eCommerce

Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

Some customers already embracing the technology, but it won't appeal to everyone<p>When Laura Schnurr tried out scan and go at Walmart in Ancaster, …

Retail

JD.com: Unprecedented Growth Ahead

JD.com is a rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce business which has underperformed compared to its peers.<p>This might change soon and the company is …

Stocks

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

If you read the business headlines, it sounds like brick-and-mortar retail stores are dying – a so-called "retail apocalypse."<p>Around 8,600 stores …

Technology

Debenhams demands 'immoral' supplier discounts

Debenhams has come under fresh criticism for its treatment of suppliers after it emerged the retailer had demanded steep discounts for paying small businesses within 90 days, double the industry average.<p>In emails seen by <i>The Sunday Telegraph</i>, Debenhams demanded a series of deductions from a …

Retail

Store credit card applications skyrocket around Black Friday — but the discounts they offer come with a catch

• <b>Many retailers lure customers with store credit cards during the holidays, which offer discounts in exchange for loyalty.</b>• <b><br>But interest rates on retail credit cards have risen to almost 25%, or more than 10% higher than general-use credit cards.</b>• <b><br>If you carry a balance, it's not a good financial move</b> …

Business

Amazon powers ahead of e-commerce rivals to reign supreme over Indian audience with festive sale

Amazon's 'The Great Indian Festival' managed more transacting customers than any other online platforms during the festive season in India according …

Retail

Macy's Has a Buyer for Half of Its Chicago Flagship Store

Brookfield Asset Management has tentatively agreed to buy about 700,000 square feet of space on the upper floors of Macy's flagship store building in …

Real Estate

Car brands are setting up in shopping malls but Rich Lister thinks high rents will put brakes on

by Simon Evans<p>Rich Lister Nick Politis, who owns 36 per cent of the $1.5 billion ASX-listed car dealer company AP Eagers, says the trend of car …

Australian News

Shakeup at HBC -- Jerry Storch Leaves Company

In a terse announcement Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) chairman Richard Baker announced that Jerry Storch CEO of the company will leave the company and the board November 1, 2017. Richard Baker, (51), Governor and Executive Chairman of HBC, will temporally assume the chief executive position of the …

Business

Steal These 4 Proven Customer-Retention Strategies

Top ecommerce businesses thrive because they successfully cultivate repeat clients<p>Did you know that only 32 percent of customers are likely to place a second order in their first year as a customer? That means you’re losing most of your customers after their first purchase. Unless you create a …

Marketing

Here’s What Would Happen if Walmart and Lord & Taylor Join Forces

Walmart may have made the latest move in its hard fought battle with Amazon for retail dominion.<p>According to a report by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, …

Fashion Industry

Walmart.com may become an online mall

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Walmart and Lord & Taylor are in talks to give the department store its own space on Walmart.com, a source told The Wall Street Journal.<p>Under the partnership, (the financial …

Retail

4 Ecommerce Blog Post Templates To Build Traffic For Your Store

Blogging is one of the best and lowest-cost ways to generate traffic and sales for your store, so “write a blog post” is firmly planted on your to-do …

Digital Marketing

Online start-up has brick-and-mortar plans

Madison Reed is out to disrupt an $18 billion business.<p>The company, which makes and markets its own hair color products, has been called the Warby …

Retail

Popular Online Shopping & Subscription Retailer Stitch Fix Files For IPO

Stitch Fix, an online clothing and personal styling service, may soon be going public.<p>On Thursday, the San Francisco-based company filed an initial …

Fashion Industry

John Lewis to provide 'brand experience manager' for shoppers at Oxford store

Personal styling, tech workshops and express nail bars part of drive to draw customers back to the high street<p>The recent downturn on the high street is largely down to the weather but the uncertainty of Brexit continues to dampen demand for big household purchases, according to the boss of John …

Business

How To Compete With Amazon In Shipping And Delivery

The U.S. domestic e-commerce marketplace is dominated by Amazon and large retailers, all setting the tone and pace of customer shipping expectations by offering expedited delivery options at low or no cost to the customer. Retailers of all sizes are finding themselves competing on the same turf to …

Business

Bag 9% YTM With SuperValu, Inc., Maturing November 2022

The company recently posted an excellent net sales increase in Q1 of 6.3%, with an increase of 12.4% in wholesale net sales.<p>SuperValu completed its …

Business

Best Next voucher codes and sale deals to help you save on shopping from the popular high street store

High street store Next is well known for its popular seasonal sales when the high street retailer slashes the price of hundreds of items by up to 70%.<p>…

Shopping

Facebook Messenger adds PayPal as P2P payment option

PayPal has similar deals with Skype and Slack and reported strong growth in P2P payments in the last quarter.<p>As of Friday, Facebook Messenger users …

Retail

The secrets to making an online retail service click

Tips and tricks to create a more meaningful online shopping experience – and prevent customers from abandoning their carts.<p>Shopping cart abandonment is a big problem for e-commerce companies.<p>According to the Baymard Institute, an average of 69pc of online shoppers abandon purchases mid-checkout, …

Retail

XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

SEATTLE (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up for a surge in e-commerce deliveries.<p>XPO's previously …

Retail

Hudson's Bay CEO Leaving Ahead of Key Shopping Season

The head of Hudson's Bay Co., the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, is leaving the retailer ahead of the critical holiday shopping season and in the midst of a restructuring effort to boost sales.<p>Chief Executive Gerald Storch will step down from the role Nov. 1 and return to his …

Retail

Costco: 5 Reasons to Load Up

<b>Costco</b> (COST) is higher Friday, helped in part by a bullish note from Oppenheimer.<p>Analyst <b>Brian Nagel</b> and <b>David Bellinger</b> reiterated an Outperform …

Retail

This luxury e-tailer lets customers build their own shopping street

The world of online luxury retail is getting crowded. Between Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, 24 Sevres, and Matches, well-heeled shoppers have a wealth of options. All of these brands are coming up with innovative ways to provide customers with the kind of white-glove service they used to get when they …

Technology

Pitney Bowes Warns Retailers To Rethink Holiday Service

Google Shopping Campaign traffic will likely pick up in the coming days as Alphabet's ad subsidiary makes changes to its algorithms to gear up for …

Retail

Top ways to save on your online Tesco shop

With budget chains putting the pressure on major supermarkets to keep prices low, brands like Tesco are having to work harder entice customers back …

Retail

The £90m shopping developments near Birmingham that'll be well worth a visit

Looking for somewhere new to go shopping ?<p>Wolverhampton is about to be transformed as a result of £90 million of planned retail and leisure …

Birmingham, UK

Canadians would rather shop in store than online, study says

TORONTO -- A survey done for BMO Capital Markets suggests Canadians prefer shopping in store to ordering online.<p>The bank asked Canadians if they …

Retail

The Grommet isn’t surrendering to Amazon

Talking Shop is an occasional column covering retail happenings in and around Boston.<p>For nearly a decade, Somerville-based e-commerce site The …

Boston