Logistics are the foundation for e-commerce success and we've got a news roundup to keep you up-to-date on the latest innovations from PwC, DHL, FedEx, Amazon, Bringg, Pelipod and Alibaba.
New Forrester report shows mobile devices drove $2 trillion in off-line retail sales in 2016. Mobile shopping could reach $152 billion (24% of online retail sales) in the US by 2021.
US retail news highlights including TJX and Neiman Marcus openings, Payless and JCPenney closures, Walmart profits, GNC losses and e-commerce challenges all around.
PaymentsNEXT's retail news roundup includes the latest news and developments from Ivanka Trump, Dollar General, Walmart, Amazon, Macy's and more.
Who said coupons are dead? Koupon Media released its annual State of the Industry 2017 report showing strong growth and innovations in the coupon industry.
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.
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.
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.
According to Prosper Insights & Analytics, 26.2% of consumers have bought products during the holidays online from Amazon, up 10% from last year. Walmart ranks second at 14.3%. InternetRetailer.com estimates Amazon's Black Friday weekend sales at $4.74 billion, a stunning 37% of all US online sales.
Is the love affair with gift cards still going strong or have consumers found new places to spend holiday money? Sarah Quinlan, SVP, Market Insights for Mastercard, expects gift card sales to remain strong right through Christmas.