Month: October 2016

KHD Buzz – 2016 Holiday Shopping Predictions, A Big Change for Black Friday, Target’s Big Gamble and More

Increasing Number of Retailers Nixing Early Black Friday Sales  Consumers have been grumbling for several years now about the trend that saw many retailers begin their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. A growing number seem to have listened, as led by the likes of Kmart, Kohls and Best Buy, they are going to be…

By Koehler Home Decor October 31, 2016 0

KHD Buzz – Meet eBay’s new Shopbot, Take a Look at Amazon’s Drone Lab, Check out the SORO 2016 Report and More

eBay Debuts Shop Bot on Facebook Messenger eBay joined the growing number of retailers making use of the AI chatbots that can be inserted into Facebook Messenger, and their version ‘Shop Bot’ seems to be exceptionally clever, if a little too intrusive..Read More Amazon Offers Sneak Peek Into ‘Secret’ Drone Lab  Amazon offered the world…

By Koehler Home Decor October 24, 2016 0

KHD Buzz – Visions of the Future of Online Retail, The Rise of AI, Pinterest Woos Guys and More

KHD Buzz – Visions of the Future of Online Retail, The Rise of AI, Pinterest Woos Guys and More

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Outlines His Vision of the Future of Retailing   Alibaba CEO Jack Ma recently wrote to his shareholders about what he foresees as the future on global marketing, and the integrated online/offline vision statement makes for interesting reading indeed. Read More New Male Users Boost Pinterest to 150M Active Monthly Users  Pinterest…

By Koehler Home Decor October 17, 2016 0

KHD Buzz – Amazon Review Crackdowns, Retail Security Lapses, Holiday Shopping News and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Review Crackdowns, Retail Security Lapses, Holiday Shopping News and More

Are Retail Businesses Too Lax with Online Security?  A new report from the Ponemon Institute says that despite continued warnings many businesses are just not doing enough when it comes to online security. Read More Amazon Cracks Down on Incentivized Reviews  Incentivized reviews – involving companies offering free or discounted products in return for a…

By Koehler Home Decor October 10, 2016 0