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Q3 Retail Numbers: Omnishopper Strategies Start To Pay Off

John Gaffney |

Per usual, reading the tea leaves regarding eCommerce trends this time of year can be confusing. New census bureau numbers (non-adjusted here) show that the estimate of U.S. retail eCommerce sales for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $81.1 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent (±0.9%) from the second quarter of 2015. The third quarter
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Singles Day Finds Its Omnichannel Match

Nitin Sumangali |

It’s hard to find the nuances and understatements when one retail company takes in $14 billion in one day. However, for Singles Day, Alibaba and China, one fact seems to have been overlooked. While Singles Day is a testament to eCommerce power and potential, Singles Day was not just eCommerce. It was omnichannel. First. Let’s
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Singles Day Is a Smash: The Power of Chinese Ecommerce

Nitin Sumangali |

Earlier today we published a blog about Singles Day in China, and the sales potential it holds for major Chinese retailers. The survey data suggests that Chinese consumers are looking to increase their spending this year from 2014. Some of the early numbers are in, and it looks like Chinese consumers were not shy about opening their wallets. Alibaba
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Singles Day: $10 Billion Gift for Alibaba

John Gaffney |

Tomorrow may be a $10 billion day for Alibaba. It’s Singles Day, a minor holiday to celebrate being single (11/11. Get it?) but one that has grown to be four times as big as Black Friday. According to a new Nielsen survey, 56 percent of more than 1,000 surveyed internet users in China said they would
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