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While retailers are focusing more on the mobile shopper, new research has found that only 16% of American consumers have used their mobile device to shop compared to 50% in China, 48% in Singapore, and 42% in India.
For some retailers, a pop-up store is key around the holiday shopping season or in hopes of opening up your brand to a new audience. But for J&P Cycles, which runs a pop-up store every year during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, it means a $1 million boost in sales.
Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.
OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.
Home goods retailer Wayfair.com has joined forces with Quill a B2B office provider, to offer a selection of home and office products on Quill.com, according to a press release.
When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.
Retailers will get some good news at the start of the back-to-school season as ShopperTrak said it expects to see an increase in retail sales 4.3% compared to August 2012.
Less than a year after announcing he was stepping down as chairman and Carlos Alberini’s co-CEO, Gary Friedman has returned to that position at Restoration Hardware Holdings.
The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.