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NewsJun 28, 2016 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien
In 2016, more than 15% of Chinese residents will make online purchases from offshore sellers worth $85.76 billion, according to a new report from eMarketer. By 2020, more than a quarter of the population, representing half of all digital buyers, will be doing so, the company reported.
NewsJun 28, 2016 11:04 AM By Mike O'Brien
Amazon announced another expansion of its Amazon Dash Button program, adding more than 50 new brands and increasing the total to more than 150. With the program, Amazon is bringing a growing assortment of popular consumer packaged goods sold at its marketplace into the realm of simplified, push button fulfillment gratification.
NewsJun 24, 2016 10:08 AM By MCM Staff
The Honest Kitchen’s site traffic saw a significant boost in conversion when it began using Shop Socially’s refer-a-friend app. Visitors who saw the referral campaign on the site, referred the brand to their friends. Honest Kitchen saw referral traffic convert two times higher than normal. See how The Honest Kitchen benefited in other ways from using the refer-a-friend app.
NewsJun 23, 2016 12:32 PM By Mike O'Brien
FedEx’s continued focus on ecommerce growth, reflected in its capital spending and recent spate of acquisitions, paid dividends in fiscal 2016, especially the 20% growth in ground revenue. Walmart’s recent addition of a subscription service in response to Amazon Prime, partially served by regional carriers, is not a concern, company executives said.
NewsJun 23, 2016 11:03 AM By MCM Staff
Stamps.com announced plans to acquire ShippingEasy, an Austin, TX-based provider of multi-carrier shipping software, for $55 million. This is in addition to its acquisition of Endicia, ShipStation and ShipWorks over the past couple of years.
NewsJun 23, 2016 10:58 AM By MCM Staff
Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s Inc.’s CEO since 2003 and Chairman since 2004, will transition the position of CEO to Jeff Gennette in the first quarter of 2017. Gennette will join the Macy’s, Inc. board of directors, effective today – bringing the size of the board to 14 members. He will assume additional management responsibility during the transition period, including oversight of the Macy’s stores organization.
NewsJun 22, 2016 11:14 AM By Tim Parry
Brands without the resources to produce multilingual content now have a simple and cost efficient platform to localize their content. With those staggering numbers in mind, language technology and translation solutions provider Translate.com announced the addition of more than 30 new applications and integrations to its platform.
NewsJun 22, 2016 7:15 AM By Daniela Forte
Walmart has entered a joint venture with JD.com that will create a shift in Walmart’s ecommerce strategy in China. The U.S. retail giant has sold its Yihaodian ecommerce marketplace to Chinese marketplace operator JD.com, and plans to retain the Yihaodian direct business and set up a retail presence on JD.com. Here’s what the deal means to both retailers.
NewsJun 21, 2016 12:23 PM By Tim Parry
JD.com will host a week-long roadshow of “British Week” activities in the United Kingdom to enable more British brands to sell direct to consumers across China. Here’s a look at some of the ways JD.com is invading Britain offline to grow its online business, and which U.K. brands are already on board.
NewsJun 20, 2016 10:50 AM By MCM Staff
Omnichannel retail order and fulfillment software firm SalesWarp has deployed its solution throughout the entire national chain of specialty youth apparel retailer Zumiez. See what decision criteria were used, and the benefits gained by the company.