A global survey of 16,300 online consumers revealed many of these consumers are eager to try out new products and services (64 per cent). The perception of doing well also ranked highly, along with consumers’ preference for branded goods. Sales of affordable real jewellery are also skyrocketing as consumers want to look good (affluent) in front of others without paying high prices.
Critically, wearable electronics are priced attractively and similarly to mid-range watches and yet attract considerably more attention due to their novelty factor. Indeed, wearables offer consumers an affordable way to show off to others while offering a wide range of functionalities ranging from fitness tracking, quick response to messages and email notifications.
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