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What’s Ahead for Holiday Season 2016?

Holiday season 2015 did not reach the expectations of many retailers. Holiday season 2016 is expected to see even stronger growth for online retailing, but not a lot of growth for store-based retailing — especially apparel, home goods, and mass … Continue reading

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How Online Retail Continues to Evolve

Even though online retailing has been around for a while, it is nowhere close to peaking. There are many avenues for growth, and various changes in online retailing practices under way. As Dave Chaffey observes for Smart Insights: “Online retail … Continue reading

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The State of E-Commerce: A Benchmark Report

What is the state of E-commerce today? Internet guru Yotpo has conducted a large-scale study on this to provide us with more insights: “Yotpo’s E-Commerce Benchmark features the most recent & relevant data from over 65 million orders across over … Continue reading

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More Location Data Help Retailers at Pinterest

As we have noted before (for example, see 1, 2, 3), more retailers are now involved with Pinterest; and Pinterest has been adding new features to encourage use by retailers. Pinterest’s  most recent feature addition relates to location data:  “Since … Continue reading

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New Technology Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary :-)

Each year, new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Some are culturally-driven; others are technology-driven. Many are unusual. As Lindsay Kolowich writes for HubSpot: “Although the Oxford English Dictionary editors get the final say, they actually look to … Continue reading

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Smartphones and the In-Store Shopping Experience

Mobile technology greatly facilitates the shopping experience for consumers, including their in-store experience. Cayan,  a payment-facilitating company, offers a helpful take on this topic through the slideshow below.

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Video and Social Media Are Big in the Mobile Era

According to JWT Intelligence’s Hallie Steiner: “Video streaming and social networking are monopolizing mobile attention, according to research from Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report. Two-thirds of mobile traffic now comes from the top five apps in any given market — in … Continue reading

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