“Even as shoppers flock to the the Internet to get the skinny on everything they want to buy, many wealthy patrons still prefer the traditional method. They want to go to shops, peruse the racks, and have a salesperson help them pick out the perfect item, according to a new survey.”

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“Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, shoppers are drawn to online retailers in ways that their brick and mortar counterparts struggle to compete with.”

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““While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.””

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“UK shoppers hold deals in the palm of their hands, quite literally, this Christmas, with more than half using mobile devices to do price comparison on gifts while in store.”

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“If you haven’t heard of Rakuten, think of it as the Amazon or Alibaba of Japan. Founded in 1997, the e-commerce company brought in 518 billion yen in revenue last year — that’s around $4.9 billion.”

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“A new app is aiming to become the first online and mobile service that aggregates all the fashion and beauty promotions online and on the high street, with the aim of driving digital shoppers into shops.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - SalesGossip

“STORY and Intel create a shopping experience dedicated to the convergence of fashion and tech.”

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“E-commerce companies are always on the hunt for new ways to convince customers to seal the deal. One New York startup may have the answer: A single shopping cart for the entire internet.”

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