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E-Commerce Sales Rise 18.8% in Holiday Season

Holiday sales grew 3.4 percent over 2018 levels, according to new data from Mastercard SpendingPulse reported by the Chicago Tribune. Notably, e-commerce sales grew by 18.8 percent, “marking the continuing change in how people shop,” according to the article. Sales …

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Amazon Bars Sellers From Using FedEx Ground

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Amazon is telling third-party sellers they can no longer use FedEx Ground for Prime shipments, The Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon cites declining performance from FedEx as the reason for the temporary ban, according to the article. A spokesperson for …

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Do Brands Need Amazon?

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In November, Nike said it would no longer sell its merchandise on Amazon. Instead, the company would focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. The decision is creating uncertainty as to how strongly established brands should rely on the e-commerce …

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Reaching Customers Via Targeted Marketing

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Advertising your home improvement business is critical. Whether you rely on print, radio, TV, digital or some combination therein, every home improvement retailer must decide on a message and a medium to let potential customers know about their business.     targeted …

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Home Depot, Lowe’s Announce Q3 2019 Financial Results

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Home Depot and Lowe’s both announced their third-quarter 2019 financial results this week. Explore each big-box retailer’s individual results using the links below. Inside Home Depot’s Q3 2019 Financial Results Sales: $27.2 billion Net Earnings: $2.8 billion Key Takeaway: Because …

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Retailers Prepare for 165M Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers

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New research from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics projects as many as 165.3 million people will shop during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, traditionally one of the busiest retail periods each year. “The traditional Thanksgiving …

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How Tractor Supply Sows Digital Success

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As many businesses struggle with competition from e-commerce giants, a new article from financial magazine The Motley Fool shines a light on Tractor Supply Co.’s digital achievements. The article says the company’s e-commerce growth has doubled for 29 consecutive quarters. …

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Get Pointy for $399 Before November Price Increase

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has partnered with Pointy to help retailers strengthen their online presence—but the $399 offer exclusive to NRHA members will expire on Oct. 31. Starting Nov. 1, the price for NRHA members will increase …

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