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Desktop ecommerce accounted for 11.7% of consumers’ discretionary spending, the highest first quarter share on record. Of the additional $7.3 billion in mobile commerce, purchasing using smartphones accounted for 62% vs. 38% from tablets.
Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings’ interest or Sears Canada as a whole. But don’t expect Macy’s Inc. to make an offer.
Vera Bradley announced that Thomas R. Giacalone has been named vice president of ecommerce, according to a press release.
Genco Marketplace re-launches its online direct-to-consumer store – NoBetterDeal.com. The new online store has enhancements that improve the user experience for bargain shoppers.
A joint venture of Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources began Coldwater Creek’s closing sales on May 8. The women’s apparel seller filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 11.
Highlighting particular looks or themes, Rue La La’s DressingRoom will give members access to inspiration from necklaces to vases, and linens to maxidresses, to bring style to their closets and living rooms.
E Smith Realty Partners has recently secured a 743,600-square-foot lease with The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. for a direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, OH.
The U.S. Postal Service’s shipping and package revenue increased 8% to $252 million in the second quarter, and last mile service increased 26.4%. So why did the USPS sustain a $1.9 billion loss?
The acquisition will strengthen Systemax’s existing presence in the Netherlands, and allow it to offer existing customers a much more robust service offering, including remote network monitoring, logistics and assembly, maintenance and managed print services.
Fiona Dias, chief strategy officer for ShopRunner, told Forbes the partnership will launch at the end of the year, making it easier for consumers in China to buy American brands.