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Online continues to move offline! Wayfair joining in.

A recent article in CNBC highlights an announcement by Wayfair. Wayfair on Tuesday announced it will be opening its first full-service store at the Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts, which is managed by Brookfield Properties, in early fall of this year. That’s after it tested a few pop-up shops, including one at Westfield Garden State […]

Shopify crosses the $1 billion-dollar revenue mark

Quite the achievement by Shopify! Love the progressive and forward thinking with their platform. I am sure there are many more great quarters to come. “We made history in 2018: no other SaaS company has crossed the $1 billion-dollar revenue mark at a faster growth rate than Shopify has,” said Tobi Lütke, Shopify’s CEO. “This […]

Walmart launches online furniture brand MoDRN

Wow – now isn’t this interesting. Walmart.com launches a white-label MoDRN furniture line-up. I remember years ago when brands scrambled when their products “magically” appeared on Walmart.com via marketplace arrangements. With the $20 – $899 price-points – I see this as a shot across the bow of Amazon and Wayfair, and possibly Ashley – and […]

Jesse Akre featured in FurnitureToday – E-commerce best practices

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit with Anne Flynn Wear from FurnitureToday; discussing the evolution of eCommerce in home furnishings. Having begun our furniture eCommerce journey almost 20 years ago this month, it was a great opportunity to share. Here is a link to the Furniture Today article – And – […]