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Thumbnail-Photo: Lowes reimagines DIY learning and shopping experiences...
08.03.2022   #digital marketing #online marketing

Lowe's reimagines DIY learning and shopping experiences

Launch of shoppable learning platform DIY-U with in-store workshops and livestreams

Homeowners continue to invest in home improvement, and with millennials driving homeownership rates, there's a new generation of DIYers seeking a transformation in how-to learning and experiences. To engage this new wave of home improvers, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Survey: ‘Stale’ product reviews are a big turn-off for shoppers...
18.01.2022   #online trading #customer analysis

Survey: ‘Stale’ product reviews are a big turn-off for shoppers

Nearly 40% won’t buy if product reviews are older than 90 days, and 62% won’t purchase if reviews are older than a year

The majority of shoppers do their homework prior to purchase, with nearly 70% reading between one and 25 consumer product reviews. Some 44% of consumers want access to reviews written within the past month, and 38% won’t purchase a product if ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Obsess launches “Shop with Friends”
04.12.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Obsess launches “Shop with Friends”

Experiential e-commerce platform to enable social shopping in virtual stores

Obsess, an experiential e-commerce platform that enables brands to create online virtual stores and showrooms, today announced the launch of “Shop with Friends,” a feature that enables consumers to shop in virtual stores ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Expanding grocery order and delivery service for independent retailers...
19.10.2021   #food retail #delivery

Expanding grocery order and delivery service for independent retailers

Partnership between United Natural Foods and DoorDash

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace.UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Margin pressure, challenging logistics and lack of actionable data: top...
15.10.2021   #supply chain management #sales promotion

Margin pressure, challenging logistics and lack of actionable data: top pain points for sellers on Amazon

Key challenges for brands on online marketplace Amazon

Global marketplace seller Pattern has surveyed brands selling on Amazon in Europe and the Middle East to determine how they utilise features of the platform, and their key pain points with the marketplace.Working with partner Profitero, Pattern ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Powering accelerated growth of leading enterprises through online...
30.09.2021   #e-commerce #digitization

Powering accelerated growth of leading enterprises through online marketplaces

Mirakl announces $555 million series e-funding

With a valuation exceeding $3.5 billion, new financing extends Mirakl’s enterprise marketplace category leadership amid explosive growth for eCommerce and platform business model.Mirakl, the industry’s first enterprise marketplace SaaS ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IAW 2022 – The orders fair for the retail trade...
28.09.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

IAW 2022 – The orders fair for the retail trade

08.03. - 10.03.2022 | Messegelände Köln

The International Trade Fair for Promotional Goods and Imports (IAW Messe Köln) is an order fair for promotional goods, seasonal products and trend articles. More than 300 international wholesalers, producers, importers and suppliers will ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fashion Tech Berlin 2022
28.09.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Fashion Tech Berlin 2022

18.01. - 20.01.2022 | STATION Berlin, Germany

FASHIONTECH Berlin is a conference about the future of fashion and deals with topics around innovations and digitalization in the fashion industry. Global players, buyers, start-ups, influencers, marketing experts and journalists will come together ...

Thumbnail-Photo: WRC 2022 – World Retail Congress
28.09.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

WRC 2022 – World Retail Congress

05.04. - 07.04.2022 | Rome Cavalieri Hotel, Italy

The World Retail Congress on 05.04.-07.04.2022 brings together the leaders of today’s global retail industry – from multi-national powerhouses to game-changing start-ups and disruptors. They are united in their focus on understanding and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shein is the leading shopping app
21.09.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Shein is the leading shopping app

More than double of Amazon shopping’s total downloads

Since October 2020, the Chinese fast-fashion app Shein was considered the world’s largest online-only retailer and has claimed the top spot of shopping charts from retail giants such as Amazon, H&M and Inditex. According to data presented ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The most searched online shopping stores by state...
16.09.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

The most searched online shopping stores by state

CenturyLinkQuote found Etsy the most searched online store in the nation

With people nationwide using online shopping more than ever in the last year, CenturyLinkQuote has examined, which online-only shopping stores Americans search for most.The team analyzed Google search volume data and found that Etsy, a small ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The change exchange: Helping women find networks of support...
09.09.2021   #online marketing #social media

"The change exchange": Helping women find networks of support

T.J.Maxx and Mindy Kaling launch pen pal program

With change occurring at a fundamental level this past year, T.J.Maxx sought to understand how women were navigating unexpected changes, both big and small. A recent survey* by the brand's purpose-driven initiative -The Maxx You Project - ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pay-over-time option at Amazon checkout
31.08.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Pay-over-time option at Amazon checkout

Amazon partners with Affirm to deliver a flexible payment option

Affirm, the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, announced that its flexible payment solution will soon be available to Amazon.com customers at checkout. Amazon and Affirm are testing with select customers now, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Form, color and design in social media communication...
30.08.2021   #marketing #design

Form, color and design in social media communication

The most underestimated ingredients for more reach

For the majority of companies an appearance on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Co. is obligatory these days, social media seems to be a valuable communication tool for retailers. However, they should keep a few things in mind when ...

Thumbnail-Photo: zooplus partners with Hellman & Friedman
18.08.2021   #online platform #investments

zooplus partners with Hellman & Friedman

Shareholders benefit from a premium of 50 percent

zooplus, an european online pet platform, and Hellman & Friedman (H&F), have signed an Investment Agreement to enter into a Strategic Partnership aimed at strengthening zooplus’ long-term leadership position in the growing and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social commerce surpasses $30 billion in the US...
12.08.2021   #social media #online platform

Social commerce surpasses $30 billion in the US

China’s market is still about 10 times bigger

Social commerce sales in the US are picking up, but the size of the market pales in comparison to that of China, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on social commerce.In 2021, US social commerce sales will rise by 35.8% to $36.62 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Facebook Pay available at US e-commerce shops...
11.08.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Facebook Pay available at US e-commerce shops

Provide customers a seamless checkout experience at your own website

People already use Facebook Pay to send money, shop, donate and more, across Facebook apps and services. Now, for the first time, Facebook is extending Facebook Pay availability beyond their own platforms to businesses who want to provide a seamless ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Conquering China as the strongest e-commerce market globally...
30.07.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Conquering China as the strongest e-commerce market globally

Making informed decisions in online retail

In a report assessing the impact of Covid-19 on consumer behavior, the international network of consulting firms Deloitte reports that “the pandemic is rapidly changing our behavior toward online channels.” The firm adds that this is a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail as powerful stream of revenue
22.07.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Retail as powerful stream of revenue

Influential media organizations to partner with retailers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created synergistic opportunities for media and retail companies, as consumers find themselves spending more time online. Large online media and entertainment organizations are now partnering with retailers to provide ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Hot on the trail of the newest trends
04.06.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Hot on the trail of the newest trends

OTTO uses a new in-house tool for trend research

Together with Google, the online retailer OTTO has developed a dashboard that helps identify "whitespots" - missing brands and products. The tool called MANGO builds on Google's Merchant Analytics Center and, in addition to its own ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Gen Z shopping journeys start on Social Media...
28.05.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Gen Z shopping journeys start on Social Media

Findings reveal generational shopping preferences: purchases are mostly made on third-party websites

Leading digital experience platform provider Optimizely (formerly Episerver) today announced new survey data revealing the nuanced preferences of Gen Z and Millennial consumers as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. The survey, which polled 1,000 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion...
18.05.2021   #online trading #sustainability

It takes two: closing the sustainability-attitude behavior gap in fashion

Zalando wants customers to keep sustainabilty in mind

Recently, Zalando published a report sharing consumer insights and recommendations on how to close the sustainability attitude-behavior gap in fashion. Therefore, Zalando launched a value-based browsing experience and further invested in Pre-owned ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Click & Pep: Bringing pizzazz to your sale
22.03.2021   #online platform #click & collect

Click & Pep: Bringing pizzazz to your sale

Webtalk "retail salsa" on 2021/04/28 at 4:00 p.m. (CET)!

Click & Collect, In-Store Pickup, Click & Go, Click & Reserve: there are many different names for picking up online ordered goods in the store. The service is appealing to customers because delivery costs are usually eliminated and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Zalando onboards C&A to Connected Retail
18.02.2021   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Zalando onboards C&A to Connected Retail

Network passes 3.000 active stores mark

Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, continues to grow its Connected Retail network at high speed. The program now counts over 3.000 active stores, selling to millions of Zalando customers online. Since the ...

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08.12.2020   #online trading #sustainability

retail trends 3/2020: Focus on "Logistics" (German)

The current issue with tips, ideas and trends for and from the logistics industry

Ordering, delivery, supply chain, store or warehouse management - the logistics industry is diverse. High time to take a closer look at the latest tips and developments. Get a closer look at the industry in this issue of retail trends!You can find ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in U.S....
27.11.2020   #online platform #online food retailing

First South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in U.S.

Based in Chicago, Quicklly expands to San Francisco Bay Area

Quicklly, the first and only South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in the US, announced its first expansion city – the San Francisco Bay Area. Customers throughout the city of San Francisco extending south through to San Mateo have ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Come together: local retailers connect with local customers...
15.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #customer relationship management

Come together: local retailers connect with local customers

The online platform Ladenfreun.de connects local retailers with potential customers. The common denominator: A product.

How can you bridge the gap and connect online retail to pedestrian zones? A Nuremberg startup wondered how this could be accomplished and came up with a solution: Ladenfreun.de. In this interview, founder Matthias Hueber talks about the idea behind ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily...
10.08.2020   #e-commerce #online platform

Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily deal platforms

Bargaining and the three-way transaction that defines the daily deal market

Researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University analyzed the bargaining process between the daily deal platforms Groupon as well as LivingSocial and merchants to identify the trade-offs made by both parties during the transaction ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally...
24.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally

Payments initiative reaches a milestone as the Operating Agreement with PayPal expires

Starting today (July 20th), eBay will begin expanding its management of payments around the globe. The company embarked on its journey to manage the end-to-end payments process on its marketplace platform in late 2018 and is already seeing success ...

Thumbnail-Photo: retail trends 2/2020: focus Retail Technology (German)...
13.07.2020   #personnel management #coronavirus

retail trends 2/2020: focus "Retail Technology" (German)

The current issue with all trends around technology in retail, plus special pages concerning the COVID pandemic

Whether it's in front of store doors, in stores, or in the retailer's back office, technology is making its way into the industry.You can find our retail trends as an e-paper here. This issue is in German. Most of our articles are also ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Creative criminal meets intelligent security system...
28.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #security

Creative criminal meets intelligent security system

Interview with Ralph Siegfried, Business Development Manager at Axis Communications GmbH

Stores come in different sizes, have different settings and vary in product selection. That’s also why they need a customized loss prevention and security solution. What are some options for retailers and what key elements do they need to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Simple tips and tricks to start your online business...
20.05.2020   #online trading #retail

Simple tips and tricks to start your online business

How to start an e-commerce business: Why you don’t always need a big online store

Creating your own online store is still the most popular way to sell products online. To start an e-commerce business, you first need a store setup and a fulfillment service provider who handles the warehousing, packaging, and shipment of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Behind the curtain: Inside Amazon
18.05.2020   #online trading #marketing

Behind the curtain: Inside Amazon

A Frankfurt startup helps sellers to improve their ranking on the platform

"I want to successfully promote and sell my products on Amazon" - that's the goal of many sellers. It comes as no surprise as the Seattle-based online store has evolved to become the largest e-commerce marketplace in Europe since its ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How to make sure your online shop doesn’t collapse...
20.04.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

How to make sure your online shop doesn’t collapse

To prepare your online shop for peak loads caused by advertising campaigns or cyber attacks

The recommendation of your product by an influencer or the rush of customers for your voucher deal and other successful marketing measures are actually a blessing for every retailer. But they can backfire! ...

Thumbnail-Photo: WirvonHier – Virtual strolling through retailers from the neighborhood...
02.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #mobile shopping

WirvonHier – Virtual strolling through retailers from the neighborhood

How an app brings local retailers and customers together contactless

Many retailers have had to close their shops due to the Corona crisis. But this does not mean that as a result the connection to the customer has to suffer. The WirVonHier project shows how to reach customers and moreover connect with their needs ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Personalization, but privacy
16.03.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Personalization, but privacy

Episerver launches new ecommerce survey detailing evolving consumer expectations

Online shoppers are at odds with their desire for personalized digital experiences from brands and their demand for privacy, according to new data from Episerver™, the customer-centric digital experience company recently named a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: With Magento 1 ending support, online retailers need to migrate platforms...
25.01.2020   #online trading #software management

With Magento 1 ending support, online retailers need to migrate platforms

‘End of support’ should not mean ‘end of business’, says Kooomo

In June, Magento 1 will no longer receive security patches or updates, making associated ecommerce sites vulnerable to a variety of threats. Online retailers who have not already started the process will need to urgently consider which platform ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “AI starts with AI”
24.01.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

“AI starts with AI”

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) supports the retail industry

When we shop, many of us are unaware that artificial intelligence helps retailers – in both online and offline settings – more often than we realize. One who is intimately involved in this process along with his Research Center is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-Commerce Day 2020 made by real.de
13.01.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

E-Commerce Day 2020 made by real.de

11 years e-Commerce Day in Cologne!

The e-Commerce Day - made by real.de, offers online retailers, manufacturers and interested parties the opportunity to learn about the latest trends, the latest developments and interesting features in e-commerce and to exchange information with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Product information makes a beeline for stores...
02.01.2020   #online trading #data management

Product information makes a beeline for stores

Product data platform distributes information from manufacturers to retailers and on to customers

Online stores need great product descriptions and powerful product images to be successful. After all, this information must be able to substitute the first-hand experience online surfers would get if they visited a physical store. That’s why ...

Thumbnail-Photo: What do people around the world buy?
16.12.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

What do people around the world buy?

Global fashion search engine Lyst reveals trends in online shopping behavior

High-quality and contemporary fashion: Online shoppers can find fashion’s hottest brands and products using the search engine Lyst and learn everything about the latest fashion must-haves. iXtenso spoke with Eva Lindner, Marketing ...

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