E-commerce Mobile Will Ring Up a Quarter of All E-Com Sales by 2016

Mobile Will Ring Up a Quarter of All E-Com Sales by 2016

Internet transactions to play a larger role in the best holiday season in five years, a new study predicts.

E-commerce Target's Digital Sales Rise 30 Percent

Target's Digital Sales Rise 30 Percent

Web transactions accounted for one-fourth of comp sales increases, helped in part by an improved free shipping strategy.

E-commerce 5 Ways to Fuse Online and In-Store Experiences

5 Ways to Fuse Online and In-Store Experiences

As digital and physical commerce continue to converge, marketers must ensure that omnichannel reigns.

E-commerce Amazon Rides Prime Day to a Big July

Amazon Rides Prime Day to a Big July

Third-party sellers "same store sales" increased 30% on Amazon, a four-point rise over June. Sales on eBay and other online marketplaces declined.

E-commerce Alibaba to Buy a Piece of China's Top Electronics Chain

Alibaba to Buy a Piece of China's Top Electronics Chain

Its 20% stake in Suning will give it access to 1,700 same-day delivery stations.

E-commerce Will Jet.com Fly?

Will Jet.com Fly?

E-commerce players with intimate knowledge of Amazon think Marc Lore may have the time, money, and business model to keep the new marketplace aloft.

E-commerce Prime Day Really WAS Pre-Black Friday

Prime Day Really WAS Pre-Black Friday

Nearly a third of women in an online shopping community said they used Amazon's one-day sale to begin their Christmas shopping.

E-commerce Prime Day Volume Nears Black Friday's for Third-Party Sellers

Prime Day Volume Nears Black Friday's for Third-Party Sellers

Online sales were 97% of what they did on the first big Christmas shopping day, and 60% of Cyber Monday's.

E-commerce Amazon Makes a Statement with Prime Day

Amazon Makes a Statement with Prime Day

Not all social mentions were kind to Amazon, but mentions were up 50% and sales increased 80%. Most of all, Jeff Bezos and company got the jump on the competition.

E-commerce Two (or More) Can Play at Prime Day

Two (or More) Can Play at Prime Day

Walmart joins the party and thousands of retailers look to bask in the glow of Amazon's big event.

E-commerce Social Buying Will Boost E-Com Sales to $1.7 Billion

Social Buying Will Boost E-Com Sales to $1.7 Billion

Buy buttons blooming on Instagram and Pinterest will have an immediate impact on purchase volume, says a British researcher.

E-commerce Prime Day Won't Be Black Friday

Prime Day Won't Be Black Friday

But it may turn out to be a seminal event in e-commerce promotion and loyalty club recruitment.

E-commerce Millennials Are Devious When It Comes to E-Commerce

Millennials Are Devious When It Comes to E-Commerce

More than a quarter of millennials have faked their birthdays when signing up for a newsletter to get a discount.

E-commerce Chaffetz's Remote Tax Bill Anything But Simple

Chaffetz's Remote Tax Bill Anything But Simple

The remote sales tax bill introduced this week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz would handicap Web retailers and catalogers, says an industry coalition.

E-commerce The Biggest Marketing Opportunities in 2015

The Biggest Marketing Opportunities in 2015

More data, more tools, and more opportunity for marketers in retail. Here's a quick breakdown of eTail's latest report on digital marketing trends.

E-commerce Nine Out of 10 Retailers are Pleased With Their E-Commerce Software

Nine Out of 10 Retailers are Pleased With Their E-Commerce Software

Willingness to pay for it could be the reason. Price is number four on their list of considerations, says a study.

E-commerce A Home-Grown Approach to Creating an Abandonment-Free Website

A Home-Grown Approach to Creating an Abandonment-Free Website

Real Food retailer Cultures for Health uses targeted email to reclaim revenue from abandoned online shopping carts and site visits.

E-commerce Overstock Overstuffs Inboxes on Memorial Day Weekend

Overstock Overstuffs Inboxes on Memorial Day Weekend

The deep-discount dot.com emails twice as many campaigns as any other brand and achieves a 41% open rate.

E-commerce Men Now Biggest Online Shoppers

Men Now Biggest Online Shoppers

Nearly a third of American men say they shop online at least once a week. Only 18% of women make the same claim.

E-commerce Reviews Shape Customer Views

Reviews Shape Customer Views

85% of consumers polled find online reviews important while making a purchase

E-commerce Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to Orders of $25

Target Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to Orders of $25

The move puts pressure on Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy, all of which now have higher minimums.

E-commerce $73 Billion Spent Online Over the Holidays

$73 Billion Spent Online Over the Holidays

That's up 12%, according to Adobe, and represents nearly one third of annual Internet retail sales.

E-commerce Holidays 2014: It's a Wrap!

Holidays 2014: It's a Wrap!

Mobile engagement surged to new heights, but the desktop PC is still the king of online purchases, according to IBM.

E-commerce Amazon Didn't Toy With Prices This Christmas

Amazon Didn't Toy With Prices This Christmas

Both Walmart and Toys R Us dropped prices after Black Friday and raised them after Super Saturday. But Amazon held steady throughout.

E-commerce Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8 Percent Over Last Year

Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8 Percent Over Last Year

Mobile transactions rose 20% and were four times more likely to be made on iOS devices versus Android.

E-commerce Champ Sports and Game Stop Are Retail's Leading Socialites

Champ Sports and Game Stop Are Retail's Leading Socialites

Tiffany, Hot Topic, and Macy's follow close behind for social marketing skills. Needing more polish are 7-Eleven, Guess, AutoZone, and Coach.

E-commerce Amazon Debuts One-Hour Delivery in New York

Amazon Debuts One-Hour Delivery in New York

Prime Now offers Prime members in Manhattan free two-hour delivery or one-hour service for $7.99.

E-commerce Third-Party Retail Sites Dominate E-Commerce Growth

Third-Party Retail Sites Dominate E-Commerce Growth

Amazon led online retail's holiday surge, along with other third-party marketplaces like Google Shopping and Newegg.

E-commerce The Mobilization of Cyber Monday

The Mobilization of Cyber Monday

Average order sizes fell 3.5% on the biggest day of the year for Web sellers, but legions of consumers willing to buy via mobile sent total sales up nearly 9%.

E-commerce Cyber Monday Sales Tracking 9 Percent Ahead of Last Year

Cyber Monday Sales Tracking 9 Percent Ahead of Last Year

Shoppers are using deals and digital methods to buy more items, according to IBM's Digital Benchmark, and they're largely relying on desktops to do it.

E-commerce Thanksgiving Weekend Is More and More an Online Event

Thanksgiving Weekend Is More and More an Online Event

Shoppers aren't spending more on the Web, but a bigger base of digital shoppers—especially via mobile—posted a 17% increase in online sales over the weekend.

E-commerce Top 10 Cities for Online Purchases

Top 10 Cities for Online Purchases

New York and LA top the list. Warm weather cities show a proclivity for mobile purchases.

E-commerce Will Holiday Spending Increase? Studies Differ.

Will Holiday Spending Increase? Studies Differ.

An American Express survey predicts purses will loosen, while a government report says they'll likely stay shut tight.

E-commerce IBM: Shoppers Will Buy More, Pay Less Online This Thanksgiving

IBM: Shoppers Will Buy More, Pay Less Online This Thanksgiving

Consumers will take greater advantage of digital deals, while retailers will see more click-throughs thanks to improved application of data analytics.

E-commerce Cruz Slams GOP Colleagues Who'd Pass Internet Tax Act

Cruz Slams GOP Colleagues Who'd Pass Internet Tax Act

The senator from Texas charges they would penalize catalogers and Internet retailers to support big brick-and-mortar retailers.

E-commerce The Black (Friday) List

The Black (Friday) List

Santa's not the only one making holiday lists for young folks. Accenture is, too, and here's its handicapping of millennial shopping for Thanksgiving and the day after.

E-commerce Walmart Stores May Match Online Prices

Walmart Stores May Match Online Prices

The move would accompany a focus on Internet sales, which the retailer intends to grow by as much as 40% over the next four years.

E-commerce Google Expands Delivery Service and Imposes a Fee

Google Expands Delivery Service and Imposes a Fee

It indicates it's serious about the retail business, charging $95 a year for deliveries to Amazon Prime's $99.

E-commerce Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York

Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York

The e-commerce king will hit the bricks for the holidays, just a stone's throw from Macy's.

E-commerce Will E-Coms Ignore Mobile This Holiday Season?

Will E-Coms Ignore Mobile This Holiday Season?

Though they lack confidence in their mobile strategies and apps, retailers list mobile commerce ninth on their Christmas to-do lists, an eBay study reports.

E-commerce Several File Briefs in Support of DMA's Supreme Court Case

Several File Briefs in Support of DMA's Supreme Court Case

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others side with the Direct Marketing Association in its tax jurisdiction case against Colorado.

E-commerce DMA Files Brief in Supreme Court Case vs. Colorado

DMA Files Brief in Supreme Court Case vs. Colorado

The nation's highest court will weigh in on whether or not marketers have the right to appeal state tax regulations in federal courts.

E-commerce Gaming the System for Internet Retailers

Gaming the System for Internet Retailers

Optimove, a retention marketing company focused on the gaming industry, announces a version of its software aimed at e-commerce companies.

E-commerce Senators Try Back-Door Play to Gain Passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act

Senators Try Back-Door Play to Gain Passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act

Durbin and Enzi attach MFA to Internet Tax Freedom Act; Majority Leader Reid could introduce the combined bill on the Senate floor next week.

E-commerce IBMer Takes Over at eBay Enterprise

IBMer Takes Over at eBay Enterprise

Craig Hayman directed SaaS solutions for e-commerce during his 15-year career at Big Blue.

E-commerce Father's Day Mobile Sales Increase 37%

Father's Day Mobile Sales Increase 37%

iOS users lead the charge, spending $30 more per order than Android users. Pinterest tops Facebook for purchase influence.

E-commerce B2B Companies Should Care About e-Commerce Too

B2B Companies Should Care About e-Commerce Too

New research shows that e-commerce may be just as valuable to B2B as to B2C.

E-commerce Shopping Cart Abandonment and the Savvy Consumer

Shopping Cart Abandonment and the Savvy Consumer

An abandoned shopping cart doesn't necessarily mean an abandoned sale.

E-commerce Magento Intros Mobile, Payment Upgrades

Magento Intros Mobile, Payment Upgrades

It promises its e-commerce customers up to 18% increases in sales with the addition of PayPal's Bill Me Later service.

E-commerce CoreMedia Launches Next Gen Experiential E-com Tool

CoreMedia Launches Next Gen Experiential E-com Tool

A new tool aims to combine personalized content and online shopping into a visually appealing package that focuses on experience over mere transaction.

E-commerce Testing Helps Topshop Find the Right Fit

Testing Helps Topshop Find the Right Fit

The global fashion retailer relies on multivariate testing to stay on trend with its consumers across channels.

E-commerce Slow Mobile Websites Equal Instant Death

Slow Mobile Websites Equal Instant Death

Get a load of this—or not, as the case may be. A new study finds that the average load time for the top 100 e-com sites is nearly double what Google recommends.

E-commerce News Byte: Amazon Ups 'Prime' Rate

News Byte: Amazon Ups 'Prime' Rate

The Internet retailer increases the fee of its popular membership plan by $20 to stimulate revenues.

E-commerce Seven Rules to Tax By

Seven Rules to Tax By

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sets requirements for a remote sales tax law.

E-commerce Origin Sourcing Takes a Beating at Congressional Hearing

Origin Sourcing Takes a Beating at Congressional Hearing

Remote sellers' hopes for paying a single tax rate based on their business locations may have been dashed in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

E-commerce Facebook Bounces Email

Facebook Bounces Email

The social network's four-year-old competitor to Gmail falls flat on its, well, Facebook.

E-commerce News Byte: IBM Debuts 'Smarter Commerce' Ecosystem

News Byte: IBM Debuts 'Smarter Commerce' Ecosystem

Working with partners, IBM expects to deliver 150 digital marketing solutions that aim to accelerate campaign deployment and maximize ROI.

E-commerce eTail Blog Insights: How Warby Parker Went From Online Novelty to Multichannel Sensation

eTail Blog Insights: How Warby Parker Went From Online Novelty to Multichannel Sensation

The eyeglass seller's director of online experience, Tim Riley, talks about the company's explosive growth.

E-commerce Amazon Might Up Prime Fee by 50%

Amazon Might Up Prime Fee by 50%

The e-commerce giant may be losing up to $2 billion on its Amazon Prime loyalty program.

E-commerce eTail Blog Insights: Slow Network Speed Equals Bad Brand Perception

eTail Blog Insights: Slow Network Speed Equals Bad Brand Perception

A recent study shows that customers don't like to "wait in line" when online.

E-commerce News Byte: Online Sellers Had a Mobile Little Christmas

News Byte: Online Sellers Had a Mobile Little Christmas

Shoppers made 46% more purchases on mobile devices than they did in 2012, according to IBM.

E-commerce News Byte: Localization's the Key to Cross-Border E-Com Success

News Byte: Localization's the Key to Cross-Border E-Com Success

General merchandise site Fuugo consummated more than a third of its sales in Australia and Scandinavia last year.

E-commerce News Byte: Good Old Toys Are Tops Among Kids

News Byte: Good Old Toys Are Tops Among Kids

Play kitchens merited 68% more searches than Xboxes, says a British study.

E-commerce News Byte: Sleigh Bells Ring for E-Commerce Companies

News Byte: Sleigh Bells Ring for E-Commerce Companies

Websites' bells are ringing because in-store registers aren't; half of shoppers plan to wrap up holiday shopping online.

E-commerce News Byte: Half of Consumers Doubt Authenticity of Reviews

News Byte: Half of Consumers Doubt Authenticity of Reviews

Even more believe that companies delete negative critiques of their products and services online.

E-commerce News Byte: Mobile Multiplies Cyber Monday Money

News Byte: Mobile Multiplies Cyber Monday Money

IBM reports that Cyber Monday sales are up 20% over 2012; Adobe says mobile purchases soared by 80%.

E-commerce News Byte: Big Biz on Small Business Saturday

News Byte: Big Biz on Small Business Saturday

Small, locally owned businesses rang registers to the tune of nearly $6 billion on Small Business Saturday.

E-commerce News Byte: Thanksgetting and Black Friday Go Mobile

News Byte: Thanksgetting and Black Friday Go Mobile

Mobile's portion of online sales increases by 40%; tablet shoppers out-purchase smartphone wielders.

E-commerce News Byte: Consumer Confidence Falters Further in November

News Byte: Consumer Confidence Falters Further in November

The widely recognized measure of purchase intent tumbles again after plummeting in October.

E-commerce News Byte: Magento Update Has Global Accent

News Byte: Magento Update Has Global Accent

Globalization of e-coms demands new features for cross-border tax calculations, the company says.

E-commerce News Byte: Free Shipping is now Table Stakes for E-Coms

News Byte: Free Shipping is now Table Stakes for E-Coms

Three quarters of Americans say free shipping makes them press the buy button. Only 19% say fast shipping does.

E-commerce 'I Want It Now, but I'm Flexible...'

'I Want It Now, but I'm Flexible...'

While some consumers favor the immediacy of in-store shopping, others prefer the convenience of buying online.

E-commerce Cyber Monday Sales Will Top $2 Billion, Adobe Predicts

Cyber Monday Sales Will Top $2 Billion, Adobe Predicts

But a shorter shopping season could trim $1.5 billion from holiday sales totals, says the company's annual sales forecast.

E-commerce It's Trulia Important to Test Your Site

It's Trulia Important to Test Your Site

Testing your website might not be among your Top 10 Things To Do, but it's still one of the most important things to do.

E-commerce News Byte: Study Predicts Best Black Friday in Five Years

News Byte: Study Predicts Best Black Friday in Five Years

'Webrooming'—browsing online and buying in-store—will overtake showrooming this year, says an Accenture survey.

E-commerce eTail Blog Insights: One Marketer's Journey From Customer Experience to Content Marketing

eTail Blog Insights: One Marketer's Journey From Customer Experience to Content Marketing

A Q&A with Facebook's Jonathon Colman, former principal experience architect at REI, reveals the adventurous side of his marketing career.

E-commerce News Byte: Monetate Aims to Accelerate Online Customer Acquisition

News Byte: Monetate Aims to Accelerate Online Customer Acquisition

The digital marketing-tech company launches two products designed to support real-time multichannel marketing.

E-commerce Goodlatte Principles Create Common Ground for MFA Combatants

Goodlatte Principles Create Common Ground for MFA Combatants

House Judiciary Committee guidelines for new Marketplace Fairness Act receive warm reception from both remote sellers and brick-and-mortar retailers.

E-commerce ".Anything" Goes

".Anything" Goes

What marketers need to know about new domain extensions

E-commerce Whither Twitter in E-Commerce?

Whither Twitter in E-Commerce?

The hiring of former Ticketmaster exec Nathan Hubbard as head of commerce has retail tongues wagging about Twitter's future plans.

E-commerce Chances That Senate's Marketplace Fairness Act Passes House? Remote

Chances That Senate's Marketplace Fairness Act Passes House? Remote

Despite the passing of The Marketplace Fairness Act this past April in the Sentate, the bill faces a rough road in the House.

E-commerce Abandon Those Shopping Cart Woes

Abandon Those Shopping Cart Woes

Fact: Most customers abandon their online shopping carts. So, what does a brand need do to get consumers buying?

E-commerce Dang Chicks Makes Dang Good Strides in Segmentation

Dang Chicks Makes Dang Good Strides in Segmentation

The female apparel brand relies on Brightpearl for segmentation and shopping cart abandonment.

E-commerce News Byte: Rakuten to Acquire Online Data Company

News Byte: Rakuten to Acquire Online Data Company

PopShops provides online marketers with up-to-date product information.

E-commerce Does E-Commerce Need a Rebrand?

Does E-Commerce Need a Rebrand?

When building a marketing plan, marketers shouldn't discount e-commerce, because not every element is about an immediate purchase.

E-commerce Retailers Perk Up Over In-Store Pickups

Retailers Perk Up Over In-Store Pickups

A Shopatron study finds that retailers are packaging in-store pickups with omnichannel experiences to deliver customer convenience.

E-commerce 3 Effective Ways to Make E-Commerce More Engaging

3 Effective Ways to Make E-Commerce More Engaging

It's relatively easy to engage customers on e-commerce websites when marketers know who those customers are, but what about customers who don't sign in?

E-commerce Lenovo Unifies Its Global Online Presence

Lenovo Unifies Its Global Online Presence

How the high-tech leader got its marketing and tech teams to rally around a common goal

E-commerce Electronic Retailers Take a Flier at the Marketplace Fairness Act

Electronic Retailers Take a Flier at the Marketplace Fairness Act

A quorum of remote sellers descends on Capitol Hill next week to state the case of consumers and SMBs.

E-commerce A Cup of Convenience Can Deliver a Latte Customer Love

A Cup of Convenience Can Deliver a Latte Customer Love

OneCupConnection.com heats up the customer experience with its subscription commerce program.

E-commerce Discovering the "nonline" land in the world of e-commerce

Discovering the "nonline" land in the world of e-commerce

Google analyzes the middle ground between where online ends and offline begins.

E-commerce Hurricane Sandy blows in unwelcome e-commerce deals

Hurricane Sandy blows in unwelcome e-commerce deals

E-commerce sites rethink their promotional strategies as they weather the Hurricane Sandy social storm.

E-commerce Walmart steps up e-commerce with in-house search engine

Walmart steps up e-commerce with in-house search engine

Walmart is stepping up its integration of its online and in-store properties by creating a proprietary search engine called Polaris.

E-commerce Rotary develops first e-commerce site

Rotary develops first e-commerce site

Rotary, a power equipment replacement parts company, has launched an online store available in the U.S. and Canada.

E-commerce The Vitamin Shoppe strengthens e-commerce investment with new hire

The Vitamin Shoppe strengthens e-commerce investment with new hire

The Vitamin Shoppe, a health supplement provider, has named Stephen Bontempo to the newly-created position VP of e-commerce.

E-commerce Outdoor retailers use NetSuite to integrate e-commerce

Outdoor retailers use NetSuite to integrate e-commerce

NetSuite announced August 3 the signing of three new accounts—Hydro Flask, Solio, and X-1 headphones—at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

E-commerce Fashion e-commerce platform Kitsy Lane to provide small-business marketing solutions

Fashion e-commerce platform Kitsy Lane to provide small-business marketing solutions

Kitsy Lane, an e-commerce platform for small fashion businesses and entrepreneurs, launched July 24.

E-commerce NFL Players Association launches e-commerce site

NFL Players Association launches e-commerce site

The NFL Players Association launched an e-commerce site called the NFLPA Shop on July 11.

E-commerce Monetate: Tablets are the future of e-commerce

Monetate: Tablets are the future of e-commerce

According to a new study by Monetate, tablets may just be the future of e-commerce, more so than mobile or PCs.

E-commerce Refinery29 launches revamped e-commerce site

Refinery29 launches revamped e-commerce site

Fashion website Refinery29 has launched its revamped e-commerce site, R29 Shops.

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