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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

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.

Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market  Feb 25, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

UPS took a big leap this week by investing in crowdsourced startup Deliv, getting a seat on its board and a front-row seat on its operating model. Stay tuned to see how the carrier is able to leverage this relationship to better understand and take advantage of the burgeoning sector of the on-demand economy.

Schuler Shoes Improves Its Site Search and Navigation Capabilities  Feb 25, 2016 11:51 AM By Daniela Forte

Schuler Shoes achieved success when it was able to decrease its website bounces, gained improvements in its search and navigation pages and increase time spent on the site after implementing a search and navigation plugin. See what other improvements were made for the brand.

Amazon Free Shipping Threshold Hike Sure to Bolster Prime Membership  Feb 24, 2016 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a move surely designed to boost the already burgeoning rolls of Prime membership, Amazon has announced a change to its free shipping policy, raising the order threshold for the service to $49 for those without a $99 per year Prime subscription. The threshold had been orders of $35 or more.






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