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Alice Hines

Would You Buy Toilet Paper Online? Amazon.com Hopes So

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Would you and your roommates stop the passive-aggressive toilet paper wars if you could order more with the click of a button? Amazon.com hopes so....

ShopInterest, Pinterest e-Commerce Platform, Gets Funding From 500 Startups

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology

ShopInterest announced on Tuesday that it has received a "small, undisclosed investment" from seed fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups, TechCrun...

TinyLightbulbs: One Stop Shop for the Post-Kickstarter Set

Turnstyle | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J.Nelson The ecosystem around crowdfunding services like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo is evolving rapidly. Faster in some ways than the core ser...

Online Trading Should Go Beyond Wall Street

Craig Agranoff | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Craig Agranoff

One sector still struggling that has not entered the e-commerce era, however, is real estate. Although it's one of the largest markets in the country, it's still using an outdated paradigm of brokers and agents all of which often collect large fees for each transaction made.

Gerry Smith

The Next Pinterest? Fancy Wants To Make Online Shopping More Social

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.17.2012 | Technology

Joe Einhorn believes in tapping the wisdom of the crowd. His website, called Fancy, is filled with items that consumers would probably never search...

The New Brand-Consumer Relationships

Sana Dubarry | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Sana Dubarry

This is the case with Apple or Nespresso, where the actual physical stores look more like living spaces, with demonstration areas rather than checkouts. Everything is done so that the consumer feels at ease and spends time with customer advisers (not salespeople).

How This Bracelet Helps Pretty Old Dogs

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Shopping can bring on major feelings of guilt, especially during an economic recession. Whether you've cut back on spending or are just hiding the spe...

Interview With Minimus CEO Paul Shrater: A Small Business Based on Small Items Turning 9

Carol Roth | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

On July 6, Minimus.biz, a niche e-commerce company that focuses on travel-sized and individual-sized items, celebrates entering its ninth year in business.

Shop Like A Parisian From The Comfort Of Your Own Couch

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Imagine that you are lucky enough to score a trip to Paris. The lights, the fashion, the food! There are the obvious hurdles, like how to fit 36 pairs...

Bridging the Retail Gap: What Old and New Commerce Can Learn from Each Other

Jeffrey Hutchison | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Hutchison

As the online retail business has grown, much has been made of whether virtual commerce will eventually overtake real-time shopping.

Are Big-Box Stores Crumbling?

Time | CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

Best Buy released its first-quarter 2012 earnings this week, and though the numbers beat Wall Street expectations, net income took a tumble — fallin...

Ecommerce: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

How important is ecommerce to your business? According to reports from comScore, online sales hit $38 billion in the first quarter of 2011, up 12 perc...

Who Does More Online Shopping: Men Or Women?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Style

There are always exceptions to the rule, but conventional wisdom says that men dislike shopping. We ourselves have experienced the agony of taking our...

Retail 2.0: Back to the Basics?

Vivian Weng | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business
Vivian Weng

Why are so many companies chasing Retail 2.0 problems, when there are still plenty of Retail 1.0 problems to solve?

America's Best Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

In today's market, landing the best jobs takes having the right skill set. It's having an aptitude for math, science and healthcare that's most lik...

Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

As e-commerce grows as a category most e-commerce companies are focused on women because they are the decision makers and the consumers

Go With the Flow: How to Strategize for a System in Motion

Debra Scherer | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business
Debra Scherer

People often ask me, why have you called your company The Little Squares? Are you thinking about pixels? Polaroids? Contact sheets? Film stills? Or ar...

Catching Up & Sucking It In With Jill Zarin!

Courtney Cachet | Posted 04.10.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

Zarin is taking her over 25 years of retail experience and parlaying it into her new venture, a shape wear line called Skweez Couture. An unexpected, yet rather savvy move.

Adventure Startup Now Offering 'Guru'-Guided Experiences

Posted 01.27.2012 | Travel

Deal site Zozi has launched a new set of offerings that promises adventures of a lifetime with famous extreme athletes and other experts. Zozi crea...

Smarter Commerce: Putting the Customer at the Center

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

Empowered by social technology and unprecedented amounts of information, today's customers present new challenges and opportunities to businesses worl...

Demand Planning: Smarter Commerce Keeps You Ahead of Demand (VIDEO)

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

Smarter Commerce from IBM optimizes supply chain efficiency and business process integration, helping to boost revenue, build loyalty, and keep busine...

How to Get Paid for the Food You Make, From Cupcakes to Casseroles

Laura Weiss | Posted 03.17.2012 | Food
Laura Weiss

BookofCooks, which launched in October after two years in beta, is still sparsely populated. You upload a picture of your product, a pitch, and contact information -- and presto, you're in business.

E-Commerce Venture Capital Doubles This Year

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Sarah McBride) - Consumers spent a record $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday, according to comScore, highlighting how much people love shoppi...

5 Easy Steps to Your Own E-Commerce Startup for $100

Marty Zwilling | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. The cost of entry has never been lower. Anyone can be an entrepreneur today.

Walmart.com Stores Latest Move In E-Commerce Battle

Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

(Lisa Baertlein) - Two tiny Walmart.com stores are making Southern California malls their home for the holidays, launching the latest salvo in the...