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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.
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
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?
The Wet Seal announced ecommerce sales were flat for the second quarter, according to a release. The retailer reported $120.5 million in net sales, an increase of 6.0% from last year.
If you are thinking about moving forward with building a new warehouse or updating your current one, here are a few tips from Cirrus Logistics to help ensure your warehouse will run at peak performance from the moment you plan your facility.
What a difference a year makes. J.C. Penney, which faced customer backlash, slumping sales, and the stepping down of CEO Ron Johnson, has now become one of the top online shopping destinations for back-to-school sales.
As we move closer to the 2013 holiday season, retailers are cautiously optimistic about consumer spending however they are expecting to see an uptick in the November and December months. Not surprisingly, retailers expect mobile to play an increased role in driving sales with minimal contributions from social media.
Even though a majority of merchants already have their back-to-school game plan in place, it’s still not too late to make the most out of the $72.5 billion shopping season.
It might not sit high on the hierarchy of important things to tackle when it comes to all things ecommerce, but with 63% of consumers viewing the returns policy before making a purchase, merchant’s better start polishing up their returns plan.
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