March 28, 2017

2017 Will See a Fundamental Shift in Retail Says Ebay CEO

March 24, 2017 EcommNewz

UPDATE: After years of huge losses and store closings, Sears warned investors that it has “substantial doubt” it will stay in business. Sears also owns Kmart. As noted here recently, the well-established retail giants have seen significant loses the past few years. This downward trend hit a breaking point at […]

Email Personalization Drives Online Revenue for Large Retailer

March 10, 2017 EcommNewz

There is no other digital marketing medium more powerful for retailers and businesses in general than email. Besides the one-on-one setting that email provides, the growth of marketing data tools has made email the ultimate personalized bond between businesses and both their “today customers” and “tomorrow customers”. Retail TouchPoints featured […]

eCommerce Kicks Another Major Retailer to the Curb

March 6, 2017 EcommNewz

Due to what has been coined as The Amazon Effect, 61 year old electronic retail behemoth H.H. Gregg is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. After announcing last week the closing 40% of it’s retail locations (88 mega-stores) and 3 distribution centers for profitability restructuring purposes, sources […]

Amazon Device Sales Up 9x Over Last Year

December 27, 2016 eCommNewz

Amazon had a record Christmas and its own Alexa devices, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablet and Amazon Echo, lead the way. Sales were up over last year’s holiday season an amazing 9 times. “Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year, and we’re thrilled […]

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney Wants Trump Supporters to Resign

November 14, 2016 eCommNewz

Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney is dumb, dumb and dumber. After the election he sent a condescending, baseless, whacko email that gives the impression to his employees that if you voted for Trump or believe in Trump’s campaign message that you should send in your resignation. He even says that if […]

Retailers Testing New In-App Marketing on Instagram

November 1, 2016 eCommNewz

Instagram announced today a new connection within the app to product information and then an easy click to an actual purchase on a retailers app or website. Starting next week Instagram will be testing this feature with 20 US retailers including Kate Spade, JackThreads and Warby Parker. This is likely […]

Pinterest’s 150 Million Monthly Users Driving Ecommerce

October 18, 2016 eCommNewz

Pinterest continues to grow in popularity, having gone from 100 Million monthly users in September 2015 to 150 million today. Pinterest is also losing its status as a platform that is primarily for women, with men now making up 40% of all users, which is a 70% increase over last […]

CRM Matching – A More Targeted Marketing Strategy

September 21, 2016 Salim Tarazi

Given the “who’s who” list of platforms offering it, CRM matching has truly arrived. And why not? CRM matching is arguably the most advanced way for brands to connect the dots to their target audiences, and then help them deliver targeted messaging. Among its many selling points, CRM matching can […]

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