social commerce

  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
A 45-year-old family-owned luxury business might not be the kind of company one expects to be at the cutting edge of digital commerce, but thanks to President Ken Natori, the company’s second-generation leader, Natori is just that. The designer fashion brand launched its own ecommerce operation in 2008, at a time when many other high-end […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Retail technology company, eyezon partners with Promart and Innovasport. eyezon, the on-demand human centric social shopping platform that connects, in real time, e-commerce shoppers with retail sales agents, friends, family and even product and category experts, via live streaming sessions, has expanded into Latin America. Its inaugural business wins include Peruvian based home center company, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail’s Joe Keenan and Marie Albiges discuss an article recently published by Total Retail titled, “Social Commerce is Having More Than a Moment,” authored by Stevie Morris, vice president of content and social marketing strategy at Razorfish. With more than $958 billion spent in 2021, it’s clear […]
  1. Media & Marketing
E-commerce accelerated through the pandemic, and consumers are increasingly expecting to purchase products on platforms they already use. The established digital commerce leaders, such as Google Shopping,, and Etsy, have seen substantial usage increases since the onset of the pandemic, which is emblematic of the broader digital storefront trend. Historically, retailers have had a […]
  1. Retail Operations
Social commerce uses human interaction and relationships to drive product discovery, purchase consideration, and sales. In the realm of social commerce, the use of social media, influencers, and any digital platform where people interact with each other become a critical component to eCommerce brands’ success. In fact, MikMak’s Shopping Index found that 53 percent of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce, the latest darling of digital marketers, continues its meteoric rise with the latest predictions putting the industry at $1.2 trillion in purchases by 2025. With more than $958 billion spent in 2021, it’s clear that social commerce represents a very real, profitable tactic for brands. No wonder there’s hunger to invest. But at […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Social commerce has quickly grown from a revolutionary idea to a mainstream concept, and the channel is expected to continue expanding to reach $1.2 trillion in sales by 2025. However, it’s still a young medium, meaning retailers are still learning how they can make the most of the opportunities it presents. Jane, a DTC home […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Klarna has announced the launch of its virtual shopping functionality to empower in-store teams. The new offering will help in-store teams share photos and videos of items and demo products… The post Klarna launches virtual shopping functionality appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Online shopping might be easy, convenient and prolific, yet it hasn’t erased the need for flagship brick-and-mortar retail establishments. In fact, retail real estate is undergoing a phenomenal — and some might say surprising — comeback. As REJournals reported, roughly 60 percent of businesses with physical retail assets plan to expand their footprints in 2022. What’s driving the momentum? […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Today, Instacart hit a big milestone: it’s our 10th birthday! I want to extend my sincere thanks to our teams, our retail and brand partners, our dedicated shopper community, and the millions of families across North America that count on us. This milestone represents years of hard work by so many people — work that […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Experts predict that social commerce will explode into a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for brands and retailers. But which areas of the social commerce landscape hold the most promise? And most of all, where are the gaps?  During this week’s Retail Remix, we sit down with Ricardo Belmar, Director Partner Marketing for Retail & CPG at Microsoft, who […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail industry professionals know how vital it is for them to stay abreast of the latest consumer and societal trends. When your job is ultimately about pleasing the public with the products you offer, you’d better have a solid grasp of what’s important to customers today — and most of all how their expectations may […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Online shopping, ecommerce apps and social commerce has changed the way we shop. With just a few simple clicks, our chosen products will be winging their way to our doors… The post ‘Ditch next-day delivery’ and four other ways ecommerce businesses can become more sustainable appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
No one knows exactly what form the internet of the future will take, but the frustrations of the current internet won’t automatically go away with new technology.   With all the hype and investment in the metaverse, marketers are naturally questioning how big a deal the metaverse will be for brands.  Here’s a prediction I […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ecommerce merchants enjoy non-stop innovation from vendors and service providers. The installment of “Product Releases” includes updates on social commerce, the metaverse, brick-and-mortar, selling on Amazon, and more. The post Ecommerce Product Releases: April 17, 2022 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Shopper & Customer
For the past decade or so, many brands have been faced with the challenge of managing their own digital transformation, while simultaneously scrambling to serve the needs of an increasingly digital savvy, growing millennial audience – generally accepted as the first internet-fixated generation. After two decades, however, the millennial generation is beginning to slip into […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Livestreaming. Social commerce. Augmented reality. Those are just some of the emerging technologies that use inspiration and interactivity to capture the customer’s attention and drive conversion to site. They’re exciting, buzzy and cool, and retailers can’t wait to try them. But to do it right, retailers first need to solve for what I call “inspiration […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
For the last two years, a significant spike in e-commerce has affected virtually all corners of the retail industry. E-commerce sales surged to a record 15.7% of all U.S. retail receipts in 2020, and although brick-and-mortar stores are coming back stronger, retailers have continued to prioritize digital channels, social commerce, and web traffic.    Responses to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
After two years of digital meetups, retail leaders and changemakers from all over the globe gathered in-person last week to attend Shoptalk US. Held March 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, the four-day event featured sessions from the industry’s most prevailing executives and gave space to roughly 350 vendors across […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Live shopping. Community-driven commerce. Commerce-ready content. There are so many ways social platforms are helping streamline the path to purchase and eliminate the barriers between inspiration and conversion.   Facebook and Instagram are two key channels for consumers to gather and, in turn, are critical platforms for brands to reach and engage with their audience. During […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The past two years have shown us that assuming things will change is a safe bet. But as consumers, businesses and markets settle into something like a new routine, what changes will commerce experience in the year ahead? We expect to see some pandemic-era commerce developments continue with some new twists, and we’re watching some […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Our panelists dive into the biggest challenges and opportunities women in retail are currently facing and what that means for the future of retail. Panelists: Anne Mezzenga, Co-CEO of Omni Talk Retail, Women in Tech Podcast Cathy Hotka, Principal – Cathy Hotka & Associates, LLC, Connecting Retail Insiders Marie Albiges, Senior Editor at Women in Retail Leadership Circle, […]
  1. Department: Food
Tushop, a social-commerce platform in Kenya that enables the group-buying of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), is set for expansion across Nairobi after raising $3 million in pre-seed funding in a round led by 4DX Ventures. Founded last year by Cathy Chepkemboi, also the CEO, Tushop uses community-leaders, who collect orders from their neighbors and also […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you haven’t already bought something as a direct result of scrolling through your social feeds and feeling the irresistible urge to click ‘shop’, you may well be in the… The post ‘Like and share’: What shoppers really want from social commerce appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
What’s a better marketing strategy: Walking into a room full of people, announcing who you are and what products you offer, and then hoping someone will come talk to you, or walking into a room and going up to each person, shaking their hand, and asking them what problems they need solving? Marketers are looking […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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  4. Department: Food
  5. Media & Marketing
  6. Data & Insights
  7. International
  8. Shopper & Customer
  9. Trends & External Forces
Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]