eCommerce

America's malls are rotting away

The worst is yet to come for American shopping malls.<p>As Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and other major department stores close their doors, the malls that housed those stores are facing a serious crisis.<p>That's because when so-called anchor tenants leave a mall, it opens the door for other stores to break …

Retail

The top 10 E-commerce trends that will impact retailers in 2018 are...

The top 10 E-commerce trends that will impact retailers in 2018 are…<p>The rebirth of brick-and-mortar retail heads a list of the top 10 trends that …

Retail

You're not going crazy, you did see that review before: Syndication helps companies fight Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO – Last week a shopper nicknamed Bassi bought the Venture 2 Rain Jacket from The North Face's website and reviewed it, writing it was "wonderful" and "remains stylish while keeping you warm."<p>Two days before that, "Hippyengineer" wrote on the same site that water shook right off the …

Money

4 Online Marketing Tactics Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Leverage to Thrive

Online ads and social media are simply new ways to build the loyal customer base successful stores have always needed.<p>Many physical retailers continue resisting ecommerce. These businesses are hesitant to venture online, fearing they’ll dilute their existing business model or confuse customers but …

Marketing

After the 'Retail Apocalypse' of 2017, What's Next?

These five forces are changing the face of retail.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>These five forces are changing the face of retail.<p>0<p>SHARES<p><i>As</i> …

Fashion

AR isn’t a gimmick — it’s a savior for local retail

3 ways that AR could save retail<p>When new technology platforms emerge, traditional retail typically gets disrupted — and often in painful ways. Consumers generally benefit from the added convenience and cost reductions from e-commerce in the short-term. However, the dominance of companies like …

Business

Why Instacart May Be Wal-Mart and Amazon's Biggest Rival

The delivery service has made some powerful friends.<p>If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then Instacart may soon have a whole lot of friends.<p>To be …

Investing

Metrics Of Success: What Are We Measuring And What Should We Be Measuring?

Location and proximity-based campaigns were once novelties carried out by a select few. Now, they are becoming a requirement for doing business. But for every successful location campaign, there’s one that fizzles out, leaving behind no evidence of its existence. There are several reasons a …

Analytics

Home Depot ups omnichannel strategy

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Home Depot is planning to spend $5.4 billion over the next three years to improve its omnichannel strategy, according to Internet Retailer. Specifically, the retailer plans …

Retail

Think Tank: Why Curation Is the Death of Retail as We Know It

Erik Morton, senior vice president of strategic development at CommerceHub, sees product assortment and relevancy as key.<p>Changes in consumer …

Retail

Looking to mirror success of Stitch Fix, retailers experiment with subscription models

Hoping to imitate the success of Stitch Fix and reach new consumers<b>,</b> retailers including ThredUp and Gap are trying their hands at subscription box …

Retail

The next generation of Walmart's giant pickup towers could be coming to a Zara store near you

• <b>Zara is testing the next generation of Walmart's pickup towers.</b>• <b><br>Inditex, the company that owns Zara, is in talks to potentially roll out the technology to more stores.</b>• <b><br>The company behind the machines says they could soon pop up in grocery stores as well.</b><p>Walmart's giant pickup towers for online orders …

Business

Luxury retailers join stampede to e-commerce as competition heats up

Competition is fierce as digital giants like Amazon and eBay expand their online trade in high-end consumer goods<p>Axel Dumas moves up the sweeping marble staircase of the new Hermès store on the Mink Mile, his eyes lingering on the baby-calf-leather handrails. A week earlier, his luxury fashion …

Retail

Keeping Up With Demand: Tactics to Boost Productivity And Get Orders Out on Time

Whether you’re accepting orders in-store, online, at markets, pop-ups, or festivals, customers now expect impeccable customer service and …

Retail

Alibaba Has Ambitious, Amazon-Like Offline Plans

When news broke in late November that Alibaba (baba) was investing nearly $3 billion for a 36% stake in China “hypermart” operator Sun Art Retail, it …

Retail

Online luxury brands hot in China while more youth shop domestically

A view of the Secoo experience center in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Photo: Courtesy of Secoo<p>Luxury brand sales on …

News (China)

Ecommerce Company ThredUP Rolls Out AI-Powered ‘Goody Boxes’ to Rival Discount Chains

For shoppers who absolutely love a good deal but hate hunting through racks ecommerce company ThredUP has a new offering just for you. The secondhand …

Shopping

Tencent Starts a Food Fight With Alibaba By Investing in a Big Grocery Store

Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) has agreed to purchase a stake in one of China's largest supermarket chains, Yonghui Superstores, in the latest move to step …

Investing

Google: Southeast Asia’s online economy is growing faster than we predicted

Google and Singapore sovereign fund Temasek released their latest report on the state of Southeast Asia’s online economy today, following their …

South-east Asia

Most retailers in the $2.2b discount variety sector don't bother with online shopping

The $2.2 billion discount variety sector in retail is full of bustle in the weeks leading up to Christmas but the major players aren't giving Amazon …

Retail

Lazada expects 1m items sold during national shopping day

E-commerce platform Lazada Indonesia has targeted to sell at least 1 million items during National Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas) — a four-day …

Retail

Retailers Guarantee By Christmas Eve Delivery On 'Free Shipping Day'

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Christmas is less than two weeks away, so if you still have some shopping to do, Friday may be the best day to get it done.<p>Friday …

Retail

Chinese e-commerce expands globally for 'Double 12' shopping festival

The annual shopping frenzy sparked by the Nov. 11 Singles' Day promotion is set to continue as business owners encouraged by last month's sales …

News (China)

Shopping mall owner Westfield sells itself for $15.7 billion

• <b>France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield for $15.7 billion.</b>• <b><br>Westfield owns and operates 35 shopping centers in the US and United Kingdom.</b>• <b><br>Including debt, the deal would be worth $24.7 billion.</b><p>(Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner …

Amazon.com Inc

Bridgeline Digital Launches eCommerce Website for Skincare Developer and Manufacturer, Onoxa

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLIN), a provider in cloud-based Web Content Management, …

Retail

Shopping in-store versus online could save you money at Walmart

In the fall of 2017, Walmart announced it would be lowering the prices of some in-store items to lure shoppers into stores rather than only shopping …

Retail

Sainsbury’s Teesside branch up for rent ahead of its closure

A Sainsbury’s supermarket has come up for rent ahead of its closure next year.<p>The unit at the Glebe Shopping Centre in Norton has come on the market …

Sainsbury'S

It's Not An Apocalypse, It's An Opportunity

Niche brands thriving on social media are taking customers from incumbent retailers, leaving behind a widespread carnage of brick-and-mortar stores. …

Advertising Industry

Comparison shopping is bogging down the Fed

Holiday shoppers are increasingly using their smartphones to get instant price comparisons to find the best deals, but the feature is making it more …

Economy

You Can Spend Less on Retargeting to Get More from Your Ad Budget This Holiday Season

Are you tempted to go all in on your ad spend this year? Read this first.<p>When you picture this year's holiday buying season, you probably envision mobs of shoppers edging their way through the aisles. Or maybe you visualize crowds in a freezing parking lot at three AM on Black Friday waiting for a …

Marketing