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Will Amazon Be Able To Ground Jet.com?

Ruth Bernstein | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Ruth Bernstein

The thing that makes Jet special is that unlike Amazon, or most retailers really, Jet doesn't make money by selling products. Operating as a marketplace for third party sellers, it makes money by charging customers a $50/year membership fee. Then, it takes the money it would make if it kept commissions on sales and passes it on to the consumer as savings.

The Perfect Close Comes From a Sensational Open

Kate Wan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Kate Wan

What if I was to tell you there is a better way - a way to relate to your customer, talk with them, listen, truly connect and then offer them your product and they say "YES"?

5 Reasons It Makes Sense for Retail Businesses to Invest in Cloud Technology

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

With the overall increase in productivity, cloud collaboration tools can help retail businesses take their business to the next level.

23 Savings Hacks for Target

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's no wonder so many people shop Target for everything from food to furniture. If you're one of them, you probably love the feeling of getting good deals on everyday items. But you might be missing out on some major savings.

Suits & Singers: 4 Simple Truths Business Leaders Can Learn From Songwriters

Peter Himmelman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Peter Himmelman

It's widely assumed that there's not much to tie business people and musicians together. Their clothes are different, their terminology's different, their products are different; but the needs of these two seemingly disparate types are remarkably similar. Here's how.

Three Ways to Increase Your Summer Online Sales

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

It's 85 degrees without a cloud in the sky. Where are you most likely to find yourself? Outside soaking up the sun with a nice fresh lemonade in hand or your fingers glued to your keyboard inside your living room?

How Safe Are You From People Who Spew Hatred?

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, 2010 We've all been there... it is OK to admit the memory to yourself. You begin your day with an open mind. You are p...

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.

How Social Media Is Killing Your Company

David Giannetto | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
David Giannetto

There are some companies--again, only the most dominant brands--that can simply deliver content to their community via any social media platform and consumers will buy.

The Rise of the Connected Consumer and What it Means for the Retail Industry

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

Today's empowered, connected consumers demand navigating the evolving path to purchase through multiple, predominantly digital touch points -- sources they refer to before, during and after shopping.

Older Shoppers, Stronger Business

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Stock market volatility and reports of lost consumer confidence are the latest indicators feeding the anxieties about a global economic slow-down. If you listen to the pundits, you'll hear that 2015 is beginning with a "surprise slump" and a gloomy economic air.

Omni-Personal is What Makes Omni-Channel Retail Truly Disruptive

Roberto Ramos | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Roberto Ramos

Much has been said about Omni-Channel being retail's most recent disruptive boost. The approach, which leverages the power of technology and data to deliver consumers products and services across channels, has made retailers smarter and more nimble.

The Moment I Decided Christmas Was the Most Horrid Holiday

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I'm so inspired by those who find this season a good excuse to help out those in need, to donate a little bit extra to their local food bank or shelter, to visit a nursing home to sing a few songs, or to share a plate of cookies with a neighbor.

Best Fashion Pieces to Wear Through the Holidays and Beyond

Melissa Meyers | Posted 02.08.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Wouldn't it be nice to add some must-have pieces to your wardrobe that are perfect to wear to any holiday soiree AND most of the year?

Could This Be the Year Recovery Finally Comes to Main Street?

Mary Buffett | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Mary Buffett

We may be at a place where the Great Recession can move from the forefront and into our rearview mirrors. It could be the year when Santa adds something extra to the bottom line of retailers everywhere. We shall see. Don't forget, today is Giving Tuesday.

Ben Walsh

Black Friday Sales Numbers Don't Matter – Here's What Does

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business

Right now the U.S. is on track for a 6 percent increase in holiday shopping.

I Miss Black Friday

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jim Joseph

"Black Friday" was organic back then. Retailers didn't fabricate the day, shoppers turned it into a retail holiday and retailers embraced them. It was driven by the shoppers, nothing else. Then somewhere along the say, it turned into a fiasco

Are You the Average Thanksgiving Consumer?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

This Thanksgiving the average consumer will probably be shopping online on Friday for apparel items at retailers where they already shop frequently. Does that sound like you?

Why It's Worth Learning to Manage Your Face

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you're not sure what your face is saying ask the people around you. If you don't like what you hear, it's worth a little practice time in front of the mirror to change things. Your face communicates your feelings, make sure it's saying something accurate.

Be Confident, But Be Thrifty

Terry Savage | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Are you feeling better about the economy? The rest of America is becoming more optimistic. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment reached...

Five Tests Walmart Must Pass to Show Its 'Made in America' Street Cred

Scott Paul | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

Let's look at the company's big, shiny $250 billion commitment to American-made products. Sound like a big number? It is. But just like the endless aisles at your local Supercenter, everything is big with Walmart.

Can't I Just Make a Purchase?

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Jim Joseph

I'm noticing a shift in customer service that I'm finding inconvenient at best, completely irritating at its worst, and damaging to the customer experience every single time.

Attitudes and trends of the new consumer

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

To meet customer expectations, companies face increasing pressure. Therefore it is important to set higher goals; it is not enough to exceed what we have done in the past if another company is growing more than we are.

Voice of the Millennial: Workplace Culture Analysis of the Retail/Customer Service Sector

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Burnout in the sales industry is always an issue, regardless of generation. But as 15 executives shared this week regarding their first jobs, you've gotta start somewhere.

Step in to Summer in This Seasons Hottest Sandals

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 08.17.2014 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Are you ready, heels? Start walkin...