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Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon

The late-night Comedy Central host has challenged his audience to boycott the ecommerce giant for its manipulative treatment of book sales.

Amazon Is Being a Big Tease About Its 3-D Smartphone, May Reveal It June 18

It's like nothing we've ever seen before! Wait, we've never seen it.

Adding Personality and Trust to Your Landing Pages Can Maximize Conversion Rates

Simple tweaks to your pages can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased revenue. Here's what you can do.

This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

The troubled ecommerce site will fire about a third of its staff in its latest round of layoffs and its founder's blog has disappeared.

This Software Is Making Ecommerce Companies Even Smarter

Meta data and machine-learning software leads buyers straight to what they want.

3 Stylish Startups That Want You to Ditch 'Fast Fashion'

Sustainability is still evolving within fashion retail and these startups are trying to set the standards.

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

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

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

Cognitive, artificial intelligence is moving into e-commerce.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ecommerce giant announced the first price increase on its subscription service in nine years.

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