Micheals to Compete with Etsy; Start Selling its CustomersR...
Online - Retail

Arts and crafts retailer Michaels has plans to compete directly with marketplaces such as Etsy that host some of its best customers: makers. The Irving-based retailer is preparing its digital platfor...

The Dallas Morning News
October 8, 2021

Brands and Designers Are Doubling Down on Vaccine Card Holders
Finance - Health & Beauty - Retail

As more states require proof of vaccination, brands and individual makers are trying to cash in. Currently, there is no one nationwide standard for digitized proof of vaccination — seven states hav...

Modern Retail
September 7, 2021

Etsy, Walmart Top List of 2021’s Fastest Growing E-Comme...
Online - Retail

The top 15 U.S. retailers by e-commerce sales will account for 72.3% of total e-commerce sales in the United States this year. That’s according to a report from eMarketer, which noted that eight of...

Chain Store Age
July 21, 2021

Etsy to Buy Apparel Resale Site Depop for $1.6B
Fashion - Retail

This deal allows the company to grow without sacrificing its reputation as a marketplace that caters to consumers on the lookout for special, well-made or vintage items. It also allows Etsy to jump i...

June 2, 2021

Shopify & Square to Profit from the Start-Up Boom
Finance - Retail - Tech

Isabelle Rodriguez penned the tweet she would send from her grave. But 24-year-old Rodriguez wasn’t dying, or even ill. She was using Cake, a new “app” that lets you plan your funeral. Selling ...

May 3, 2021

How Facebook is Doubling Down on Marketplace
Online - Retail - Tech

Since launching in 2016, Marketplace had primarily focused on local sales between neighbors. But in the past couple of years, the platform has invested in long-distance shipping tools. Marketplace —...

Modern Retail
February 3, 2021

Ex Toys ‘R’ Us CEO: Most of the ‘huge increa...

Former Toys 'R' Us CEO Gerald Storch predicted on Wednesday that the Òhuge increasesÓ in online shopping will ÒstickÓ after the coronavirus pandemic, which has crushed certain retailers while prov...

Fox Business
January 12, 2021

Winners and losers of Black Friday 2020
Online - Retail

This year, retailers collectively blew up the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. Online sales, curbside and store pickup all surged as a sales event defined by the pandemic took shape. ...

Marketing Dive
November 30, 2020

7 Most Profitable Etsy Shops in 2020
Online - Retail

7 Most Profitable Etsy Shops in 2020. It has grown from having 1.9 million active sellers and 33.3 million buyers in 2018 to 2.5 million Etsy sellers and 45.7 million Etsy buyers in 2019. From $1 Bill...

Yahoo Finance
November 19, 2020

38 Products That Deserve A Standing Ovation
CPG - Household - Retail

Whew, my hands are tired from applauding all these great products… For the full story, visit BuzzFeed  -  https://www.buzzfeed.com/bekoconnell/products-deserve-a-standing-ovation

November 2, 2020

Postmates signals bigger retail ambitions
Retail - Tech

Postmates introduced a service that lets app users shop from local retailers to help transform their e-commerce operation-a possible solution to generate revenue and maintain customer loyalty. For ...

Retail Dive
October 29, 2020

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