E Commerce Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Ted Baker's Virtual Store More Gimmicky Than Effective

E-commerce consultant and blogger George Ioannou blogged Tuesday (June 16) about the new Ted Baker virtual store (pictured above). The store works like Google Street View, using 360-degree panoramic photos to simulate a visit to the company's store in Shoreditch, England.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Retailers Use Content to Connect Online/Offline Experiences

Yesterday (June 14), brand strategist Liz Bedor wrote a blog post on B2B Marketing Insider about retailers using content to engage with customers online and offline.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Study Reveals Consumer Qualms with Data Mining

Last week (June 4), the New York Times' Natasha Singer previewed a new study conducted by the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, which looked at consumer attitudes toward the sharing of their private data in exchange for deals or discounts.

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Daily Dose of iQ: E-Commerce Lessons from (You Guessed It) Amazon

We came across a couple articles today that outline e-commerce best practices. The first article, written by NYU Stern marketing professor (and L2 Founder & CEO) Scott Galloway, looks at e-commerce through the lens of "Amazon strategy." The second article (by Benjamin Spiegel, CEO of MMI Agency, which specializes in digital advertising) took a more generic approach. But the two cover a lot of the same points.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Birchbox to Roll Out Pop-Up Stores in Select Gap Locations

RetailDive reported today that online beauty retailer Birchbox is partnering with The Gap to open a number of pop-up stores at Gap locations starting Friday and running until the end of July.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Canadian Tire Opens Innovative 'Showcase' Store in Edmonton

Yesterday, Canadian Tire opened what it is calling a "Showcase" store in Edmonton. The large 140,000, two-floor location is three times larger than the average Canadian Tire store (see above photo).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Fashion Brands Set Trends In Digital Retail

Econsultancy's Robert Durkin wrote a blog post today about fashion brands taking innovative approaches to "capture and convert customers online."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Walmart Undercuts Amazon Prime

Yesterday (May 13), The Information broke the story that Wal-Mart is launching a subscription fast-shipping service -- codenamed "Tahoe" -- to rival Amazon prime.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Wal-Mart Building Distribution Centers for Faster E-Commerce Fulfillment

This is the week of news related to stores as online fulfillment centers for online orders. Yesterday, we blogged about Best Buy Canada's new "Marketplace" program, inviting third-party online vendors to deliver stock and accept returns at its physical stores. Tuesday, we blogged about Macy's and Nordstrom using their stores as online delivery endpoints too.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Best Buy Canada Launches 'Marketplace' to Compete with Amazon

On Tuesday, we blogged about how Macy's and Nordstrom are using their physical store footprint to one-up Amazon in online order fulfillment.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Future of Retail Combines In-Store and E-Commerce

I came across an interesting article from L2 the other day (May 1), which made a bold claim: "Macy's will be the most successful retailer of the next five years, not Amazon," wrote L2's Scott Galloway.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Impulse Clothing Purchases Comprise 32% of In-Store Sales, Says NPD Group

The Chicago Tribune published stats from NPD Group yesterday (April 20), which looked at U.S. apparel sales over the past year.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Neiman Marcus Launches 'Snap. Find. Shop' App

Haute Living reported last week (April 14) that Neiman Marcus has introduced a new "Snap. Find. Shop" app.

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