Multichannel Merchant Week In Review The News, Commentary & Events that Shaped Commerce This Week

week of 8/12/2016
Wayfair Improves Logistics Performance By Moving More of it In House
Online home goods seller Wayfair reported net revenue of $787 million for the second quarter, up 60% year-over-year, and $756 million in direct-to-customer sales, as it implements a shift to more insourcing of logistics, enabling faster, more efficient fulfillment.…»
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Mobile Drives QVC Ecommerce Sales in Q2
Mobile drove ecommerce success for QVC in the second quarter and QVC is moving full speed ahead with making mobile-first a priority. See what their plans are and what it will mean for QVC. …»
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Trump Beating Clinton... In Ecommerce Merchandise Searches
The number of Americans who have searched for Donald Trump merchandise since April outnumbers those who have searched for Hillary Clinton merchandise by a margin of almost five-to-one. But when looking at the boost in online searches for such merchandise prior to and just after each candidate’s nominating convention, Clinton received the bigger “bounce.” Here's a deep dive into presidential ecommerce merchandise search stats from Hitwise, a division of Connexity. …»
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Macy's Closing 100 Stores, Investing in Ecommerce
Macy's Inc. said Thursday that it will close approximately 100 Macy’s full-line stores and will invest in improvements in ongoing stores and digital vehicles. Stores will remain critical customer touchpoints for Macy’s, along with online shopping and mobile apps, as omnichannel retailing continues to evolve, Macy's Inc. said in a press release.…»
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How Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Push Into Ecommerce Affects You
Walmart has long been the brick and mortar giant in the United States known for being extremely difficult to compete with. The company’s recent online push just got a dose of serious “rocket fuel” through its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com. Will it be able to duplicate this stature online?…»
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