December 4, 2014

lthough email is at the point it’s often considered a “legacy” technology, a slight majority of consumers still prefer it for holiday communication from retailers.

December 1, 2014

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) launched a television advertising campaign to educate lawmakers on what is says is the imminent threat posed by China's online mega-retailer Alibaba as it enters the U.S. retail market. 

November 26, 2014

Nordstrom was the most engaged retail brand on Pinterest, followed by Amazon, according to Curalate, which collected more than 180,000 Pins and analyzed nearly five million interactions associated with the Top 100 brands from November 1st to November 21. Rounding out the top five: Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters and Zulily. 

November 26, 2014

More consumers (40%) say they plan to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday (36%).

November 25, 2014

As the official kick-off of the holiday season approaches, your core online holiday campaigns are all wrapped up and ready for holiday shoppers. 

November 25, 2014
Nordstrom was the most engaged retail brand on Pinterest, followed by Amazon, according to Curalate, which  collected more than 180,000 Pins and analyzed nearly five million interactions associated with the Top 100 brands from November 1st to November 21. 
November 21, 2014

The holidays are well upon us. This time of year, it takes a little something extra for your content cut through the clutter. Here's a week-by-week survival guide created by Outbrain. 

November 14, 2014

There is a high demand among consumers for mobile apps that would make the Black Friday shopping experience easier. 

November 13, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to hold its first bond sale of senior unsecured notes.

November 11, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced that it hosted $9.3 billion in sales on China’s “Singles Day,” an annual sales event held on Nov. 11.

November 7, 2014

In addition to obtaining data from 56 million payment cards between April and Sept. 2014, hackers who infiltrated the network of The Home Depot Inc. also obtained the email addresses of 53 million customers.

November 6, 2014

Online prices are expected to hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than on any other day during the holiday season. 

November 5, 2014

 

With a promotional website, a Pinterest page and two stores, specialty crafts retailer Porter’s Craft & Frame is a small company supporting some big plans with a new tablet-based POS platform from Springboard Retail.

“Until recently, we used a PC-based POS system and used tablets to record information on products we bought at trade shows,” said Alex Nielsen, general manager of Porter’s, Rexburg, Idaho. “We had some laptops on carts in stores.”

November 5, 2014

Facebook, You Tube, Instagram and WeChat are the most important social media platforms, according to a new report by business intelligence company L2 Inc.

November 4, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported net income of $494 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, down 39% from $803 million in the same quarter the prior year.

November 4, 2014

It has been more than 20 years since e-commerce truly was born, and since that breakthrough it has allowed retail to expand greatly.

October 30, 2014

Online retailer Gilt has added the Alipay EPass payment option to its checkout, making it easier for consumers in China to shop using its e-commerce platform.

October 28, 2014

Alibaba Group is rebranding its Taobao Travel online travel business as an independent business and brand named “Alitrip.”

October 24, 2014

Consumers have embraced the use of mobile devices for shopping, but are less than fully satisfied with the current mobile retail experience. 

October 22, 2014

Strong mobile revenue and proceeds from the sale of a portion of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. helped Yahoo Inc. beat Wall Street estimates for earnings per share (EPS) and revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

October 16, 2014

EBay Inc. beat Wall Street estimates with its third quarter revenue results but lowered its forecast for full-year sales due to the impact of a May 2014 security breach.

October 16, 2014

More than half (63%) of U.S. online shoppers are not familiar with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com, according to a survey by Bizrate Insights. 

October 9, 2014

Same-store sales soared at Amazon.com and EBay during September 2014.

October 9, 2014

GoDaddy and Spree Commerce announced the launch of the GoDaddy Online Store for small businesses.