3 Holiday Trends: Prepare for the Marathon, Not a Sprint

| Greg Zakowicz

The holiday shopping season is the ecommerce version of the Boston Marathon’s Heartbreak Hill. It’s a season that will challenge retailers, stress them, push them to their limits and, many times, either make or break them. Here are three trends that will get you ready for the holiday shopping season.

How eBay Offers a Personalized Mobile Experience with AI

| Daniela Forte

eBay has launched Image Search and Find It On eBay, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to let shoppers search for products using imagery on their mobile devices. See how this will shift the way customers search for items on the marketplace.

QVC and YouCam Makeup Team Up for TV-Mobile AR Shopping Experience

| MCM Staff

Perfect Corp. has partnered with QVC and Laura Geller New York to give mobile consumers the opportunity to virtually try on beauty products via artificial reality during live QVC broadcasts. Find out how QVC is making this happen in real time and how it views the potential for emerging AR technology.

Destination XL Group Launches Mobile App

| Daniela Forte

Joining a long line of companies catering to their growing base of smartphone customers, big and tall men’s apparel retailer Destination XL Group has launched its first mobile app. Here are some of the features in the new mobile app that the company is using to further provide an enriched customer experience.

QVC to Acquire Rival Firm Home Shopping Network

| Daniela Forte

Creating a mega-entity in the world of television shopping and ecommerce in general, QVC plans to merge with Home Shopping Network in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. Here is what executives from both companies had to say about what this will mean moving forward.

Retail is Strong on Mobile Devices in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Retail is strong across the board in the first quarter with high open rates on smartphones and higher-than-usual average order value on tablets for apparel retail. Here is an in-depth look at the data and what it means for marketers.

Why Mobile Payments Are Killing the Checkout Form

| Greg Zakowicz

We talk about omnichannel and the customer experience, how to make it simpler is step one, making it easy to pay is the key to conversion. Here is why mobile is killing the checkout form and what you should know to make the overall experience an easier one.