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The National Retail Federation said today that low October retail sales figures were down due to Superstorm Sandy and the impending fiscal cliff. NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a press release that Superstorm Sandy will have short-term and long-term reverberations on the economy, and here’s why NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said in the same release that the looming fiscal cliff is a larger threat to the overall economy.
Add Costume SuperCenter to the list of ecommerce merchants whose businesses have been shut down since SuperStorm Sandy hit Oct. 29. Costume SuperCenter is located in the same Edison, NJ building as themed party supply seller Birthday in a Box, whose situation was reported Nov. 7 by Multichannel Merchant.
At Forrester’s inaugural Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, speakers are debating the role that digital disruption will play in eBusiness. Here are a sampling of tweets from Day 1 of the Forum, which began Oct. 25 in Chicago.
The number of paid clicks is way up, but the cost-per-click is down, according to the third-quarter financial report released last week by Google. Why has the cost-per-click dropped, and what does this mean for merchants as the fourth-quarter kicks into high gear? Here’s what three industry experts told Multichannel Merchant.
Walmart is getting into the same-day delivery service. Walmart, the nation
Adam Greenberg, CEO and founder of nutritional supplement seller LuRong Living, will get in the batter
L.L. Bean took advantage of its sponsorship of rain delays at Boston
The outdoor apparel retailer looked to reinforce its brand heritage and quality by offering a limited, hand-numbered edition of an historic garment; sell through the production run for this limited edition Scarlet Cruiser coat. Filson
Fairytale Brownies looked to generate $6.6 million in revenue from sales of brownie and cookie gifts from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Fall and holiday 2011 print catalogs, the brownies.com ecommerce site, email specials and affiliate marketing were used as tools to reach that goal.
Baudville wanted to increase its customer engagement by positioning itself as a reliable resource for year-end gifts in addition to the other products. Baudville also wanted to secure potential customers who are shopping differently during the holiday season. Baudville featured year-end gifts on its catalog cover, its Facebook homepage and marketing emails to drive sales.
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