E-Commerce

Walmart Targets Small Businesses With Walmart Business Offering
January 23, 2023 at 6:11 pm

Walmart last week launched a dedicated e-commerce site tailored to small and midsize business (SMB) customers. The website, Walmart Business, will offer “a curated assortment of more than 100,000 items with categorization and navigation tailored to busy organizational shoppers, Walmart said in a press release. The product categories include office supplies and furniture, food and beverage, restroom,…

Top 5 E-Commerce Trends for 2023 — According to the Experts
January 18, 2023 at 12:07 pm

Facing an economic downturn and reduced spending, 2022 was arguably one of the toughest year’s retail has ever faced. As the cost-of-living crisis continues, thoughts are now turning to what 2023 will have in store and how e-commerce merchants will respond to the challenges ahead. We spoke to a range of industry experts to get…

Amazon Expands D-to-C 'Buy with Prime' to All US Merchants
January 11, 2023 at 10:59 am

"Buy with Prime," Amazon.com's direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) service that allows merchants to offer Prime benefits directly on their business's website, will be available to all U.S. merchants starting Jan. 31. Previously only offered by invitation only, the Buy with Prime service launched in April 2022 and has seen increased conversions by an average of 25 percent, according…

How DHGATE Group Supports Cross-Border E-Commerce Growth for MSMEs
January 4, 2023 at 4:58 pm

In this episode of Total Retail Tech Insights, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Diane Wang, founder, chairperson, and CEO of DHGATE Group, one of the leading B2B cross-border e-commerce platforms in China. Listen in as Wang discusses the DHGATE and MyyShop businesses, as well as her professional background and career (1:00), and her insights on trends in…

6 E-Commerce Trends for 2023
January 4, 2023 at 11:17 am

Merchants across the globe are navigating an uncertain economy as they find their way out of a pandemic. They must continuously adapt to various forces to meet shopper demands and drive conversions by applying new technologies and methods. But opportunity still exists for online merchants. Online shopping exploded into a more than $5 trillion market…

Report: 2022 U.S. Holiday Sales Increase Despite Inflation
January 3, 2023 at 4:29 pm

Americans spent more money over the 2022 holiday season than they did the year before despite higher rates of inflation, a new Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows. The report, published Dec. 26, measured U.S. retail sales — excluding automotive sales — between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2022. It found sales increased 7.6 percent over the same period…

Don’t Let Digital Grinches Hijack Your Holiday Shoppers
December 22, 2022 at 3:42 pm

Retailers have plenty of questions on their minds during the holiday shopping season. What will post-pandemic consumer spending look like? What effect will inventory levels and inflation have on profit margins? Will flagging consumer confidence impact brand loyalty? But there’s another crucial question you should be asking: What are the chances that “digital Grinches” will…

Report: 189M U.S. Consumers Shopped on Super Saturday
December 20, 2022 at 4:49 pm

Over 189 million people, or over 73 percent of U.S. consumers, shopped this past Saturday (also known as Super Saturday), according to a survey conducted by ICSC. The data show 71 percent of shoppers spent money on holiday gifts, while 40 percent spent on dining and 22 percent spent on entertainment. The top reason consumers shopped on Super Saturday was…

Retail Sales Decline 0.6% in November
December 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm

Consumers pulled back on spending in November, failing to keep up with even a muted level of inflation for the month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Retail sales for the month declined 0.6 percent, even worse than the Dow Jones estimate for a 0.3 percent drop. Measures that exclude autos and both autos and gas sales both…

3 Last-Minute Tweaks to Give the Gift of Personalized E-Commerce Experiences
December 15, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Holiday preparations can be exhausting — from baking cookies to filling stockings, consumers are exceptionally busy this time of year. Shopping for holiday gifts only adds to the stress as consumers are scrambling to cross off the items on their list. Additionally, this season will likely look different as shoppers are currently facing the impacts…