June 19, 2015

Industry Insights: A Week in Review June 19, 2015

It’s Friday, and we’d like to bring the next installment of thought-provoking articles from the industry. These articles range from industry insights and news, to best practices and how-tos.

1) A Canadian retailer’s web sales soar following a revamping of digital roles

Mary Wagner, Senior Editor at Internet Retailer, gives an in-depth examination about how websales rise for Canadian retailer, Reitmans, 64%.

2) Competition from e-commerce start-ups could threaten margins of logistic firms

“While volume will more than double for logistics firms, Ebitda margin may not rise sharply due to increased competition from smaller firms that get PE funding,” writes Krishna Merchant of LiveMint.com

3) Retail POS Platform Showcase Integrated Ecommerce

“LUMOS, a subscription-based point-of-sale system aimed at supporting smaller retailers, announced the launch of its iPad-based POS product featuring eCommerce functionality at Startup San Diego [June 15].” pymnts.com explores what this means for the future retail and ecommerce payment.

4) Microsoft Opens A Branded Store On Indian E-Commerce Platform Snapdeal

“Microsoft has launched its own branded store on Snapdeal, one of India’s top e-commerce sites, as it aims to grow its share of the country’s fast-growing mobile market,” reports Jon Russell of TechCrunch.

5) 5 Personalization Tips to Grow Your Ecommerce Business

It’s not just enough to know your customer’s name or general goals and interests if you want to establish a long-lasting, beneficial relationship with your business opportunities. Greg Wise of HubSpot.com provides insightful tips on how to accomplish a deepler level of connection with your customers.


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