September 28, 2015
Chain Store Age’s 13-year-old Executive SPECS event has been rebranded X/SPECS to underscore a new focus on innovation and in-store technologies.
September 23, 2015

Membership buying club DirectBuy is taking its direct sales model to a new level of directness.

September 23, 2015

Amazon is using its winning of five Emmys on Sunday at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards to throw its competitors yet another fastball.

September 22, 2015

Consumers looking for arts and crafts online may soon have a new destination.

September 21, 2015

Flipkart, a leading Indian online marketplace, is naming three new technology executives with experience at some major global retail and IT firms.

September 21, 2015

Pervasive online price comparisons, the growing popularity of and intense omnichannel activity can be expected this holiday season, according to new consumer research by Market Track.

September 21, 2015 is certainly known for its expertise in integrated fulfillment, and Sears Holdings Corp. is now tapping into that knowledge base.

September 17, 2015

All the new Amazon Fire devices will provide access to Amazon Underground, which delivers $10,000 worth of previously paid apps, games and in-app purchases, as well as videos, free. 

September 17, 2015

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Walmart is spending $200 million on a new distribution facility in Polk County, Florida that will be dedicated to fulfilling e-commerce orders.

September 17, 2015

According to the 2015 Digital Consumer Preferences Survey from digital commerce solution provider BrandShop, 96% of consumers feel research is a crucial step in making an e-commerce purchase.

September 17, 2015
It’s early evening in Chicago circa 2020. A courier company van sits in traffic, toting Target packages ordered from a customer’s phone at noon for delivery by end of the day (called AM/PM delivery). Nearby, a car contains a single mom who drives part-time for Deliv; she’s stressed because she may not make the time window selected by a Macy’s customer earlier that day.  
September 16, 2015 is priming consumers in southern California for fast delivery.

September 16, 2015

This is Target’s first experiment with same-day delivery of products, and it coincides with the expansion of their grocery and fresh business.

September 15, 2015

Since its launch in July, is surpassing other retailers on gross merchandise value and doing a good job of building customer loyalty, according to Channeladvisor.

September 15, 2015

It might still technically be summer, but a new survey from Rubicon Project is showing that the holidays are already on consumers’ minds in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

September 15, 2015

Target is entering the grocery delivery fray by offering its customers same-day delivery of groceries and other items through Instacart as a way to challenge Amazon and other retailers.

September 11, 2015

eBay is about to launch a shipping club that seems somewhat fashioned after Amazon Prime — but it’s not starting out in the United States.

September 10, 2015

The introduction of Amazon Prime Day on July 15 created a new mid-summer e-commerce event that had a profound impact on back-to-school shopping.

September 3, 2015

Amazon is not only expanding its instant-order “Dash” button program, it’s also making the buttons virtually free.

September 2, 2015

What can today’s salesperson do to survive in a thriving digital economy? Here are some tips:

September 1, 2015 is piloting a program that delivers products from farmers markets to consumer tables (or at least their front doors). 

August 31, 2015 is reportedly doing some experimental tinkering with the two-day shipping guarantee for its paid Prime loyalty program.

August 28, 2015

Much has been said lately about the proliferation of mobile and online shopping. But brick-and-mortar retail continues to thrive – a fact that tends to get glossed over.

August 28, 2015

The flop of Amazon’s Fire smartphone device last year continues to have repercussions.