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E-commerce, Retail Types

Costco’s Thanksgiving Website Crash May Have Cost It Almost $11 Million

December 2, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

On Thursday morning, the Thanksgiving holiday, Costco added a banner to its website alerting shoppers that its website was “experiencing slow response times.” While Costco kept its doors closed Thanksgiving, it had planned to offer its Black Friday deals early […]


Retail Types, Stores

Will Macy’s close more stores?

November 21, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s was buffeted on all sides in the third-quarter, with e-commerce growth ebbing and its stores in lesser malls under-performing significantly. Executives repeatedly expressed confidence in their “store segmentation strategy,” which entails three individual approaches to growth: one for about […]


Editorial

Visual Search in E-Commerce: How to Stay Ahead of the Game in 2020

November 16, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

One of the latest trends in e-commerce is the implementation of visual search and trust me on this one: you don’t want to be the business manager who ignores it. Nowadays, customers are increasingly relying on social media platforms like […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon brand worth more than a third of a trillion dollars

November 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In this report, Amazon was designated a retailer while Apple was designated a tech company, though the two companies could be classified as both. Brand Z researchers emphasize the role of innovation in propelling brands into their top 100 list. […]


E-commerce, E-payment & Data Security, Retail Types, Tech

Mobile apps pose lower risk of online shopping fraud

November 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Given that mobile apps seem to be a safer channel for e-commerce purchases, the report recommends that retailers encourage consumers to buy goods via apps. Though many consumers plan to shop in stores, PwC found that more than half of […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Retail Types

Etsy’s holiday hotline pushes personalization, free shipping

October 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Etsy offers curated selections by category, occasion, or stylistic theme, but those efforts combined with its search feature may not be enough to entice consumers — or sellers, for that matter. The marketplace has faced criticism that it’s packed with […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Fake goods surface in up to 60% of Google product searches, study says

October 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Incopro’s study highlights problems for brands and consumers and a potential legal quandary for Google, which is estimated to command about 93% of the search market worldwide. It also raises important issues as Google builds out its e-commerce platform, Google […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Can Amazon ever compete on quality?

October 24, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Top-drawer, lovely, unique, stunning — even genuine — don’t seem like the adjectives that push shoppers to Amazon to buy something. “Inexpensive” and “fast” almost certainly are, though, and that’s been enough to shake up the retail industry for the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon ranks 3rd among the most valuable brands on Earth

October 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon was third among the movers on Interbrands top 100 list and represented the largest increase in brand value, with a bump worth $24.5 billion. That is more than the entire brand value of Pepsi (No. 24 on the list) […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Prime Day Provides Trickle-Down Sales for Small Retailers

October 15, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Amazon Prime Day started just five years ago, but is already a record-breaking sales event for the ecommerce platform. This year, Amazon sold more than 175 million products worth $7.16 billion on Prime Day, up 71% from 100 million products […]