Party City partners up with Amazon in pilot program

Party City is teaming up with Amazon to sell an assortment of products, and a prime focus on Halloween items. The effort is a pilot program, according to a CNBC report, and it could be expanded next year. The goal,...

Long lines, complexity lead to online cart abandonment, reveal survey

A good majority of online shoppers, 87 percent, will abandon their shopping cart if the checkout process is too long or too complicated, according to a Splitit survey. The survey also reveals 55 percent of online shoppers will not only...

Amazon Prime members buy 100M items worldwide during Prime Day event

Amazon is celebrating its biggest global shopping event now that its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza has come to an end after 36 hours. Sales beat out Amazon's last Cyber Monday and Black Friday and even last year's Prime Day....

BJ's debuts PayPal checkout services

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on BJs.com with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

Walmart debuts 3D virtual shopping tour, ‘buy the room’ features

Walmart is launching two new ways for customers to shop, discover and be inspired by its home décor offerings. One is a 3D virtual shopping tour and the second is a feature called "buy the room," which allows shoppers to...

Alabama gets another Amazon center

The first Alabama-based Amazon fulfillment center will be in Bessemer. Amazon, according to a press release.

Biggest mobile shopping gripe: ads

Today's shoppers using a mobile device are frustrated due to too many ads and retailers need to make some changes to avoid losing loyal customers. That's the big takeaway from a new Usabilla study regarding online consumer experiences, according to...

Voice assistants will dominate consumer interaction, claims report

A Capgemeni report predicts conversational commerce via voice assistant tech will gain big ground and become a dominant interaction technology over the next three years. The report, "Conversational Commerce: Why Consumers Are Embracing Voice Assistants in Their Lives," polled more...

Walmart testing new check-out service

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Target makes beauty shopping a bit easier

Target is focused on making beauty shopping easier given it offers more than 1,000 beauty brands. It's taking a three-pronged approach to make product exploration and discovery easy that blends physical and digital to drive shopping convenience, according to a...

Walmart shutters Scan&Go due to consumer disinterest

There's no more Scan&Go happening at Walmart as the top retailer has shuttered the cashierless checkout app. The reason, according to a Business Insider report, was due to little shopper interest and participation. Walmart’s decision comes as its top competitor,...

Mother's Day gift cost just under a C-note

Mother's Day shoppers will spend, on average, just under $100 buck this year, with baby boomers most likely to spend the least and generation xers likely to spend over a C-note. The most popular item for purchase will be a greeting card followed by flowers and a meal, according to a new Citi Retail Services survey.

Walmart, DoorDash team up on grocery delivery

Walmart and DoorDash are teaming up to expand Walmart's online grocery delivery service, beginning with the Atlanta metro market. The collaboration, according to a press release, is the beginning of a strategy that will extend the service to reach more...

Amazon on track to lead the apparel segment

Amazon is likely shoring up its fashion apparel strategy and according to Morgan Stanley it's on track to be the top U.S. apparel player this year. The big driver is the millennial shopper who has no qualms about buying fashion on line, according to a CNBC report.

Physical, digital melding together fast in retail

The lines between the physical and the digital is getting even more blurry, according to a NRF/Forrester study. The traditional retail experience and the online retail experience are melding given consumers expectations to shop in both environments in a seamless...

Etsy CEO: It's all about gross merchandise sales

Etsy, an online spot for selling handmade and antique crafts and items, is mainly focused on one financial point: gross merchandise sales. A Fortune report noted that the e-commerce marketplace is prepping for an IPO effort, and one reason may...

Hopdoddy Burger Bar taps T3 to revamp web, mobile experience

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is revamping its web and mobile experience with the help of innovation agency T3. The Austin, Texas-based burger and beer joint aims to boost the online ordering into an exceptional customer experience and foster the fun vibe...

Study: Consumers are spending, tapping social media, blogs for product research

A TD Bank study reveals 73 percent of consumers made a major purchase in the last year, and the biggest spenders are using social media and blogs to conduct product research. When it comes to brand loyalty and digital shopping,...

Amazon launching Whole Foods Market delivery service

Amazon Prime members living near a Whole Foods Market will be able to tap free 2-hour delivery as long as they're buying $35 in goods from the supermarket chain that Amazon bought in 2017. The service starts today in a...

Boxed.com may be focus of a bidding war

The Boxed.com start-up, which has been dubbed "Costco for millennials," is getting potential funding attention from some big names, including General Mills, according to a New York Post report. Also interested in investing in the New York-based tech company is...

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