The sprawling online retailer has finally unveiled its smartphone. But is the company too late to a game that is well underway?
Value pricing has long recognized that products and services have different utilities and, consequently, different values for customers.
Although most retailers don’t have the resources of an Alibaba-sized parent company, we can use key insights from Alibaba’s newest venture to aid our own strategies.
Amazon has uploaded a brief video, showing the reactions of various consumers to a new mystery product.
The collection of consumer data is not just transactional – there is an emotional component that is being ignored.
Owning new things is supposed to give us pleasure, but the process of acquiring them can come with pressure.
Retailers can now create "look books" from consumer photos in real time.
The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC).
Even with protections in place for standard security events, online retailers must understand that Heartbleed was truly an acute event.
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The Internet will be facing its biggest makeover yet as branded domain names like .nyc, .shop and .tiffany enter the fray.
SHOP.CA, a site offering daily sales events for Canadian shoppers, has announced its first mobile app for iPhone and Android devices. According to the company, the new app will feature the same exclusive daily sales on products from 27 categories...
Software firm Radware has announced the release of its latest quarterly study titled "State of the Union: Ecommerce Page Speed & Web Performance, Summer 2014." According to the company, of the top 100 retail websites, the median page has grown...
Facebook announced in a blog post this week that it is testing "a new feature to help businesses drive sales through Facebook in News Feed and on Pages." In other words, the social networking giant is adding a "buy" button....
The National Retail Federation has issued a statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the introduction of The Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act, which was introduced by Senators Michael Enzi, Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins and Mark Pryor.
Certona, a provider of real-time omnichannel personalization, has announced that it was selected by Steve Madden, a leading designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories for women, men and children, to deliver integrated, hyper-personalized experiences to its customers as...
The 2014 World Cup appears to have kicked up more than a sea of Tim Howard fans in the United States.
In 2004, Matt Rutledge and his colleagues launched the pioneering retail site Woot.com, the first "daily deal" site — only one product was available every day, and when inventory was gone, it was gone. Shoppers would then have to wait until midnight to see what the next day's offering was.
The retail industry is rich in data, yet retailers struggle to derive significant value from their analytics investments, according to a new research report from EKN Research. Results show that while 4 in 5 retailers use enterprise-grade analytics, they cite analytics interpretation as their biggest challenge.
Software firm Clutch has announced a new loyalty solution for Amazon Webstore merchants. Through the solution, Amazon Webstore merchants can use the Clutch Customer Success (CS) platform to issue customer loyalty program rewards and enable rewards redemption during checkout. According...
Sears and Kmart have announced an online/in-store collaboration to allow pickup of sears.com or kmart.com orders at any of each other's stores.
Severe inefficiencies in how some of the top e-retailers' sites load on a mobile device add more than 8 seconds to the page load process, according to new data analysis from Yottaa. In its ongoing study of the top 500...
For the first time since STORES Media began reporting on the Top 100 largest retailers in America, Amazon.com has joined the ranks of the 10 largest companies, rising to No. 9 from 11 last year.
The Kroger Co. and Vitacost.com, an online retailer of healthy living products, have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million. According to...
Overstock.com, Inc. announced that it now offers free Club O loyalty program memberships to active police officers, full-time firefighters, paramedics and certified emergency medical technicians.
According to the company, Club O members receive free shipping and Club O Rewards equal to at least 5 percent of all purchases.
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Retailers have barely reached the halfway mark in their journey to omni-channel maturity, according to the results of a new report from Starmount and Retail Systems Research.