This Week in eCommerce
October 10 – 14

Here is a look at this past week in eCommerce. Some interesting partnerships took place, but also some big news for the growth of Canadian eCommerce as well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

  • It’s that time of year that shoppers go wild in holiday shopping, and retailers and e-tailers are gearing up for a busy time of year. This holiday season is no exception as experts are expecting sales to rise to about $465.6 billion compared to $453 billion in 2010.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Ipad is super highway for web traffic.
  • Groupon tweaks its daily deal tracker to prevent sales estimates.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • We are beginning to see improvement in overall industry sales for online retailers. Stats Canada releases sales statistics for 2010 online sales.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

  • This topic is not quite directly related to eCommerce as a whole, but worth mentioning in this weeks post. Gap, international super clothing retail has announced that a decrease in physical retail sales has led them to plan a shut down of 21% of their stores. A rise in online sales is a contributing factor to the decision.
  • Ebay’s X.Commerce platform is set to be competitive, but won’t dominate.