Ecommerce Link Building Ideas to Try Before the Holiday Season

| Anita Sambol

If you start thinking about your pre-holiday link building tactics now (as in today, not next week), you will have a fair chance of building up quite enough traffic through these backlinks to make a significant difference in your upcoming holiday revenues. Here are some tips on how to get started before the busy season.

Adopt IoT or Lose: 4 Ways Connected Tech Revolutionizes Retail and Ecommerce

| Yana Yelina

For a long time, IoT has been a transformative force for an array of industries, with 70% of the world’s retail and ecommerce providers betting on connected tech to drive tangible business value. If you’re not in the loop about how IoT can improve your warehouse management or enhance your marketing efforts, here are four recommendations made by IoT and ecommerce development providers.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Sold to Liberty Tax

| Daniela Forte

Lease-to-own retailer Sears Hometown has been saved from potential failure through a $133 million acquisition by tax preparation firm Liberty Tax, which has been on a buying spree of distressed businesses this summer as it expands into the world of franchise retail and rent-to-own.

Forever 21 Considering a Bankruptcy Filing

| Daniela Forte

Apparel retailer Forever 21 is considering a bankruptcy filing as efforts to restructure its debt have run dry. CNBC reported that Forever 21 had been exploring restructuring options to avoid liquidation as its business struggles continue, but those efforts have stalled and a Chapter 11 filing is possible.

State-of-the-AR Retail: Where’s Its Biggest Value?

| Kate Prohorchik

By 2025, the global augmented and virtual reality market is predicted to reach $814.7 billion, in no small part due to the rapid commercial adoption. For marketers and retailers, this booming, increasingly accessible technology with numerous applications can be especially attractive.