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The Retail Lens: Crate and Barrel

The best of specialty retail showcases curated merchandise and displays it in a way that is distinct to one’s brand. From there, the fundamentals must be in play. Digitally speaking, that means a look at their key pages including the homepage, category, product and customer service destinations.

Why Interior Define is bullish on opening stores in 2020 and 2021

Interior Define revamped its omnichannel strategy when the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S. Instead of opening physical stores, the brand continues to grow a geography’s sales if it hires design specialists that are local to that city, Interior Define CEO Antonio Nieves says.

Wayfair’s sales boom 67%, turns profit again

Wayfair’s annual sale on Sept. 23-24—Way Day—drove the two largest sales days in web-only retailer’s history. The promotional event is typically in Q2 and moving it to Q3 helped boost sales 66.5% year over year in Q3.

New features and live chat enhance Design Within Reach's ecommerce site

The home furnishings retailer redesigned and relaunched its ecommerce site after extensive consumer research. As a result, shoppers who use its new live chat functions are nine times more likely to make an online purchase compared with those who don’t.

Wayfair turns profit for first time in Q2

Home furnishings giant Wayfair has notoriously not turned a profit for years. With a surge in sales, increased fulfillment efficiencies and continual work toward profitability, Wayfair posted nearly $274 million in net income for Q2 2020.