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  • The rise of mom-commerce
  • The rise of mom-commerce
    Travis Swan (2012) ©
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The rise of mom-commerce

There's nothing more stressful than having a baby, and savvy retailers are helping mothers shorten the lengthy process of researching and figuring out what’s needed, promising to do much of the heavy lifting and supporting new mothers with same-day deliveries and baby boxes.

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