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News & Trends

Google interview: How online retailers can win in a challenging landscape

November 18, 2022

Via: Charged

As the UK heads into peak online shopping season, with both Black Friday and Christmas on the horizon, retailers are facing a double whammy of cost inflation and subdued consumer demand. This week, Google shared new market research findings to […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

EU claims Shopify will improve its platform to make shopping safer online

October 7, 2022

Via: Charged

The European Commission has said on Friday that Canadian ecommerce giant Shopify has committed to putting improvements in place in order to make shopping safer for customers online, according to a statement. It committed to changing the design of its […]


News & Trends

H&M considers charging for online returns

October 4, 2022

Via: Charged

H&M is considering charging for online returns in an effort to reduce surging costs. During the fashion retailer’s Q3 earnings call last week, H&M chief executive Helena Helmersson told investors that the business will soon be testing the implementation of […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Next online shopping ‘grounds to a halt’

August 4, 2022

Via: Charged

High street retailer Next has revealed its online shopping has grounded to a halt, whilst in-store retail has had a “renaissance”. As retail sales recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic, online growth reverted back to its longer term trajectory, the retailer […]


Suppliers

5 Must-Have Features in a Smart Last-Mile Delivery System

August 1, 2022

Via: RIS News

As online shopping increasingly becomes synonymous with just‐in‐time delivery, fast and reliable last-mile order fulfillment is no longer a competitive advantage but a necessity. Convenient delivery, especially for perishable goods, is essential. It is also a huge logistics challenge for […]


Others, Tech

Retailers: What to Consider as You Offer Virtual Try-On Features

July 28, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Online shopping has come a long way in providing consumers with a vision of how products might look on them. Product pages show the clothing on models of different sizes and cosmetics on models in a variety of skin tones. […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Report: E-commerce sales to exceed $1 trillion this year

July 11, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FTI Consulting predicts online retail sales will hit the $1 trillion milestone in Q3 this year, a doubling from four years prior. In the early stages of the pandemic, shoppers avoided stores to contain the spread of Covid-19, driving up […]


News & Trends

Amazon hit with $6B in costs as it grapples with excess labor, warehouse inefficiencies

May 4, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s growth has skyrocketed throughout the pandemic, doubling the size of its operations and nearly doubling its workforce over a two-year period. “Capacity decisions are made years in advance, and we made conscious decisions in 2020 and early 2021 to […]


Suppliers

How is same-day delivery becoming a viable strategy for U.S. retailers?

March 22, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Until recently, when a consumer was purchasing online from a retailer and evaluating delivery options at checkout, the faster the service the more the customer had to pay. However, this is no longer always the case with some leading retailers […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How to Reach Consumers Through the Metaverse

March 17, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

The metaverse is the epitome of marketing — rebranding a collection of existing technologies with an intriguing new name. As the new hub aims to intersect consumers, influencers, brands, and live online events through VR and AR, 2022 will be […]


News & Trends

Strategizing the Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

March 15, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

It might be the understatement of the century to say that market conditions have not been ideal or kind to many businesses over the past two years. Brick-and-mortar retail faced some of the harshest conditions in recent memory, and with […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

4 ways digital signage is transforming retail

February 28, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The retail landscape has dramatically changed in recent years. Nearly 70% of customers want both in-store and online experiences as part of their shopping journey. The virtual and tangible worlds have collided, and digital signage is the window into those […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

A Path to E-commerce Excellence

February 8, 2022

Via: RIS News

Over the last two years, COVID-19 upended life globally. One large impact was reduced demand for in-person experiences such as travel, dining, and even shopping. Consumers relied more on e-commerce, accelerating a steady, long-term trend. In research ChannelAdvisor conducted last […]


Suppliers

Supply chains were made to be broken. Will the industry fix them?

January 31, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For supply chains, the pandemic has brought unprecedented levels of disruption. The specific confluence of events was beyond anybody’s ability to foresee. But, at least in a general sense, everyone should have expected something like the year that just passed […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

5 ways to increase ecommerce revenue

January 24, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

In pre-pandemic days, window shopping consisted of walking by storefronts with no intention of buying. Now, a new generation of window shoppers have emerged as U.S. eCommerce sales totaled a record-shattering $469.2 billion in 2021: shoppers adding items to their […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

It’s Time Retailers Give Customers What They Want: Online Shopping Without Passwords

January 3, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

As early as February 2021, industry analysts predicted the year’s holiday ecommerce sales would climb to $206.88 billion, accounting for a record 18.9% of all holiday retail revenue and representing an 11.3% increase over last year’s ecommerce earnings. These numbers […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

The future of ecommerce and how to win the fight to stand out

December 20, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

The 2020 holiday season saw record breaking numbers for online shopping, which comes as no surprise to us amidst the pandemic that pushed many different aspects of life online. In a survey by Coveo Qubit of 1,500 participants from the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online shopping gets people’s hearts pounding more than social media, report reveals

November 24, 2021

Via: Charged

The thrill, excitement and stress involved in online shopping gets people’s hearts racing more than social media, according to a new study from Currys. The research revealed that shoppers’ heart rates increased by an average of 4.9 per cent when […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

3 mistakes retailers should avoid with social commerce

October 18, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Social commerce, the use of social networks for online shopping, is a relatively new phenomenon compared to other forms of digital shopping. But it likely will be a major part of how shoppers buy in the near-term future. Your shoppers […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

3 Reasons Why Independent Grocers Still Need E-commerce

October 15, 2021

Via: RIS News

No one could have predicted the grocery e-commerce boom brought on by customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon, grocery stores all over the country were offering online shopping to customers staying home to protect themselves and their loved ones. […]