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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.  Mar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff

Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.

Hayneedle Acquisition an Opportunistic One for Jet.com  Mar 03, 2016 4:25 PM By Mike O'Brien

The acquisition of home goods seller Hayneedle by Jet.com was a matter of right place, right time, not the result of an active pursuit in that category. Find out more about what Hayneedle brings to the table from Jet.com’s perspective, and about Jet’s performance and growth seven months after its launch.

The Rise of B2B Mobile Decision Making  Mar 02, 2016 9:49 AM By Jonny Dixon

There are some pretty big changes afoot in the B2B sector when it comes to purchasing decisions. Here are some tips that will provide this digital, mobile-savvy group with the kind of experience they expect.

Jet.com Acquires Home Goods Seller Hayneedle  Mar 01, 2016 12:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

Startup and Amazon challenger Jet.com has massively expanded its inventory of home furnishings, acquiring ecommerce seller Hayneedle for an undisclosed sum. The move adds millions of new items like patio furniture and pet supplies to a Jet.com inventory that is heavily skewed toward everyday consumer goods.

The Consumer Shopping Experience is Changing B2B Ecommerce Forever  Feb 29, 2016 5:14 PM By Adrien Nussenbaum

The online shopping experience has never been better, thanks in large part to Amazon. The company’s unparalleled focus on delivering first-class customer experience has given consumers greater expectations in terms of service, delivery, choice and price transparency.

How to Build Your Own Ecommerce Empire  Feb 29, 2016 4:56 PM By Stephanie Gifford

Think you have what it takes to start an ecommerce empire? If so, be sure to build a strong foundation and do some research first. Here are six useful tips to get the ball rolling on your ecommerce empire.

A 2016 Digital Commerce Forecast: Tiny, Frictionless, Everywhere  Feb 29, 2016 3:15 PM By James Gagliardi

A quiet revolution is taking place in how we exchange money for goods. From mobile payments to pay buttons in social media, to action-less payments and subscription services, nothing will remain as it was. To help you make sense of it all, here is a digital commerce forecast for 2016.

Wayfair Cites Healthy Customer Growth, Cyber Weekend as Q4 Sales Drivers  Feb 26, 2016 1:42 PM By Daniela Forte

Wayfair announced last week that its fourth quarter direct sales grew 98% to $686 million in the fourth quarter compared to 2014, during its earnings call Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah explained how Wayfair has grown its direct business, which is 93% of total net revenue. On top of that, Wayfair announced the launch of its new catalog, which will marry its online and offline business together. See what else Wayfair has cooking in the months ahead.

Omnichannel Helps Target Hits Q4 Digital Sales Out of the Park  Feb 26, 2016 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Target hit on a winning combination of free shipping and omnichannel operations to grow its digital sales a healthy 34% in Q4, while same-store sales grew just 1.9%. In addition, 30% of its digital sales were either from buy online, pickup in store or ship-from-store transactions. See how Target got it done in 2015, especially during the critical holiday season.

Industry Data Provides Telling Insights for Retailers in 2016  Feb 25, 2016 4:02 PM By Louisa Rupp

This year, retailers are putting a stake in the ground by creating continuous shopping experiences, whether the checkout lane is a couch or store aisle. Here are four trends retailers should look out for in 2016.






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