Target Reports 28% Q1 Growth in Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

Target reported a healthy 28% gain in ecommerce sales in the first quarter, while same-store sales rose 3%, helped by a 3.7% growth in traffic. Strong categories included home goods, household essentials and food and beverage. Here is what Target has implemented that led to the success of the first quarter.

Williams-Sonoma Sees Strong Ecommerce Growth in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Williams-Sonoma continues to grow share of ecommerce in its overall sales, increasing from 52.2% in Q1 of 2017 to 53.7% this past quarter, while growing online revenue by 11.2%. Total net revenue was $1.2 billion, up 8.2% from last year. Here are some of the plans Williams-Sonoma has to further expand its digital channel.

PetSmart Names New CEO

| Daniela Forte

A year after acquiring Chewy.com for $3.4 billion to expand its ecommerce capabilities, PetSmart has added a new CEO to turn around performance at its 1,600 retail stores. See who PetSmart appointed and how it will benefit the brand.

4 Tips for a Successful Holiday Flash Sale

| Jeff Warren

Most retailers are acutely aware: November and December have nearly twice the revenue potential as any other month, and the momentum only continues to grow. Here is how retailers can make the most of holiday flash sales this year.

3 Steps to Increase Mobile Sales

| Stephen Murphy

If the 2017 holiday season taught us anything, it’s that mobile is the new normal for online shopping. On Black Friday alone, over 60% of retail website visits happened on mobile devices, driving more than 46% of all purchases. Here are three steps to increase your mobile sales this year.

Trump Pushed Postmaster to Double Amazon USPS Rates: Report

| Mike O'Brien

With his well-tweeted animosity toward Amazon and Jeff Bezos as a backdrop, President Trump has twice pushed Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the U.S. Postal Service charges the ecommerce giant and other major shippers, the Washington Post has reported.

Walmart Sees Impressive Ecommerce Growth in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Walmart reported 33% growth in U.S. ecommerce in Q1 with online grocery being a contributing factor to the growth. Total revenue was $122.7 billion, an increase of $5.1 billion or 4.4%. See what led to the improvement from the fourth quarter to the first quarter.