eCommerce

The mobile online shopping revolution is definitely coming—but nobody's sure when

Will we ever really buy that much stuff through our smartphones? And does it even matter?<p>The answer seems to depend on who you ask.<p>By some tellings, growth in how much people buy through their smartphones is lagging projections and still underwhelms when compared to desktop; others see it as …

Business

4 Key Things You Didn’t Know About Millennial Shopping Habits

Like it or not, millennial consumers are driving the industry forward. That was the key message during a panel discussion at the FN CEO Summit today …

Retail

Would Amazon Buying Macy's Make Sense?

A couple months ago, a rumour was floated about Amazon potentially eyeing Macy's.<p>While unconfirmed and likely unfounded, we thought about why it …

Business

How Home Depot, Best Buy, Wal-Mart Can Beat Amazon (HD, BBY)

For brick-and-mortar retailers to survive and thrive in the age of giant online merchant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), they must develop differentiated …

Retail

Food ordering could be an engagement tool for Facebook

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Last week, Facebook announced a new functionality, called “Order Food,” that will allow customers to order and pay for meal delivery and pickup from select restaurants without …

Business

Barnes & Noble’s New CEO Gives A Full-Throated Defense of Physical Stores

Barnes & Noble's (bks) new CEO, Demos Parneros, sees the new bookstores that arch-rival Amazon.com is opening as proof there is still a need and …

Barnes & Noble

JD.com's next delivery drones

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Chinese online retailer JD.com is developing new drones capable of transporting 1 ton of goods or more in a single trip, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>JD.com already …

Business

We plan to invest more online: BJ’s Wholesale CEO

BJ’s Wholesale CEO Chris Baldwin on Wednesday discussed the company’s future investments in online retailing and how it can utilize online strategies to complement their brick and mortar stores.<p>“The fact that our businesses [are] healthy and we have the ability to invest, we’re making investments …

Business

JD.com Leading The Way For Drone Delivery

JD.com recently announced a drone delivery network to be implemented in the Shaanxi province in China.<p>The company reported very robust first quarter …

Business

Sigerson Morrison Becomes the Latest Brand to Close Stores to Focus on Digital

Sigerson Morrison is moving in a new direction.<p>The luxury women’s brand has been shuttering doors over the past few months and closed its last …

Retail

Whether You Buy Online or In-Store, Google Will Know

Google, like other internet giants, makes its money from online advertising. So it must pander to advertisers—assuring them their ads are working—and consumers, convincing them that the personal data used to serve targeted ads aren't violating their privacy.<p>The latest attempt to address the needs …

Google

In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone

JD.com's robot can carry 1 ton of cargo by air.<p>JD.com, also called Jingdong, is China's largest online retailer, with a national distribution network matching the coverage of Amazon in the United States. It'll soon have something its American counterparts doesn't: super-sized delivery …

Drones

Macy's Reaps a Windfall From Its Real Estate

In the face of challenging retail sales trends, Macy's is starting to get serious about monetizing its real estate.<p>Since the beginning of 2015, sales …

Business

Flipkart to start selling FMCG products from July to take on Amazon and DMart

Following in the footsteps of Amazon and DMart, Flipkart is going to start selling FMCG products on its ecommerce platform from July, according to a</b> …

Amazon

Texas still missing out on $1 billion a year from online shopping sales taxes | Retail

As online shopping continues to grow, there are still thousands of online retailers who aren’t collecting sales taxes, leaving states missing out on …

Retail

Exclusive: Campbell Soup Invests $10M in Meal Kit Startup Chef’d

Campbell Soup has invested $10 million in Chef'd, a bet on a meal-kit startup that points to the sweeping changes Big Food makers must confront as …

Startups

Think Tank: To Thrive, Luxury Brands Must Embrace Data-Driven Marketing

The retail apparel world is more competitive than ever. Consumers are inundated with choice and the competition for mindshare is tougher than ever. …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Best Fashion, Streetwear & Sneaker Store Sales on Right Now

We’ve not even reached the height of summer, but already many of the world’s retailers are starting to slash the prices of their SS17 collections. …

Lifestyle

New CardLinx Data Shows 50% Growth in Online-to-Offline Ads

<i>Loyalty Rewards Gain Share Versus Cash Back Offers</i><p><i>Commerce Bots Promise to Drive Digital Advertising Dollars to New Offline Sales</i><p><i>95% of Participants Use Card-Linking as Main O2O Strategy</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2017–<p>The CardLinx Association today released new data from the <i>2017</i> …

Business

Who’s Afraid of Amazon? 9 Surprising Retail Winners - The Big Picture

Interesting, f<i>rom Barron’s:</i><p>Creative destruction has defined the retailing business since the moment after its birth. Today it bears the face of …

Retail

Swiggy Changing the Way India Eats!

Urbanites are increasingly turning to Swiggy to enjoy a meal of their choice in the comforts of their home

Customer Experience

Shopify Brings E-Commerce to Gaming

Shopify has a new software development kit that will provide new ways of monetizing games.<p>The mobile gaming industry is thriving, with estimated …

Investing

3 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers with Strong E-Commerce Businesses

Traditional retailers may be suffering, but some have stronger online sales than you might think.<p>When investors talk about e-commerce, <b>Amazon.com</b> is …

Stocks

How A.I. Shopping Tools are Changing E-Commerce Purchasing Behaviors

Consumers are leveraging A.I. to become more effective online shoppers.<p>It's no secret that e-commerce has become an integral part of our economy - consumers spent over $51.5 billion in clothes, shoes, and handbags online in 2015. Clothing sales rose by 19%, largely because of the increase in mobile …

Business

Why Retailers Are Ditching Shopping Bags for Showrooms

“Showrooming” used to be a dirty word for brick-and-mortar retailers. With the rise of online megastores like Amazon, showrooming traditionally meant …

Retail

What Under Armour Didn't Say in Its Earnings Report

Under Armour's reporting and management comments make it difficult for investors to determine how the company is doing with its e-commerce …

Stocks

Can Target Leverage This Last Major Advantage Over Amazon?

Back in February, <b>Target</b> (NYSE: TGT) stated during its end-of-year earnings call that it was beginning a multi-year, multi-billion dollar effort to play catch upwith online retail. Earlier this month, the company followed up with the news that it would begin testing next-day delivery service through …

Stocks

E-Commerce And Omnichannel Efforts To Drive Best Buy's Results

, Contributor<p>Best Buy is scheduled to announce its fiscal first quarter results on Thursday, May 25. The company reported mixed results in the fourth quarter, as its earnings beat market expectations but revenue missed. The retailer’s enterprise revenue declined 1% year-over-year (y-o-y) to $13.5 …

Retail

Faster, Fresher, Cheaper: The Grocery Shopping Revolution

Marie Henry cares a lot about the food her family eats. During growing season in her town of East Nottingham Township, Pa., the 35-year-old …

Retail

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

The growing purchasing power of affluent Chinese travelers is making it more important than ever for luxury brands to adopt marketing strategies to …

Retail