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In many ways, Australia is a natural for ecommerce. With 36 million people spread across a continent, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Australians are accustomed to long-distance shopping, and they are also highly computer literate and wired.
Omnichannel retailers on the Shopatron platform enjoyed 40% gross merchandise value growth spanning eight days, and spikes over the holiday weekend leading to remarkable year-over-year growth of over 93%.
Over Cyber Weekend. ChannelAdvisor customers grew their same store sales 23.8 percent on Amazon, 20.6 percent on eBay and 54.4 percent on third-party marketplaces.
Hammacher Schlemmer has created the first augmented reality catalog, an exclusive and revolutionary new way to experience America’s longest running catalog. Here’s how the catalog benefits both Hammacher Schlemmer and its customers.
Mobile commerce has arrived, and proved to be a game-changer over Cyber Weekend. From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark showed that overall online sales increased 12.6%, with mobile sales up 27.2% compared to the same period in 2013.
In the two days before Thanksgiving, MarketLive merchants grew revenue an average of 20%, as compared to an industry average of 11% growth in pre holiday spending reported by ComScore.
On Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, Amazon revealed its newest generation fulfillment center using robotics, vision systems and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Take a look at the Kiva Robots in action.
Walmart announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders. Walmart saw a higher traffic surge than previous years in the evening as it offered the Cyber Monday Evening Edition with great deals at a time convenient for working Americans and millennials.
Cyber Monday 2014 posts a 17% annual gain in online desktop sales, while weekend buying increased 26%. Cyber Weekend grows 24%.
Bluefly said it had its best cyber weekend ever. Sales for Bluefly increased 36% year-over-year, and Bluefly’s Marketplace had its highest selling days in its history.