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.

January 29, 2015

Although Alibaba Holding Group Inc. reported a healthy sales increase for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, it became a victim of its own expectations as it still missed on revenue projections and also reported declining profits.

January 29, 2015

Kohl’s Department Stores will be the exclusive department store retail partner for The Color Run, a national paint race event series.

January 28, 2015

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then perhaps a video is worth 1,000 sales. U.K. electric appliance retailer ElectricShopping.com has increased unit sales by 37% using Treepodia’s new YouTube Fetcher service.

January 28, 2015

Yahoo Inc. plans a tax-free spin-off of its remaining holdings in Alibaba Group.

January 16, 2015

New York -- Chinese online giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is testing a mobile messaging app designed to combine social networking with business.

The app, called DingTalk, is still in beta testing.

Capable of carrying conference calls and group messaging, DingTalk targets small- and medium-sized enterprises, many of which are already Alibaba's customers, according to Reuters.

January 9, 2015

EBay Enterprise is expanding its network of partnerships with a global program that will allow retail consultants and other partners to advise, design and integrate omnichannel commerce solutions and services from providers including Magento, Isobar, EPAM, Infosys, Bridge Consulting Group, AOE, Vaimo, and Gorilla.

December 30, 2014

DO embrace technology: It can show you what you need BEFORE you set your feet on the ground. Google Earth/Street view can give you a sense of the macro-features, but remember that these online technologies can be six to 12 months out of date.

December 17, 2014

Baidu, China’s leading search engine, is investing an unspecified amount of money in U.S. online transportation service Uber.

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.