Retail & Ecommerce

The American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce introduced an ad campaign in opposition of the Credit Card Competition Act.

Mcommerce growth is slowing, but mobile’s importance isn’t going anywhere. The channel is vital for commerce on social platforms, retailer apps, and mobile browsers. But as digital tools enter retail spaces, mobile will prove important for more than just mcommerce sales.

Walmart, TalkShopLive, Qurate expand livestream commerce options to bring in holiday shoppers: But celebrity guests may not be enough to overcome limited consumer adoption and awareness.

Ad market growth to slow but not stop in 2023: Connected TV and retail media will drive strength in uncertain economy, per forecasts.

On today's episode, we discuss the best time to target your customers with discounts, how to use zero-party data, and how far you should go with personalization. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top five things that drove people to buy this Cyber Five. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Zak Stambor and CMO of Tealium Heidi Bullock.

The firm introduced a crypto payments onramp to facilitate purchases for web3 platforms despite recent crypto turmoil.

BJ’s Wholesale Club is the latest retailer to launch a media network: At the same time, Instacart is adding more promotional capabilities to help drive sales among cost-conscious shoppers.

If Cyber Five trends hint at what to expect from the rest of the holiday season, expect buy now, pay later (BNPL) to be a big hit.

TikTok is Gen Z’s No. 2 social commerce destination and is almost as popular as Facebook among millennial social buyers, per Klarna.

The retail landscape in Europe looks bleak: Retail sales in Europe fell at the highest rate since July 2021. That’s a sharp contrast to the US, where consumers keep spending.

Ultrafast delivery app downloads exploded worldwide during the pandemic. The top 10 apps in this space were downloaded 23.1 million times collectively in Q1 2022, according to Apptopia. Getir leads by a wide margin, ahead of rivals like Gopuff and Gorillas.

On today's episode, we discuss a mixture of new store formats, whether there are too many ads on Amazon, how consumers keep spending in the face of inflation, the battle for the TV ratings crown, whether you can guarantee delivery, the number of books that have ever been published, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Suzy Davidkhanian, Blake Droesch, and Paul Verna.

Weixin users can receive remittances from Tencent’s global partners directly to their wallets.

The third quarter was a hard one for many US retailers, as inflation, supply chain strain, and more normalized post-pandemic consumer behaviors set in. We checked up on five major retailers on our “Behind the Numbers: Reimagining Retail” podcast to get a nuanced take on who took a hit in the short term and what our experts expect looking further out.

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s record-breaking Cyber Five (the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday), it’s time to see how the industry’s advertising efforts shook out, according to new research from Tinuiti.

The share of online purchases that shoppers return keeps rising: That’s a growing challenge for retailers seeking to rein in costs without hindering the customer experience.

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.

It’s official. The Cyber Five (the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday) have not lost their touch. Let’s dig into the data as retailers take a deep breath and ready themselves for what’s shaping up to be a pretty busy holiday season.

Close to a third of US adults don’t like anything about in-store holiday shopping, according to CivicScience. Meanwhile, for more than a fifth, experiencing the products is the biggest appeal. About the same share most enjoy the holiday music, decor, and displays, while 17% are after in-store deals.