Retail & Ecommerce

Amex Business Link lets suppliers accept card and noncard payments and cross-border transactions. We break down how it can help Amex attract more issuing partners.

Email and TV may not be flashy, but they were critical to Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Both marketing channels may be older—but they’re far from deprecated.

Small-business and BNPL growth underscores two holiday trends and could direct investment for 2023.

Though year-over-year growth of social buyers is slowing slightly following a two-year surge, US social commerce sales will continue to climb through 2025. We take a look at what’s driving this growth, which platforms are emerging as leaders, and what social buyers really want.

Stiff competition and soaring costs drive H&M to cut 1,500 positions: The challenging economic environment is forcing European retailers such as H&M and Asos to look for ways to protect their bottom lines.

Consumer habits are changing, and Gen Zers are a major driving force. Their shorter attention span, social buying habits, and lack of brand loyalty will push several industries to evolve—especially as Gen Z’s spending power grows. These shifts in financial services, advertising, and social make up four of our top trends for 2023.

As lawmaker pressure mounts, JPMorgan and other major banks are said to be devising a plan that would reimburse Zelle fraud victims.

Pinduoduo grew faster than JD.com, Alibaba in Q3: But with lockdowns and protests stymieing domestic spending, the discount retailer is looking for growth opportunities in the US.

Once again, Cyber Monday has taken the title of the biggest online shopping day of the year. Let’s break down why it may be a sign of a jolly holiday ahead.

Whether shopping online or in physical stores, most US consumers prefer to use mobile devices to engage with loyalty programs, and less than half prefer email, according to Yotpo’s survey.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we talk about some must-discuss companies and what interests us the most about their recent performance. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings: Earnings Awards Edition," we rank the two best and the two most concerning retailer performances of late. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Blake Droesch.

Amazon Ads fail at the worst possible time: A measurement mishap on Black Friday extended into the weekend and cost some agencies and brands dearly.

A record number of US consumers shopped over the Cyber Five: 196.7 million US consumers shopped over the five-day period, which is 7.1 million more than the previous high.

As economic pressures weigh down on consumers, 20% plan to use BNPL to help stretch their holiday budgets, per TSG and ETA.

Changing channels: Advertisers adjust their approach to TV as linear viewership falls and video-on-demand takes different forms.

The ad downturn isn’t bad news for everyone: Smaller brands are getting extra visibility from ad spend now that big advertisers are pulling back.

Good deals drove consumers to spend big on Cyber Monday: US retail ecommerce sales may hit a record $11.3 billion—5.8% more than last year, per Adobe Analytics data.

A surprisingly strong start to the Cyber Five: Steep discounts drove record sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, as US consumers flocked to stores as well as ecommerce sites and apps over the holiday weekend.

The etailer is offering signup bonuses on its cards and other incentives to ensure payments volume stays within the company.

Retailers' Q3 earnings show signs of optimism ahead of the holiday season: Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, and American Eagle each beat expectations as shoppers continue to spend.