Study: Women Still Feel “Disillusioned” When it Comes to Tech Products
Despite all this talk about how CE/Imaging retailers are beginning to connect with female shoppers, some recent research done by ad agency giant Saatchi & Saatchi claims women are still frustrated when shopping for CE/Imaging products. The study, titled “Lady Geek” found that 35 percent of female Internet users would increase their spending on consumer electronics if marketers and retailers thought harder about how they approach women and offered more guidance in stores and on e-commerce sites.
Even more revealing was the fact that over 50 percent of women claimed they walk out of shops and leave websites without buying anything because they are unable to find what they want. As has always been the case with women shopping in this category, the finding represent a great opportunity for both manufacturers and retailers to rethink their approach, especially as the all-important fourth quarter opens.
The report went on to claim that approximately 33 percent of the women polled do not consider technology-related advertising “relevant to them”, and a similar percentage do not feel confident enough to ask questions in stores.