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 23, 2015

Amazon.com’s sales growth in the first quarter continued to outpace the overall e-commerce growth rate, especially Web services, but expenses related to interest and currency exchange caused the online leader to report a $57 million net loss.

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 15, 2015

Physical expansion remains the primary growth driver of many a U.S. retailer, but the likes of Alibaba and rival JD.com are allowing U.S. retailers and brands to tap the Chinese market without the aggravation and financial uncertainty associated with establishing a physical presence. 

April 9, 2015

ChannelAdvisor found that a hefty 36% of U.S. e-commerce sales last year came from marketplaces, up significantly from 22% in 2005. Yet despite the increasing significance of marketplaces in total e-commerce sales, retailers traditionally have approached these potential partners with caution.

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 3, 2015

Amazon.com has added Atlanta to its growing roster of cities with same-day and one-hour delivery. 

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 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 27, 2015

Forbes is reporting that Amazon.com is in the preliminary stages of a deal to buy luxury retailer Net-a-porter, which could be its biggest acquisition ever according to the magazine.

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 19, 2015

The national rollout of Amazon.com's one-hour delivery service has begun with the addition of two major east coast urban areas. 

March 11, 2015

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

March 5, 2015

The retail industry continued to backslide on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, but the slight may not be as bad as it seems. 

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 26, 2015

Jay Carney spent three years parsing words as president Barack Obama’s top spokesman and now has joined Amazon.com as senior vice president of worldwide corporate affairs, according to Politico.

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 23, 2015

Target is raising the stakes in the free online shipping game by undercutting not only Walmart but now also Amazon.com. 

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.