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 21, 2015

Ace Hardware is looking to lure more female shoppers into the largely male domain of the hardware store with its latest partnership with OPI. 

April 17, 2015

Foot Locker introduced its first smartphone mobile app and a new series of “Shoemoji” emoticons that enable a new type of communication among smartphone users.

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 15, 2015

Membership-based online retailer Jet is partnering with QVC parent company Liberty Interactive’s marketing and virtual inventory solutions provider CommerceHub to help retailers and brand capitalize on the soon-to-launch Jet e-commerce platform. 

April 14, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to spend $850 million over the next three years to add as many as 150 stores while growing total sales to as much as $9 billion with e-commerce contributing more than $1 billion. 

April 7, 2015

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

April 7, 2015

Lexmark’s evolution into a business information services giant got a boost Tuesday when the company unveiled a rebranding.

April 7, 2015

We are or should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements for accommodating the disabled. Wheelchair ramps, handicap stalls and other items that assist the disabled are commonplace. But the ADA is broader and increasingly includes making the Internet -- and e-commerce -- more accessible for the visually impaired. 

April 3, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

A new deal between IBM and The Weather Company promises to give retailers and suppliers access to a new range of insights to drive all manner of demand forecasting, merchandising and replenishment decision-making.

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

For fast-growing retailer Ulta Beauty, having an omnichannel presence does not just mean selling products across multiple touch-points.

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 25, 2015

Barnes & Noble is launching a Twitter giveaway to promote its famous in-store Storytimes. 

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 19, 2015

Facebook has become the latest tech powerhouse to get into the payments game by adding a feature to its messenger app that lets users send money the same way they would a send text. 

March 13, 2015

After a recent series of data breaches targeting both large and medium sized retailers, many companies are investing in technology that will help encrypt credit card data at the point of sale. Although this is a meaningful way to reduce risk, end-point encryption is not the silver bullet solution many retailers are hoping for. 

March 12, 2015

Another online company has entered the physical retail space: Google has opened an in-store shop in Currys PC World, on Tottenham Court Road in London. 

March 10, 2015

Old Navy is turning to Yahoo and Tumblr with a new digital campaign directed at Millennials. 

March 9, 2015

Pricing and launch details about the highly anticipated Apple Watch were released on Monday and calling the device a watch hardly makes sense.