February 11, 2015

Target is continuing to re-define its digital offerings, this time by shutting down its two-year-old movie streaming service, Target Ticket.

February 3, 2015

Tractors are a long way from Pez dispensers, but EBay is entering the equipment and industrial live online auction space.

February 3, 2015

American shoppers feel they can’t trust retailers to protect their credit card and personal information either online or in brick-and-mortar stores.

January 27, 2015

Digital receipts solution provide FlexReceipts will provide its technology to  several independent retailers including denim retailer Paige USA, sportswear retailer TravisMathew, men’s clothier Milton’s, Rusty Del Mar Surf Shop and Robert’s China.

January 7, 2015

Nearly a quarter (21%) of consumers said that they are likely to return or exchange at least one of the presents that they received this holiday season. Additionally, male respondents expressed a greater interest in returning or exchanging gifts (30%) than female respondents (20%) by as much as 10%.

December 30, 2014

Global retail shrinkage improved by 4.8% last year, thanks to strengthened loss prevention efforts and general economic improvements.

December 19, 2014

The industry will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year, with  $3.8 billion accounted to this holiday season alone, up slightly from last year’s $3.4 billion. 

December 17, 2014

Retailers that run an effective loss prevention program experience huge financial gains while those that don’t risk significant loss. 

November 7, 2014

EBay is launching a collaboration with artist and illustrator Mario Wagner to create an interactive art installation in New York City.

November 6, 2014

Shrink—including shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors—cost the global retail industry more than $128 billion last year, with $42 billion lost in the United States alone. 

October 1, 2014

Shoe Carnival is deploying eBay Enterprise’s integrated technology and services to streamline its omnichannel operations, including fraud protection, ship-from-store, retail order management, payments, and customer care.

September 30, 2014

Shoe Carnival Inc. has partnered with EBay Enterprise to implement a new omnichannel operational foundation based on EBay Enterprise modular solutions, including retail order management, payments, fraud protection, ship-from-store, and customer care.

September 30, 2014

Shoe Carnival Inc. has partnered with EBay Enterprise to implement a new omnichannel operational foundation based on EBay Enterprise modular solutions, including retail order management, payments, fraud protection, ship-from-store, and customer care.

August 18, 2014

Wayfair filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to raise as much as $350 million on the public market.

July 14, 2014

EBay and Sotheby’s are developing an online platform designed to make it easier for consumers to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles.

June 24, 2014

Cameras at the point of sale have become a routine feature of brick-and-mortar stores. They help ensure that items do not get stolen or accidentally passed through checkout lines without being scanned. But the “tale of the tape” by itself is not always obvious when it comes to detecting and preventing loss at the POS.

June 24, 2014

The store is generally considered to represent the “last mile” of the retail supply chain. In recent years, retailers have focused on making this final, crucial step as easy and convenient for customers as possible. The emergence of leading-edge digital technologies has allowed retailers even further opportunity to turn paying for goods into a fast, seamless process.

Following are a few examples of how retailers are reinventing how products are checked out and payments are processed.

June 18, 2014

99¢ Only Stores has signed a lease for the entire 615,000-sq.-ft. Garfield Corporate Center in Commerce, California, in Los Angeles County.

June 13, 2014

99 Cents Only Stores LLC reported net income of $9.57 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up from $897,000 in the same quarter a year earlier.

June 11, 2014

Italian hypermarket retailer Bennet has completed the rollout of electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention solutions in its stores in Italy.

May 8, 2014

EBay and Invaluable are launching a partnership to offer traditional live auctions through real-time online bidding at auction houses around the world.

April 3, 2014

Family Dollar is rolling out electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology from Checkpoint Systems across the retailer's more than 8,000 stores nationwide.

March 27, 2014

Rapid advances in omnichannel technology in the past several years have radically changed the nature of POS. Instead of serving as simple transaction execution devices, POS systems now serve as links to a customer’s loyalty and behavioral history across all channels. In many instances, POS platforms also need to extend to mobile and customer self-service devices, connect to social networks and otherwise extend beyond standard fixed terminals.

February 18, 2014

In recent years, retailers have aggressively implemented in-store systems to track customers’ every move from the moment they enter till the moment they leave (hopefully including a trip through a checkout lane).