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.
To get shoppers to the right products, e-merchants are experimenting with new technology and communicating directly with customers.
2016 is shaping up to be the year when e-commerce becomes truly a mainstream—not a niche—part of the overall grocery market.
The e-commerce platform provider—formerly owned by eBay Inc.—provides a range a services to more than 200 merchants ranked in the Internet Retailer Top 1000.
An Internet Retailer study of the returns processing of 30 leading e-retailers finds that those merchants on average process returns in eight days—but many take a lot longer.