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How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

An owner explains how he refocused on online sales, sold the local family heating services firm and runs a new ecommerce company.
Finally: Alibaba Files for IPO

Finally: Alibaba Files for IPO

The Chinese ecommerce giant officially filed to list its shares in the U.S. in what could be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever.
Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.
How One New Social-Proof Technology Is Increasing Website Conversions

How One New Social-Proof Technology Is Increasing Website Conversions

With the ecommerce space getting more and more crowded, companies need to look for innovative ways to get customers (and have them stay). Here is one.
Fashion Startup and Cynthia Rowley Team Up to Bet on 'Crowd Commerce'

Fashion Startup and Cynthia Rowley Team Up to Bet on 'Crowd Commerce'

Crowdemand hopes to transform e-commerce by betting on luxe limited editions made (almost) just for you. Partnerships with big designers like Cynthia Rowley are a major piece of that puzzle.
Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?

Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?

By the end of the year, $1.5 trillion worth of in-store sales could be influenced by mobile devices.
Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans

Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans

Amazon has already changed the way we shop and consume media. Who's to say the ecommerce giant won't overhaul how you get your mail?
Taking Aim at Costco and Walmart, Amazon Launches Prime Pantry

Taking Aim at Costco and Walmart, Amazon Launches Prime Pantry

Amazon Prime members can now have big boxes filled with regular-sized household items delivered at a flat rate.
IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner

IBM's Watson Could Be Your Next Shopping Partner

Cognitive, artificial intelligence is moving into e-commerce.
Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target's online subscription service launched in September with just 150 baby-care items. Now, it's increasing its product offering tenfold, offering everything from K-cups to dog food for regular delivery.
Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.
How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.
Steer Your Online Business to Profitability

Steer Your Online Business to Profitability

Try these five steps to encourage visitors to take action on your site's landing page. Improved conversions will bring your company a healthy bottom line.
Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.
How to Humanize Your E-commerce Business With Personalized Messages

How to Humanize Your E-commerce Business With Personalized Messages

Tips and examples of how you can be more than just a store front by going above the basic requirements of RSS promotion or Facebook Offers.
This Mobile Fashion Marketplace Just Struck a Nifty Deal With the USPS

This Mobile Fashion Marketplace Just Struck a Nifty Deal With the USPS

Poshmark's deal with the U.S. Postal Service could be what sets it apart from its growing number of competitors.
Price of Amazon Prime Jumps to $99

Price of Amazon Prime Jumps to $99

The ecommerce giant announced the first price increase on its subscription service in nine years.
Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Consumers carry access to the Internet around in their pockets now -- and that's upending the rulebook for owners of brick and mortar stores.
Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)

Why Your Ecommerce Site Is Losing Money (Infographic)

More than 67 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned before purchases are made. Here's how to fix the problem on your website.
Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

The e-commerce goliath is trying out an online marketplace selling 3-D printed consumer goods, from fashion jewelry pieces to home decor items and tech accessories.

Why Not Every Retailer Should Go Online Only

A brick and mortar store and a personal approach might increase overhead but can help you build your customer base.
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

Don’t let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Troubled virtual currency platform rolls out new system, set to rebound from recent attack.

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