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Category: E-commerce


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

4 fashion ecommerce brands embracing physical retail

January 27, 2023

Via: Charged

Despite proclamations that bricks-and-mortar retail is dead, several major ecommerce companies have recently been exploring the physical shopping environment. For digitally native brands, pop-up stores can offer a small, yet valuable window to make a memorable impression with consumers. By […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Free returns could be on the way out as consumers prepared to pay

January 26, 2023

Via: Charged

One in four consumers are willing to pay return fees, according to Sendcloud. Major retailers like H&M and Zara have started charging customers for returns, and as a result one in four consumers revealed that they are willing to pay […]


Customer Experience, E-commerce

Amazon sellers can bid for more storage space with new capacity management system

January 20, 2023

Via: Charged

Amazon will introduce a new capacity management system for third-party sellers using its fulfilment services that enables the option to bid for additional storage space. Sellers will also be able to request additional Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) inventory capacity based […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Wholesale Dropshipping

January 17, 2023

Via: Independent Retailer

Dropshipping is a great way for independent retailers to add items to their stores without taking on any additional expenses for storage and handling. The wholesale product manufacturer creates, packages, and ships the product out to your customer for you, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Best Practices for Selling on Amazon You May Be Missing

January 12, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

We hear it from retailers all the time. They’ve created a sales presence on Amazon.com, but inexplicably, the vast majority of their sales continue to be generated from their own website. This leaves them frustrated, confused and left leaping to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Buy now pay later usage soars, but not related to cost-of-living crisis

January 11, 2023

Via: Charged

Buy now Pay Later usage hit an all time high over Christmas, with 34% of UK shoppers using the service to spread the cost of purchases, according to a report by credit agency Equifax. The research reveals that one in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

December’s collapse completes online retail’s lowest ever growth

January 10, 2023

Via: Charged

Online sales growth tumbled by 12% year-on-year in December, its lowest figure since March when lockdown comparisons were still affecting the rate, according to data from IMRG. IMRG’s Online Retail Index, which tracks online sales for 200 retailers, showed that […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon expands ‘Buy with Prime’ to all US merchants

January 10, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

As Amazon scales back its retail operations to some extent, it’s looking outside for opportunities to expand. Clicking a button to “buy with Prime” theoretically expands the suite of perks and conveniences available to Prime members. But the e-commerce company […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Boots’ online business helps kick off the year strongly

January 5, 2023

Via: Charged

Boots has announced a positive start to the year in its first quarter ending 30 November 2022, continuing its impressive return to growth. The retailer‘s online business, Boots.com, performed strongly, experiencing its biggest Black Friday ever, taking three orders every […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How to Write an About Us Page for Your Online Store

December 22, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

With millions of ecommerce websites on the internet, it can be difficult for online retailers to stand out. An “About Us” page can help by adding a personal touch and making it easier for shoppers to connect with your story […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Resellers vs. Retailers: How to Handle the Bot Problem

December 19, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Have you ever had your eye on a limited-edition item from your favorite brand? Occasionally, brands will advertise special releases on items like sneakers or jackets, other times it can be furniture or a once-in-a-lifetime experience like VIP tickets to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Ecommerce sites handled 80% more traffic at the beginning of holiday shopping season

December 13, 2022

Via: Charged

Across the biggest retail events of the calendar year, ecommerce websites had to handle up to 80% more website traffic than normal, according to a new report by cloud hosting platform Platform.sh. Among the 12,000 websites that run on Platform.sh […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

BigCommerce ties up with Sage to provide end-to-end commerce solutions

December 12, 2022

Via: Charged

BigCommerce and Sage have established a partnership to provide merchants with an end-to-end commerce solution, integrating their online storefronts to their back-office. The leading open SaaS platform has teamed up with Sage to help modernise merchants‘ commerce presence. Businesses will […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon to launch TikTok-like shopping experience in social commerce push

December 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon is planning to roll out a TikTok-like feed on its ecommerce app, in a bid to entice new shoppers through a stream of photos and videos from well-known influencers. The move comes as shopping activity is declining amid the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Laura Mercier debuts virtual ‘World of Beauty’ store

December 6, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Laura Mercier, which was acquired by private equity firm Advent International over a year ago alongside fellow Shiseido Americas brands Buxom and Bare Minerals, is joining the virtual store trend. Along with Laura Mercier, other retailers and brands have been […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will cracking down on serial returners solve retailers’ return problem?

November 21, 2022

Via: RetailWire

A university study concludes targeting serial returners is the smarter path to reducing return costs because targeting regular shoppers with stricter return policies will likely backfire. In one experiment, the researchers led by Iowa State University asked over 460 participants […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Preparing for the Rise in Online Retail Returns

November 8, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

In 2021, returns cost retailers a whopping $761 billion, or almost 17% of total U.S. retail sales. This year the powerful combination of the special sale dates in Q4 (like Target, Amazon and Walmart holding October Black Friday events) and […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Can resale save brick-and-mortar retail?

November 8, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The rising popularity of secondhand retail is hardly news. Even this report notes previously published research, including a study from GlobalData and ThredUp estimating that resale will grow 16 times faster than the broader clothing sector. In fact, in the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Apple has grown its ecommerce operation by 97% in two years

October 27, 2022

Via: Charged

Apple’s ecommerce sales have surged a huge 97% in just two years, racing into third position behind Amazon and JD.com in the US. “The trend is clearly evident that Apple is benefiting from the global move to e-commerce and away […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Are backorders costing retailers sales and profits?

October 26, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Nothing beats having an item in stock. New research shows that brick and mortar retailers that need to backorder items to meet customer demand are losing out in the longer run. Researchers from Northwestern and Tulane universities reviewed thousands of […]