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Ship-to-store gives the consumer options. It makes life easier for those who don’t want to pay shipping and handling charges and is a big part of the ominchannel world consumers are taking part in when they are shopping.
A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.
In light of last week’s recall of yoga pants made in Taiwan and distributed by Lululemon Athletica, World of Leggings CEO Danny Alex is emphasizing “Made in the USA” as a part of its merchandising strategy.
Trigger messages volume continues to rise seeing an increase of 73% over Q4 2011, according to a recent report by Epsilon, the global leader in delivering direct-to-consumer connections that drive business performance and Email Institute, the Epsilon-powered email best practices destination.
Forrester expects ecommerce in the U.S. to grow to $370 billion by 2017, reflecting an annual growth of 10%. The result of the growth will outpace brick-and-mortar stores, and they will continue to lose wallet share to web retailers.
Pinterest, a social networking site known for its popularity with sharing information through imagery with its “pinning” strategy went a step further this week when they introduced their web analytics tool for businesses that own websites.
Sharing personal data about yourself without knowing where it goes can be scary. Affluent consumers are hesitant in surrendering personal information when making purchases online or in-store. The Luxury Institute surveyed U.S. consumers with a minimum household income of $150,000 about their attitudes on privacy and experiences.
Location, technology and scalability are the three most important components when Karmaloop selects a third-party logistics partner. Renatta Hosein-Bishop, Inbound & Merchandising Operations Manager for Karmaloop will be talking about the “Best Practices in the Search & Selection of a 3PL Partner” at the Operations Summit in April in Columbus, OH.
Industry experts predict price cutting, store closings and possible re-branding will be part of a merged Office Max and Office Depot as they go after some of their biggest competitors in the office supply industry.
Best Buy said it plans to put an end to showrooming with a low-price guarantee online and in stores beginning March 3. They electronics retailer promises to match all local retail competitors and 19 major online competitors in all of its product categories.