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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

Why Customers Prefer Online Shopping  Jan 06, 2015 5:11 PM By Daniela Forte

More and more shoppers are opting to buy online than in-store. This infographic by Nextopia illustrates the various reasons why people are moving away from the shopping mall to the screen.

Mobile Accounts for 45% of Holiday Ecommerce Traffic  Jan 06, 2015 4:50 PM By Daniela Forte

The holiday shopping season saw strong online and mobile sales with online sales up 13.9% year-over-year. See what other key metrics made an impact on the 2014 holiday season.

Staples Announces Availability of Ambient Alerts  Jan 06, 2015 3:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Staples announced the availability of ambient alerts for its Staples Connect platform, providing visual notification outside of the Staples Connect app. See what other features are available with the ambient alerts.

Coach Acquires Stuart Weitzman  Jan 06, 2015 12:05 PM By Daniela Forte

Coach announced it is acquiring luxury footwear brand Stuart Weitzman through a private equity firm Sycamore Partners. See what this will mean for both brands.

USPS Inspector General Says Sunday Delivery Inefficient  Dec 23, 2014 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS OIG said the USPS has been inefficient in handling Sunday deliveries for major customer Amazon, leading to over $350,000 in additional costs.

Free Shipping Day No Longer a Big Deal  Dec 18, 2014 3:45 PM By Tim Parry

The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it’s more the exception than special. Amazon has trained people that they’re going to get not just free shipping, but fast free shipping, all the time. And that’s why Free Shipping Day has become a thing of the past.

Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays  Dec 16, 2014 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.

3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success  Dec 12, 2014 11:49 AM By Yan Krupnik

Approximately one-third of retailers have invested in some level of omnichannel capabilities, but those that haven’t are setting themselves up for failure. Cross-channel features considered a luxury yesterday are a necessity today. So, what’s preventing retailers from omnichannel integration?

Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability  Dec 11, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm in late October found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language ecommerce site.

comScore Reports Green Monday Sales Up 15% to $1.6B  Dec 11, 2014 11:03 AM By MCM Staff

comScore reported that that U.S. retail desktop spending on Green Monday (Dec. 8) were up 15% this year to $1.6 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2013. It was the third heaviest online spending day of the holiday season to date, after Cyber Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2.




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