Yesterday, my colleague and commerce guru Jill Finger Gibson did a great job explaining Amazon Go, the retail behemoth’s experiment with what might be called “1-Step” grocery shopping: Walk into the store, grab what you want, and walk out. Amazon’s surveillance technologies (cameras, microphones, device identifiers, facial recognition, etc.) will (supposedly) take care of accurately… read more >
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At Digital Clarity Group we’ve been closely tracking developments in content and commerce, and there are signs that these two formerly separate worlds are connecting in multiple ways: WCM software vendors are expanding into e-commerce products and solutions (e.g. Sitecore Commerce and Episerver Digital Commerce) WCM and e-commerce vendors are forging strategic alliances (e.g. Magento and Acquia) Digital… read more >
As the 2016 holiday season approaches, the usual hype and headlines about how massive Amazon is are surely causing the usual heightened anxiety amongst its competitors. In a post a few months ago looking at the latest online retail stats for the U.S., I noted how retailers, especially those with physical stores that have roots in the pre-online… read more >
The latest quarterly statistics on the retail sector, including retail e-commerce, were released from the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week. Once you are able to digest the dense government language and poorly-formatted charts and tables, you can see that the overall picture is positive, with growth pointing in all the right directions. Yet the data also… read more >
Will it be “Ho, Ho, Ho” or “Oh, no, no” for retailers the 2016 holiday retail season? While holiday retail season is as important as ever – accounting for over 30% of annual revenue for some retailers – it’s getting ever harder to master, given the combination of budget constraints, tired infrastructures, changing consumer expectations,… read more >
Once upon a time, the lines between manufacturers and retailers were clear. Manufacturers made widgets, retailers bought large amounts of said widgets, and consumers bought widgets at stores. The advent of online shopping in the 1990s gave rise to a host of new pure-play online retailers, but the fundamentally linear model of the brick-and-mortar world –… read more >
E-Commerce Round-Up covers major recent events and news from the past month in the e-commerce world, and provides a brief analysis of what they mean. This month’s Round-Up covers recent Amazon developments (confirmed and rumored) and the declining fortunes of online flash sale and daily deals companies. Amazon buys a French delivery company . …. read more >
With the holiday season comes the flurry of headlines about e-commerce records being smashed, as more consumers around the world turn to online shopping. Currently, just 6% of retail on average is conducted online, and even in the more advanced e-commerce markets that ratio is still in the 10-15% range. That’s a lot of room… read more >
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