Accenture, one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, will pay $316 million for Acquity Group, which focuses on online and mobile commerce. Accenture says the deal will strengthen its digital marketing portfolio. Read Now
/ E-RetailersFlorida says no to Amazon’s sales tax deal
As a result, the retailer won’t build a warehouse in the state, Florida’s governor says.
/ E-RetailersThe Merchant Risk Council seeks an executive director
The e-payments security group also bids adieu to its Americans manager.
/ E-RetailersE-retailer Stella & Dot hires a LivingSocial veteran
Mandy Cole will help to oversee the merchant’s sales force.
/ E-RetailersJ.C. Penney’s chief promises to realign store and web inventory
That way employees will be able to draw on web stock to fill store orders.
/ E-RetailersNordstrom’s direct sales jump 25% in Q1
The merchant has expanded its online merchandise offerings.
/ E-RetailersRakuten kicks off its fifth European e-marketplace
After months of testing, it launched this week Rakuten.at in Austria.
/ E-RetailersTop 500 web-only retailers grow sales by a combined 27% annually
But can they make money?
/ TechnologyAccenture will buy e- and m-commerce consultancy Acquity Group
Accenture, one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms, will pay $316 million ...
/ TechnologyMoms owe smartphones and tablets a hug
Mobile commerce drives 2013 Mother’s Day web sales growth, IBM finds.
/ E-RetailersU.K. e-retail sales spring up 16% in April
Web-only retailers increased sales the most, IMRG and Capgemini say.
/ TechnologyeBay links shopping carts across platforms as it updates apps
Customers can start shopping on one device and finish on another.
/ TechnologyDaily deal provider Groupon adds a payment service
Breadcrumb POS uses the iPad instead of a traditional payment device.
/ TechnologyGoogle enables mobile checkout in two clicks
Rue La La and Expedia are testing the new Android app checkout feature.
/ TechnologyOne image can destroy mobile web performance
Office Depot removed a heavy image and shot up 18 spots on a mobile index.
/ TechnologySame-day delivery, now from Google
The search giant tests quick shipments in the San Francisco area.
/ E-RetailersSeveral major retailers grow online sales faster than Amazon in Q4
Fifteen retailers reported faster web growth than Amazon in late 2012.
/ TechnologyOnline fraud costs e-retailers $3.5 billion in 2012
CyberSource’s annual report notes an average fraud rate of .9% of online revenue.
/ E-RetailerseBay expects to generate $300 billion in commerce by 2015
It also projects its revenue to grow more than 50% to $21.5 billion by 2015.
/ E-RetailersAmerican Greetings agrees to go private
The deal values the e-retailer at $878 million.
/ MarketingWeb retailers hunt for Easter sales
Several send e-mails aiming to entice shoppers to fill their Easter baskets online.
/ E-RetailersAmazon buys book recommendations site Goodreads
Goodreads, founded in 2007, claims 16 million members who have posted 23 million reviews.
We are also focused on making jcp.com a stronger component of our business once again.
Myron Ullman, CEO, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
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