KHD Buzz – US Online Retail Sales Up 10% Thru June, eBay’s New Image Search and More

KHD Buzz – US Online Retail Sales Up 10% Thru June, eBay’s New Image Search and More

August 6, 2018 Off By Koehler Home Decor

eBay Introduces Smart Image Search

In an attempt to keep shoppers engaged eBay has launched a new search feature; image search. Available via mobile only at the moment, the search is powered by artificial intelligence and utilizes deep learning networks, known as convolutional neural networks, to process the images. Read More

U.S. Online Retail Sales Up 10% Through June

The retail ‘boom’ is continuing, as it was reported that in 2018, thru June, US online retail sales were up by 10% with brick and mortar sales rising 5.5% as well. Read More

Holiday Hiring Starts Early for Retailers as Jobs Market Improves

Those who usually take on seasonal retail jobs are faced with far more opportunities as retailers are kicking off their holiday hiring early, in the hopes of snagging the best talent in plenty of time for what is projected by economists to be a solid brick and mortar retail sales season. Read More

Amazon Competing with Google and Facebook for Ad Dominance

As the graphic above demonstrates, retailers are getting ready to challenge Google and Facebook for paid ad dominance. Retailers are offering a range of marketing options online, including banner ads, pop-ups, and money-off deals. As with Google, suppliers can pay for keywords to get their products listed at the top of any search and this option is increasingly popular, especially with smaller retailers. Read More

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