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Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. says that Amazon has withheld half its sales over the last two weeks while Amazon “reviews” its account. The Jesus toaster was the 32nd-best-selling toaster on Amazon this Christmas.
This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.
Procrastinators, take note—the last day to ship holiday packages via FedEx Express for delivery before Christmas in the United States is Monday, Dec. 23.
SLI Systems announced that Tim Callan has been named Chief Marketing Officer.
With six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, 87% of shoppers said in a recent PriceGrabber survey that they will conduct most of their holiday shopping in December. Why? According to the survey, because that is when consumers believe they will find the best deals and discounts.
The new HickoryFarms.com site was launched in October and has faster page load times, is easier to navigate, and has improved search and checkout functions. Fans can shop on-the-go with the site’s mobile and tablet-friendly design.
UPS’s extensive network is designed to provide for timely and safe delivery of customers’ holiday gifts. Customers can ship as late as Monday, Dec. 23, using UPS air services.
Online sales from Thanksgiving through Cyber Week was up a strong 24%, with Green Monday expected to headline what could be the biggest online spending week in history.
Walmart announced today that David Cheesewright will become the president and CEO of Walmart International. At his previous post with the retailer, Cheesewright was the president and CEO of Walmart’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his new role on Feb. 1, 2014.
Backcountry.com, an online outdoor retailer, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Bergfreunde.de, an ecommerce company that caters to outdoor enthusiast in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.