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Aeropostale, a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, released its third quarter results, which showed a 15% decrease in net sales and comparable sales, which include the ecommerce channel. CEO Thomas P. Johnson said in the release that he was “disappointed in the overall performance as customer adoption is occurring more slowly than we would like against the backdrop of a challenging teen retail environment.”
J. Crew has released its third quarter financials on Dec. 4, showing a revenue increase of 11% to $618.8 million. Store sales increased 7% to $420.2 million and direct sales increased 21% to $189.8 million.
Branding Brand, the mobile commerce platform to top retailers, today announced the results of its Mobile Commerce Index for Cyber Monday, which showed a 150% increase in sales on smartphone-optimized websites.
Wayfair.com, online retailer of home furnishings and decor, reported record Cyber Monday sales that surpassed $9 million, a 50% increase in year over year growth.
Cyber Monday reached $1.735 billion in desktop online spending, up 18% versus the same day in 2012, representing the heaviest online spending day in history, according to comScore.
JCPenney announced today that it’s same-store sales were up 10.1% compared to November 2012.
Cyber Monday proved to be the biggest online sales day in the history of Walmart. In fact, according to the retailer, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday was the highest five-day stretch in online sales for the retailer in its history with over one billion page views processed.
Cyber Monday ecommerce sales increased by 16% year-over-year to $2.29 billion, according to online shopping data compiled by Adobe for the Adobe Digital Index 2013. Here’s a look at Adobe’s breakdown of Cyber Monday by the hour, device and social referral traffic.
Amazon is hoping that, by 2015, it will be able to deliver orders via droids. Yes, drones. Amazon Prime Air is hoping for takeoff in 2015.
During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.