But losses mount for the home furnishings e-retailer that went public in October.
If there's something you've bought offline that you weren't able to buy online, we're probably thinking about that.”
The discount retailer reports a 69% increase in mobile conversion and a 44% year-over-year jump in mobile traffic.
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Published: November 2013
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