April 17, 2015

Merchandising and marketing concepts such as shoppable videos, digitized stores and social campaigns on Instagram and Twitter were alien ideas to retailers just a few years ago. Not anymore, according to Tom Ebling, CEO of cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider Demandware, who has a unique perspective on what it means to be a “connected brand.”

 

April 15, 2015

Membership-based online retailer Jet is partnering with QVC parent company Liberty Interactive’s marketing and virtual inventory solutions provider CommerceHub to help retailers and brand capitalize on the soon-to-launch Jet e-commerce platform. 

April 14, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to spend $850 million over the next three years to add as many as 150 stores while growing total sales to as much as $9 billion with e-commerce contributing more than $1 billion. 

April 9, 2015

Pier 1 Imports Inc. suffered a big decline in profit in the fourth quarter and announced that it plans to close 100 stores as part of a three-year plan to "reduce occupancy costs."

April 9, 2015

ChannelAdvisor found that a hefty 36% of U.S. e-commerce sales last year came from marketplaces, up significantly from 22% in 2005. Yet despite the increasing significance of marketplaces in total e-commerce sales, retailers traditionally have approached these potential partners with caution.

April 7, 2015

Global cross-border e-commerce provider BorderFree has a new chief marketing officer.

April 7, 2015

We are or should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements for accommodating the disabled. Wheelchair ramps, handicap stalls and other items that assist the disabled are commonplace. But the ADA is broader and increasingly includes making the Internet -- and e-commerce -- more accessible for the visually impaired. 

April 2, 2015

A top digital marketing executive heaped praise on Walmart’s digital efforts at an industry event attended by executives from Amazon, eBay, Alibaba and Google who are more accustomed to such praise. 

March 24, 2015

A strengthened omnichannel fulfillment model helped slow the pace of sales declines at Toys “R” Us last year and now the retailer is looking to execute the next phases of transformation strategy to restore profitable growth.

March 24, 2015

The e-commerce world in which Deliv CEO Daphne Carmeli lives is one where the fastest delivery method is also the least expensive. How can that be?

March 23, 2015

Digital-first doesn’t mean digital-only. At least not anymore. Some brands have already embraced that lesson in a bold way, and many others are taking notice. 

March 19, 2015

Marketing and a strong assortment helped teen retailer Tilly’s report an increase in profits and same store sales in the fourth quarter. 

March 19, 2015

Digital commerce continued its meteoric rise in the fourth quarter, according to the Shopping Index by Demandware.

March 18, 2015

Williams-Sonoma set a milestone in 2014 that helped the retailer post an impressive jump in same store sales and profit.

March 17, 2015

Retail CFOs expect U.S. consumers’ feverish appetite for online buying to continue its strong upward trajectory in 2015.

March 12, 2015

Bon-Ton plans to refocus the brand, expand omnichannel efforts and open an e-commerce fulfillment center on the heels of a successful fourth quarter. 

March 12, 2015

The strong sales momentum at Kirkland's during the holidays apparently held through January, as the retailer reported a big jump in same store sales for the fourth quarter. 

March 11, 2015

Increased marketing costs failed to deliver fourth quarter same store sales growth at Express and also took a toll on the specialty retailer’s profitability.

March 10, 2015

Neiman Marcus got a boost in the second quarter from its October purchase of mytheresa.com, a German luxury e-retailer.

March 3, 2015

Wasn’t Best Buy supposed to be out of business by now? Instead, the company has shown itself to be one of the retail industry’s most resilient operators, achieving growth in the face of intense competition and deteriorating demand for once hot product categories like tablets. 

March 3, 2015

Online shoppers want multiple search options, a variety of payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, “free” is a driving factor to complete the sale, according to a new survey.

February 27, 2015

NPD Group and Slice Intelligence have announced a partnership that the companies say will create a more comprehensive data offering for retailers.

February 27, 2015

E-commerce has shaken up the traditional model of selling solely to wholesalers and retailers. It’s also presented brands with new ways to engage with consumers and increase sales.

February 17, 2015

Urban Outfitters is taking its omnichannel strategy to the next level by relocating its e-commerce fulfillment center to a new, 1 million square foot building in Pennsylvania.