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Shoppers return to stores as optimism increases among vaccinated and flexible workers

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The FINANCIAL– According to PwC, consumers are returning to in-store shopping in greater numbers, and out-of-home entertainment and travel are on the rise as three in five (61%) express optimism about the future, according to the latest PwC 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey.…

New eBay Scanning Tool to Cut Listing Time in Half for Trading Card Sellers

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The financial -- Using computer vision technology, the new tool will streamline listing creation for the marketplace’s massive trading card community. Sellers will be able to use the new feature beginning in late April 2021, according to eBay.…

Covid-19 and ecommerce: why shopper centricity is everything

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The FINANCIAL — What does it mean to be shopper-centric in the online context? Essentially, it means removing any possible barriers to conversion. Some of those barriers are operational: delivery, payment methods, shipping costs. But most barriers are psychological, and the majority of those are subconscious and not rationalised by the shopper. We can easily…

UK supermarket shoppers keep a close eye on Christmas as lockdowns return

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The FINANCIAL — The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show take-home sales rose by 9.3% during the 12 weeks to 1 November 2020. Despite a variety of restrictions coming into force across the country, there was no significant spike in demand in the most recent four weeks, as sales increased by a similar 9.4%.…

Wayfair revenue increased by 66.5%

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The FINANCIAL — Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights Total net revenue increased $1.5 billion to $3.8 billion, up 66.5% year over year U.S. net revenue increased $1.3 billion, up…