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It’s that time of year again, back-to-school, and according to the National Retail Federation families with school-age children will spend less this year.
Omnichannel is all the buzz right now among consumers. In a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, Melanie Alavi, retail manager for UPS, explains why it is important more than ever for merchants to embrace the anytime, anywhere shopper.
In an integrated retailing first, Shop Your Way members and customers now have more payment choices with Kmart’s nationwide launch of Pay in Store.
Hudson’s Bay Company announced on July 29 the acquisition of Saks, valued at $2.9 billion or $16 a share, according to a press release from Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Hudson’s Bay Company also owns Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters.
Survey results released today show that over four in ten (44 percent) consumers would shop more online if it were faster to make a purchase, while nearly three-quarters (72 percent) agree that the overall experience of surfing the web could be better.
Local shopping service eBay Now, which already delivers products to consumers from local retailers in the San Francisco, San Jose and New York City markets, has expanded its reach in those areas.
The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding, Inc. (“JA Holding”), the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud.
Clothing and accessories retailer H&M, which currently has 2,900 brick-and-mortar stores across 40 countries, confirmed that it will launch an ecommerce site next month.
Online accessories retailer eBags worked with ExactTarget to create its 2012 back-to-school sweepstakes, “Bag an iPad,” connecting its customers with social media.
Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.