online shopping

  • What’s Your Customer’s Online Personality? Crunch Network

    What’s Your Customer’s Online Personality?

    In the retail world we live in today, it’s hard to know who your customers are. Unlike in the days of brick and mortar stores, customers in today’s online shopping marketplace are cloaked in layers of anonymity, their wants, desires and specific shopping styles all filtered out by keyboards and IP addresses. This presents a major marketing problem for many web enterprises. How do… Read More

  • E-Commerce Isn’t Everything Crunch Network

    E-Commerce Isn’t Everything

    The holiday season is here. For many of us that means lots of shopping. Are you doing most of your shopping online or in stores? If you’re like most consumers, the answer is both, but with a significant bias toward physical stores. Despite all the attention about Cyber Monday and online transactions, e-commerce sales will still only amount to roughly 7 percent of all retail sales this year. Read More

  • Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience Crunch Network

    Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience

    Here’s a funny reality. Despite the steady rise of e-commerce since the 1990s, we still stroll through malls and shops. Even with one-click ordering and overnight delivery, we purchase many of our day-to-day products and services locally and offline. A big reason we do so is that shopping engages us with the wider world. Read More

  • European Fashion Startups See High Growth Potential In The Global Online Sales Market

    Europe is known for its high-end fashion culture, and technology seems to be making it easier for the world to discover and access those much sought-after items from this region of the world. But there are differences in discovery and online shopping trends from culture to culture throughout the globe. Read More

  • Cyber Monday Beat Forecasts With A Record $3.07 Billion In Sales, 26% From Mobile Devices

    Cyber Monday Beat Forecasts With A Record $3.07 Billion In Sales, 26% From Mobile Devices

    Yesterday’s Cyber Monday sales event was already poised to break records with a forecasted $3 billion in sales, making it the largest online sales day in U.S. history. It ended up beating those estimates, however, according to the final numbers provided by Adobe’s Digital Index today: the company says that $3.07 billion was spent online yesterday, a 16 percent increase… Read More

  • The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social Crunch Network

    The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

    The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

  • Online Holiday Sales To Hit Record $83 Billion, Mobile To Drive Majority Of Visits For First Time

    Online Holiday Sales To Hit Record $83 Billion, Mobile To Drive Majority Of Visits For First Time

    Some big-name brick-and-mortar retailers have made the decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, but that decision – nor all those Facebook pledges to not shop on the holiday – will make much of an impact on this year’s holiday season sales. It could be that consumers will just be shopping online, not in-store, as it turns out. According to recent forecasts, e-commerce… Read More

  • Doorman, A Startup Eliminating Missed Package Deliveries, Comes To Chicago And, Soon, New York

    Doorman, A Startup Eliminating Missed Package Deliveries, Comes To Chicago And, Soon, New York

    Doorman, a company tackling the problem of missed deliveries by allowing consumers to schedule their own deliveries as late as midnight, has now gone live in Chicago and is preparing to soon launch in New York. The expansion comes on the heels of Doorman’s seed funding round from earlier this summer, which saw the company adding $1.5 million to its coffers in order to grow its… Read More

  • Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico Crunch Network

    Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico

    Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has Internet access. That, in a nutshell, underscores the opportunities and challenges for innovators and investors evaluating Mexico’s emerging innovation economy. Read More

  • The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers Crunch Network

    The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers

    Shopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience of their home, while still having the option of going to a local mall or retailer to peruse the aisles for instant gratification. Read More

  • Walmart Answers Amazon’s “Prime Day” With Deals And Free Shipping

    Walmart Answers Amazon’s “Prime Day” With Deals And Free Shipping

    Walmart today announced its intentions to take the wind out of the sails of Amazon’s upcoming “Prime Day,” a one-day event happening on July 15th which will offer Black Friday-like sales and savings for Prime subscribers in nine countries, including the U.S. Walmart’s own membership-based savings program called ShippingPass, an Amazon Prime competitor of sorts, is… Read More

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