Tag Archives: online shopping

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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Mobile Drives E-Commerce Globally

Just a decade ago, virtually all E-commerce was conducted via laptops and desktops. But today, mobile drives E-commerce globally. And E-commerce remains the best growth vehicle for many companies. Check out this prior post: Important New Report on 2017 Internet … Continue reading

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Harry & David Modernizes Its Web Site

Harry & David has been a leader in selling gift products for more than 80 years. Take a look at this video for a quick overview. Harry & David has been part of the 1-800-flowers.com family of businesses since 2014. … Continue reading

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UPS to Aid Retailers in Return Process

Many firms not named Amazon are looking for a way to greatly improve the customer return process. Now, UPS comes to the rescue. As Andria Cheng reports for eMarketer: “In retailers’ fight against Amazon, it looks like there is a new … Continue reading

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Top Luxury Retailers in the United States

What are the largest luxury retailers in the United States (by annual revenue)? The following chart from eMarketer gives us the answer.  (NOTE: Click on the preceding link to all the firms in alphabetical form; and click on the retailer’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Shoppers’ Online Activity Across Borders

How much do U.S. online shoppers buy from outside the United States? This is an important question for both U.S. and foreign online retailers. eMarketer helps us answer the preceding question: “More than three-fourths (77.0%) of U.S. Internet users were … Continue reading

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Are YOU Prepared for Ad Blocking?

Ad blocking is becoming an enormous problem for online retailers, going from a nuisance a couple of years ago to a major threat today. ARE YOU PREPARED TO HANDLE IT? Technopedia describes ad blockers as follows: “An ad blocker is … Continue reading

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