E-Commerce

Amazon Launches App Feature Targeting International Shoppers
April 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Amazon.com has launched a new feature within its shopping app for iOS and Android users to cater to international customers shopping for U.S. goods, according to a report from Reuters. The feature, which was announced late on Tuesday, will enable users to shop in five languages, including English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese, and will be…

2018 E-Commerce Trends: Fact vs. Fiction
April 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

When it comes to e-commerce, growth is a trend you can’t ignore. Globally, the e-commerce industry is projected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021, and in the U.S., online sales are increasing by about 15 percent every year. But when looking at more specific e-commerce trends, it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction.…

Jet.com Sees Sharp Decline in Traffic
April 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Walmart Inc., Jet.com's owner, has increased marketing of its primary website while scaling back promotion for Jet. While the shift may help maintain the retailer’s declining profit margins, the impact has been felt on Jet’s website, where traffic declined about 60 percent in March compared with a year earlier. Walmart.com’s traffic, meanwhile, was up 5 percent…

Magento Upgrade Guide for Merchants
April 16, 2018 at 11:03 am

Amazon.com has launched a new feature within its shopping app for iOS and Android users to cater to international customers shopping for U.S. goods, according to a report from Reuters. The feature, which was announced late on Tuesday, will enable users to shop in five languages, including English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese, and will be […]

U.S. Retail Sales Increase 0.6% in March
April 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

U.S. retail sales rebounded in March after three straight monthly declines as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, suggesting consumer spending was heading into the second quarter with momentum. The Commerce Department said on Monday retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.1 percent dip in February. January data…

Walmart to Expand Grocery Delivery With Postmates’ Partnership
April 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Walmart is investing further in online grocery. MarketWatch reports Walmart will offer online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of U.S. homes through a partnership with Postmates, the on-demand delivery service that launched in 2011. The expansion will start in Charlotte, N.C. and spread in the coming months. Walmart personal shoppers will pick the groceries…

Albertsons to Introduce Plated Meal Kits to Stores
April 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Grocery chain Albertsons has announced plans to introduce Plated meal kits to hundreds of its stores this year, CNBC reports. The grocer acquired Plated last summer and currently offers its meal kits in 40 stores throughout California as well as in Chicago. Albertsons plans to offer the meal kits in its other store brands as…

Toys"R"Us Shuts Down its Websites
April 3, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Toys"R"Us has shut down its e-commerce websites for Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us as it continues the rapid liquidation of its U.S. operations after a failed bankruptcy restructuring. The Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us websites were turned off at 5 p.m. Thursday. Visitors to the sites are now being directed to a web page, goodbuytoysrus.com, which has information about the liquidation…

Trump Claims USPS Losing a ‘Fortune’ on Amazon
April 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

President Donald Trump again called out Amazon.com this weekend, claiming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) loses "a fortune" delivering packages for the online retailer. "Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing…

Amazon Apparel: 2 Consumer Segments Can Drive Up Amazon’s Fashion Sales
March 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Amazon.com's ongoing venture into the fashion category is one of the hottest topics in retail right now. The company’s expanding fashion offering is fascinating commentators, terrifying rivals and, as our latest research shows, attracting a very large number of shoppers. We recently conducted an in-depth survey of internet-using U.S. consumers on this subject, and the results…