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Retail Trends

Retailers decry proposed swipe fee settlement

September 20, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers have been fighting the swipe fee fight for over a decade now. And they’re still not happy. “The monetary settlement doesn’t solve the problem. Swipe fees cost retailers and their customers tens of billions of dollars a year and […]


Retail Trends

Instagram expands shopping features to boost brands’ direct sales

September 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Instagram’s newest shopping features help to close the loop between product discovery and direct transactions among the app’s more than 90 million users who tap specially tagged photos to see product information on shoppable posts. Mobile marketers can still control […]


Retail Trends

Mobile to drive 68% of holiday e-commerce traffic

September 17, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Not only will retailers need to be prepared for many customers using their phones for shopping and while in stores, they will need to be ready by Nov. 20, which is the start of Cyber Week, when 40% of all […]


Retail Trends

Retailers in the forefront of hurricane preparedness

September 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

As Hurricane Florence made landfall on North Carolina’s coast early Friday morning, the storm was downgraded again to a category one, but wind remained high at 100 mile-per-hour gusts and a deluge of rain — over a foot in some […]


Retail Trends

Study: Mobile commerce to overtake e-commerce by 2019

September 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

451 Research’s Global Unified Commerce Forecast supports the predictions of other researchers who expect that growth from online channels will continue to outpace the growth in-store retail sales, with mobile leading the way. That means traditional retailers will need to […]


Retail Trends

Retailers under pressure despite recent gains

September 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While the notion of a retail apocalypse has been overplayed, so is the idea of an enduring retail bounce, according to the Financial Times. Much of the reinvestment cited in the report involves retailers’ moves to boost their e-commerce and […]


Retail Trends

Amazon dominates international marketplace reach

September 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

At a time when e-commerce is predicted to grow to 13% of global retail sales by 2020, or $3.8 trillion out of the $30 trillion global retail market, marketplaces are surging. In 2017, 40% of all digital commerce sales went […]


Retail Trends

Brick-and-mortar stores raked in 84% of holiday sales in 2017

September 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Black Friday through Christmas serves as a gantlet for retailers to run, a period that tests their ability to capture growing e-commerce sales. That increasingly depends on meeting shopper expectations for fulfillment, being transparent about holiday shipping and transacting on […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Bloomberg: Google tapping Mastercard data on in-store purchases

September 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Bloomberg described the partnership as “secret,” but it’s hard to believe anyone would be surprised by the existence of the partnership or the notion that these two parties could be sharing some types of data on store purchases. Google has […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Burned by Toys R Us, will suppliers ever trust a bankrupt retailer again?

August 28, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In mid-March, attorneys for Toys R Us described a “perfect storm” of circumstances that they say forced the company to request court approval to wind down its U.S. business in bankruptcy. Toy makers and other suppliers, many of which had […]