Online sales at hardware/home improvement chains are growing much faster than at other store-based retailers.
Their sales are up more than 40% this year and Canada’s online retailers are taking share from foreign merchants competing for Canadian consumers’ online dollars.
U.S. e-commerce sales grew 16.3% during the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported today. Amazon was responsible for nearly half of that growth.
America’s largest online retailer holds a nationwide job fair to help fill 50,000 open positions across its U.S. fulfillment network.
Internet Retailer’s latest research report, “Online Marketplaces: A Global Phenomenon,” shows that the growth of online marketplaces around the world present opportunities for smaller merchants to grow both in their home countries and across borders.
Millions will shop on Amazon.com and competing sites on Prime Day, mostly from mobile devices.
Inexpensive web tools and social media can make it easier for new online merchants to set up shop.
Food and drug merchants grow fastest among Mid-Market 500 companies, even as Internet Retailer and Bizrate Insights find 81% of consumers prefer to shop for food in stores.
A big merger, the emergence of aggressive start-ups and the evolution of flash-sale web retailers are changing the face of luxury e-commerce.
Many large publicly traded retailers posted big gains in web sales in the third quarter of 2016, driving e-commerce growth in the United States during the period. But the gains are largely attributable to e-retail giant Amazon.com Inc.