Last week (Aug. 5), the Wall Street Journal's Erin Geiger Smith wrote about online clothing retail MM.Lafleur, which asks customers survey questions in an attempt to glean a sense of their personal style.
Retail TouchPoints' Alicia Fiorletta reported today that Macy's and Bloomingdale's are expanding their same-day delivery to nine additional markets after a successful 2014 pilot.
On Tuesday (July 28), Google announced in a blog post its new search feature, which allows users to search a business and view its busiest times, to presumably pick when you can go there to avoid long lines, service delays and the like.
A new IBM study examining consumer behaviour has concluded brand loyalty is "plummeting" in Australia.
Amazon's Prime Day last week may have gotten mixed reviews, but one thing is for sure, there is a market for free shipping on an e-commerce subscription basis.
TechCrunch reported yesterday that Nordstrom is expanding its Trunk Club subscription clothing service to serve female customers.
Wednesday (July 15) was Amazon Prime Day, which the company was hyping up as offering better deals than Black Friday -- deals offered exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
Back in May, Google announced features to its mobile AdWords to help advertisers determine ROI. Soon after that, Google introduced "Place an order" functionality to mobile restaurant search results, via a select number of restaurant delivery startups.
Last month, we blogged about Birchbox's pop-up stores at select Gap locations. On Monday (July 13), Birchbox announced it is expanding its brick-and-mortar business with two new stores (one Birchbox and one Birchbox Man) in 2016.
Yes, you read that correctly: Domino's now lets customers order a pizza simply by texting an emoji of a slice of pizza (see above photo).
"Customers who create a 'Pizza Profile' on the company website can now save their favorite order and then when they want it delivered to their house, they can simply send the Domino's pizza emoji or text the phrase 'easy order' to Domino's," wrote Matt Durr of MLive Michigan wrote (June 18).
Domino's launched the service on June 15 but is by no means the company's first foray into digital ordering. Earlier this year, Domino's launched an order by TV system available on select Samsung smart TVs. It also has existing services allowing customers to order via smartwatch apps, Ford SYNC and the Domino's mobile app.
Durr reports that more than half of Domino's orders are now made digitally.
Today, Target opened its 3,500-square-foot "Target Open House" in San Francisco's Metreon shopping center (pictured above), which it described on the company blog as "part retail space, part lab, part meeting venue for the connected home tech community."
Mobile Commerce Daily's Chantal Tode wrote yesterday (July 1) about how Amazon and eBay are trying to physically connect with customers using pop-up stores and trucks (like the above Amazon "Treasure Truck").
Today, Amazon announced "Prime Now," one-hour delivery in London, U.K. exclusively for Amazon Prime members.