E-Commerce

Why Building Unique Customer Experiences is the Silver Bullet for Online Shopping
October 4, 2022 at 9:49 am

Calling the pandemic and its aftermath a black-swan event at global scale is an understatement. Besides being a personal tragedy and suffering for millions, it dislocated the world order along several vectors, some irretrievably. As we put it behind us, it opens vast opportunities for the bold and decisive. One of the winners, if such…

Macy's Launches Online Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers
September 29, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Macy’s has launched its online marketplace, which was first announced in November 2021. The new digital marketplace on macys.com offers shoppers a curated assortment of new brands, merchandise categories, and products from third-party merchants and brand partners. The marketplace gives customers easy access to more than 20 product categories and 400 new brands. Macy's partnered with…

How One Shopify App Created a 182% Conversion Rate Lift for a Made-in-the-USA Brand 
September 28, 2022 at 1:03 pm

E-commerce is changing every day as brands are having to pivot to accommodate logistical challenges, try new marketing strategies to retain site visitors, and navigate conversion rate hurdles that fluctuate throughout the year. Several e-commerce brands are turning to domestic manufacturing, designing, creating and manufacturing products in the United States. One of those brands is…

Amazon Launches Prime Early Access Sale
September 26, 2022 at 6:42 pm

Amazon.com is hosting another Prime Day-like deal event next month, marking the first time it will hold two such events in the same year. Dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale by Amazon, the two-day global shopping event is exclusive to Prime members. It begins Oct. 11 at 12 a.m. PDT and runs through Oct. 12…

Winning E-Commerce Strategies Retailers Should Zero in On to Make Sales Ring Over the Holidays
September 26, 2022 at 12:11 pm

Retailers are working feverishly behind the scenes to optimize their e-commerce operations for the upcoming 2022 holiday shopping season. This year, retailers will face some of the same challenges they did during the 2021 holiday shopping season — with additional new challenges brought about by excess inventory, inflation and general volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity…

Key Prime Day Marketing Learnings to Maximize Holiday Success
September 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss key learnings from this past July's Prime Day that can help brands maximize success during the iteration of the sale as well as the upcoming holiday shopping season. This topic was covered in Total Retail's recently published article, "Prime Day…

5 Tips for Increasing Speed-to-Purchase Ahead of the Holidays
September 20, 2022 at 12:01 pm

The holidays are almost here and with it, the biggest sales season of the year. And while it’s the most wonderful time of the year, there are trends and economic factors that will impact holiday shopping, including rising inflation and prices, continued supply chain issues, and additional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges,…

Walmart Unveils Virtual Try-On Tool
September 19, 2022 at 6:35 pm

Walmart has rolled out a virtual try-on tool that helps shoppers see how a shirt or another piece of clothing would look on their own bodies. It's the latest feature the company has added to its website, and it comes following the acquisition of Zeekit, a virtual fitting room startup. Walmart launched its first iteration of the tool…

How Brands Can Recession-Proof Their BFCM E-Commerce Strategy
September 12, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are just around the corner, and it’s never too early to prepare ahead. This year, in addition to the lingering effects of the pandemic, there’s a looming recession that’s shifting consumer behavior and demand. Product and fulfillment costs are rising, consumption is declining, and inventories are surging. As a…