Target Ups Its App Game with Cartwheel Integration

| Daniela Forte

Target is making some major moves in its mobile channel, integrating its Cartwheel loyalty technology with its mobile app to show customers nearby deals and offer up coupons to improve the shopping experience. Here is how this could be a game-changer for Target and the mobile experience.

NRF Releases Holiday Sales Predictions

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation announced its holiday retail sales for November and December. It is expecting an increase of 3.6% to 4% for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.80 billion last year. See what is aiding in the increase in sales this holiday season.

Toys ‘R’ Us Launches Online Marketplace

| Mike O'Brien

Toys ‘R’ Us announced it is launching an online marketplace in 2018, less than two weeks after declaring bankruptcy and saying it will keep its stores open through the process. The move makes Toys ‘R’ Us more competitive with eBay, where it has maintained an online store for more than a decade.

How Touch of Modern Tapped Automation, Technology to Scale Rapidly

| Jonathan Wu

Technology is the beating heart in ecommerce, and a strong heart builds endurance. Read how Touch of Modern’s in-house technology platform enabled it to build operational software around a single data warehouse, and how an accounts payable automation solution tracked 20,000+ supplier payments per year globally without a single headcount dedicated to AP.

Back-to-School Ecommerce Sales Saw a 3% Increase

| Daniela Forte

Overall ecommerce sales for the back-to-school shopping season increased by 3% over 2016. A recent study by NetElixir found a strong and continuous trend of consumers using their mobile devices for online shopping. Here are some other back-to-school results found in the study.

7 Ways to Avoid “No Results” Pages in Ecommerce Site Search

| Trevor Legwinski

Online shoppers who can easily find what they want tend to spend more money. According to a recent WebLinc study, nearly 30% of online shoppers start each visit with a site search. If they can’t find what they’re looking, for they’ll leave the site. Here are 7 ways to avoid “No Results” pages in ecommerce site search.

Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Reach $1.5 Trillion

| Daniela Forte

Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 4% to 4.5% over last year’s shopping season to a potential total of $1.5 trillion according to a Deloitte study. Here are some other predictions being made about the upcoming holiday season and what it could mean for retailers.