Top

Tag: e-commerce


Retail Trends

Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

August 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As e-commerce has soared in popularity, U.S. warehouses have evolved to meet the needs of online retailers, transforming from basic storerooms into automated, material-handling nerve centers. Driven by consumers’ desire for fast and reliable delivery of everything from furniture and […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon adds styling service to Prime Wardrobe

July 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Stitch Fix, or at least its stock, has been dogged by Amazon since the e-commerce giant first tested Prime Wardrobe in June 2017, just months ahead of Stitch Fix’s initial public offering. Box services, subscriptions and try-before-you-buy services abound in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

EBay to launch end-to-end fulfillment service for sellers

July 25, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The use of third parties enables eBay to connect online sellers to end-to-end solutions without requiring the marketplace to build a large-scale e-commerce fulfillment model from the ground up. EBay called Managed Delivery part of its “ongoing evolution to create […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

US e-commerce platforms struggle to rein in counterfeits

July 24, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While Alibaba’s 96% catch rate seems impressive, there is more to the story. Despite its current efforts, it remains part of a broader problem of Chinese counterfeits making their way onto online platforms. China leads all other foreign countries in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Alibaba brings e-commerce platform to US businesses

July 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In its pitch to U.S. businesses., Alibaba said it could help connect them to the $23.9 trillion global B2B e-commerce market, which the company noted, citing U.S. International Trade Commission statistics, is six times larger than the consumer e-commerce market. […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Pressure From Amazon May Be Forcing Retailers to Offer More Shipping Options, Says New Survey

July 17, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Amazon is putting pressure on retailers, and failure to provide competitive shipping options is costing online them business, according to a new survey of merchants and consumers conducted by e-commerce platform BigCommerce. Half of the nearly 3,000 consumers surveyed said […]


Retail Trends

Retail sales soar in June

July 16, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers’ June performance, which beat most expectations, demonstrates that the U.S. consumer remains “engaged,” according to a statement from NRF Chief Economic Jack Kleinhenz emailed to Retail Dive. But he warned that tariff concerns could inflict some pain later in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon’s most ‘aggressive’ Prime Day yet

July 16, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s blockbuster midsummer sale lasts twice as long this year, which (along with some global expansion) will help explode its sales numbers. But it’s not just time and space that is driving Prime Day’s success this year — Amazon has […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Recode: Walmart faces $1B e-commerce loss, may sell ModCloth

July 3, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s e-commerce growth has been one of the key stories that media and investors have focused on since the company purchased Jet (and through the acquisition brought Lore into the fold), with the aim of hedging against Amazon’s explosive retail […]


Retail Trends

The wealth gap is a retail problem

July 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

This month marks 10 years of an economic expansion in the U.S. that has been seen mostly on Wall Street, less so on Main Street. It’s either tied for or is the longest recovery ever, depending on which economist you […]