JOSLIN, Utah — It’s a department store.
But that’s where it’s at with some brands not found anywhere else.
“The only people that I would look for is in a shoe department and maybe the shoe section,” said Kristin, who is looking for shoes at her local shoe store.
Kristin is not alone.
As of last month, online shoppers at department stores were more likely to be looking for men’s shoes, women’s shoes and children’s shoes than women’s or men’s footwear.
That’s because online shopping has made it easier to find the shoes you want at low prices.
But the problem is even more pronounced for online shopping at department retailers.
“We’ve been in this for quite a while, and we’ve seen the number of online shoppers increase by about 10 percent annually over the last five years,” said Steve Hays, chief executive officer of The Hays Companies, a clothing and footwear company.
The company sells online through its website, store.hays.com.
It’s not the only department store to see a jump in online shoppers.
Macy’s, the largest U.S. department store chain, saw a jump of about 50 percent from 2011 to 2012.
That same year, Target saw an increase of 50 percent.
Online shopping has become so popular.
“I think that, frankly, has become a lot easier,” Hays said.
The increase in online shopping is just one example of the growing pains in the online shopping business.
As online shopping expands and retailers like Amazon and Google continue to grow, they’ve had to face competition from brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers.
They also have had to find ways to handle the influx of online orders.
“It’s very, very difficult to keep up with that growth,” said Josh McNair, senior vice president of e-commerce at online retail company e-tailer eCommerce.
It takes a lot of time to get the right online shopping experience, he said.
“You have to go through all of those hoops, and sometimes you don’t get that right.”
Online retailers face the challenge of trying to keep pace with the growing demand for their products.
For example, if a new item is released in a month, it can take up to three weeks to see if it’s a hit or not.
But for brands, the growth of the online store means they can keep up on their online sales.
“For brands that are really struggling to keep on top of that growth, you have to really be on top-of-the-store strategies,” McNair said.
One of those strategies is to target specific groups of shoppers.
“Online is a place where you can target a specific group,” said McNair.
If you are going to go to the Macy’s for a pair of jeans, you can pick that one.” “
If you are targeting that demographic, it’s like going to the Target for a new shirt.
If you are going to go to the Macy’s for a pair of jeans, you can pick that one.”
The online shopping industry is also trying to find a way to handle customers who want to return merchandise.
“When we see those returns that happen, it means they haven’t really bought anything,” McNairs said.
But he added that even when customers are returning merchandise, they are also spending money.
“That’s a differentiator that’s being missed,” McNay said.
Many of the retailers that McNair works with said that they’re working with retailers on a one-on-one basis to address customer concerns.
For brands like J.
Crew, which is owned by U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer, it helps if they have a dedicated team of sales associates who are trained in the different styles of shoes that they sell.
For other brands like Nordstrom, it doesn’t matter if they’re in a store, a department, a store and online.
“A customer will have their opinion on what they want, but that’s really what we are looking to focus on,” McNays said, noting that he and his team have a team of about two dozen sales associates.
They can also help retailers by asking them questions.
“What’s your goal for the store?” is a common question that they get asked.
“In our opinion, the customer should feel that they have an opportunity to make a purchase, that they know what they are buying,” said Donna Williams, vice president and general manager of online marketing for J. Crew.
“But I think a lot more retailers will be able to make that case to the customer when they are actually there, rather than just online,” Williams said.
And if the retailer is a brand that is a little bit on the smaller side, the retailer can take the initiative to help the brand grow.
“There are a lot people who can be a little more aggressive and a little less timid with the way they advertise