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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.

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)

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

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

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

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

Getting the Sale Without Being a Sleazeball

Sales representatives often get a bad rap for being too pushy and overbearing, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are four ways to close a sale and not be a sleazeball.

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.

JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.

How to Get Customers to Trust Your Ecommerce Business (Infographic)

Although many people appreciate the convenience and speed of online shopping, they may hesitate to buy from an unfamiliar company.

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.

Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.

This Bitcoin Wallet Service Just Added 3 Major Players to its Roster

KryptoKit, a new Bitcoin wallet service, has brought three high-profile entrepreneurs on as advisors, including a bonafide Bitcoin millionaire.

Pizza Hut Offers Big Discount to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the World's First Online Purchase

The pizza chain says the first purchase made online was one of its large pies. To mark the anniversary, it's offering customers an appetizing discount.
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