E-Commerce

Amazon Reports Prime Day Sets Sales Record
July 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Amazon.com said this morning that this year's Prime Day was its biggest shopping event ever, topping last year's sales. Fortune reports that despite the slew of technical difficulties that plagued Prime Day early on, Amazon said Tuesday that sales in the first 10 hours grew at a faster pace than during the same period of 2017's…

Environmentally Friendly Packaging for Online Retailers
July 18, 2018 at 9:28 am

Amazon.com said this morning that this year’s Prime Day was its biggest shopping event ever, topping last year’s sales. Fortune reports that despite the slew of technical difficulties that plagued Prime Day early on, Amazon said Tuesday that sales in the first 10 hours grew at a faster pace than during the same period of 2017’s […]

Customer Stress Shopping: Where Are Retailers Going Wrong?
July 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

According to newly released research from Clicktale, as many as 75 percent of consumers admit to engaging in "stress shopping" — i.e., using impulse purchases and shopping sprees as a way to relieve negative emotions. But while most of us would be happy to admit that our shopping patterns are emotionally driven, few retailers seem…

Amazon Prime Day Gets Off to Rocky Start With Site Glitches
July 17, 2018 at 10:04 am

Amazon.com suffered glitches at the start of Prime Day on Monday, slowing sales on the e-tailer's biggest shopping day of the year. Amazon's annual shopping holiday kicked off at 3 pm E.T. and runs for 36 hours, the longest Prime Day yet. Shoppers reported several errors on both the desktop site and the mobile app. Amazon didn't…

Retail Rivals Offering Deals to Compete With Amazon Prime Day
July 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Amazon.com is kicking off its fourth annual Prime Day today at 3 p.m. EST, with millions of products on sale exclusively for Prime members over the course of 36 hours. In anticipation of the sales event, some of Amazon's top rivals have announced their own online sales to steal some some market share from the online retail…

How Retailers Can Use Prime Day’s Momentum
July 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm

As Prime Day approaches, Amazon.com will be in the spotlight. But this summer deals bonanza will cast a glow on the retail industry as a whole. With consumers, well, primed to shop, expect an atmosphere similar to that of Black Friday. In fact, thanks to Prime Day and competing sales that cluster around it, this…

How Burrow is Disrupting the Traditional Retail Furniture Business
July 2, 2018 at 9:34 am

In episode 152 of Total Retail Talks, Stephen Kuhl, co-founder and CEO of Burrow, discusses the startup furniture brand's approach to disrupting the traditional retail furniture business. Kuhl addresses how Burrow is differentiating itself in the increasingly crowded online category, why he believes the future of the furniture industry is direct to consumer, his top…

E-Commerce Communities Forcing Brands to Rethink Go-To-Market Strategies
June 29, 2018 at 11:45 am

Without a doubt, the retail landscape is changing. Large, global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace by bringing together vast numbers of buyers and sellers in frictionless transactional environments. Inspired by their success, brand marketers are rethinking go-to-market strategies to better integrate digital advertising with personalized shopper engagement and more effective conversion programs. In…

Caution: Distracted Shoppers Ahead
June 29, 2018 at 9:40 am

If you’re anything like me, you've probably noticed that life gets busier and busier every year. Between work, friends, family and everything in between, life has become very “full.” If you feel the same way, you’re part of the 65 percent of consumers that were recently polled in an online shopping survey who agreed that…

2018 Amazon Prime Day: What to Expect
June 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the upcoming shopping holiday Amazon Prime Day. Topics addressed in this video include Amazon.com's motivations for launching Prime Day three years ago, how the shopping holiday may change this year, and the opportunities for other retailers and brands to…