Target tests its Target Ticket video streaming service
Employees can access 15,000 entertainment titles, in the trial.
Target opens an e-retail technology center
Located in San Francisco, the Target Technology Innovation Center will develop e-retail and mobile commerce programs. The chain, which has lately waged a campaign against ‘showrooming,’ follows in the footsteps of Wal-Mart and Staples in establishing e-commerce development hubs.
SLI Systems is going public
The New Zealand-based site search company will start trading May 31.
Top 500 retail chains kick it in with social media
Store-based merchants have boosted their collective Facebook fan base by 71% in the last year.
Florida says no to Amazon’s sales tax deal
As a result, the retailer won’t build a warehouse in the state, Florida’s governor says.
J.C. Penney’s chief promises to realign store and web inventory
That way employees will be able to draw on web stock to fill store orders.
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E-commerce jumps 15.3% in Q1
Web shoppers in the U.S. spent $58 billion, the Commerce Department says.
Changing e-commerce platforms takes teamwork
An IRCE speaker explains how to carry out a technology migration.
Half of online shoppers pay sales taxes already
And more than half say they receive free shipping, Bizrate finds.
How to plan for e-retail growth
Two IRCE speakers will discuss how to handle a sharp uptick in sales.
U.S. e-retail spending rises 13% in Q1
Shoppers spent $50.2 billion via PCs and another $5.9 billion via mobile, comScore says.
Poland leads European e-commerce growth
Analysts project a 24% hike in online sales in 2012 in a growing economy.
European e-commerce will grow 12% annually through 2016
The fastest growth will be in southern Europe, where e-retail lags, Forrester says.
Total sales grow 36% for Yoox in 2011
Sales for North America grew 42%.
A Swedish e-retailer swoops into Europe and aims for the world
Consumers in 27 European countries can now buy from Nelly.com.
Japan’s Rakuten to buy U.K.-based online retailer Play.com
The acquisition marks the latest global e-commerce investment for the owner of Buy.com
Zooplus unleashes a strong second quarter
The Munich-based online pet supplies retailer grew Q2 sales by almost 28%.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported today that its online sales grew more than 30% in the first quarter of the year, and said it planned to expand its e-commerce operations in key markets around the world.
Sam Taylor, CEO, Oriental Trading