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E-Commerce: Trends, Opportunities and Startups to Watch

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Collaborative consumption and peer-to-peer commerce allows anyone to buy, sell, or rent goods or services from anyone else without a traditional middle man.

Why the Internet Sales Tax Increase Is a Dream Crusher for Small Business

Steven Power | Posted 07.08.2013 | Small Business
Steven Power

While the future of the legislation remains uncertain, it's time for our government to take a deeper look into the real impact this legislation will have on the little guys. U.S. small businesses are millions and millions strong and growing at astonishing rates.

Googazon: The Web 3.0

David K. Levine | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
David K. Levine

Will the next Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds or Jimmy Wales please step forward? Because I don't want information at my fingertips -- I want action at my fingertips, and I mean my fingertips.

Amazon Launches A New Store Just For Post 50s

Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

It seems Amazon has caught wind of post 50s' buying power. The e-commerce giant announced earlier this week a new store on the site targeting older ad...

Online Auctions Become More Competitive

Michael Seo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Founded in 1995, eBay is regarded as the first and most dominant mass online auction site. But even for eBay, online auctions declined steadily for the past 10 years.

Now You Can Buy Products On Google+

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, which launched Facebook Gifts in September, Google+ users can now click "Buy" within Google+ itself, be taken through prompts and easily purchase products.

@60" Introduces E-Commerce Art Collecting

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Evan Ross Katz

Art delivered to your door is only a fraction of the services offered via Kipton Cronkite and Christian Simond's newly launched website, @60" -- the Height of Art.

The Darker Side of Online Shopping

Richard Stephens | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Richard Stephens

The general consensus among consumers is that online shopping is more convenient and cost-effective, as e-stores continue to slash prices in a bid to drive more and more traffic their way. Of course, not everything in life is quite that simple.

Holiday Online Shopping Goes Through The Roof

AP | Posted 02.02.2013 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers bought $20.4 billion online in the first 30 days of the holiday season, a 15 percent increase from last year, according to ...

Why We Will All Be Shopping Mobile

Rob Feldmann | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Rob Feldmann

Despite the certainty of the success of m-commerce, there are still a handful of companies that have been slow to invest in the technology. Why is this when the evidence suggests that ignoring it could result in lost sales, and ultimately leave them 'left behind'?

Art Is the Final Frontier of E-Commerce

Tze Chun | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Tze Chun

The art world is hard to navigate for seasoned collectors, and even more so for the novice art-buyer. I started Uprise Art to connect New Yorkers who are interested in art with exceptional artists from around the country.

High Quality Content On-Demand: E-Commerce Needs Rise, Design Workforce Adapts

Bryce Maddock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Bryce Maddock

As e-commerce begins to represent increasingly larger portions of retailers total sales, retailers are frequently outsourcing all non-core competencies in order to capitalize on new opportunities and markets afforded by the Internet.

Supreme Court Weighs Case With Massive Implications For Commerce

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices on Monday weighed copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplac...

PayPal Is Expanding Offline With MoneyGram

Drew Hendricks | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver
Drew Hendricks

The PayPal and MoneyGram marriage is a natural partnership that extends the reach of PayPal to brick-and-mortar outlets without having to conduct a single grand opening. But one has to wonder about the real benefit MoneyGram expects.

Thanks To Internet, More Packages Will Be Flying Around This Holiday Season

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx expects to ship a record number of packages during the holidays, thanks to shoppers' growing fondness for buying online. ...

Alice Hines

Would You Buy Toilet Paper Online? Hopes So | 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? 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

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 | 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,, 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.