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Retail Trends

Amazon breaks Prime Day records despite site crashes

July 17, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day, aside from being a lucrative sales day for Amazon, gives the e-commerce giant a chance to wrestle with system weaknesses ahead of the big dance: the holidays. This year Amazon’s desktop and mobile websites both experienced major glitches […]


Retail Trends

June retail sales rise 0.3%, as e-commerce gained 1.3%

July 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

June tends to be a sunny month for retail sales, and the U.S. economy barreling along on all cylinders is helping to brighten that. “June is typically a major summer selling month, with transition to summer clearance late in the […]


Retail Types, Stores

Target expands Drive Up to 200 more stores

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon helped set consumer expectations for immediate-as-possible delivery of online orders, but physical retailers and mass merchants have started using their stores to their benefit on that front. Having so many stores is an advantage at a time when click-and-collect […]


Retail Trends

Prime Day sales poised to surge 40%

July 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day is a chance for Amazon to solidify its position in the smart-home market while continuing to grow its Prime membership. “We interpret the focus on promotional activities on Echo devices as a strategy in response to the surge […]


Retail Trends

Amazon drives 80% of US e-commerce

July 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s dominance of U.S. e-commerce is particularly stark when viewed in terms of gross merchandise value, as presented by eMarketer, because it includes revenue like the fees collected from its marketplace sellers, which are responsible for half the goods sold […]


Retail Trends

Amazon reportedly working on a Toys R Us-like holiday catalog

July 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is hardly alone in seizing the opportunity provided by the downfall of America’s foremost toy retailer. In trying to fill the hole left in the toy market after the collapse of Toys R Us in bankruptcy,​ Amazon joins mass […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Walmart’s Jetblack tells a lot about the future of e-commerce

July 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart made waves with its launch this spring of Jetblack, the retailer’s concierge shopping service targeting “time-strapped urban parents.” Currently available by invitation only in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the service is generating buzz, not because it’s seen as a game-changing […]


Retail Trends

Why Most E-Commerce Retailers Fail at Digital Promotions

July 3, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

How would you gauge the success of your last digital campaign? Losing money is never desirable, and breaking even isn’t much better. If you managed to see positive gains, you’re probably ecstatic that your efforts paid off. But getting in […]


Retail Trends

27% of apparel sales are now online

July 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is contributing to the rise of apparel e-commerce thanks to its expanding private label lines and services like its now widely available Prime Wardrobe try-before-you-buy service. But it’s also getting a major boost from specialty retailers that traditionally sell […]


Retail Trends

Amazon, Alibaba drive retail’s brand growth

June 29, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Brands in all categories were met with continued disruption over the past year, but retail was the “bellwether,” according to this report. “Having been battered and thoroughly transformed by e-commerce, retail led category value growth for the second consecutive year, […]