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FTC, 17 States Sue Amazon on Antitrust Charges

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 state attorneys general filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Tuesday seeking to bar the company from allegedly abusing its powers to raise prices for shoppers and levy high fees against businesses that sell on its platform. The lawsuit, filed in Western Washington district court, marks a historic political…

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Shopify Investing in Wholesale Platform Faire
September 27, 2023 at 3:26 pm

E-commerce giant Shopify is now a stakeholder in the wholesale platform Faire, the companies announced Wednesday. The deal establishes Faire as the recommended wholesale marketplace for Shopify and expands Shopify’s B2B offerings, helping drive growth for the brands as well as the independent retailers the two companies serve. “At Faire we have long admired Shopify’s like-minded…

Unlocking the Potential of Customer Data: Maximizing its Value for Your Business
September 27, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Data plays a pivotal role in the retail landscape. It has transformative potential to elevate a store — whether physical or online — to new heights of success. In today's highly competitive market, data-driven insights are a game changer. By meticulously analyzing customer purchasing patterns, preferences and behaviors, retailers can tailor their product offerings and…

How AI-First Search is Breaking the Rules of Merchandising
September 27, 2023 at 1:02 pm

The retail landscape is in a difficult place at the moment. Between economic stressors like high inflation rates, talent shortages and industry changes such as rapidly evolving customer expectations and surging demands, many retailers are scrambling to find a foothold in these uncertain times. They need to make every resource count. Merchandising teams are critical…

How to Design a Retail Direct Mail Piece Your Audience Will Love
September 27, 2023 at 9:51 am

As we move towards Q4, retailers are gearing up for the most exciting shopping season, including Black Friday deals and holiday shopping campaigns. With such high traffic, the fourth quarter is crucial for marketers looking to maximize brand awareness and drive purchases. In today’s digital age, the mailbox may not be the first place you…

Reboot, Rethink How Digital Experiences Get Created Online
September 27, 2023 at 9:22 am

For several years now, retailers have been deploying creative digital marketing tactics and transforming how consumers engage with them online. But what if they’ve been doing it all backward? A recent digital experience benchmark report found 85 percent of consumers are unhappy with their online shopping experience, so there’s room for improvement. Companies looking to…