Some e-retailers’ pockets jingle with record online sales
Several retailers say they beat the average Thanksgiving weekend web sales spike.
A tale of two mobile devices
Tablet conversion rates beat smartphone conversion rates by a landslide, but smartphones have an important role in mobile commerce, too.
30% of Top 500 web merchants offer gift services
27.2% of retailers in the 2013 Top 500 offer gift wrapping.
Fab.com takes the prize for the earliest holiday e-mail
And Hayneedle went earliest with a Black Friday theme, Internet Retailer finds.
How Grainger tackles the B2B challenges of selling online
Grainger emphasizes search engine marketing, targeted e-mail s, and mining online data.
What a tangled web we weave with the Internet and stores
A new survey shows how consumers mix web research and in-store shopping.
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Early focus on holiday shopping helps e-retailers
And not all them needed free shipping, either.
A strong online Black Friday
After shopping heavily on Thanksgiving, consumers headed back to the web today.
How zulily built a $500 million e-commerce business in four years
Following a successful IPO, an in-depth look at how zulily stacks up.
How apparel retailer CookiesKids saves ‘serious man hours’ on product photography
It replaces about 90% of photo shoots with the iPad app-controlled StyleShoots system.
Holiday e-retail to jump 15% this year
Forrester says U.S. consumers will spend $78.7 billion online for the holidays.
Global consumers demand more from e-retailers
They want easy returns, free shipping and access to social and mobile channels.
There may be e-commerce gold in China, but it’s hard to mine
Western brands find Chinese consumers expect big discounts.
E-retailer LightInTheBox adds three languages to its e-commerce site
The move supports the retailer’s expansion in Southeast Asia
Foot Locker kicks up Q2 web sales by 20%
Total sales rose a relatively modest 6.4%.
Amazon’s Shopbop launches a Russian-language site
The apparel retailer offers free shipping to Russia for orders over $100.
E-retailer XO Group hires a president from the U.S. arm of Vente-Privee
Michael Steib had led the U.S. arm of Vente-Privee.
Specialty apparel retailer Express Inc. today reported that its web sales soared more than 29% in the third quarter and more than 34% in the first three quarters of 2013.
Sam Taylor, CEO, Oriental Trading