Ecommerce

Marketing

How Social Media Can Boost a Shop's Pet Projects

A Los Angeles pet boutique needs to reposition its social-media efforts to help its business and its charitable efforts, our experts say.
Technology

Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Founded by a former Yahoo search and advertising executive, the startup is Marissa Mayer's 19th purchase for the tech giant.
Technology

Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

The suit comes on the heels of a $150 million fundraising round and coincides with layoffs.
Marketing

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.
Starting a Business

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
Growth Strategies

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
Entrepreneurs

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
Technology

EBay's 3-Year Comeback and Why PayPal Needs to Move Offline

The company's stock is the highest it has been in nearly a decade, and has the potential to go even higher.
Marketing

A Fitness Studio Makes Full-Court Social Press

South Carolina's Pure Barre is using social media to expand from workout to a lifestyle brand.
Marketing

Businesses to Begin Selling on Yelp

The website known for its listings and reviews of local businesses is set to become an ecommerce platform.
Marketing

A Salon's Social Media Highlights

Indiana's G Michael Salon uses makeover photos and staffer bios to shape its Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Marketing

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Said to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

Read about how social networks are helping brick-and-mortar stores, why WeHeartIt might be the next Pinterest, chat rooms on Facebook and more social-media news.
Marketing

The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

With online sales growing, more entrepreneurs are breaking into ecommerce. Here's a look at this thriving industry.
Marketing

A Restaurant Built (and Rebuilt) With Customer Loyalty

Tapping its social-media following helped this Brooklyn restaurant survive after a hurricane.
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