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Walmart, JCPenney and Nordstrom all reported faster year-over-year ecommerce growth than Amazon for their respective first quarters. But does that mean Amazon’s reign on ecommerce is coming to an end?
Walmart’s first-quarter global ecommerce sales rose 27%, the mass merchant announced on May 15. That growth is faster than ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com, which saw a 23% rise in sales during the comparative quarter.
Nordstrom direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience.
Is JCPenney growing faster than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, JCPenneys’ first-quarter online sales grew at a faster pace than Amazon’s. Here’s why.
Desktop ecommerce accounted for 11.7% of consumers’ discretionary spending, the highest first quarter share on record. Of the additional $7.3 billion in mobile commerce, purchasing using smartphones accounted for 62% vs. 38% from tablets.
From the day it launched its ecommerce site three years ago, fashion ecommerce site Modnique set out to sell globally. With a localized .ru version of its ecommerce site, Modnique was able to have success targeting customers in Russia.
Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings’ interest or Sears Canada as a whole. But don’t expect Macy’s Inc. to make an offer.
Here’s something you don’t see every day – someone trading in her mortarboard for a proverbial executive cap. But four months after she began an internship with Bulu Box, Caitlin Bales became the company’s chief technology officer.
In a Q&A with interim CEO John Mulligan for Target’s A Bullseye View blog, Mulligan says customers can expect to see a “more-flexible” Target in the future. Here’s a look at how Target is going omnichannel… or making life more flexible for its customers.
In addition to the 15 cities just announced, Amazon and the USPS plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.