April 24, 2015

Those who failed to grasp the significance of the iPhone when it launched in 2007 are not going to make the same mistake twice with the introduction of the Apple Watch –- a wearable technology device that hit the market April 24 with some well-deserved hype and considerable transformative potential. 

April 17, 2015

Merchandising and marketing concepts such as shoppable videos, digitized stores and social campaigns on Instagram and Twitter were alien ideas to retailers just a few years ago. Not anymore, according to Tom Ebling, CEO of cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider Demandware, who has a unique perspective on what it means to be a “connected brand.”

 

April 16, 2015

Shares of Etsy enjoyed a meteoric rise during their first day of trading on April 16, closing at $30 a share after shares in the initial public offering were priced at $16. 

April 9, 2015

Amazon’s Prime membership is starting to crowd out traditional retailers like Walmart and Target, according to Forbes.

April 7, 2015

Amazon.com is looking to make selling easier for its marketplace customers by partnering with a new software solutions company.

April 1, 2015

What if consumers could just press a button when they run out of Tide detergent or Olay moisturizer? Amazon is making that dream a reality with the launch of Dash.

March 31, 2015

Amazon is leveraging a hot trend in toys and education with a new online store focused on what is known as STEM.

March 31, 2015

Costco, Amazon.com and Apple rank highest in customer loyalty, according to this year’s Net Promoter Consumer Study. 

March 30, 2015

Now that Amazon.com sells virtually any physical good one can think of, the retailer wants to be there when a customer needs to install or repair it.

March 30, 2015

Now that Amazon.com sells virtually any physical good one can think of, the retailer wants to be there when a customer needs to install or repair it.

March 26, 2015

Amazon is accelerating the expansion of its one-hour delivery servcie with a rollout of the program in Dallas.

March 26, 2015

In its quest to offer its customers everything from one-hour delivery of toilet paper to instant TV streaming, Amazon now wants to dominate the market in cloud storage with a dirt cheap new plan. 

March 23, 2015

Digital-first doesn’t mean digital-only. At least not anymore. Some brands have already embraced that lesson in a bold way, and many others are taking notice. 

March 20, 2015

A few months ago it seemed as though drone delivery was not going to happen for Amazon.com. Now the retailer's dreams of Amazon packages flying through the sky are a lot closer to reality, thanks to the FAA.

March 11, 2015

Amazon.com is appealing to early adopters with the launch of a new "store" called Amazon Exclusives.

March 4, 2015

The new owner of Shoes.com is not wasting any time in its quest to compete in a market dominated by Amazon and Foot Locker.

February 23, 2015

Amazon.com is looking to push farther into the category of high-end couture, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

February 20, 2015

Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service not just to all of Manhattan, but to other New York City boroughs as well, with unknown implications for the retail industry.

February 10, 2015

Amazon.com has long considered itself a pioneer of social shopping. But now the retailer has introduced a game-changing new service that allows customers to do their own social media marketing. 

February 3, 2015

In its latest effort to win more customers, e-commerce giant Amazon is going brick-and-mortar on campus. 

January 30, 2015

E-commerce giant Amazon.com is upping the ante on its free shipping policy. 

 

January 29, 2015

Amazon’s Prime membership seemed to be the golden ticket to stronger sales for the e-commerce giant in the fourth quarter. 

January 18, 2015

Retailers interested in fine-tuning their digital pricing strategies may want to look at a new index called the Price Perception Index.

January 6, 2015

While retailers are sorting how to capitalize on wearable technology, Intel is betting that that smart glass manufacturer Vuzix will play a role.