At This Store, Robots Will Replace Human Employees. But, Wow, They Are Adorable.
Softbank, the Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, will staff a cellphone store with (almost entirely) humanoid Pepper robots for a week.
Ask the Expert
When It Comes to Taxes, Here Is How to Handle Inventory
For entrepreneurs that run an ecommerce or brick-and-mortar store, it is important to understand how you will be taxed on your goods.
Brick and mortar
Why Brick and Mortar Is Here to Stay
We live in a digital world, but we also live in a physical one. Savvy startups can use that to their advantage.
Improve Management of Retail Returns for a Better Customer Experience
Poor returns policies and cumbersome returns processes are a significant obstacle to future sales.
Tiffany Cuts Jobs as Sales Lose Sparkle
The company's traditional reluctance to offer promotions has been turning away thrifty customers and a stronger dollar has made purchases more expensive for tourists.
Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?
The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.
How the Recession Affected Entrepreneur Financing In the Best Way Possible
The recession is why flash sale sites are old news, online-only stores are opening brick-and-mortars and why luxury brands now forgo exclusivity.
Startup Success Stories
How These Entrepreneurs Found Success in an Industry They Knew Nothing About
When launching their shoe startup BucketFeet, Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein had a great idea but no previous experience in manufacturing or inventory management.
Why Mobile Won't Kill Desktop Ecommerce
Retail should continue to pay attention to both platforms.
Poor Employee Engagement Is the Biggest Retail Fail of 2015
Here's how to bounce back from it in 2016.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Once Valued at $1 Billion, Gilt Is Reportedly on the Block for $250 Million
The fashion ecommerce site is said to be in advanced talks with Saks Fifth Avenue's parent company.
5 Psychology Tactics That Will Help Retailers Win Customers' Hearts and Minds
Instead of relying on shock-and-awe tactics this holiday season, here is how businesses should approach their battle for consumers' dollars.
8 Shopping Habits of Millennials All Retailers Need to Know About
A new study about the path to purchase habits of younger shoppers offers merchants an opportunity to be more competitive this holiday season.
The 2015 Black Friday Schedule: Which Stores Open When
This chart will give you the details you need.
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