November 26, 2014

As the official kick-off of the holiday season approaches, your core online holiday campaigns are all wrapped up and ready for holiday shoppers. This year, it is expected that online consumer spending will rise 16% over last year to approximately $60 billion, according to the comScore forecast.

November 26, 2014

There has been a 112% increase in mobile traffic to retailer websites in the past year while desktop traffic dropped 4%. According to analysis of billions of user sessions to U.S. retailers’ desktop and mobile websites and apps between October 2013 and October 2014 by mobile solutions provider Skava, mobile Web accounts for 85% of total traffic for retailers, dominating mobile apps’ 15% share.

November 26, 2014

Nordstrom was the most engaged retail brand on Pinterest, followed by Amazon, according to Curalate, which collected more than 180,000 Pins and analyzed nearly five million interactions associated with the Top 100 brands from November 1st to November 21. Rounding out the top five: Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters and Zulily. 

November 25, 2014

Twitter keeps on coming up with new ways to let advertisers connect with consumers—and now it’s moving into the brick-and-mortar space. 

November 24, 2014

Starting this month, social media users and others can send each other beers, cocktails and food items as gifts via a growing number of gift card options and features from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

November 24, 2014

Online sales were up 18.7% the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-23) compared to the same two-day period in 2013.

November 24, 2014

Online sales were up 18.7% the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-23) compared to the same two-day period in 2013.

November 24, 2014

Office Depot is currently utilizing a new location-based mobile marketing app, Shazom In-Store, in all of its Office Depot and OfficeMax retail store locations throughout the country.

November 24, 2014

Online coupon/deals site Savings.com, is launching the PriceJump mobile application for iOS.

November 24, 2014

With the recent announcement that it will build a new digital innovation lab in Boston, CVS Health has joined the ranks of retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores and Target Corp,  who have also launched similar facilities.

November 21, 2014

The number one reason why some consumers avoid online shopping is the lack of in-person assistance and proactive engagement from brands. 

November 20, 2014

Online powerhouse Zappos has opened its first-ever freestanding store, a 20,000-sq.ft. pop-up in the company’s  hometown of downtown Las Vegas.

November 14, 2014

More shoppers will be leveraging their mobile phones for holiday purchasing than ever before.

November 14, 2014

A 2014 Kelly Scott Madison Holiday Shopping Study revealed that the top concerns for consumers this holiday season are shipping costs and online security, as 71% of respondents ranked both as top-of-mind.

November 14, 2014

About seven in 10 (68%) of consumers plan on doing most or all of their holiday shopping online.

November 14, 2014

There is a high demand among consumers for mobile apps that would make the Black Friday shopping experience easier. 

November 13, 2014

Ramping up for Black Friday, Amazon increased its product listings by 43% in the third quarter of 2014, adding four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than it did in the entire first half of 2014.

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

October 13, 2014

Speed Commerce, a leading provider of omni-channel e-commerce services, has launched a customized e-commerce solution for Lowe's Companies to support its operations in Mexico.

October 2, 2014

3dcart, a hosted e-commerce provider for small businesses, is launching a partnership with MasterCard for MasterPass, the MasterCard digital payment solution, into its commerce offering.

October 2, 2014

Drizly, a technology company powering beer, wine and liquor delivery for consumers across the U.S., has launched Drizly.com, its new e-commerce website.

April 15, 2014

Eve's Addiction has redesigned its e-commerce site.

April 8, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reportedly plans to open an additional 40 to 50 wholesale cash-and-carry stores in India during the next four years and also launch an Indian e-commerce operation.

March 17, 2014

Chinese e-commerce platform provider Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is reportedly planning a U.S. initial public offering (IPO).