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Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Have Received Retailer Offers For Stuff They Don’t Want

Ever receive an email offer from a retailer for apparel or accessories you wouldn’t buy in a million years? Something that made you ask,“what were they thinking?”– like an offer on kids’ shoes, when you don’t have any children? Or for men’s underwear, when you’re a single woman?

We know this type of irrelevant email is annoying – that’s one reason we started Shop It To Me. But we were curious about how big a problem this really is and decided to conduct a survey to find out. After all, retailers collect lots of data on what we buy, so they should be able to guess what we want. Right?

Wrong!

Our survey (conducted online by Harris Interactive) of more than 2,000 U.S. adults age 18 and older found that 63% have received “irrelevant” emails for clothing, accessories and shoes in the past three months. Here’s what else we learned:

• 34% received emails offering items that are too expensive
• 32% received offers for “styles I don’t wear”
• 22%, for “designers/brands I don’t like”
• 22%, for the wrong age group
• 18%, for the wrong gender

The problem doesn’t appear to discriminate by income, age, education or marital status — although women are more likely to receive off-target email offers than men (66% vs. 60%, respectively), while men are more likely to get offers for the wrong gender than women (23% vs. 13%). Women also are more likely than men to receive email offers for items that are too expensive (40% vs. 29%).

Interestingly, only 30% of U.S. adults say they’ve received email offers that were sent without their permission in the past three months. Which begs the question: why sign up for emails when so many of the offers are off-target?

At Shop It To Me, we don’t guess what you want. We only send you relevant sale news about the items you want, in your sizes, from your favorite brands. And, since we partner with more than 100 retailers, you can clear all the clutter out of your mailbox without ever missing a sale you definitely DON’T want to skip!

Click here to update your brand preferences to ensure Shop it to Me has you covered this holiday season.

 

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Shop It To Me from November 19-21, 2013 among 2,082 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Margie Cader at margie@mcaderpr.com.

December 4, 2013   No Comments

Shop It To Me’s Annual Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide

Planning to shop ’til you drop this weekend? Well, lucky for you, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals around so you don’t even have to leave the house (and those Thanksgiving leftovers) to find the itms you’ve been coveting all season long. We’ll be updating these sweet sales all weekend long, so check back daily for updates. Happy shopping!

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NORDSTROM

First ever Cyber Monday sale! Shop online exclusives & new markdowns, no code needed. Ends 12/2.

TORY BURCH

Spend and save event! Spend $300, receive 20% off. Spend $500, receive 25% off. Spend $750, receive 30% off. Use code HOLIDAY. Ends 12/2.

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Get free shipping on all orders, no minimum, with code ONEDAY. Ends 12/2.

KATE SPADE

Enjoy 30% off the entire site , plus free shipping with code CYBER30. Restrictions apply. Ends 12/2.

BLOOMINGDALE’S

Get 25% off a great selection of regular and sale price items for a total savings of 45-60%. Ends 12/2.

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL

Enjoy an extra 40% off the entire site – today only! No code needed. Ends 12/3.

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Save up to 40% Off select designer sportswear collections, and take an additional 20% off already-reduced ready-to-wear. Ends 12/2.

SHOPBOP

Spend $250, save 15%. Spend $500, save 20%. Spend $1,000, save 25%. Use code BIGEVENT13. Ends 12/2.

PIPERLIME

Get 30% off sitewide with code CYBER, plus free shipping. Restrictions apply. Ends 12/2.

DVF

Enjoy an additional 30% off wear-now styles, plus an additional 10% off with code EXTRA10. Ends 12/2.

7 FOR ALL MANKIND

Get an extra 30% off all sale with code EXTRA30. Ends 12/2.

J.CREW

Take an extra 30% off your purchase with code MONDAY, plus free shipping on all orders. Ends 12/2.

MADEWELL

Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase with code FEAST25 + free shipping on all orders. Online and in stores. Exclusions apply. Ends 12/2.

RAG & BONE

Get 20% off select styles with code winter2013 at checkout. Ends 12/2.

HUDSON JEANS

Get 30% off sitewide, plus free shipping. Ends 12/2.

THECORNER.COM

Receive an additional 20% off your entire order with code CYBER2013. Use this code for additional savings on items that are already up to 50% off. Ends 12/2.

INTERMIX

Take an extra 40% off sale items (ends 12/10). Cyber Monday Only, take 20% off full-priced items, pus free shipping with code CYBER20. Ends 12/2.

FREE PEOPLE

Free standard shipping on all orders – no minimum or code needed! Ends 12/2.

URBAN OUTFITTERS

Take $15 off $75, $25 off $100 and $50 off $150, plus free US shipping, no minimum. Ends 12/2.

C&C CALIFORNIA

Get 40% off all full-priced items, and get 50% off all sale items, plus free shipping on all orders. Ends 12/2.

HELMUT LANG

Enjoy 30% off select items, plus free shipping on orders over $250. Ends 12/2.

RALPH LAUREN

Get $25 off $150+ orders, get $50 off $250+ orders, and $125 off $500+ orders & enjoy up to 50% off all sale styles, plus free shipping on all items. Ends 12/2.

MODCLOTH

Get 20% off sitewide with code ROBOPUG. Ends 12/2.

THECORNER.COM

Save up to 50% off the Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. Ends 12/2.

ALICE + OLIVIA

Enjoy 25% off sitewide through Cyber Monday. Ends 12/2.

TRINA TURK

Spend $200 get 20% off, spend $400 get 25% off, spend $600 get 30% off with code CYBER13. Ends 12/2.

YOOX.COM

Get up to 50% off fall/winter collection, plus an extra 15% off with code THANKYOOX. Ends 12/2.

AMAZON FASHION

Spend $100 and recieve 30% off shoes, handbags and more. Ends 12/2.

LOFT

 Get  50% off sitwide with code CYBER50. Ends 12/2.

ANN TAYLOR

Get 50% off sitewide with code SHOP50. Ends 12/2.

MACY’S

Get an extra 15% off and free shipping on $75 or more with code CYBER. Ends 12/2.

THE LIMITED

Get 50% off full-priced items, plus free shipping with code JINGLE at checkout. Ends 12/2.

KAREN MILLEN

Take an extra 25% off sitewide, plus free shipping on all orders. Exclusions apply. Ends 12/2.

SHOP GOLDYN

Save 25% off sitewide with code SPREADTHELOVE. Ends 12/2.

DIESEL

Save up to 40% off select items with code DIESELONLINE. Ends 12/2.

FRENCH CONNECTION

Enjoy 30% off your total purchase + free ground shipping on orders over $150 with code W13COUPON at checkout. Ends 12/2.

JAMES PERSE

Get up to 50% off plus free ground shipping on Cyber Monday only with code JPVIP2013CM. Ends 12/2.

STEVEN ALAN

Save up to 50% off of new markdowns, plus free shipping on any order. Ends 12/2.

UNDER ARMOUR

Enjoy 25% Off The UA Battle Hoodie + limited time free shipping, no minimum. Ends 12/7.

NIKE

Take an extra 25% off clearance items with code MOVEMORE. Discount applied at checkout. Ends 12/3.

BACKCOUNTRY.COM

Get up to 50% off sitewide. Ends 12/4.

EDDIE BAUER

Cyber Monday starts now! Get 30% off everything + free shipping & returns on all orders. Use code ICY. Ends 12/2.

 

November 29, 2013   No Comments

Follow us on Social Media

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This holiday reminds us of the things we love most. Family, friends and sales! And the fun begins tomorrow! Are you ready? Friends don’t let friends miss sales so be sure to follow us on social media and we’ll keep you in the loop about the best sales happening.

 

November 28, 2013   No Comments

Update your frequency for the weekend

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At Shop It To Me we’re all about you calling the shots.  And this weekend is no exception!  We’ve always let you choose how often you get emails but with Black Friday coming up we recommend updating your frequency so you don’t miss a single sale.  Skip the lines and picked over racks and let us deliver sales right to your inbox throughout this epic shopping weekend.  The best part (aside from the awesome deals)? All that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax and shop.

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To edit your email frequency, log into your account at shopittome.com and under Account Settings click Email Frequency.  Change to Daily and start receiving sale alerts with new items each day.  After the sales you can always change back by visiting this page.  If you’d rather not update your frequency, you can still see all your sales for that day just by visiting shopittome.com/search and clicking New Today.

November 27, 2013   No Comments

Check your sales daily

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Today’s tips are about the best ways to snag deals using the My Sales page.

There are a lot of sales out there and on Black Friday, expect those numbers to skyrocket.  With that in mind,  today we’re giving you not one, but two great tips for zeroing in on just the sales you want to shop without all the clutter.

1) It’s okay to pick favorites.  Use the Brand and Retailer filters to narrow down your sale items by just the brands or retailers you want to shop.

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2) Who doesn’t love a cheap thrill? If you’re shopping on a budget use our max price slider to just shop for items in your price range.

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 Visit the My Sales page anytime to see all the sales that are new that day.

 

November 26, 2013   No Comments

App, App, Hooray!

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We all know the holidays mean family time but as much as we love our in-laws we also love sales.  And sometimes camping out overnight at stores or being glued to a laptop is just out of the question.  Which is why the Shop It To Me mobile app is just what the doctor ordered for satisfying that sales fix throughout the holiday season.

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Use our app to see all the sales that are new that day filtered down by the brands you love and only in your sizes! Plus – save items you love to buy later if you’re not quite ready to pull the trigger and view on your app or at shopittome.com/search.

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So what are you waiting for? Our brand new mobile app is available now in the App Store.  Download (for free!) and get ready to shop because your favorite personal shopping assistant just got even better!

November 25, 2013   No Comments

Start hearting now

Sometimes it’s love at first sight and other times it’s just lust but who’s to know for sure when that dress is suddenly 60% off?   Whether it’s just a fling or something more serious, we’ve got you covered.  Heart items you love and they’ll be saved on your My s page until you’re ready to commit.

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With Black Friday just around the corner, what better time to start bookmarking items than now? By hearting items now, come Black Friday, when thousands of items go on sale you’ll be way ahead of the game.  All the things you’re coveting will all be in one place.  Visit the My s page first thing Friday morning to see if any of them have gotten marked down and snag them before they’re gone!

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To heart items you want to keep an eye on just click the heart icon next to any items you love via shopittome.com/search and on Black Friday make your hearts page your first stop!

 

November 24, 2013   No Comments

Keep your settings current

Along with tinsel, holly and mistletoe, the holiday season also brings plenty of occasions to shop for.  With so many occasions to shop for, why not let your Salemail help out? From your company holiday party to Christmas dinner, we’ve got you covered.  Our next suggestion is to narrow down your sale matches to include just the clothing categories you’re on the lookout for right now.  Let your Salemail do all the work by selecting specific clothing categories. On your profile page, click on Sizes/Categories and make sure your selections are in line with all your current shopping needs.

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In addition to updating your clothing types, you’ll also want to make sure your sizes are up-to-date.  On the categories page, scroll down and double check that all your sizes are correct. Items go fast and we don’t want you to miss out on anything just because your sizes have changed.

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With these updates, your Salemail will be prepped and ready to go just in time for Black Friday & Cyber Monday.  Update now and be ready to shop later!

November 23, 2013   No Comments

Tips for Easy-As-Pie Black Friday Shopping

Today kicks off our countdown to Black Friday. And while the deals are amazing, the chaos that typically ensues is definitely not.

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We’re all about great deals but you shouldn’t have to stand in lines and scour racks to get them.

That’s why we’re here to make your Black Friday shopping effortless. For the next week we’ll be sharing tips on how to prep your Shop It To Me profile so you’re ready to rake in the the best Black Friday sales without even leaving the house.  All you’ll need to do is open your Shop It To Me email or head on over to shopittome.com to nab all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales you care about in one place.

Ready to start prepping? Today’s tip is to update your brand preferences so you don’t miss out on any of your favorite items.  Just visit shopittome.com/profile and click on “Brands” –  trim down your selections or update with new brands you may have missed the first time around!

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What’s even better is that you won’t miss out on any of these sales in the days leading up to Black Friday either!  Update now and let the personalized sales start rolling in.

 

November 22, 2013   No Comments

Get What You Love Faster with Shop It To Me’s New iPhone App

Love your Salemail, but wish there was a better way to check for sales when you’re on the go? Wish no more!  We’re excited to announce the launch of Shop It To Me for iPhone. It’s personalized for you, just like your Salemail. Now, you can receive daily alerts on your iPhone featuring all the new items on sale, in your size, from the brands and designers you love.

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Finding the clothing brands you love on sale in your size has never been easier or more fun. We still do all the legwork for you, checking the top department stores and specialty retailers for what’s marked down. And, we still make sure your sale alerts feature only clothing and accessories in your sizes from the brands you want to see.

We want to be the best personal shopping assistant, which is why you now can check your customized sales alerts anytime, anywhere, any way you want – via email, our website or right on your iPhone.

You also told us that you wanted a way to save items. So, our mobile app — like our updated Web site – will let you “heart” favorite items to save them for later. (But don’t save them for too long, or you might miss out on a great sale!)

Shop It To Me for iPhone is available in the App Store starting today.

And, stay tuned for our new social shopping feature, coming soon!

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November 18, 2013   No Comments