E-commerce

How to Rethink Your E-Commerce Strategy

The majority of people still prefer to shop for furniture in stores, according to Morning Consult, and more than likely, they feel the same way about lighting. But retailers, don't get comfortable…

3 Things to Know About the New E-Design Startup Spruce Up

Last month a new e-design service, Spruce Up, hit the internet. After raising $1.5 million in investment last February, e-commerce and design lifestyle experts Mia Lewin and Mike Dierken launched…

Amazon Launches a Third Furniture Brand: What Retailers Need to Know

Amazon announced this week a new private furniture collection: Ravenna Home. This marks the third private furniture collection for Amazon, joining Mid-Century Rivet and "casual comfort" Stone &…

The E-Commerce Numbers And What They Mean for Furniture/Lighting Retailers

Sell online? Great, online retail is up, especially in the home improvement industry. Don't sell online?  You still need to know the latest e-commerce numbers and what they mean for your business.…

Wayfair Is Opening An Outlet: What That Means for Retailers

Who said retail is dead? While retail is certainly going through some changes, retailers of all types still see some benefit in the brick-and-mortar experience. Just look at Amazon. After putting big…

How Shipping Can Make — Or Break — An Online Sale

You can thank Amazon for setting consumer shipping expectations. For those enrolled in Amazon Prime, free shipping — free two-day shipping to be more specific — is the norm, and while that's not true…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Sales Tax

Independent showrooms face a ton of competition online, and though many showrooms can compete well online with their own e-commerce stores, there's one major benefit that online-only retailer enjoy…

How to Take Advantage of 2018's Expected Retail Growth

Monday started off with good retail news from the U.S. Census Bureau. Preliminary estimates from the Bureau show that retail sales went up to $3.53 trillion in 2017, up 3.9 percent from 2016.…

5 Website Design Blunders – And How to Fix Them

A poorly functioning website reflects badly on your company.  It makes it harder for customers to shop or browse your selection, and it frustrates them when they can’t find basic information. Even if…

The Great E-Commerce Leap

There are plenty of reasons why businesses build e-commerce sites — better economic opportunity, a larger audience and more options for customers, to name a few. In the lighting and home decor retail…
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