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Grainger’s online presence faired very well in 2013, earning the B2B merchant $3 billion in ecommerce sales alone, according to its annual financial report. Overall, Grainger saw a 5% increase in total sales, equating to $9.4 billion, however, the merchant said its ecommerce presence represent “the fastest growing and most profitable channel in the business.”
The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.
With a 13% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter and 13% for the year, 2013 deemed to be pretty successful for eBay. The marketplace currently has 128 million active users and generated nearly $77 billion in gross merchandise volume in 2013 alone. Here is the play-by-play highlights for the year that is eBay.
In an effort to engage and delight its customers in every way possible, Lindt Master Chocolatier launched a new cloud-based ecommerce site in early 2013, by partnering with IBM and IBM Premier Business Partner CrossView.
For the last few decades retailers have understood the need to know their customers. Some are doing more email segmentation, others are doing display ad targeting and yet others are doing on-site messaging. Here’s why this is the year of automated customer intelligence which has the potential to change our industry.
Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.
Nordstrom has announced plans to open its third fulfillment center Elizabethtown, Pa. Construction for the 672,000-square-foot building began on Jan. 20 and is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.
In an effort to draw an even larger gap between itself and its competitors, Amazon has been awarded a patent that could potentially ship products to consumers before they even place an order. Welcome to Amazon’s new, futuristic fulfillment.
Having access to more data does not assure you’ll have better insights to drive engagements and conversions in 2014. Here are a few suggestions for how you might want to leverage the data overload to help you drive your digital marketing strategy in the coming year.