The promise of online sales and traffic has got retailers across the board focused on investing more money online, but many retailers are still falling short in some of the basics of digital. A new study finds that many ecommerce sites are painfully slow to load.
6/28/2017by Andria Cheng
Alibaba has upped its stake in Southeast Asia-focused ecommerce company Lazada with a $1 billion investment. The move signals Alibaba’s intent to dominate in the region before rivals can establish themselves.
6/28/2017by Rahul Chadha
The European Commission fined Google €2.42 billion for favoring Google Shopping in its search results. That search advantage hasn’t translated into a market dominating performance, though.
6/27/2017by Cliff Annicelli
Mobile’s smaller screens and consumers’ dwindling attention spans have made product visualization even more important. An interview with Gaurav Sethi, co-founder of Outward, about how retailers can benefit from improving their visuals.
6/27/2017by Tricia Carr
Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods has been described as revolutionary, sending shockwaves across the grocery sector, but a look at how consumers are buying their groceries and other CPG items suggests Amazon is simply responding fast to where the money is.
6/27/2017by Andria Cheng
For many consumers, the fear of package theft is enough to keep them from buying certain products online.
6/23/2017by Monica Melton
A significant segment of China’s consumer class is moving upmarket from cheap goods sold on marketplaces. With its stake in luxury marketplace Farfetch,, a China-based ecommerce platform, is positioning itself to capitalize on this growing market segment.
6/22/2017by Rahul Chadha
Almost two-thirds of US internet users have ordered food with an app or online. And it's not just young consumers who are doing it.
6/22/2017by Monica Melton
Aaron Magness, CMO of crowdsourced apparel company Betabrand, discusses the pros and cons of using chatbots in the fashion industry.
6/22/2017by Tricia Carr
As online sales growth slows and becomes a market share battle, retailers and brands have been employing different tactics, from personalizing content based on local weather to changing colors on the site. But a new study finds that of 29 popular tricks used by brands to drive incremental sales, most don't work.
6/21/2017by Andria Cheng