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7 Ecommerce Trends for Retailers in 2017

Larissa Pickens | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Larissa Pickens

Here is a list of top 7 ecommerce trends that should be on every retailer's radar for 2017. 1. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile-- The growth of mobile is ha...

How to Take Advantage of the Upcoming Holiday Season For Your Retail Business

John Rampton | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
John Rampton

For retailers the holidays are often the most hectic time-of-year. While most business owners have hopefully already begun preparations to stay ahead ...

Retailers Adapt To The Changing E-commerce Landscape

Kara Mulder | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Kara Mulder

The e-commerce world is enormous. In fact, according to eMarketer, it is the only trillion-dollar market (1.6T USD in 2015) in existence that is proje...

The Retail Industry--Agile Tactics for Changing Times

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

A lot has been written about the decline of the brick-and-mortar side of the retail sector--so much in fact that it can be easy to think that the sector itself is in decline. Take a step back from a focus on the retail stores of our childhood memories, and what emerges is a sector that is remarkably nimble in the ways it is adjusting to and profiting from the retail environment of today.

Fashion in the Digital Age Is More Elegant and Accessible Than Ever

Quora | Posted 09.21.2016 | Style
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Evolution of Online Retail

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

It is no secret that over the last 10 years, fashion retail has shifted dramatically with a massive influx of online-only retailers, as well as many brick and mortar retailers adding an online channel to bolster sales and remain competitive.

GQ Thinks You Can Afford A $4,595 Backpack

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2016 | Style

Sometimes, GQ has a way of making us feel like peasants. We look to the publication for guidance on what to wear today, how to do our laundry and for ...

15 Surprising Things You Can Buy From Amazon

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist When Amazon launched in 1995, it sold only books. Now the largest online retailer sells millions of products. In fa...

#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.11.2017 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.

Grey Is the New Black? 8 Takeaways On Holiday Shopping

David Sable | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
David Sable

Knee-jerker spoiler alert: If you think that the key story and lesson of 2015 Holiday Shopping is increasing online sales, in all its iterations including mobile, go no further.

The Calm before the Storm (Trends to Watch in the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season)

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 11.26.2016 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

The significance of Black Friday remains intact, but thanks to the emergence of Black Friday as a brand, coupled with early promotions and the Internet-driven growth of omni-channel methods, it has been dramatically changed.

Japanese Bookseller Buys Almost Every Copy Of New Murakami Book To Protest Amazon

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts

A Japanese bookseller is fighting back against online retail giants like Amazon by buying up a staggering 90 percent of the first printing of a famous...

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

Bob Anderson - Patriarch of the Paper Store

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Every great business is built through the collaboration of hundreds or thousands of employees. A funny thing happens when you really care about your people... they end up caring about you and your company too.

Where Do Gay Dads Fit Into 'Amazon Mom'?

Brent Almond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

Being a two-dad family, it was a little annoying to see yet one more thing that made us feel invisible. However, we were still jumping through hoops to complete our adoption, and advocating in our home state to legalize same-sex marriage. We had more important battles to wage.

8 Challenges Facing Ecommerce Retailers This Christmas

Ian Mills | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

With the increase in the amount of consumers completing their Christmas purchases online, this has presented multiple challenges for online retailers and other stakeholders involved in the logistics of purchasing online.

China's New Open Door: The E-Commerce Boom

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Shehzad H. Qazi

Along with the ongoing rapid rise in internet connectivity in China, our findings underline the dramatic transformation of retail opportunities underway there. In a word, the future of the world's largest retail market is: online!

As E-commerce Grows Around the World, China Leads

John Burbank | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
John Burbank

In terms of online purchase intentions, China is clearly several steps ahead of the rest of the world. But we believe what is happening in China will quickly happen elsewhere.

Along With the Internet, Here Are 3 Other Culprits for Dying Malls

Robin Lewis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

Even though the Internet is taking a bigger bite out of retail sales every month, the fact is that it only accounts for about 6 percent of total U.S. retail sales. Something else is going on with these dying behemoth blights on our architectural landscape.

Negotiating Online

Ken Kirsh | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Ken Kirsh

Want to save money? Get out of the house. Help keep these stores alive while trying to get a better price in person. We think we're too busy when we're really just being lazy or not thinking.

Birchbox Founders Reveal The Best And Worst Business Advice They've Ever Received

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Birchbox, an e-commerce store that helps customers discover new products, has grown to more than 800,000 subscribers in four countries in less than fo...

Dave Jamieson

Amazon Warehouse Workers Barely Have Time To Eat Lunch: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

A new batch of Amazon warehouse workers sued the online retailer in federal court last week, claiming the company's workplace policies don't leave the...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Real Amazon Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

An employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped at the Amazon.com, Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 26, 2012. (David Paul Morris...

Zappos Makes Dramatic Change

www.newser.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Technology

Online retailer Zappos is making a dramatic change to its company hierarchy—in fact, it's getting rid of it....