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Overall U.S. retail online sales in the week leading up to Father’s Day were up 14% compared to the same period last year.
eBay announced that Walgreens and Paula’s Choice will be using its eBay Enterprise solution for regional fulfillment services.
Walmart is launching a business-to-business ecommerce platform in India next month. It is expected to launch in the Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderbad.
Since instituting Google Wallet Instant Buy in 2012, Rockport has seen 90% of consumers who begin a mobile purchase using the application to complete it, compared to just 3% for mobile purchases overall.
Neiman Marcus recently saw its Pinterest account increase by more than 3,000 followers and web engagement increase by 32% after it launched an exclusive product interest campaign.
Ulta Beauty continues to enhance the online shopping experience with new releases of the platform, including a product Q&A platform called “Ask Ulta” on the site and the addition of brand stores to highlight collections and the rest of the assortment, as well as promote services like the Benefit Brow Bars.
Endicia’s first-of-its-kind “pay-on-use” returns system allows online retailers to send non-prepaid USPS return labels, so postage is only deducted if the returned item hits the mail stream.
In an effort to help retailers address the same-day delivery challenge and meet the consumer’s expectations and demands for a more immediate service, Deliv, a same-day delivery service for omnichannel retailers has joined IBM’s Ready for Smarter Commerce partner program.
Ebay Inc. announced this week that PayPal president David Marcus is leaving the company for Facebook.
An average of 67 percent of all online shopping carts are being abandoned, leaving behind billions of dollars in lost revenue for retailers. But by understanding what online shoppers value most – simplicity, transparency and personalization – retailers can convert shopping cart negligence into sales.