Amazon debuts daily delivery service in its own backyard

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One-hour service via Prime Now is $7.99, two-hour delivery is free.

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Back-to-School: How retailers are tackling consumers' social network activity to engage customers

In our final segment of our 10-part Back-to-School series, the focus is on social networks and social influence and how retailers are adjusting marketing strategy. Mavrck CEO Lyle Stevens offers up expert insight.

Staples debuts entrepreneurial product portfolio

The seven winners of the Crowd2Shelf tech innovation contest are within consumers' reach at Staples.com.

Engaging the millennial shopper: It's not easy but it can be done

Getting millennials on board as loyal customers isn't just about tweeting, posting and sharing the latest products on Instagram.

Amazon earnings reveal big sales, accomplishments across business lines

Amazon had a good second quarter, and leaders said it proved once again the retailer’s motto of great prices, shopping convenience and putting the customer first is reaping big rewards.

Back to School: Sales to dip nearly 10% despite other economy gains

Despite positive economic moves in the housing and job markets, the retail back-to-school sales season won't be as robust as last year. Overall, however, spending has been on a steady and healthy progression.

Wal-Mart aims to beat Amazon with big sale, shipping incentive

Just one week after Amazon announced a big retail sales push with its ‘Prime Day’ event happening Wednesday, mega competitor Wal-Mart announces its response: an online sale that promises to beat Amazon.

Back to School: 8 tips for enhancing mobile customer experience

In Part 2 of our Back-to-School series, an expert offers tips on enticing the mobile shopper and ensuring the mobile retail experience is rewarding for the consumer.

Uber, Nordstrom, Macy's take arms, and Armanis

Living mannequins have their place, but few events translate to pure retail progress like a pair of Louboutins arriving by Uber, writes RCE blogger Bryan Pearson.

Will Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce?

The power of social media could shape retail digital transformation, according to Alex Hum in his latest blog post.

3 myths keeping customers away from online shopping

Dan Leberman, vice president North American online small and medium business unit for PayPal, debunks the myths that inhibit e-commerce.

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Amazon opening yet another Texas fulfillment center

E-commerce giant already employs more than 3,500 in the state.

Alibaba steps up retail brick-and-mortar strategy with $4.6B buy-in

Alibaba is expanding its retail reach in one large move at one large cost.

Target drops shipping fee to push back-to-school online traffic

Shoppers buying school supplies at Target.com will get all items sent free with no minimum purchase requirement for next nine days.

NRF expects 2015 second half to be more robust in sales activity

While the NRF's initial sales expectations aren't what they were back in February there is still a big bright spot ahead for retailers in the second half of 2015.

Amazon expands handyman service to 15 metro areas

Amazon Home Services is expanding nationwide in terms of providers and services, as it begins moving into 15 metro areas including Atlanta, Boston, Miami and San Diego.

Toys "R" Us prepping new online platform in ecommerce revamp

Toys “R” Us is moving its ecommerce operations in-house and developing a new online shopping platform.

Amazon celebrating big anniversary in prime fashion

It's been 20 years since Amazon.com opened its doors and the e-tailer is using the big occasion to promote its top-tier membership service and one of its latest Prime consumer services.

Online grocery shopping gaining in popularity among consumers

More consumers are jumping online to buy groceries these day, with a 29 percent increase in total online grocery shopping in the past year.

Drone delivery scheduled for take off in just one year

Drones in retail delivery could be a reality within the next year as the Federal Aviation Administration is finalizing rules regarding unmanned drone operations by businesses.

Annoushka launches e-commerce system

Jeweler partners with Tryzens to upgrade e-commerce platform using Magento Enterprise to support growth plans.

New platform released in hopes of linking in-store, online shopping

Store-Sync is designed to drive e-commerce and in-store sales by providing a seamless experience for shoppers who use both digital and traditional channels.

Amazon Prime Now adds one-hour delivery from local stores

Starting in Manhattan, Amazon Prime Now will deliver groceries and more from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery.

Vesta releases solution to 'prevent online, mobile fraud'

Built to combat the rising trend of fraud in e-commerce, vGuaranteed is a "revenue-generating payment solution for digital goods, services and subscriptions."

Best Buy, Walmart support GS1 US standard

GS1 US Simple Product Listing is designed to help ensure that products are accurately represented across sales channels and are discoverable by search engines.

FAO Schwarz toy store in midtown Manhattan to close

The FAO Schwarz toy store in midtown Manhattan will close July 15 due to rising rent.

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