Posts tagged with Toys R Us

How retailers handle site search for the most popular Christmas gifts

In which we take a selection of the most popular gifts this Christmas and see how some of the top UK retailers’ site search handles them.

When I begin typing ‘Frozen Snow Glow Elsa’ into Amazon’s search box, will the item immediately appear at the top of the predictive text suggestions? When I search for ‘Nerf’ at John Lewis will the first product listing be its most popular model ‘The Demolisher’. Will Toys R Us direct me to the correct ‘Transformers Grimlock’ toy?

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Black Friday

All the stats you need from Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014

I solemnly swear that this is (probably) the last Black Friday/Cyber Monday post we’re going to write this year.

We’ve potentially been guilty of overdoing it, but then when the whole ecommerce world goes mad for a sales event it's hard to avoid getting swept up in the hoopla.

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Fight Club! Toys R Us vs Smyths

Did you miss out on the bargains of Black Friday? Perhaps in an effort to catch up you’re reading this in between filling your online Christmas shopping basket.  

If so, you’re in good company as today is Cyber Monday which typically has the biggest online sales of the year.

Ahead of this landmark day, we decided to take a look at two major toy retailers, which have both an online and offline presence: Smyths and ToysRUs

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Stores will never die with omni-channel retailing

Anything that can be digitalized will be, and the Internet will be the dominant mode of distribution. But, Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys R Us, stressed today at the Shop.org conference, that for physical products, the internet (direct to home) will not dominate sales...until they invent the transporter.

Stores make money and a lot of money. Now Storch didn’t represent a bricks and mortar retailer ranting and railing against the internet and selling online. Rather he kicked off the conference with a call to action urging retailers not to search for the magic pill but to be where the customers are and have an omnichannel approach to retail. 

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PayPal partners with 15 retailers in big offline push

PayPal may already be ubiquitous on the web, but the payments giant has its sights set on much bigger fish offline.

In an effort to bring PayPal purchasing to the masses wherever they shop, the company yesterday announced pacts with 15 major retailers in the United States that will give consumers the ability to pay for their purchases using PayPal.

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App review: Toys R Us

Toy retailer Toys R Us has just released a new mobile website, as well as apps for both Blackberry and iPhones.

The new app is targeted for the US market at the moment, though UK users can download it from the App Store. I've been trying the Toys R Us Big Book app out...

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Target going in-house for e-commerce

Target, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, has announced that it will bring its e-commerce website, Target.com, in-house in time for the 2011 holiday season.

Since 2001, Target.com has been run in partnership with Amazon.com. The e-commerce giant's platform powers the Target.com website and Amazon.com handles much of the call center and fulfillment operations.

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Site review: Toys R Us

Retailer Toys R Us has just launched a revamped version of its website, with the stated aim of making the site more intuitive and easy to navigate for users.

The company, which also claims to have been the first national retailer to launch an e-commerce site back in 1996, has announced the fourth version of the site using the hybris e-commerce platform. So has it improved the user experience for shoppers?

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