of advertisers and consumers to deliver profound insights and actionable results. With Perk, brands form deep connections with consumers to achieve greater engagement, loyalty, and conversion. Perk’s insights and intelligence solution, Perk IQ™, allows brands to measure performance and uncover valuable data around advertising attribution, brand impact, and purchase behavior.

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