February 27, 2015

A new e-commerce startup is aiming to shift the paradigm in the world of online shopping with the release of a customizable deal dashboard.

February 23, 2015

Almost 2-in-5 U.S. consumers who are walking the retail aisles with smartphone in hand are comparing prices, according to a GfK survey.

February 23, 2015

Target is raising the stakes in the free online shipping game by undercutting not only Walmart but now also Amazon.com. 

February 20, 2015

Best Buy is following the lead of Target and other retailers by partnering with a new app called Curbside at some of its stores. 

February 20, 2015

Omnichannel commerce is exposing organizations as "legacy channel impaired." The roles, responsibilities and skills retailers need to sustain success in this brave new commerce world have not kept pace. 

February 17, 2015

Snowed in and need a shovel? If you live near an Ace Hardware, you may be able to get that shovel delivered. 

February 11, 2015

An agreement between Mobiquity Networks and personal shopping concierge service ShopAdvisor is giving retailers intriguing new options to drive sales by serving offers to shoppers predisposed to purchase certain products. 

February 10, 2015

Traditional preprint circulars continue to dominate many retailers’ promotional offerings but digital coupon momentum is accelerating judging from strong 2014 results at Coupons.com.

February 10, 2015

The fact that Home Depot is hiring 80,000 associates for its busy spring season may not seem like a big deal, but the retailer is arming these employees with unprecedented retailing technology. 

February 9, 2015

Omnichannel and mobile are the top priorities for retailers this year, according to the 2015 Shop.org/Forrester Research Inc. State of Retailing Online report.

January 30, 2015

E-commerce giant Amazon.com is upping the ante on its free shipping policy. 

 

January 30, 2015

Like many buzzwords in the industry, from cloud to big data, the term “digital” is evolving. In the retail realm, the term “digital” is creating a customer experience that is easy to use and highly reliable with no manual interference required. But what does becoming a “digital retailer” really mean? 

January 28, 2015

As more retailers work to unify their physical and digital capabilities in a more effective way, BCBGMaxazria Group is expanding its omnichannel strategy. 

January 26, 2015

Cost Plus World Market is giving movie lovers until Feb. 21 to participate in an online contest that should help the Bed Bath & Beyond division build its email database.

January 26, 2015

A desire to accelerate the execution of online marketing campaigns and provide “experiential commerce” prompted Office Depot to use a solution developed by Web content management company CoreMedia.

January 23, 2015

In recent years, the Millennial generation surpassed baby boomers as the largest population of consumers in our country. One of the greatest challenges for retailers is identifying ways to keep brick and mortar locations relevant to the convenience-seeking and highly digital Millennial audience.

January 22, 2015

There was a buzz at this year’s NRF Big Show surrounding Magic Mirrors, which have moved from the prototype stage to something everyone seems to be working on now. But are Magic Mirrors the wave of the fashion and retail future, or are they just another gimmick that won’t stick after the novelty wears off.

January 22, 2015

Fans of Wawa may be excited to learn about the innovative new programs the convenience retail chain has rolled out. 

January 21, 2015

We often forget that we are only about 15 years into the life of e-commerce. Given the youth of this industry, it shouldn’t surprise us that the pace of change is still incredibly rapid. While this sounds like a lot to keep up with, the savviest small businesses are already leveraging new e-commerce and omnichannel tools to help boost brand awareness, customer engagement and sales revenues.

January 16, 2015

Wet Seal Inc. has become the latest clothing retailer to seek bankruptcy protection as mall-based stores lose business to big-box chains and online merchants.

January 15, 2015

Solid sales of televisions and mobile phones in stores and online drove better than expected top line growth at Best Buy during the holidays with details on profitability yet to come. 

January 15, 2015

Retailers already knew they had work to do to better meet online shoppers’ expectations, just maybe not as much as revealed by new research from IBM.

January 15, 2015

E-commerce start up Symphony Commerce is facing seriously elevated expectations now that it has been singled out by Shop.org as the company with the greatest potential to transform the shopping experience and positively impact the retail industry.

January 14, 2015

Confident consumers stocked up on gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011.