• Thursday , 23 March 2017

online retail

New Year’s roundup of US retail news and trends

New Year’s roundup of US retail news and trends

Fresh into the New Year, we have a few 2016 retail reflections and a look at what's ahead in retail in 2017. Adobe said final year-end US e-commerce sales hit $91.7 billion, up 11% over 2015 and comprised 9% of $1 trillion in total retail sales.

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2017 e-commerce and retail will be a wild ride

2017 e-commerce and retail will be a wild ride

Writing in Fortune, Phil Wahba expects to see desperate department stores and anxious retailers as he looks at prospects for Macy's, Gap, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and more. Edwin Choi of CellularOutfitter shares his predictions for e-commerce in the new year including: customer personalization, mobile video consumption, cross channel marketing and Snapchat marketing.

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What’s ahead? 2017 retail and e-commerce predictions

What’s ahead? 2017 retail and e-commerce predictions

We look at what the experts are predicting for 2017 in retail and e-commerce. Steve Rothwell, founder and CTO of Eagle Eye Solutions expects machine learning and data to be important in the new year. Jamie Merrick, head of industry insights at Salesforce Commerce Cloud says it’s all about shoppers and delivery. Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of On the dot says Black Friday delivery patterns will continue throughout the year.

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Holiday e-commerce and retail roundup

Holiday e-commerce and retail roundup

The Wall Street Journal reports on the challenges retailers are having and how they're having to offer discounts to keep consumer interest. Prosper Insights & Analytics research shows 25% of consumers bought gifts this year from Amazon, up 10% over last year. Fortune says the use of online promotions by retailers is up 79% this year.

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Cashback News: US Black Friday sales results are in – a record $3.34B online

Cashback News: US Black Friday sales results are in – a record $3.34B online

Preliminary results are in for Black Friday sales and online hit a record $3.34 billion in sales, according to Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday sales soared by 21.6% but some e-commerce websites, including Macy’s, were down briefly causing consumer frustration and lost ...

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