Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Marks & Spencer has said that searches for Christmas products on its website have skyrocketed as shoppers seek to spend early this festive period.
The retailer found that Christmas-related searches are up 80 per cent year on year.
M&S said the top five searches last week were for slippers, Harry Potter, bras, Christmas pyjamas and gin. Read the full article here.
Amazon is set to launch a raft of new machine-learning-powered search bar features which it expects will drive more than $8 billion in extra sales.
According to leaked internal documents seen by Business Insider, Amazon is investing heavily in becoming a “product discovery engine”.
These documents suggest that Amazon has been testing a range of new smart features for its search bar, including displaying pictures and links within its autocomplete search predictions. Read the full article here.
The current crisis has changed consumer behavior and expectations immensely. Major ecommerce beauty brands have leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) to build assessment, comparison and testing tools to assist in finding beauty products online.
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