E-commerce

Indian shoppers turn to overseas e-commerce

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Despite the growing success of domestic e-commerce platforms, a new PayPal and Ipsos study finds that Indian shoppers are also spending heavily through overseas e-commerce …

Retail

17 Incredible Ecommerce Trends That Will Boost Your Sales in 2017

Total ecommerce sales shot to almost $2 trillion in 2016, an increase of 8.7 per cent in comparison to 2015 (according to PFS). Ecommerce is getting …

Retail

3 Things That Brands & Retailers Are Actually Doing Right These Days

A new year hasn’t necessarily brought a new wave of excitement and momentum for retail just yet. So far, with Macy’s Inc. announcing layoffs and …

Retail

Mall Owners Find Relief From Unlikely Source: Online Retailers

Online retailing has been chipping away at mall revenue for years. Now it is starting to make a contribution as well.<p>Retailers are converting empty mall space into makeshift distribution centers used for package pickup and returns of goods bought online. At the same time, online merchants are …

Retail

Grocery shopping in person or online: Which is best?

Grocery guru Chrissy Pate knows how to stack coupons, price match and stockpile her way to groceries for as much as 80 percent off — even scoring some products free. She runs the savings website BeCentsAble.net and during the recession held “coupon parties” where she taught others to shop and save …

Lifestyle

Why are online retailers falling in love with physical stores?

Large businesses are combining the best of off- and online shopping with browse-only stores, high-tech check-outs and opportunities for fans to meet stars.<p>E-commerce giant, Alibaba, recently announced a clear statement of intent towards bricks-and-mortar retail, with a landmark $2.6bn bid for …

Business (UK)

JCPenney looks to recreate success of Sephora shops with Nike

To power through a period of disappointing sales, JCPenney is hoping another smart store-within-a-store play will boost the department store.<p>The …

Advertising Industry

JCPenney Adding Nike Stores Inside 600 Locations

In their attempts to draw in customers and become more of a one-stop-shop, struggling department stores across the country have entered into …

Retail

Do Digital Brands Need Physical Stores?

While mall staples are shuttering stores, a slew of digital brands are rushing the other way, seeing new value in physical retail.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — As many of America’s traditional retailers struggle to attract customers and shrink their store networks, a new generation of more nimble …

Retail

OrderGroove raises $20 million to help brands build subscription services

OrderGroove, which assists brands and retailers with their subscription models and retention rates, announced today a funding round of $20 million.<p>The New York-based startup provides a software as a service (SaaS) that works on both standalone platforms and platforms that are integrated within an …

Startups

Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) - U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after closing all 250 stores, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to fall victim to changing tastes and online competitors.<p>The retailer that began as a single store more than 50 years ago …

Retail

Transforming the Shopping Experience With Retail Analytics [Infographic]

From wearables to mobile POS, innovative retail technology is boosting the customer experience by allowing brands to leverage retail analytics to …

Analytics

Wal-Mart Pivots, Says It Will Create 34,000 Jobs

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday made a surprise announcement: it will create 34,000 jobs this year in the U.S.<p>The retailer said 10,000 jobs will be …

Walmart

Online "Marketplaces" Engage Retailers With Customers

Marketplaces provide a new way for retailers to interact and engage with customers, offering a broad assortment of products and services at …

Retail

Forbes owners back e-commerce startup Bringhub

Bringhub, a startup that allows online publishers to add e-commerce capabilities to their stories and ads, is announcing a strategic investment from Integrated Asset Management Limited.<p>You might not be familiar with IAM, but the Hong Kong-based investment firm bought a majority stake in Forbes …

Startups

What Resale Apps Have Learned from Yard Sales

For Poshmark, Mercari, LetGo, and more, community is key.<p>If a person is looking to buy or sell secondhand clothing on his phone, he has plenty of options. For higher end items, there are luxury consignment shops The RealReal and Tradesy; for traditionalists, there’s still eBay and Etsy. But a …

Retail

Zalando plans Nordics base to speed deliveries as sales disappoint

| BERLIN/STOCKHOLM<p>Lower-than-expected quarterly sales hit shares in Zalando (ZALG.DE), Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, which said it would open a new distribution centre in Sweden this year to speed up delivery across the Nordic region.<p>Faster delivery is becoming a battleground for …

H&M

Which Way Can Save Your Money While Buying Concealed Bags: Online v/s In-Store

Since the trend of E-commerce websites has been introduced, from that very point people have changed their habit of shopping. A mix reaction can be …

Retail

Microsoft transforms the retail experience at NRF’s Big Show - The Official Microsoft Blog

This week at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Big Show in New York City, Microsoft is unveiling the latest digital innovations that are …

Retail

Know Your Customers: How to Build Buyer Personas for Your Retail Store

When it comes to running a successful retail business, one of the key components is being aware of your ideal customer. What audience are you …

Retail

Zalando's Amazonian Showdown - Bloomberg Gadfly

Just as fashion trends often surprise, so does Zalando SE.<p>The German online fashion retailer said in November that full-year sales growth would be …

Retail

Smartphones and speed changing the demands on retailers

Those resellers that use the web to pitch and sell their wares need to be aware that not only are more people happy to buy via mobile phones but more …

Retail

Holiday Shopping Done, Mobile Moves To NRF Show And Onto The Next Year

The holidays were good for mobile commerce.<p>Consumers were active in using their smartphones and tablets both for visiting Web sites and making …

Retail

Web Site Improves Experience, Honors Dr. Brandt

Dr. Brant Skincare revamped its web site this week with an upgraded browsing and shopping experience along with easier ways to pay.<p>There is also a …

Skin Care

Bed Bath & Beyond Market Returns

Investors have punished BBBY for stagnant sales and deteriorating margins.<p>Management's digital first and customer retention initiatives may lead to …

Investing

Smart Lighting In Stores Guides Mobile Shoppers

The location of shoppers with smartphones in stores is getting much more precise thanks to LED lighting with tracking technology built in.<p>The …

Retail

American Apparel shutters all 110 of its retail stores

Last week, Canadian clothing company Gildan Activewear purchased American Apparel's brand and some manufacturing equipment for $88 million. It conspicuously decided not to buy the retail stores. <b>Yesterday American Apparel announced that it would be shuttering all 110 of these stores over the next</b> …

American Apparel

Shoppers hold back amid fear of price hikes in health care and housing

The 2016 holiday season might have been punishing for department stores, but the most recent retail sales figures shed more light on exactly where Americans are spending their money these days: cars, furniture and the internet.<p>"Spending in the final month of the year was a big goose egg, the …

Health Care

The Model That's Changing The Way Consumers Shop

The ascent of fashion that caters to the tech-savvy millennial has been nothing short of meteoric. From the rise of the “see now, buy now” model to brands refusing to be boxed in by the confines of the traditional fashion week calendar, the last few years have seen a definitive transformation in …

Retail

Bringing Programmatic To Product-Level Data

Marketing automation is designed to push out messages, but it hasn’t always been great at incorporating pricing or product information.<p>Datalogix vet …

Marketing