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February 6, 2019

Saks essentially throws in the towel on cosmetics and moves that department from the first floor to the second. What now greets you? Handbags. The WSJ reminds us that department stores are on the ropes against online competitors, chains dedicated to cosmetics, and changing consumer tastes. Jewelry is now in the basement.

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April 2, 2018

Hackers installed software on Saks and Lord & Taylor cash registers. What’s notable is that the hack didn’t affect the companies’ websites. The hackers may have used the web (most likely via phishing emails) to infect the good ol’ ‘analog’ cash register. This crimes mixes new and old tech.

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July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day has become a national holiday for the entire retail industry.

Here are the Prime Day deals Amazon didn't want you to see.

Read the full story here or click this link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/prime-day-deals-amazon-didnt-want-see-152726679.html

Here are the Prime Day deals Amazon didn't want you to see

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Tags: Amazon, Prime Day, Hudson Bay, eBay, Bloomingdale's
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April 17, 2017


From Sunday's NY Times, this article highlights how retail is at a tipping point with the shift from brick & mortar to e-commerce. While it is a big concern to all, we have you covered: Bridge has helped its retailers process 32% more in sales over the last year vs the year before. Bridge's mobile retail software has seen an increase of 55% year over year. As the retail landscape continues to shift, we are moving right along with it.

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Tags: Retail, E-commerce, NY Times
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June 15, 2016

The headline is scary. The article states less drastically that "comparable store" sales which include stores open a year or more and online sales are down 5%. Translation: Neiman's may need to work smarter to compete online because consumer purchases are definltey increasing there. And don't feel too bad for Neimans: it still had a profit of $3.8 million.

Tags: Neiman Marcus, saks fifth avenue
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December 5, 2009
Luxury makes a comeback from Fortune magazine

Jaguar, Oakley, and other brands are trying to put the 'lux' back in luxury, despite the recession.

By Suzanne Kapner, writer
December 3, 2009: 9:02 AM ET
NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Here's what the financial crisis sounds like at the top of the income ladder: When asked how the recession had impacted her life, one banker's wife said, "The waiting list for a Birkin bag is a lot shorter."

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Tags: luxury marketing, luxury sales
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October 30, 2009
Source: Vanity Fair by John Clarke Jr. October 27, 2009, 11:49 AM Earlier this year, when Anna Weatherley delivered her magnolia-patterned china set to the White House, the accompanying spate of profiles covered every aspect of her career--except one: gun runner. Was it true, as the whispers around Washington had it, that she had a secret history as a gun-runner in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan? Not quite, although the truth is just as c...
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October 21, 2009
Should you offer free shipping on your website?




Please see below. This article from today's Wall St. Journal explores the expectation for free shipping when buying online.
My advice to clients:
- Let's better promote our free shipping offer for orders made online.
- Let's e-mail a coupon to past customers either for an amount off the purchase, or something about free shipping.
- Can we lower our free shipping baseline, or offer a free upgrade to q...
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Tags: free shipping, holiday promotions, new york city web design
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July 19, 2008
Shoppers Go Online to Save Gas Money




This article below from the today's NYT echoes a conversation I had this week with a major tableware brand. The head of the company said that he can see a day when the traveling home goods salesperson will not travel. Instead, the person will do his or her sales presentations over the phone and web. Samples will be shipped via UPS or FedEx. Otherwise, sales reps have to drive to and from meetings, and this gas money may eat up 25%...
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Tags: Online, Ecommerce, NY Times, Neiman Marcus, Saks
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