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Total holiday retail sales, which includes November and December sales, increased 3.8% to $601.8 billion, which was in line with NRF’s projected forecast of 3.9% and $602.1 billion.
Microsoft Dynamics introduces advanced end-to-end capabilities for omni-channel retailing and supply-chain management; announces alliances with industry leaders Vantiv, Sitecore and an expanded relationship with IBM.
Sitecore, today announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention that it will integrate its leading customer experience platform with Microsoft Dynamics’ powerful omnichannel commerce capabilities.
Several retailers join NetSuite SuiteCommerce to run their end-to-end omnichannel business. NetSuite announced that
Ibex Outdoor Clothing, Wisteria and George’s Music among the many retailers.
Overstock.com has announced it is now accepting the controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, as a form of payment along with Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
Even as retailers rely more on technology for powerful results, when retail marketers hear the word “personalization” too many immediately think that equates to including a first name in an email.
During the 2013 holiday shopping season, Amazon and L.L. Bean tied for the highest company-level satisfaction, according to a recent report by ForeSee.
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.
by George Chang
Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago