Nordstrom Reports November and December Combined Sales

| MCM staff

Nordstrom, Inc. announced an increase in its net sales of 2.5% and an increase in comparable sales of 1.2% percent for the nine weeks ended December 30, 2017, compared to 2016. See what the fiscal 2017 expectations Nordstrom set going for the rest of the year.

Happy Returns Takes a New Approach to Ecommerce Returns

| Mike O'Brien

A startup company is looking to ease a chronic ecommerce pain point – returns – by enabling customers to bring unwanted items to a nearby mall for fast processing and credit, even if the seller doesn’t have its own stores. See what Happy Returns has been up to and what its plans are for the future.

Omnichannel Investments Pay Off for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

| Erik Morton

While things look dire in physical retail, investments in omnichannel are paying off for some traditional retailers. There are similarities in the playbook across a diverse group of companies, including aligning physical stores with the ecommerce channel, investing in private brands, and aggressively expanding product assortment. See how some of the leaders are staying ahead of the curve.

Nordstrom Expands Reserve Online Program

| Mike O'Brien

Following a successful pilot at six stores, Nordstrom said it was expanding its reserve online, try on in store program to 43 stores across the country as it continues its omnichannel push.

Omnichannel Essentials for Ecommerce Success in China

| Franklin Chu

China is a hot market for U.S. ecommerce sellers, with nearly 1.4 billion consumers who are tech-savvy, increasingly affluent and ravenous for American products. Taking a cross-border approach to the market reduces the risk and cost. Here are 5 tips to help you create ecommerce success in China.

Retailers Shouldn’t Miss Their Netflix Moment

| Tige Savage

Are retailers poised to take advantage of their “Blockbuster-Netflix” moment? Now is a good time for them to learn from Blockbuster’s mistake – not buying Netflix –
and aggressively acquire small, well-positioned ecommerce firms.

L.L. Bean Looks to Update Free Shipping, Returns Policies

| Mike O'Brien

In an effort to remain competitive and cut costs, iconic brand L.L. Bean is considering changes to its famous free shipping and returns. This follows policy changes instituted last year by Nordstrom, another brand famous for its generous returns policy.

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Nordstrom Appoints President of Nordstrom.com

| Daniela Forte

Nordstrom appointed Ken Worzel as president for Nordstrom.com. This move is to further accelerate the brand’s ecommerce, digital and mobile efforts. See what plans Nordstrom has in place and what other strategic shifts were made in leadership.