Wayfair Sees Nearly 50% Growth During Q1

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair saw a successful first quarter with online sales up 48% year-over-year and total net revenue up 46% or about $450 million. Here is what the brand had to say about its Way Day event and how it’s doing internationally.

Wayfair Launches Way Day Shopping Event

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair is taking on Amazon and Alibaba with its own one-day shopping event called Way Day, promising Black Friday-like deals on home furnishings, décor and home improvement items on April 25. Other perks of the day include free shipping on all orders. Here is what led to Wayfair’s launch of the event.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Are Split on Ecommerce Tax Case

| Mike O'Brien

One day into a U.S. Supreme Court case that can reset the balance on collection of tax for ecommerce sales, justices appeared split on the issue arising out of South Dakota involving major players. This case will have massive ramifications for the ecommerce industry and retail as a whole going forward.

The State of the Catalog is Alive and Well

| Daniela Forte

While branding remains the top function for catalog, innovative merchants are leveraging their catalogs to drive customers online and provide inspiration through imagery. In this report by Multichannel Merchant, find out why the catalog is still an important marketing tool for merchants.

Retail and Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon, Wayfair, Best Buy, Ulta Beauty and IKEA are among the major retailers announcing new distribution center or fulfillment center activity to meet consumer demand, in Multichannel Merchant’s periodic roundup of facilities news.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Ecommerce Taxation

| Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a South Dakota case this term that could reset the balance between online and physical store sellers by requiring taxation of goods sold by out-of-state merchants. However the high court rules, it will have a dramatic effect on retail and ecommerce taxation for years to come.

When Politics and Retail Collide

| Daniela Forte

Retailers are continuing the “dump Trump” trend, at least in terms of products bearing his family name, as the controversial businessman-turned-president makes moves executives have concerns about – or as they anticipate or experience customer blowback. See which brands and retailers are taking the stand against President Donald Trump and what it means for each of them.