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As more and more merchants focus their ecommerce energy into creating a customer-centric organization, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the competition is through your returns policy. Regardless of why a consumer returns a good, there are ways for merchants to develop an effective and efficient returns process that keeps customers coming back for more.
With Christmas right around the corner, shoppers are making a mad dash to ensure all their holiday shopping is complete and shipped before next week. And while ecommerce merchants are pulling out all the stops to try to grab shopper’s attention and dollars, many, if not all, are finding it tough to compete with Amazon.
Procrastinators, take note—the last day to ship holiday packages via FedEx Express for delivery before Christmas in the United States is Monday, Dec. 23.
Target has confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores.
Toys R Us’ sales continue to decline and the net loss is continuing to grow in the third quarter, according to its earnings release. Comparable store net sales were down 5.2% in the domestic segment primarily resulting from decreases in the learning, juvenile (including baby) and core toy categories.
Staples Europe announced the launch of its new websites in both Germany and Netherlands. The newer websites are offering consumers a fresher look and feel and many new features to improve the overall multichannel shopping experience, according to a press release.
With six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, 87% of shoppers said in a recent PriceGrabber survey that they will conduct most of their holiday shopping in December. Why? According to the survey, because that is when consumers believe they will find the best deals and discounts.
For the first time ever, the most recent workweek saw five individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.4 billion.
In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.
All kinds of merchants are doing a fantastic job on mobile. Look at the smartphone experience offered by Starbucks, or the way that Lululemon goes mobile first. Mobile represents a challenge, but it’s also a huge opportunity.