The fraud temptation lurking in our hearts

The fraud temptation lurking in our hearts

Jan. 23, 2015

Trustev, creator of e-commerce antifraud technology (and voted one of the Hottest Global Startups by Forbes), has recently had the results of their “Credit Card – Online Shopping” Survey featured in Internet Retailer, and we’re proud to have been their market research partner for this study! Occasional dishonesty is harder to track than consistent fraud, hence the online retailer interest in learning the mindset of sometime-fraudsters.

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Sick Leave Survey: Most Support Businesses Offering Paid Sick Leave

Sick Leave Survey: Most Support Businesses Offering Paid Sick Leave

Earlier this week, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address. He talked about a variety of topics, but one that caught a lot of attention was his call for all workplaces to allow employees to earn paid sick leave. Currently, there is no law requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave, and many part-time and service industry workers don’t have the option. So how many might this plan impact? And how many support the idea?

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Tax Refunds Survey: New Wal-Mart Program Could Benefit Some Workers

Tax Refunds Survey: New Wal-Mart Program Could Benefit Some Workers

Wal-Mart recently announced a program that will allow people to pick up their tax refunds in cash at the company’s stores. Receiving tax refunds via check or direct deposit isn’t the best option for those workers who don’t have bank accounts. So the company is offering this as a free option this tax season (though tax preparers might charge up to $7 to arrange the payment). How many are likely to take advantage of this option? And might it help Wal-Mart’s image this tax season?

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Google Glass Survey: New Model Could Increase Interest Slightly

Google Glass Survey: New Model Could Increase Interest Slightly

Google has stopped producing the current model of its Google Glass wearable device. The company created a lot of buzz around the product, which is basically a small computer mounted on a headgear. But industry experts still believe that Glass has a long way to go before being widely accepted. So how many took advantage of the first wave of Google Glass? And how many are likely to do so in the future?

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Our shopping future: cash, credit, wearables?

Our shopping future: cash, credit, wearables?

Jan. 16, 2015
 

Stratos, Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, has recently had the results of their Stratos Wearables Payment Survey featured in Internet Retailer, Mobile Payments World, and BizReport, and we’re proud to have been their market research partner for this study! Shoppers are more excited than ever about wearables, and see a bright future for making payments with wearable technology. Read more

Jobs Survey: Americans Split Over Job Market Future

Jobs Survey: Americans Split Over Job Market Future

Reports are suggesting that the job market is continuing to improve for US workers. But the progress is still a little too slow for many. And a lot of the jobs being offered don’t pay as well as the might have before the recession. So how do Americans feel about the current job market and the progress being made?

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Customer Appreciation Survey: Google, Apple Among Top Brands

Customer Appreciation Survey: Google, Apple Among Top Brands

Understanding customers and appreciating them is an important part of keeping them happy. And since today is Get to Know Your Customers Day, it’s a great time for businesses to examine how they learn about and appreciate their most loyal customers. So what do people think about the importance of these practices? And which brands do the best job of getting to know their customers and appreciating them?

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Pet Products Survey: Specialty Items Gaining Popularity

Pet Products Survey: Specialty Items Gaining Popularity

People love buying things for their pets. In the past, most people would simply buy food and maybe some treats for their furry friends. But now, pet care is a huge industry, complete with clothes, designer brands, organic food, and plenty of other specialty items. Today is even Dress Up Your Pet Day, a holiday designed to celebrate pet outfits and costumes. So just how popular are these specialty pet items?

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Radio Listening Survey: Listeners Still Lean Toward Traditional Radio

Radio Listening Survey: Listeners Still Lean Toward Traditional Radio

Today is Public Radio Broadcasting Day. Public radio, along with all traditional radio, has changed a lot in recent years. Online and streaming radio has become increasingly popular, which could certainly have an impact on radio listening habits. So just how much has online radio impacted traditional radio listening habits?

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Fast Charging Phones Survey: Most Consumers Interested in New Options

Fast Charging Phones Survey: Most Consumers Interested in New Options

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show last week, a startup called Storedot showed off a phone charger that could get smartphones to full power about 100 times faster than current phone chargers. Battery life has been an issue for many smartphone users. And it seems to be getting continuously more difficult as phones get bigger and more sophisticated. Though the chargers aren’t actually available yet, will there be a strong market for them someday?

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Flip Phones Survey: Consumers Unlikely to Support Comeback

Flip Phones Survey: Consumers Unlikely to Support Comeback

Smartphones have grown massively in popularity over the past several years, pushing out the former king of cell phones – the flip phone. But now, it seems that flip phones might be making a comeback. A handful of famous actresses, designers and other celebrities have been spotted with retro style flip phones in recent weeks. But would everyday consumers be open to a flip phone comeback?

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Walkman Survey: Most Have Fond Memories of the Classic Brand

Walkman Survey: Most Have Fond Memories of the Classic Brand

The Walkman is making a comeback. Sony is working to revive the classic brand with a new high-quality music player. The new Walkman costs more than $1,100, and plays music at a very high resolution. Are consumers willing to pay extra for sound quality? And is it possible for Walkman to make a comeback?

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AYTM/GreenBook webinar Beyond Survey Technology

AYTM/GreenBook webinar Beyond Survey Technology

On Wednesday, January 14, at 11am PST / 2pm EST, AYTM will be co-hosting the webinar “Beyond Survey Technology” with GreenBook’s Chief Editor and thought leader Leonard Murphy, and we’d love to see you there! Register today.

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Selfie Stick Survey: Most Have Taken Selfies, Don’t See Need for Selfie Stick

Selfie Stick Survey: Most Have Taken Selfies, Don’t See Need for Selfie Stick

A few years ago, most people had never heard of the term, “selfie.” But now, selfies have become a huge part of popular culture, so much so that some companies are even selling selfie sticks, which are basically extendable poles that can attach to phones or cameras to better facilitate selfie-taking. So just how many people see the value in these selfie sticks? And how relevant might they become?

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New Year’s Resolution Survey: Most Will Seek Help With Resolutions

New Year’s Resolution Survey: Most Will Seek Help With Resolutions

It’s the time of year when many people set goals or resolutions for the year ahead. Each year, people seem to get motivated by the fresh start of a new year. But how long does that motivation keep going? And just how prominent are new year’s resolutions in 2015 compared with previous years?

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Weigh-ins Survey: Tracking Progress Important for Reaching Goals

Weigh-ins Survey: Tracking Progress Important for Reaching Goals

Today is National Weigh-In Day. It’s also one of the most popular days of the year for Americans to weigh-in, since it’s the first Monday after New Year’s Day. As many people work on their new year’s resolutions of getting in shape or losing weight, weighing in might play a big role. So how often do people normally weigh themselves? And do they consider it a big part of their resolutions?

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Personal Trainers Survey: Not Many Have Used Personal Training Services

Personal Trainers Survey: Not Many Have Used Personal Training Services

Today is Personal Trainer Awareness day. And since it’s also the start of a new year, many people might be interested in utilizing personal trainer services as part of their new year’s resolutions. Having a personal trainer can help people learn about different techniques and also keep them accountable for their exercise routines. So how many people have ever used a personal trainer? And how many would like to?

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Gift Returns Survey: Returning Online Orders Considered Inconvenient

Gift Returns Survey: Returning Online Orders Considered Inconvenient

After the holidays, malls and stores around the world are bombarded with shoppers looking to return or exchange the gifts they received from friends and loved ones. Gift returns can sometimes be complicated or inconvenient, but now consumers at least have a few options for doing so. So how many consumers have to make gift returns this year?

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Bacon Survey: Consumption Decreasing in Recent Years

Bacon Survey: Consumption Decreasing in Recent Years

Today is Bacon day, a holiday that celebrates one of America’s favorite food items. It seems that bacon has become even more popular, if not more of a novelty, over the past couple of years. But have people’s eating habits changed at all? And what do people generally think about the food item?

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Thank You Notes Survey: Paper Notes Considered More Meaningful

Thank You Notes Survey: Paper Notes Considered More Meaningful

Saying “thank you” for gifts and other nice gestures is important. Though traditions for doing so have changed, the general idea behind expressing gratitude hasn’t. Many people still appreciate getting hand-written thank you notes after sending a gift or attending an event. But others prefer to save paper and go the electronic route. So just how prominent are thank you notes today and in what forms?

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Cheaper Gas Survey: Drivers Likely to Spend More on Other Things

Cheaper Gas Survey: Drivers Likely to Spend More on Other Things

Over the last couple of months, people around the country have noticed falling gas prices. In some states, prices have even dropped below $2 a gallon. Prices are also expected to continue falling in the early days of 2015. So how might cheaper gas impact people’s travel habits?

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McDonald’s Menu Survey: Fast Food Customers Appreciate Variety

McDonald’s Menu Survey: Fast Food Customers Appreciate Variety

McDonald’s is testing out a new menu that includes fewer items. The fast food chain is trying to simplify the menu and ordering process for its customers. But some are worried that this move will eliminate their favorite items or ability to choose from a big variety of options. So what to people think about the new simplified McDonald’s menu? And how might it impact fast food customers?

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Gluten Free Survey: Few Actually Have to Cut Out Gluten

Gluten Free Survey: Few Actually Have to Cut Out Gluten

Gluten-free foods have become more prominent over the last several years. This is due in part to the number of people discovering adverse effects when they eat food containing the ingredient. But some just feel that gluten-free foods offer more healthy or high-quality options. So just how many people have started eating gluten free? And why have the chosen to do so?

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Re-Gifting Survey: About Half Are Likely to Be Offended by Re-Gifting

Re-Gifting Survey: About Half Are Likely to Be Offended by Re-Gifting

Re-gifting is when a person takes a gift they have received and then gives it to someone else instead of using it themselves. It has become more and more prominent through the years. But some people are still likely to get offended if they find out that someone re-gifted one of their gifts. So what do people think about the concept of re-gifting? And how many have actually done it?

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Ugly Sweaters Survey: Most Sweaters Go Through Multiple Owners

Ugly Sweaters Survey: Most Sweaters Go Through Multiple Owners

Ugly sweaters have become an integral part of holiday festivities over the past several years. What was once just a festive tradition for some older relatives and thrift store regulars has now spawned a host of parties and even its own holiday. Ugly Christmas sweaters are even sold at large retailers like Target and WalMart. So how many people have taken part in the ugly sweater tradition during the holidays?

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