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.
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.
Hayneedle.com has launched two partnerships, with TV show This Old House and western lifestyle magazine Sunset, respectively, that feature on-side versions of its partners’ current Idea Homes.
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.
At a Demo Day event in Minneapolis, Target noted that half of the retail-focused startups that participate in its retail accelerator program have entered formal agreements to test and pilot their products and services with the company.
Lamps Plus has begun using predictive targeting capabilities developed by Certona to personalize product landing pages from Google paid search campaigns.
Kroger and Nuro have selected Scottsdale, Arizona, as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot program.
Deloitte, in analysis of its 2018 Back-to-College Survey, has determined that consumer enthusiasm for online back-to-school shopping isn’t shifting toward digital channels in the way it once was.
Lamps Plus, a long-time Marketplace participant, will launch its first Amazon mobile video ad campaign next Tuesday, July 17, which happens to be this year’s version of the e-tailer’s annual Prime Day.
Walmart is testing a smaller format retail concept from its Sam’s Club division, according to a recent report in the Dallas Morning News.
Walmart’s technology incubator, Store No. 8, has launched Jetblack, a new members-only conversational commerce shopping service that is said to combine the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant.