E-Commerce

7 Shopping Trends E-Commerce Retailers Need to Leverage This Spring
May 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm

Spring is my favorite time of the year. The longer days, the flowers, the warm, sunny mornings. I have more energy and desire to "refresh" my wardrobe and surroundings. I’ve not done the analysis, but I’m pretty confident that there’s a correlation between spring coming and my spending habits increasing! Springtime also presents brands with…

How Direct-to-Consumer Brands Can Sustain Growth in 2021
April 29, 2021 at 6:17 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli and Kristina Stidham discuss an article recently published in Total Retail Report titled, “D-to-Cs Proved Resilient in 2020. Here’s How They Can Sustain That Momentum,” authored by Polly Wong, managing partner of strategic, e-commerce and creative services at Belardi Wong. The D-to-C playbook was well-positioned…

Lord & Taylor Returns as Digital-Only Retailer
April 19, 2021 at 6:47 pm

Last week, Lord & Taylor returned from bankruptcy as a digital-only retailer under its new owner, Saadia Group. The Lord & Taylor site will feature exclusive collaborations and merchandise, as well as first-class service and unique events. The revamped website focuses on women’s and men’s apparel, homewares and beauty. Reportedly, children's apparel, fashion accessories and footwear will join…

Retail Sales Surge in March as Consumers Spend Stimulus Checks
April 15, 2021 at 5:48 pm

A fresh batch of stimulus checks sent consumer purchases surging in March as the U.S. economy continued to get juice from aggressive congressional spending, according to CNBC. Advance retail sales rose 9.8 percent for the month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That compared to the Dow Jones estimate of a 6.1 percent gain and a…

Why D-to-C Brand Blenders Eyewear is Expanding Into Brick-and-Mortar
April 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

In episode 293 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Chase Fisher, founder and CEO of Blenders Eyewear, a direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) lifestyle eyewear brand specializing in fresh, vibrant and affordable eyewear. Listen in as Fisher discusses the origin of Blenders Eyewear, his professional and personal background as a semi-pro surfer, and the first steps…

What Nike's Exit From More Wholesale Partnerships Could Mean for Traditional Retailers
April 1, 2021 at 7:57 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Ashley Chiaradio and Kristina Stidham discuss Nike’s announcement that it’s ending wholesale partnerships with six more key retailers, including DSW, Urban Outfitters, and Macy's. This is the second time in the past year that the athletic brand has cut ties with multiple wholesale partners. However, Nike isn’t…

How Privé Porter is Succeeding in the Luxury Resale Market
March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

In episode 291 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jeffrey Berk, managing director at Privé Porter, a luxury goods resale e-commerce company, specializing in sourcing and delivering authentic Hermès handbags. Listen in as Berk discusses the luxury handbag resale market, Privé Porter's unique business model of reselling hard-to-find Hermès handbags, and his professional background…

Nordstrom Launches a Livestream Shopping Channel in the U.S.
March 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm

Nordstrom announced it will debut its own Livestream Shopping channel as part of a broader strategy to dive into e-commerce livestreaming, CNBC reported. E-commerce livestreaming is already very popular in Asia, and brands are trying to replicate that trend here. Shoppable livestreams, similar to QVC, have been slower to take off in the U.S. According to…

The Multibillion-Dollar Industry Costing Brands Revenue and Hijacking Consumers
March 15, 2021 at 9:34 pm

It comes as no surprise that in these challenging times, brands are pulling out all the stops to engage consumers and increase conversions, ranking customer experience as their top priority for driving business growth. In their effort to ensure that online shoppers complete their purchase process — and keep coming back — companies have invested…

Amazon is Built to Last in a Post-Pandemic World. What Omnichannel Brands Need to Know
March 3, 2021 at 4:31 pm

In a year of unprecedented upheaval and change, Amazon.com has taken over the retail sector and become a trailblazer in the new remote economy of working — and shopping — at home. In its Q3 2020 earnings report, revenue grew by 37 percent and net income tripled year-over-year to $6.3 billion. Brands that may have…