Retail ARCHIVE

Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?  Dec 04, 2013 10:44 AM By Jonathan Barsade

If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.

Black Friday Mobile Survey Unwraps Consumer Shopping Behaviors  Dec 03, 2013 7:01 AM By MCM Staff

Survey Analytics and Ipsos Loyalty conducted a mobile consumer shopping survey to capture customer experience in real-time on Black Friday. While survey findings show 64% of respondents were satisfied with their Black Friday shopping experience, too much holiday cheer left an overwhelmed 66% concerned about their safety while shopping for the best deals.

Showrooming vs. Webrooming: A Tale of Two Holiday Shopping Trends  Dec 03, 2013 6:51 AM By MCM Staff

If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming – wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store to actually make a purchase – is the one to watch this holiday season. Here’s how consumers responded to a pre-Cyber Weekend Harris Poll on the two retail trends.

Is Thanksgiving Day Shopping Here to Stay?  Dec 02, 2013 3:51 PM By Tim Parry

Despite all the angst and venom consumers spewed towards merchants who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving night, it appears Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay. Here’s why.

Top 10 Trends and Stats from Thanksgiving Weekend 2013  Dec 02, 2013 1:19 PM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving weekend 2013 has come and gone. Here are the Top 10 interesting ecommerce and in-store facts and figures from the holiday weekend.

Don’t Worry, Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Spending is Down 3%  Dec 01, 2013 5:22 PM By Tim Parry

During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.

ShopperTrak: Retail Store Sales Rose 2.3% Thanksgiving and Black Friday  Dec 01, 2013 8:59 AM By MCM Staff

With the allure of deep discounts, “door-buster” promotions and extended store hours, shoppers visited more stores and spent more money across the days of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday than they did last year. However, sales rose only 2.3%.

Vitamin Shoppe Sees 17% Increase in Ecommerce Sales  Nov 07, 2013 1:08 PM By Erin Lynch

Vitamin Shoppe has announced its preliminary results for the third quarter which ended on September 28. According to the results, total net sales this quarter increased by 14% and ecommerce sales increased by nearly 18% compared to 2012.

3 Ways Ecommerce Can Mimic the In-Store Experience  Oct 28, 2013 11:30 AM By Jeff Hunt

New technologies and approaches are working hard at enabling online retailers to more successfully mimic the real store feel to drive brand loyalty and boost sales. Here are three tips merchants can leverage to deliver more successful in-store experiences on the web in today’s market

Addressing the Brick-and-Mortar Blind Spot  Sep 10, 2013 11:50 AM By Ralph Crabtree

Here’s the challenge: no clicks are generated when a brick-and-mortar shopper steps into a store or stops at a display, and data capture is not simple or straightforward. How do retailers address this?






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