Category for "Tips & Trends"

Worried About Wal-Azon?

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As we move into 2018, several major retail trends are already pretty clear: the division between e-commerce and online retail will fade away as the majority of businesses adopt a blended model, offering components of both, and the industry’s largest players, namely Walmart and Amazon, will continue to grow and change, in many ways becoming… Continue Reading »

Self-Gifting: The Holiday Shopping Trend Retailers are Going to Love!

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On November 11th, thousands of Chinese people celebrated Single’s Day, a holiday where people who aren’t in a committed romantic or family relationship buy themselves gifts. It’s a huge event for Chinese retailers, and I’ve heard more than a few retailers lament the fact we don’t have the same holiday here. Luckily, it turns out,… Continue Reading »

When the Discount is Provided By Amazon, Who Really Pays?

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Spoiler Alert: It’s Probably You, Small Retailer Amazon’s dominance in the marketplace has forced many retailers into a “If you can’t beat them, join them” position. Selling products via Amazon’s marketplace in addition to a retailer’s own eCommerce site and physical location affords greatly expanded reach. 55% of shoppers begin their product searches on Amazon…. Continue Reading »