By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We know you’re ready for the weekend, so we’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your day. From next year’s e-commerce trends to Sears’ new team-up with Amazon, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch consoles in nine months | James Vincent: 2017 has been a very good year for Nintendo. In addition to several of their games winning accolades (such as Breath of the Wild’s wining Video Game of the Year), they’re also on track to beat lifetime sales of their last console, the Wii U, in just one year.

person analyzing data on a computer screenTop e-commerce trends for 2018 | HBSDealer Staff: As we approach 2018, it’s time to look ahead at how advancements in technology will influence online shopping for the coming year. From AR to AI, and voice searches and image searches, the way consumers approach shopping online is shifting in brand new ways.

Sears to sell DieHard batteries, other products on Amazon | Lauren Zumbach: After having already teamed up with Amazon to sell Kenmore brand appliances, Sears is now offering its DieHard products on the e-commerce site. This isn’t DieHard’s first foray into stores outside of Sears. Some DieHard products are also available through Ace Hardware stores. But this will be the first time that DieHard auto batteries will be available anywhere other than Sears stores.

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