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Online Sales Surge Before Black Friday Even Begins

Bloomberg | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

U.S. e-commerce sales surged on Thanksgiving, raising questions about how many shoppers will show up for brick-and-mortar promotions on Black Friday, ...

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.

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.

How Technology Is Changing What and Where We Buy

Hillary Peterson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Hillary Peterson

Of course not every online business shares this commitment, but I know these are the types of brands I want to buy. And while some sell their goods in traditional brick and mortar outlets, the majority of their sales are direct.

Alibaba May Be Ascendant, But Bomoda Gives Brands Their Own "Open Sesame" For China

Saul Gitlin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Saul Gitlin

In the classic tale, "Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves," the protagonist undergoes a rags-to-riches transformation to emerge as the sole guardian of a secret incantation ("Open Sesame") that grants him exclusive access to an immeasurable, hidden treasure.

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!

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...

The True Price of Great Holiday Deals

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Some manufacturing is coming back to America, to be sure, but not the assembly line jobs that used to be the core of manufacturing employment. Computerized machine tools and robots are doing an increasing portion of the work -- which is why many companies can afford to bring their factories back here. Get it? Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.

Which Retailers Know Their Products Best?

Adriana Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Adriana Dunn

As we lead up to the holiday shopping blitz, StellaService Analysts conducted the following study to unearth the best-in-class performers in online retail that have made knowledge and education of their customer service representatives a priority.

USA: Online Retailers May Not Have the Lowest Prices for Much Longer

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Jean-Marc Noel

Online retailers in the U.S. have a huge financial advantage compared with their counterparts in over-the-counter trade. Due to a loophole in legislation, they can usually get away with not adding VAT to their prices, but the U.S. Senate has now approved a law which could change this.

The True Cost Of Free Shipping

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money

(In 11th paragraph, corrects the name of Monetate's chief marketing officer to Kurt Heinemann) By Beth Pinsker Gladstone ...

The Amazon Conundrum

Howard Fishman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
Howard Fishman

And so ensued the ethical debate: support The Strand and pay a whopping $10 more for the book, or save the $10 and order the same book online, further hastening the imminent demise of great bookstores like the very one I was standing in?

S.U.I? If You Are Shopping Under The Influence, These Retailers Are Targeting You

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Do you remember the last thing you bought online? Do you remember what you had to drink before you bought it?

Dot-com Deadbeats

Kenneth Kales | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

Yes, you and I always have paid the sales tax on what we buy in a store. It is a populist approach and we have accepted it. But that's largely not the case when we buy online.

Online Retail Psychology Tricks: How eRetailers Read Your Mind

nytimes.com | ERIC v. COPAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's late at night during these last few days before Christmas. You're bathed in the ghostly glow of your laptop computer at your kitchen table. As yo...