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However, Sears Holdings announced online and multichannel sales grew 26% over the prior year first quarter;
The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information.
Walmart’s first-quarter global ecommerce sales rose 27%, the mass merchant announced on May 15. That growth is faster than ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com, which saw a 23% rise in sales during the comparative quarter.
Nordstrom direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience.
Is JCPenney growing faster than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, JCPenneys’ first-quarter online sales grew at a faster pace than Amazon’s. Here’s why.
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.