A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts has adopted e-commerce in an initiative that builds on a company-wide restructuring effort, with the online element meant to serve “a new generation of digitally empowered consumers,” company president Anthony Piperno told HomeWorldBusiness.com
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.
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.
According to the Deloitte annual retail, wholesale and distribution outlook, stores and human employees remain core to retail sector growth, although an omnichannel environment requires new business models and human capital modernization to maintain profitability.
A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.
Practical considerations about price, convenience and product quality are paramount when consumers consider where and how to do their back-to-school shopping, whether in-store or online, according to the new back-to-school report from The NPD Group.
Kohl’s is taking the broad view of omnichannel retailing as it is working on new ways to make the customer’s shopping experience as hassle free as possible online and on the sales floor, Ratnakar Lavu, the company’s chief technology officer, stated in a presentation at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York.
The first 34 days of the holiday season saw significant gains for e-commerce operations, comScore reported, with mobile driving sales higher.