The web grows, but not much else does for Kohl’s in Q1
Kohl’s also updates plans for a new platform and ship-from store.
Weight Watchers’ online sales increase by 10.9%
Total sales fell by 3.3% for the diet and nutritional products merchant.
Discussion about a possible sale of Bluefly continues
The retailer’s Q1 sales decrease 18.5%.
Search drives a higher percentage of traffic to Top 500 retailers
On average, 35% found a cataloger that way in 2012 compared with 29% in 2011.
Avon hires a North American chief
Pablo Munoz helped boost Latin American sales for Tupperware.
Best Buy reports strong online growth in the first quarter
The consumer electronics retail chain today outlined a series of online initiatives aimed at increasing sales on BestBuy.com, including shipping web orders from stores. The retailer also reported a healthy gain in e-commerce sales in the first quarter, while store sales were flat.
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How to keep online shoppers engaged with a retail site
FashionPlaytes’ founder will speak at IRCE about giving consumers a voice.
UncommonGoods reveals more of its online catalog with automated recommendations
The retailer replaced manual product recommendations with an engine from Baynote.
SLI Systems is going public
The New Zealand-based site search company will start trading May 31.
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.
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