Articles Tagged ‘retail’


Mobile Web’s pervasiveness demands innovation to bring products alive: Wayfair exec

August 19, 2016

BOSTON – An executive from Wayfair at eTail East 2016 explained that mobile Web growth has been persistent, meaning retailers need to focus on creating an optimized and meaningful experience to offset a corresponding drop on desktop.

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Dior taps WeChat’s direct-to-consumer potential in social selling effort

August 12, 2016

With bricks-and-mortar sales continuing to decline, social selling is poised to alter the current retail model by facilitating purchases seamlessly through branded communication.

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Michael Kors’ #InstaKors returns as part of see-now, buy-now strategy

July 26, 2016

U.S. apparel and accessories label Michael Kors is improving social shopping with the relaunch of #InstaKors.

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Pizza Hut gains on Domino’s with ordering chatbot for Messenger, Twitter

July 14, 2016

Pizza Hut is competing with Domino’s extensive mobile ordering capabilities by capitalizing on the growing interest in conversational commerce with a chatbot for ordering food delivery.

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How machine-to-machine technology works for retailers

July 11, 2016

Shoppers who receive branded messages at the right time in the store are 7.5 times more likely to seek out the product off the shelf than those that do not.

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7 reasons for RFID in luxury retailing

May 31, 2016

The time for adoption of item-level RFID (radio-frequency identification) is finally here.

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Walmart Pay’s national launch positions retailer for mobile-driven second half

May 17, 2016

Walmart is gearing up for mobile-driven back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons by rolling out Walmart Pay to big markets such as Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, with a national release scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.

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Kohl’s integrates loyalty with Apple Pay for greater in-store relevance

May 5, 2016

Kohl’s is the first retailer integrating its private label credit card and rewards platform with Apple Pay for in-store use, pointing to the growing influence of mobile payments throughout the customer journey.

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Messaging is the most important part of mobile strategy: Forrester analyst

April 28, 2016

NEW YORK – A Forrester analyst at Forrester’s Marketing 2016 Forum stressed the importance of connecting to consumers through mobile messaging, as they are likely to follow up, but the content must be relevant and retailers are not yet getting it right.

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3 lessons for mobile sites from the 2015 holiday season

March 14, 2016

Keeping control of a strong user experience is a continual struggle as marketers add new technology and tools to enhance functionality and boost response, because every new element introduces a potential single point of failure.

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