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Sales From Smartphones up 53%, but Online Retailers Struggle to Find Growth  Jan 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.

5 B2B Ecommerce Trends that will Shape 2016  Jan 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.

2016: The Year of Consumer-Centric Fraud Prevention  Jan 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.

In the Midst of Mobile Madness, Cross-Channel Strategies Remain Crucial  Dec 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?

Wayfair.com Mobile App Surpasses 2 Million Downloads  Dec 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.

Jet.com, Seeing Broader Issues, Warns Customers of Possible Delays  Dec 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.

Amazon Reportedly Stepping Up Its Air Transport Plans  Dec 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.

Comparing Retailers in Holiday Order Cutoff Times  Dec 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.

Week in Review: Star Wars! Nothing But Star Wars!  Dec 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.

UberRUSH, Shopify Offer Free Same-Day Delivery until Christmas Eve  Dec 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.






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