Although economic uncertainty and a shorter timeframe will weigh on year-end seasonal purchasing, eMarketer is forecasting total holiday retail sales growth of 3.8% to $1.01 trillion versus 2.4% in 2018.
Third quarter sales at Amazon advanced but increased expenses put a damper on earnings as the company prepared for the holiday season.
Walmart said it wants to help consumers make the most of this year’s shortened holiday season with several new initiatives.
Global parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018, up from 74 billion in 2017, according to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, the highest figure since the index first appeared.
According to a study by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform, 54% of online shoppers are members of a subscription box service.
Pacific Market International (PMI), the parent company of Stanley and Aladdin, has hired Robert Dietrich as vp/global e-commerce.
According to Coresight Research’s Holiday 2019: U.S. Shopper Survey, tariffs have become an issue for consumers in the U.S. who are evaluating year-end gift spending, and their thinking may throw a dark cloud over the season’s prospects.
Stein Mart has enhanced the shopping experience in its stores by adding the Mad Mobile’s Concierge solution for Mobile POS and Endless Aisle.
Qurate Retail Group has appointed Leslie Ferraro to the newly created role of president, QxH, effective September 16. In this role, Ferraro will lead Qurate Retail’s largest business unit, comprising its QVC and HSN brands in the U.S., reporting to Mike George, president and CEO, Qurate Retail, Inc.
Retailers with brick-and-mortar and e-commerce operations continue to benefit from having both, according to a recent study from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
In a challenge to Amazon and its business-to-business operations, Alibaba.com has opened its platform to permit companies in the United States to sell their products to millions of Alibaba.com buyers in the U.S. and around the globe, with special emphasis on B2B enterprises.
In the second quarter ended June 30, eBay continued reviewing its operations portfolio even as it beat a Wall Street earnings estimate.