Category Archives: Online Retailing

Bricks-and click retailing and online-only retailing are covered here. There are lots of posts on multi-channel retailing.

Macy’s New Story

After a long period of weak results, Macy’s may finally be turning things around. And there is also Macy’s new Story.   Recent Results Are Positive According to Paul LaMonica, writing for CNN Money: “Don’t count out Macy’s yet. Digital sales … Continue reading

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Bonobos Showcases Diversity

At Bonobos, an online men’s clothier, the focus is on the following: “Shopping for clothes is a pain. We’re here to make it painless, and maybe even fun. A Better Experience. Like most guys, we’re not big fans of shopping. … Continue reading

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Retailing: From A to Z Cited Among 100 Best Retailing Blogs

We are pleased to announce that Retailing: From A to Z is now cited by “Top 100 Retail Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018” from Feedspot. PLEASE sign up to follow us. 🙂 by entering your E-mail address in … Continue reading

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Do a Good Deed with Amazon Smile

As we recently reported, Amazon Prime remains on a roll. Today’s post builds on one from a couple of years ago. We ask you to do a good deed with Amazon Smile at NO-COST to you. As of February 2018, … Continue reading

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Online Shopping Behavior Is Still Evolving

As we reported yesterday, the future of E-commerce is brighter than ever.  Now, we study how online shopping behavior is still evolving. In this post, we look at: (1) online shopping trends and (2) the recent success of eBay. The material … Continue reading

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Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete?

One question arising among Web experts: Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete? First, let us define the term. According to PC Magazine: “A tracking cookie involves data stored in the user’s computer by a Web site being visited. ‘Third-party’ advertisers place … Continue reading

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Is Encouraging Returns a Good Idea?

The returns policy of online retailers has a major impact on their level of success. See What Consumers Want in Returning Items and How Shoppers Use the Return Option for Online Purchases. Returns policies have become so important that we must ask: Is encouraging returns … Continue reading

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