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What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.
Backcountry.com, an online outdoor retailer, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Bergfreunde.de, an ecommerce company that caters to outdoor enthusiast in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving weekend 2013 has come and gone. Here are the Top 10 interesting ecommerce and in-store facts and figures from the holiday weekend.
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.
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 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.