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3 reasons why Home Improvement brands must put the hammer down on eCommerce
By on February 27, 2019

Not more than a few years ago, industry pundits thought the tools & home improvement category would be immune to eCommerce. A few reasons why: Major brick & mortar incumbents (The Home Depot and Lowe’s in the U.S.; or Argos, B&Q and Homebase in the U.K.) were too powerful Shoppers would never be willing to…

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By on February 12, 2019

The eCommerce solution landscape continues to evolve at a brisk pace. New solutions are coming on board on what seems like a daily basis. By popular demand, we’ve updated our Developing Your Digital Toolkit guide to capture almost 50 new eCommerce solution providers since we last published in October 2018 — bringing you a total…

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By on January 23, 2019

At Profitero, we’ve written a lot about the online retailer price wars and how it’s driving massive price erosion for brands selling online. The good news is: there is a way to fight back. Enter the MAP policy. A Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy is a tool brands have at their disposal to help deal…

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By on December 20, 2018

The five-day shopping event starting on Thanksgiving and ending on Cyber Monday has affectionately been dubbed “Cyber 5” weekend. It’s a time of year when we, as consumers, channel our primal hunter instincts and battle each other (often physically) to find the biggest and best deals. Using our proprietary sales & share estimation technology, Profitero…

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By on December 07, 2018

By all accounts, the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend lived up to its hype, especially in terms of the online shopping boom. During the extended Black Friday weekend (which we defined as Nov 21 – 26, 2018), eCommerce sales topped the charts and online sales records were broken. According to data from Adobe Analytics: U.S. online…

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