E-Commerce

Zulily Website Down Following Layoffs
December 20, 2023 at 4:17 pm

Seattle-based retailer Zulily's website has been down for maintenance since Monday following the layoffs of 800 workers. When attempting to visit Zulily's website Wednesday, the link redirects to https://www.zulily.com/password and displays a message that says, "We are down for maintenance." Earlier this month, news emerged about Zulily layoffs in three states — Washington, Ohio and…

GoodwillFinds' CEO Discusses the Future of Resale E-Commerce
December 18, 2023 at 1:47 pm

In episode 432 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Matt Kaness, CEO of GoodwillFinds, an online, curated selection of hundreds of thousands of unique items, showcasing a wide variety of secondhand clothing, books, home decor and more. Listen in as Kaness provides an overview of GoodwillFinds (0:55), discusses his professional background and what…

November US Retail Sales Beat Expectations
December 14, 2023 at 5:10 pm

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start amid deep discounting, likely keeping the economy on a moderate growth path this quarter and further alleviating fears of a recession, reports Reuters. The Census Bureau said overall retail sales in November were up 0.3 percent from October…

How is Christmas and Golden Quarter Shaping Up This Year?
December 12, 2023 at 6:14 pm

A boom in online shopping or will there be a return to in-store shopping in the lead up to Christmas this year? We all know that more and more buying decisions start online. According to our latest research, that figure sits at a hefty 84 percent. With inflationary pressure continuing to overshadow the public purse,…

Report: Amazon, Walmart, Target Win Black Friday
December 4, 2023 at 5:21 pm

Retail behemoth Amazon.com took the top spot in terms of total retail sales on Black Friday this year, according to a report from data insight company Numerator. Walmart came in second, followed by Target, Best Buy, and Costco. Numerator tracks purchase data and surveys verified buyers to understand shifts in consumer behavior. Over Cyber Weekend…

How Shutterfly's Optimized Supply Chain is Crafting Personalized Gifts in Record Time
November 30, 2023 at 5:10 pm

Shutterfly’s personalized products come to life through innovative technology and supply chain efficiencies. During the busy holiday season, the gifting retailer goes the extra mile to ensure products are crafted and delivered in record time. In this video interview, Sally Pofcher, CEO of Shutterfly, discusses what excited her about the opportunity to join the company…

E-Commerce Trends Businesses Should Prioritize for 2024
November 30, 2023 at 3:29 pm

Keeping up with the state of e-commerce is difficult. The online shopping space for both B2B and B2C organizations is in a constant state of flux. Just prior to 2020, most B2C retailers and brands had fully embraced digital commerce. The most successful companies stayed ahead of e-commerce trends and were able to quickly pivot…

Adobe: Cyber Monday Smashes Online Records, $12.4B Spent
November 28, 2023 at 5:14 pm

Adobe Analytics released its Cyber Monday data on Tuesday morning, reporting $12.4 billion in consumer spending on the shopping holiday, up 9.6 percent year-over-year (YoY) and surpassing Adobe’s initial projection. In the peak hour (10:00 pm to 11:00 pm Eastern), consumers spent $15.7 million every minute. This year's Cyber Monday now ranks as the biggest online…

Report: Black Friday Retail Sales Up Year-Over-Year
November 27, 2023 at 4:24 pm

According to the most recent Mastercard SpendingPulse report, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales on Black Friday (Nov. 24) were up more than 2.5 percent year-over-year (YoY) excluding automotive, not adjusted for inflation. Key trends included from the Black Friday shopping data include the following: E-commerce sales were strong: E-commerce…