March 6, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly heeding that old saw with plans to open a store on the Tmall site of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group.

February 26, 2015

Jay Carney, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration and current CNN analyst, has been appointed senior VP of worldwide corporate affairs for Amazon, effective March 2.

February 26, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly preparing to enter the South Korean market.

February 23, 2015

Amazon.com is not the devil by any means, but the e-commerce giant is reportedly interested in “wearing” Prada and other high-end brand names on its site.

February 17, 2015

A new set of stiff federal regulations reportedly may limit or even scuttle Amazon.com’s plans for a drone-based aerial delivery service.

February 17, 2015

Most readers would agree that Internet brand retailing is all about maximizing traffic to a given site, converting site visits to sales and getting buyers to come back and buy more. That’s one of the paybacks on the hefty investments they make in online marketing.

February 11, 2015

Amazon.com keeps on rolling out new products, technologies and services.

February 4, 2015

Amazon confirmed reports that it is piloting co-branded pickup sites with universities with the announcement that it has opened its first-ever staffed pickup and drop-off on-campus location, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and plans to open similar sites at the University of California, Davis and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

February 4, 2015

With just 85 stores, Rochester, New York-based Wegmans Food Market edged past online giant Amazon to take the top spot for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 16th annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study.

February 2, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly piloting co-branded e-commerce sites with three universities.

January 30, 2015

Amazon reported higher-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter, fueled by growth of its Prime memberships and holiday shoppers, even as its sales came in below forecasts.

January 28, 2015

Retail seems to have a faster moving cycle of jargony imperatives than many other industries: idioms du jour went from ‘online’ to ‘multichannel’ to ‘omnichannel’ in a few short years, closely followed by ‘mobile’ and ‘social.’

January 27, 2015

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

January 27, 2015

Retailers need to quickly build world-class IT capabilities for omnichannel retailing — a seamless, integrated shopping experience, whether the customers are in the store or online.

January 23, 2015

The growth of mobile has made round-the-clock connectivity to the internet possible, allowing consumers to shop anywhere at any time. To cater for 24-hour convenience and on-the-go shopping, retailers are turning to innovative technology.

January 21, 2015

Amazon.com’s Amazon Wallet will never get the chance to make it out of beta.

January 13, 2015

A new index called the Price Perception Index provides insight into digital pricing strategies.

January 5, 2015

Amazon is not a company to shy away from touting its success. On Monday, the online giant announced that third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace sold a “record-setting” more than two billion items worldwide in 2014, and that the number of its sellers adopting the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service grew more than 65% year-over-year worldwide.

January 5, 2015

Last week, I took a look back at three technologies that disrupted retail in 2014. Now that we are kicking off the first work week of the New Year, it’s time to look ahead at three technologies likely to disrupt retail in 2015.

December 30, 2014

Comparing Amazon’s new Manhattan site, which will serve as the central distribution center for its new same-day delivery service Amazon Prime Now, to a “store” is a bit of a stretch.

December 30, 2014

Comparing Amazon’s new Manhattan site, which will serve as the central distribution center for its new same-day delivery service Amazon Prime Now, to a “store” is a bit of a stretch.

December 29, 2014

 It was a very mobile holiday season for Amazon.com. Nearly 60% of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday.  

December 29, 2014

Watch out Amazon, QVC is at your back—at least when it comes to  customer satisfaction. 

December 29, 2014

With an online storefront on the Amazon Webstore hosted e-commerce platform, New York-based direct-to-consumer specialty fashion retailer Spiegel LLC is already extending its virtual presence.