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/ VENDOR_ROOTFighting for the Buy box on Amazon
With a new pricing tool, retailers are finding ways to win more sales.
/ TechnologyStores challenge swipe fees again
Retailers file an antitrust suit that challenges a settlement Visa and MasterCard agreed to earlier.
/ E-RetailersBig and getting bigger
The Top 10 merchants accounted for 52% of all 2012 Top 500 sales.
/ E-RetailersRepeat customers drive growth at PureFormulas.com
60-65% of the retailer’s sales come from repeat shoppers, the CEO says.
/ E-RetailersOnline sales hit a pothole in Q1 for U.S. Auto Parts Network
Web sales fall 28% for the auto parts retailer.
/ MarketingPinterest helps consumers discover Wal-Mart products
The retailer says the social network’s new “product pins” are helping it attract shoppers.
/ E-RetailersGap’s web sales jump nearly 27% in Q1
E-commerce accounts for 13.6% of the apparel chain’s global sales.
/ TechnologyTravelers prefer tablets and smartphones over laptops
More than half of tablet, smartphone and laptop owners book travel via mobile.
/ TechnologyMobile commerce for dummies
July Systems’ MX software enables non-technical staffers to create mobile site and app features.
/ TechnologyA switch to an m-commerce platform provider boosts performance
Sports Authority slashed almost seven seconds from its page load time, Keynote says.
/ E-RetailersShopNBC rebrands as ShopHQ
The retailer’s web sales increased 11.5% and mobile sales 96.3% in Q1.
/ MarketingStick with Pinterest
The up-and-coming social network is driving more traffic to retail web sites.
/ TechnologyShoppers start adding digital gift cards to Apple’s Passbook wallet
25% of e-gift recipients with Apple iOS6 devices add e-gift cards to Passbook.
/ TechnologyGilt Groupe launches a redesigned Android app with Android-only sales
The e-retailer places greater emphasis on images—the bigger, the better.
/ 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.
E-commerce will continue to grow in importance for our company.
Charles Holley, chief financial officer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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