E-Commerce

How Online Retailers Can Beat the Holiday Season
October 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

Huge discounts and campaigns mean more clicks and more customers. For example, Amazon.com's Prime Day has ballooned in just four years to a 48-hour online shopping bonanza, which this year raked in a whopping $7.9 billion and sold 175 million products. Then there’s Black Friday, which has grown from one day to one week of…

5 Design Features Your E-Commerce Site Must Have to Succeed
October 16, 2019 at 10:02 am

E-commerce is on a tear. Frost & Sullivan reports that annual B-to-B e-commerce sales will reach $6.7 trillion by 2020. Meanwhile, eMarketer estimates that global retail e-commerce will reach $25 trillion in 2019. With so much to gain, e-commerce businesses can’t afford to lose sales due to poor website design. For most websites, there are established best practices that can help you build…

How Resident's Unique Positioning as a House of D-to-C Brands Led to Omnichannel Growth
October 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm

In episode 217 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Ran Reske, co-founder of Resident, a house of direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands in the home goods space, including Nectar and DreamCloud. Listen in as Reske discusses the growth of Resident from a digital-native company into an omnichannel organization, and why he views Resident's D-to-C…

A.C. Moore Adds Online Marketplace to Better Serve Creative Communities
October 9, 2019 at 10:06 am

National arts-and-crafts retailer A.C. Moore launched its A.C. Moore Marketplace in August, becoming the craft retail industry’s first handmade marketplace for artists and makers. The A.C. Moore Marketplace establishes a new connection between the brand and creative entrepreneurs, helping them sell their handmade creations worldwide. The launch of A.C. Moore Marketplace marks two years of widespread channel expansion for the retailer, including the opening of 15 new brick-and-mortar…

Target to Power Toys"R"Us’ New Website
October 8, 2019 at 11:22 am

Target announced today that it’s partnering with the parent company of the Toys"R"Us brand, TRU Kids, to help it relaunch ToysRUs.com. The deal will allow Toys"R"Us to once again have an online presence, post bankruptcy, as it simultaneously begins to open Toys"R"Us stores in the U.S. again. And it could also be a huge boost to…

Predicting Peak: 3 Lessons for the Holiday Shopping Season
October 8, 2019 at 10:24 am

As the key trading period in retail, ensuring a successful holiday shopping season is a matter of survival for e-commerce and traditional retailers alike. But that’s about the only thing retailers can be certain of. Over the last few years, the shape of the peak shopping season has evolved in new and (sometimes) unexpected ways.…

Charles Tyrwhitt's CEO on Product Evolution and the Brand's Growth in the US
October 7, 2019 at 12:19 pm

In episode 216 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Luke Kingsnorth, CEO of Charles Tyrwhitt, a leading U.K.-based menswear retailer specializing in dress shirts, suits, ties and accessories. Listen as Kingsnorth discusses his background in the retail industry, his recent promotion to the chief executive position, and the expansion of the brand into new…

4 Things Your E-Commerce Homepage is Missing
October 7, 2019 at 10:21 am

E-commerce is the heart of retail today, with U.S. e-commerce spending expected to reach $605.3 billion this year. Is your business attracting its share? If your numbers don’t hold up to digital growth trends, it may be that your website is poorly designed. The following page elements are must-haves for e-commerce businesses, so make sure…

NRF Forecasts Solid Holiday Sales Growth
October 4, 2019 at 10:06 am

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts that holiday sales will rise between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent, even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with China. The holiday sales forecast, announced Thursday, marks an increase from the disappointing 2.1 percent growth seen in the November and December 2018 period that came well short…