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When it came to desktop buying, Cyber Monday once again ranked as the highest shopping day of the year. See how other days did for holiday season 2014.
Additionally, as retailers make the looming switch to EMV payments systems, those systems also accept mobile capabilities such as Apple Pay, which will also contribute to increased mobile payments. Click for more 2015 cybercrime predictions from ThreatMetrix.
More and more shoppers are opting to buy online than in-store. This infographic by Nextopia illustrates the various reasons why people are moving away from the shopping mall to the screen.
The holiday shopping season saw strong online and mobile sales with online sales up 13.9% year-over-year. See what other key metrics made an impact on the 2014 holiday season.
Staples announced the availability of ambient alerts for its Staples Connect platform, providing visual notification outside of the Staples Connect app. See what other features are available with the ambient alerts.
Coach announced it is acquiring luxury footwear brand Stuart Weitzman through a private equity firm Sycamore Partners. See what this will mean for both brands.
The USPS OIG said the USPS has been inefficient in handling Sunday deliveries for major customer Amazon, leading to over $350,000 in additional costs.
The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it’s more the exception than special. Amazon has trained people that they’re going to get not just free shipping, but fast free shipping, all the time. And that’s why Free Shipping Day has become a thing of the past.
In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.
Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.
Approximately one-third of retailers have invested in some level of omnichannel capabilities, but those that haven’t are setting themselves up for failure. Cross-channel features considered a luxury yesterday are a necessity today. So, what’s preventing retailers from omnichannel integration?
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