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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.
Rakuten saw a huge jump in visits to its ecommerce site, the rise in consumer sales and traffic began Monday before Black Friday with a spike on Thanksgiving Day and an increase the morning of Black Friday, according to a press release.
ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how his clients have done over the 2013 Black Friday weekend in the marketplaces and the comparison shopping engines. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] One major point is how well ChannelAdvisor’s clients are doing with Google Shopping. Wingo explains why ChannelAdvisor’s clients are seeing more […]
China’s largest shopping event, Single’s Day, topped nearly $6 billion in sales in just 24-hours, making it the largest single shopping day event in the world.
Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.
Once upon a time, merchants saw ecommerce marketplaces as a place to clear out overstock items. But the growing global economy and partnerships with brick and mortar retailers are making the marketplaces an attractive outlet for third-party merchants to sell their goods.In this executive summary from Multichannel Merchant, you will learn: Why partnering with marketplaces […]
Amazon is expected to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand, a 40% increase over 2012, according to a press release.
Are you looking to expand your U.S.-based business globally? There may be some things you will need to consider before moving towards the international route.
Marketplaces represent a great revenue opportunity for omnichannel merchants. But as Midwest Photo Exchange learned, the devil is in the details. Here’s why the more time you spend preparing your items and integrating your infrastructure will help you better control your costs and add to your bottom line.
Amazon has been making major investments domestically and internationally to its fulfillment operations. In fact, since 2010 alone, Amazon has invested $14 billion in building new warehouses and hiring additional back-end staff all in an effort to bring more products, to more people, the fastest way possible.
by George Chang
Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago