Jetblack held a press reception on November 13 and conducted a public event the next day, all to help spread the word about its new shopping service, one that combines e-commerce and customized concierge-style attention, with texting the key communications link between shoppers and the business.
In its own take on the holiday, eBay is launching Better than Black Friday deals, giving shoppers early access to discounts by matching or beating competitor Black Friday circular deals ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.
As consumers hit the stores and e-commerce outlets during the upcoming holiday season, one in three shoppers is expected to purchase products for the home, according to The NPD Group’s 2018 Holiday Purchase Intentions survey.
According to Adobe Digital Insights, United States online holiday spending looks to increase 14.8% year-over-year to $124.1 billion.
Days after a published report indicated that Amazon was on the verge of choosing Crystal City, VA, as the home for its second headquarters, news that the e-commerce giant is also looking at a second location has surfaced.
Amazon.com is reportedly in “advanced discussions” about choosing the Washington, D.C., suburb of Crystal City as the location for its second headquarters known as HQ2, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Friday, November 2, marks the opening of One Kings Lane’s first downtown store, in Manhattan’s trendy Soho neighborhood.
Qurate Retail Group is rolling out several programs that company officials said build on its history in video, digital and social e-commerce.
Albertsons is partnering with Takeoff Technologies to pilot an artificial intelligence-enabled micro-fulfillment center, to become the first national grocer to implement automated e-commerce fulfillment.
Results emerging from the 33rd annual Deloitte holiday shopping survey include a second year of online shopping gains as consumers said they expect to spend 57% of their budgets online and 36% in brick and mortar stores.
Overstock.com has added three new executives to its retail leadership team. Catherine Borda was appointed to the newly created position of chief customer officer, Chris Donnelly appointed chief of staff to the president, and former Overstock co-president Dave Nielsen appointed chief sourcing and operations officer.
President Donald Trump will initiate a withdrawal from a treaty that observers and businesses, including housewares industry participants, insist gives Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage in shipping goods weighing 4.4 pounds or less to addresses in the United States.
With the holiday season on the horizon, consumers are expected to take a “blended” shopping approach when seeking out gifts for family and friends, according to a recent survey from The NPD Group.