Thu.Jul 30, 2020

Ethical Ecommerce Interviews: Karst Stone Paper on the Importance of Building the Right Team

Ecommerce Platforms

We spoke to Kevin Garcia, co-founder and co-CEO of Karst Stone Paper (who’ve just launched a beautiful new website: take a gander!). After encountering stone paper while travelling in Asia, he figured out a way to turn it into beautiful, sustainable stationery. What inspired you to start Karst?

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315: What It Takes To Get Rich Quick With Steve Chou

My Wife Quit Her Job

One of the most asked questions I get is how quickly you can make money online. So in this episode, I break down what it takes to get rich “quick” and how to change your mindset about running a successful online business.

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Top customer service considerations for retailers in a post-COVID world


The customer experience is one of the most critical touchpoints a retailer has with its customers, writes 7-Eleven's Jerry Campbell

Employee Spotlight: Hamilton Kiah, Digital Media Manager, and Expert Gardener


FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! In this post, we’re featuring our Digital Media Manager, Hamilton Kiah!

J.C. Penney looks to sell itself in bankruptcy


Separate bidders are lining up for the department store, which hopes to sell itself quickly and exit Chapter 11 a slimmer, healthier business

Turning Inventory Into Cash: How Retailers Can Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World

Retail Touch

Inventory is typically a retailer’s biggest asset. After all, the only way that retailers stay in business is to sell goods: the faster and more profitably, the better. Today, however, unsold inventory is a retailer’s worst nightmare.

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Walmart's marketplace doubles in a year: report


The retailer's recent partnership with Shopify has accelerated its growth, according to Marketplace Pulse

Back-To-School Spending Poised To Top $100 Billion Even Amid Disruption

Retail Touch

The excitement that typically surrounds the back-to-school season is being replaced by stress and uncertainty. Lack of clarity surrounding school reopenings, combined with lack of confidence in remote learning procedures, are driving big spending shifts among parents and caregivers.

B2B Best Practices: How to Choose an Ecommerce Platform | Salsify


Choosing a business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce platform can be challenging — especially if you don't know where to start. While the process may seem daunting, there are several necessary steps that can help you get started.

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CVS To Offer PayPal And Venmo Touch-Free Payments

Retail Touch

Responding to an escalating demand for contactless payment options, CVS Pharmacy will offer PayPal and Venmo QR code technology, enabling customers to check out touch-free in all 8,200 stand-alone CVS Pharmacy locations in the U.S. The program is scheduled to roll out nationwide in Q4.

MPs highlight vital role of local shops during pandemic


The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s report on the impact of Covid-19 on food supply highlights the vital role that smaller retailers have played in providing food to people during the pandemic, particularly where they were unable to get to supermarkets.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On The E-commerce Industry


The global pandemic of COVID-19 has changed the world forever, leaving a lasting impact on billions of people and their. The post The Impact Of COVID-19 On The E-commerce Industry appeared first on ECOMMERCE GROWTH Blog.

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Major Retailers to Shut Doors for Thanksgiving Shopping Due to COVID-19

ROI Revolution

Published July 30, 2020. Major brick-and-mortar retailers including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are shutting their doors for Thanksgiving shopping in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Mobile eCommerce Design Tips To Improve UX


According to BigCommerce, mobile sales are expected to account for 54% of total eCommerce sales by next year. That being said, websites designed for mobile devices are bound to engage more customers and drive more revenue than those designed only for desktop.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 Prep (Part 3): SEO + Retail Readiness

ROI Revolution

Published July 30, 2020. Before diving into Part 3, be sure to read Part 2 on inventory planning and merchandising ! Prime Day began in 2015 as a celebration of Amazon’s 20th birthday. It quickly grew from a $415M event that year to bringing in more than $7B in 2019.

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35 Points Ecommerce Checklist for Holiday Sales 2020: Get Ready For Post-Pandemic World 2020


The first rule of the eCommerce business is to adapt to the current happenings of the industry. The world has already declared COVID as a global pandemic. Cities are under lockdown, social distancing is followed, many businesses are shut, outdoor gatherings are prohibited.

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Big Lots Plans Nationwide Same-Day Delivery From 1,100 Stores

Retail Touch

Big Lots will enter the same-day delivery battlefront via a partnership with last-mile logistics provider PICKUP. The retailer plans to roll out delivery of items from 1,100 stores beginning in August.

Bezos faces US House Judiciary Committee over marketplace fairness, counterfeits


Amazon's CEO and founder defended its third-party sales and touted advantages for both consumers and sellers, but he didn't have all the answers

Lincolnshire Costcutter expands to meet local consumer demand


Lincolnshire-based retailer Emily Rosa Ranjini has opened a new-look Costcutter store. Ranjini doubled the size of her existing Stamford store by purchasing the unit next door to create a 2,000sq ft store and invested more than £180,000 in the refit.

4R Demand Planning Results Can Feed Merchandise And Supply Chain Systems

Retail Touch

The 4R Systems Demand Planning solution helps retailers better understand true demand by revealing the optimal answers to inventory challenges. The flexible forecasting solution can be integrated into a number of other applications, including merchandise and supply chain systems.

Co-op opens new London store


Co-op has opened its newest food store in Highgate, North London, following a £640,000 investment. The new convenience store – located in the Archway, Junction Road – opens between 7am-11pm daily and runs on 100% renewable electricity.

Sendoso Helps Optimize Customers’ Gift Choices

Retail Touch

Sendoso , a gift sending platform offering new ways to connect with customers and clients, has launched the Address Confirmation and Sendoso Choice features.

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Coca-Cola unveils first major campaign after pandemic


Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new campaign, Open Like Never Before, which aims to mark a time of social and cultural change following the coronavirus pandemic.


The Backroom: When retailers issue mask requirements


Without federal face mask guidelines, retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy have had to introduce their own measures


Whitley Neill launches fruity flavours for summer


Premium gin brand Whitley Neill has launched two limited-edition flavours – Brazilian Lime and Strawberry & Black Pepper.


Overstock's sales get a 109% boost from pandemic shopping


The retailer, after struggling in recent years, was uniquely positioned as an e-commerce player to take advantage of consumers stuck at home

Filippo Berio invests in pesto


Filippo Berio is launching an integrated advertising, PR and social media campaign to increase pesto consumption. The far-reaching activity represents a significant investment in category growth and includes a new television creative featuring Filippo Berio’s iconic music.

Moncler to take control of its e-commerce operations


The luxury retailer also reiterated its other digital efforts including livestreaming and artificial intelligence

McGuigan Wines renews £2m TV sponsorship deal


McGuigan Wines, has renewed its TV sponsorship with Timeless Entertainment on UKTVs Drama for a second year. The renewed 12-month sponsorship deal, worth more than £2m, will continue to cover the Timeless Entertainment programming on UKTV’s Drama channel.

5 Worst Ecommerce Marketing Mistakes: What Not to Do


What are the 5 most common ecommerce marketing mistakes? Here’s what to watch out for and learn how to avoid these usual first-time mistakes. The post 5 Worst Ecommerce Marketing Mistakes: What Not to Do appeared first on Ecomdash. Ecommerce Marketing

Clearspring adds to miso range


Clearspring has introduced two new organic Japanese misos which are made using traditional production methods. Clearspring Organic Japanese Unpasteurised Reduced Salt Miso contains 25% less salt than Clearspring’s flagship Organic Brown Rice Miso, while delivering an authentic Japanese umami punch.


A RETAIL ROADMAP From skuIQ & Retail Minded Is Introduced to Help Retailers Navigate Retail Amidst COVID-19


Together with skuIQ, Retail Minded has introduced a RETAIL ROADMAP for retailers looking to gain clarity and actionable insight on how to move forward in their operations despite the challenges that COVID-19 has caused and will inevitably continue to throughout the year.

Delayed school openings and online learning a mixed bag for retailers


Delays in school openings and a shift to remote learning will hurt apparel retailers but could benefit those selling consumer electronics.

Expanding from Marketplaces to Your Own Online Store


Selling your products directly on any of the multiple online marketplaces can be a simple way to get started on eCommerce. However, as you build a customer base, the possibilities of selling on your own website can increase your profit margins and bring the ability to acquire visitors from other sources. Like so many people have done before, you could branch out from marketplace sales and start your own website.