Not unlike Walmart, Qurate Retail Group has divested Zulily to focus on its core business. The once popular flash sale site, targeting young mothers with deals across brands and categories including apparel, home and garden and toys, was sold to Los Angeles-based investment firm Regent. It was purchased in 2013 for $2.4 billion.
The boredom of ecommerce was first identified 24 years ago when CNET proclaimed, “Ecommerce is getting boring these days, and that’s a good thing.” Enter livestream shopping, which has proven to be a great diversion and option for consumers. It energizes through a mashup of live TV shopping, social media and direct interaction.
No sooner had everyone mostly adjusted to the new normal of two-day delivery across the continental U.S. than Amazon raised the bar yet again, signaling a move to free one-day shipping for its 100 million-plus Prime members. Amazon will be transitioning to one-day Prime delivery throughout 2019, starting in Q2.
A Senate hearing on a task force report recommending U.S. Postal Service reforms, scheduled for Sept. 5, has been postponed as President Donald Trump is delaying release of the report. No new date has been set, indefinitely postponing any legislative action, including possible raising of postal rates or even privatization.
A group of interested parties including Amazon and the National Retail Federation has formed a coalition to lobby on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service in advance of an Aug. 10 report from a USPS task force formed this spring by President Donald Trump.
In an effort to test new products for mobile and home shoppers, QVC Inc. recently teamed up with PerfectCorp to offer customers the first broadcast television artificial reality beauty purchase. See how QVC is leveraging artificial reality in other shopping categories.
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.
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.
Mobile drove ecommerce success for QVC in the second quarter and QVC is moving full speed ahead with making mobile-first a priority. See what their plans are and what it will mean for QVC.
Reinforcing the view that it’s better to know what your audience wants than to jump on the same-day, next-day delivery bandwagon, an executive with QVC told attendees of Home Delivery World said offering customer choice – especially free shipping – and knowing their preferences is the most important thing.