Wal-Mart’s online sales growth slows for the year
Feb19

Wal-Mart’s online sales growth slows for the year

February 18, 2016, 12:23 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY FAREEHA ALI Research Analyst Fourth quarter e-commerce sales grew just 8%. Challenges in big e-commerce markets outside the United States—Brazil, China and the United Kingdom—hampered web sales growth for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in fiscal  2016 that ended Jan. 29, CEO and president Doug McMillon said today on an earnings call with investors. Global e-commerce sales for...

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Israeli merchants must embrace e-commerce as Amazon attracts shoppers
Feb17

Israeli merchants must embrace e-commerce as Amazon attracts shoppers

February 15, 2016, 6:00 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY BLOOMBERG NEWS Consumers turn to faraway sites as only about one-quarter of businesses in Israel have an e-commerce presence. (Bloomberg)—Israelis shopping online have an odd dilemma these days. Buy from a local retailer, but possibly incur long waits for delivery—or get the prospect of faster shipping and lower prices but order from foreign giants. To many tech-savvy...

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Overstock.com’s sales grow 2.1% in Q4, 10.7% for the year
Feb11

Overstock.com’s sales grow 2.1% in Q4, 10.7% for the year

February 10, 2016, 1:53 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY MATT LINDNER Associate Editor The online retailer views its Club O loyalty program as being beneficial in the long term, despite hampering sales in the short term. The increasing popularity of its multi-tiered Club O loyalty program may have hindered Overstock.com Inc.’s growth in 2015. Overstock, No. 31 in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide, reported net...

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Amazon eyes Alibaba as it builds a global delivery network
Feb10

Amazon eyes Alibaba as it builds a global delivery network

February 9, 2016, 9:34 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY BLOOMBERG NEWS Documents indicate Fulfillment By Amazon is key to controlling the flow of packages from factories in Asia to customers’ doorsteps around the world. (Bloomberg)—In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United Parcel Service Inc. and Federal Express Corp....

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Twitter rolls out a premium advertising offering
Feb10

Twitter rolls out a premium advertising offering

February 9, 2016, 12:46 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY ZAK STAMBOR Managing Editor Twitter’s First View lets marketers ensure their promoted tweets load on the first screen a Twitter user sees when he opens the app or visits Twitter.com. Twitter Inc. today rolled out a premium advertising offering called First View that lets a marketer ensure that, for a 24-period, consumers will see only that brand’s promoted tweets load...

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Shutterfly joins the billion-dollar e-commerce club
Feb09

Shutterfly joins the billion-dollar e-commerce club

February 8, 2016, 11:22 AM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY KAT FAY Sr. Data Analyst Sales to businesses nearly doubled in 2015 for Shutterfly, while total sales increased 15%. Buoyed by strong sales to businesses and a big increase in mobile shopping, Shutterfly Inc. scored a 15% jump in sales in 2015. The online retailer of personalized products and photo books, No. 50 in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide, said sales...

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ChannelAdvisor’s revenue jumps 24% in Q4
Feb08

ChannelAdvisor’s revenue jumps 24% in Q4

February 5, 2016, 1:24 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY FAREEHA ALI Research Analyst The company, which specializes in helping retailers sell through online marketplaces, added such clients as Birchbox and Johnson & Johnson. Revenue for e-commerce services provider ChannelAdvisor Corp. increased to $29.4 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up 23.5% from $23.8 million in the same period a year ago, the company...

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Instagram introduces 60-second video ads
Feb08

Instagram introduces 60-second video ads

February 4, 2016, 3:12 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY ZAK STAMBOR Managing Editor T-Mobile is one of first advertisers to run a 1-minute video ad. Facebook Inc.-owned Instagram is doubling the maximum length of its video adsfrom 30 seconds to 60 seconds. The change comes less than six months after the social network doubled the maximum length of the ads from 15 seconds to 30 seconds in September. T-Mobile and Warner Bros....

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Amazon plans to open stores in at least 10 markets
Feb05

Amazon plans to open stores in at least 10 markets

February 4, 2016, 12:23 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY SANDRA GUY Senior Editor Stores of about 3,000 square feet will be modeled after Amazon’s Seattle store, and will focus on selling books and e-readers, a real estate executive with knowledge of the plans tells Internet Retailer. Amazon plans to open stores in at least 10 major markets to sell books and electronic readers in sites near indoor shopping malls, a retail...

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Walmart.ca expands e-grocery to the Toronto area
Feb05

Walmart.ca expands e-grocery to the Toronto area

February 4, 2016, 12:18 PM Published on www.internetretailer.com BY ALLISON ENRIGHT Editor The expansion comes about six months after Wal-Mart began testing grocery pickup in Ottawa. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making online grocery shopping available to more Canadian consumers. Walmart.ca this week expanded online grocery shopping capabilities to six Toronto-area Walmart stores; another six area stores will go live with it Feb. 18, the...

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