Sally Beauty has launched a buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) program nationwide. BOPIS is the newest addition to Sally Beauty’s omnichannel shopping options, which include curbside pick-up, mobile app ordering and e-commerce ship-from-store capabilities.
Cost Plus World Market has teamed with Rightpoint to launch Cost Plus World Market’s first virtual holiday store. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing customer shopping behaviors, Cost Plus World Market created the virtual holiday store to engage customers online.
Qurate Retail said that president and CEO Mike George has extended his employment agreement through the end of 2021 and will be retiring from the company at that time. The early announcement allows time for transition planning and an executive search process.
A new study from Juniper Research indicates that the transaction values for physical goods sales online will grow from $3.3 trillion in 2020 to $4.4 trillion worldwide by 2025, with the 33% growth the difference represents hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon plans to launch a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Mississippi’s Madison County, creating more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs. The fulfillment center will be the first facility located in the state to feature Amazon’s innovative robotics technology.
Walmart is preparing for the holidays by leveraging new and existing technology in its supply chain network, using some of its current real estate differently by increasing its e-commerce fulfillment capabilities.
Alibaba Group has reported that its 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival generated RMB498.2 billion ($74.1 billion) in gross merchandise volume during the 11-day campaign from November 1 to 11, an increase of 26% compared to the same timeframe in 2019.
Amazon said that tens of millions of Amazon Prime members will now have access to Key by Amazon’s In-Garage Delivery service in more than 4,000 cities across the U.S. The service lets eligible Prime members enjoy contactless package delivery securely inside their garage, and offers convenient delivery confirmation for customers using the app.
Hilco Streambank, an intellectual property advisory firm specializing in the valuation and sale of intangible assets, has sold the intellectual property assets of Stein Mart and the execution of a stalking horse bid for the assets.
Market research firm Numerator has released new Prime Day 2020 findings that, coupled with survey data, indicate Amazon will lead the holiday shopping season in terms of household penetration in the U.S.
Target and Ulta Beauty have formed a strategic, long-term partnership to transform the beauty category with Ulta Beauty at Target. The “shop-in-shop” concept will offer established and emerging prestige brands online and in select Target locations nationwide beginning next year.
QVC and HSN have taken a prominent role in the new LG Shop Time app to engage with consumers wherever they are via livestream and video-on-demand platforms.