Overstock is reportedly negotiating with XPO Logistics for warehousing, distribution and transportation, a deal that would cut delivery times to two days for 87% of the online retailer's US customers, sources said. Deliveries of online furniture orders can take weeks, and the deal would give Overstock an edge over competitors such as Wayfair.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill has partnered with Deloitte Digital to update its mobile ordering apps for iOS and Android. The redesigned apps are set to launch this fall and will include improved meal customization tools and expanded payment options featuring Apple and Android pay.
Amazon India has surpassed competitor Flipkart in regards to customer preference for online shopping, according to a Forrester Research survey. Amazon's Prime service was a favourite among shoppers, with 80% of them choosing Amazon as a go-to shopping site compared to less than 65% for Flipkart.
In this interview, Twitter executive Dara Nasr talks about how far the platform has come and where it's headed, with next week marking the 10-year anniversary of the hashtag. Nasr discusses combating trolls with machine learning and better reporting, plus the platform's focus on creating mutually rewarding relationships with media companies, such as news publishers and TV networks.
Global content marketing revenue is on track this year for 14% annual growth, duplicating last year's gain, according to a forecast by PQ Media. The report also highlights the role of mobile apps, noting that they are "go-to" platforms for posts on social media.
Retail sales were up 0.6% in July with sales at non-store retailers increasing 1.3% for the month and 11.5% from last year, according to a report from the Commerce Department. Some traditional retailers, though, recently reported sharp sales decreases.
H&M is working on an effort to boost the fast-fashion retailer's e-commerce presence, CEO Karl-Johan Persson said earlier this year, but H&M, Zara and other fast-fashion players have moved slowly into online retail as it has continued to grow. Last year, online sales of apparel and footwear accounted for 15.5% of overall sales in the US, 18.7% in the UK and 25.9% in China.
Edgy, provocative and bold, Scott Galloway is the founder of digital intelligence firm L2 and a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business who knows what it takes to win in the digital age. Galloway -- who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods before it happened -- will share insights at Shop.org in September. Learn more and register to attend.
NRF's regional dinner series continues with a Digital Dinner in Dallas on Sept. 14. These networking events are held throughout the year and offer retailers opportunities to connect with industry peers from around the world. Registration is free for retailers but space is limited. Learn more.