Even before Thanksgiving, ecommerce sales are already off to the races this holiday season. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 20, U.S. consumers spent $31.9 billion online, according to Adobe Analytics, up 16.7% from 2017. More than $1 billion in sales were generated all of those 20 days, Adobe said, a new record, surpassing $2 billion on Nov. 20.
Magento announced it will end support for all 1.x versions this November. This leaves hundreds of thousands of businesses vulnerable to security risks if they opt not to migrate to Magento 2. Here’s everything you need to know when considering a Magento migration, including benefits and risks, challenges and steps involved.
In an effort to address overcapacity issues in its dozens of fulfillment centers, Amazon has instituted new charges that will penalize third-party sellers – who make up more than half of its sales – for having slow-moving inventory. See what these changes mean and what else Amazon is doing to deal with inventory overflow.
With ecommerce booming, e-fulfillment strategies often aren’t advancing quick enough to keep pace. To help you find solutions and optimize your operations, Multichannel Merchant is holding a free one-day virtual event, “The E-Fulfillment Summit: Meeting Today’s Challenges Head On” on Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT.
Jetblack, Walmart’s new invite-only, personalized shopping service aimed at busy moms in Manhattan and Brooklyn, allows members to get same-day orders fulfilled by texting them in, at $50 a month. It’s the latest example of the beast of Bentonville seeking to go upmarket and out-innovate main rival Amazon.