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EcommerceJan 07, 2016 8:25 AM By Tim Parry
Maybe the year of mobile commerce FINALLY arrived. Retailers said sales from smartphones grew 53% year-over-year, according to the State of Retailing Online 2016, conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research, and Bizrate Insights. But there’s a catch: despite increased investments in mobile technology, more ecommerce retailers said they are struggling to find growth.
EcommerceJan 05, 2016 2:07 PM By Suchit Bachalli
It was a great year for B2B e-commerce, and a Frost & Sullivan report claims that the U.S., along with China, will be the largest B2B e-commerce market by 2020, with sales reaching $1.2 billion that year.
EcommerceJan 04, 2016 11:59 AM By Bill Zielke
It’s been a busy year for e-commerce. The convenience and choice available with online shopping continues to win more buyers, and this year for the first time the National Retail Federation reported that on Thanksgiving weekend, more people shopped online than in stores.
EcommerceDec 30, 2015 2:09 PM By Mike Sands
To meet the expectations of cross-channel customers, retailers must pursue a people-based marketing strategy that will help them reach shoppers in the right place, at the right time, with the right message. This, of course, is no small task. Customer recognition and real-time engagement across channels are major challenges facing retailers today. So where does a retailer begin?
EcommerceDec 22, 2015 3:46 PM By MCM Staff
Wayfair’s mobile shopping activity points to an upward trend in mobile traffic with the majority of traffic to Wayfair occurring on phones and tablets. Phone traffic has been sharply on the rise throughout 2015 as consumers have been switching from PCs and tablets to the phone.
EcommerceDec 22, 2015 12:31 PM By Mike O'Brien
Ecommerce startup Jet.com warned customers it can’t guarantee Christmas delivery for certain items not flagged as eligible for two-day delivery.
EcommerceDec 22, 2015 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien
Amazon is reportedly in talks to lease 20 Boeing cargo jets, and flying out of an old DHL facility in Ohio, as talk of its air transport plans grows.
EcommerceDec 21, 2015 5:41 PM By Mike O'Brien
Here is a listing of holiday order cutoffs and Christmas fulfillment promises from 20 retailers. Santa, elves and all other North Pole personnel take note.
EcommerceDec 18, 2015 3:13 PM By MCM Staff
A little Star Wars’d out lately? With “Star Wars: Episode VII” (AKA “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) having its much hyped and anticipated opening today, everybody is trying to get in on the action. And this also means Multichannel Merchant’s inbox has been flooded this week with all sorts of Star Wars stats and pitches.
EcommerceDec 18, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien
Luring last-minute shoppers and merchants, Shopify and UberRUSH are offering free same-day delivery until Dec. 24 in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.