KHD Buzz – Costco Heads to China, Social Commerce Beats Voice Shopping and More

KHD Buzz – Costco Heads to China, Social Commerce Beats Voice Shopping and More

September 2, 2019 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Report: Social Commerce Leads New Retail Tech

Social commerce is the most popular new retail technology among U.S. internet users, ahead of image search, augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR) and voice commerce via Alexa, Google Home and other smart speakers, according to a new report from Bizrate Insights. Read More

Experts Say Costco Can Buck Chinese Failure Trend

A number of large European and North American retailers have tried – and failed – to make inroads into the Chinese retail scene in the past, but have largely failed to do so. With Costco opening in Shanghai last week to mob scenes, experts think the bulk retailer may be able to buck that trend. Read More

How In-store Pickup is Helping Retailers Beat Amazon

Customers who were once content to wait five business days for packages have become accustomed to¬†Amazon Prime’s free two-day delivery but new studies say that even next-day delivery may be too slow.

A significant number of Generation Z consumers are turning to buy online, pick up in store purchasing models to meet their speed needs. And that, experts say, is helping some retailers beat Amazon at their own ‘game’. Read More

Terrible Pumpkin Spice Products That Sell Anyway

Heading to the lighter side, with Labor Day gone and the kids back in school, fall goods are flooding stores, including an ever growing crop of pumpkin spice products and while things like Pumpkin Spice Spam and Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats sound outlandish, experts say they’ll sell anyway. Read More

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