Retail Trends from 2016 Will Drive Success in 2017

| Gregg Zegras

What were some of the retail and commerce drivers from 2016 that will continue to have an impact on 2017? As you conduct your holiday season postmortem and roadmap your 2017 plans, here are a few trends to mull over while celebrating the New Year.

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Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays

| Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.

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comScore Reports Green Monday Sales Up 15% to $1.6B

| MCM Staff

comScore reported that that U.S. retail desktop spending on Green Monday (Dec. 8) were up 15% this year to $1.6 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2013. It was the third heaviest online spending day of the holiday season to date, after Cyber Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2.