UPS Testing Smart Lock Delivery in New York

| Mike O'Brien

Following similar moves by FedEx, Amazon and Jet.com, UPS is piloting deliveries to multi-unit New York dwellings when residents are absent, in partnership with smart lock maker Latch. Preliminary tests began in Manhattan earlier this year and have now expanded to Brooklyn.

Amazon Prime Day Sales Up 24% from Last Year

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon said Prime Day was another big winner, calling it the biggest shopping day in its history, with more than 100 million products purchased by Prime members during the 36-hour extravaganza that stretched from mid-afternoon on July 16 to the early morning hours of July 18 on the east coast.

Merchants Looking to Strike Gold Inside, Outside Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

As Amazon Prime Day 4.0 is set to run for 36 hours Monday and Tuesday, merchants are making last-minute preparations on ads, promotions, pricing and Prime eligibility. Others are looking to create their own buzz, drafting on an extended ecommerce holiday projected to grow by 40% to $3.4 billion. See what else is in store.

Is Physical Retail in Vogue Again?

| Roei Livneh

As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same. This is certainly true about today’s retail landscape. As ecommerce has certainly changed the way people are shopping, what the industry is finding is that more and more ecommerce retailers are looking to physical locations. Here is a look at how much retail is evolving and what the future holds.

Jet.com Will Use New Bronx FC for Same-Day Grocery Delivery in NYC

| Mike O'Brien

As the battle heats up for same-day grocery delivery in urban markets, Jet.com is opening a new fulfillment center this fall in the Bronx, NY to service New York City customers with not only food in a flash but other merchandise as well. See what other players are up to in the hyper-competitive market.

4 Strategies for Sellers to Win Amazon Prime Day 2018

| Victor Rosenman

Sellers everywhere have been busy preparing for the high-traffic frenzy of Amazon Prime Day for most of Q2 — submitting Lightning Deals, optimizing their product listings with clear images and compelling copy, refining keywords, and analyzing their inventory position. Here are several best practices that will help carry the momentum through the summer.

Ecommerce in Europe Grew 11% in 2017 to $624 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

As it has here, ecommerce in Europe is continuing to experience double-digit gains, increasing 11% in 2017 to $624 billion or 534 billion euros, with projected growth of 13% in 2018, according to a report from Ecommerce Europe. See how the spending broke down by region, and which marketplaces were most popular.