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

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 10.02.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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. ...

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

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.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... No -- It's Amazon

Robin Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

It's a state. It's a city. It's a country. It's a movie producer, a real estate broker, a publisher, a wholesaler, a fashion house, a distributor of anything and everything. It's really anything you want it to be.

Dave Jamieson

Who Really Pays For Your Super-Saver Shipping

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming an...

Five Ways Retailers Can Get Noticed In Crowded Online Marketplaces

Mike Effle | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
Mike Effle

To attract attention among the masses, retailers need to apply smart e-commerce marketing techniques as well as specialized knowledge of the ways consumers and search engines behave in their chosen marketplaces.

7 Reasons Why I Source Products Online

T.J. Scimone | Posted 07.13.2013 | Small Business
T.J. Scimone

My son has autism. I started Slice to fund long-term care for him. Day-to-day living is a challenge for our family. I purposely built our business less than a mile from our home so that I'm just a text away if needed. Traveling to the other side of the planet and being away from home for two weeks at a time is not an option for us.

Dave Jamieson

How Miserable Is It Working In An Amazon Warehouse?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Whenever he clocked out after his 12-hour shift at an Amazon warehouse, Jesse Busk had one more critical task to perform before he could hop into his ...

Sephora's VP Interactive On Mobile Technology: Threat or Opportunity?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Sephora execs may have heard Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen predicting the death of traditional retailers earlier this year. But with its leadership in digital and mobile technology, Sephora's future is bright.

The 'Amazon Tax' Battle Heats Up

Reuters | Nanette Byrnes | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

By Nanette Byrnes (Reuters) - Major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com on Wednesday told a New York state court that the...

Top 25 Online Retail's 10 Slowest Shippers

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money

Still procrastinating your holiday shopping? The good news: Monday is Free Shipping Day, which means tons of online retailers are offering end-of-year...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Oh, it's on! Black Friday is in full swing -- but do you really even need to leave the house anymore? Only 23 percent of Black Friday shopping took place online in 2006. Last year? 40 percent. Hey, why brave the crowds when you can shop in your PJs?

You Won't Believe Where Millions Shop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

It gives "shop till you drop" new meaning: More than 38 million Americans have shopped online while using the toilet, a new survey by CashStar and Har...

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.

Buying and Selling on Craigslist Like a Pro

Kevin Yu | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

From iPhones to even selling my car, Craigslist is my go to website for selling and buying everything. Here are five tips I've learned.

The Biggest-Seller On The Fastest-Growing Ecommerce Site Is What!?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.22.2012 | Small Business

Fab.com is only a year old, but the gay social network turned flash sale site already has 5 million users who have purchased 1.8 million items for a ...

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...

Nate C. Hindman

Fab Pivots From Gay Social Network To Online Retail Phenom

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- In December 2010, Jason Goldberg gave his investors the bad news first. Fabulis, the gay men's social network he started one year earlier ...