Stories tagged: e-commerce
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
Wed., May 8, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Amazon.com will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last-mile of delivery that’s a labor-intensive and costly component of buying …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Washington state will require businesses to collect sales tax for items shipped to out-of-state customers beginning Monday.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …
Mon., June 18, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Google is investing $550 million in cash in China’s JD.com as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Automation has actually helped create jobs in e-commerce, rather than eliminate them, and stands to create more in the years ahead. By accelerating delivery times, robotics and software have made …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8 p.m.
More and more Americans are embracing a trend that labor groups have come to fear: We are shopping online now about as often as we take out the trash.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
The e-commerce giant didn’t disclose a figure but said purchases made by members of its Prime loyalty program, to whom the discount extravaganza is geared, were 60 percent higher than …
Sun., July 9, 2017
In a bid to promote its deals to consumers, Amazon.com Inc. started displaying current discounts compared to their historic price tags – a strategy that it calls the “was” price.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
The San Francisco-based company children’s clothing retailer says it is seeking to reduce its debt by $900 million. It expects to operate its business and majority of its 1,300 stores …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Wal-Mart’s acquisition of Jet.com and brands that appeal to younger shoppers gave it an e-commerce boost as it works to close the gap between itself and the online leader. But …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Canadian retailers are getting serious about selling stuff over the internet. You can thank Amazon.com Inc. for that.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
E-commerce is going to the dogs. Or vice versa. PetSmart, the nation’s largest pet-supplies retailer, has agreed to acquire Chewy.com, the market’s No. 1 online retailer. The combination of Phoenix-based …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
If millennials prefer to make most purchases online, why not let them buy cars online? And if they’re used to getting a new phone every year or two, why not …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
The expansion of Amazon.com’s empire might seem unstoppable, as the company adds tens of billions in revenue to its top line and tens of thousands of employees to its payroll …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 4:10 a.m.
The rapid descent of so many retailers has left shopping malls with hundreds of slots to fill, and the pain could be just beginning. More than 10 percent of U.S. …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Beset by a decline in sales, Ralph Lauren Corp. announced Tuesday it would close the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York as part of a $370 million shakeup. …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Staples, the office-supply chain that’s pursuing an e-commerce makeover, rose the most in more than four years after the Wall Street Journal reported that it’s in takeover talks.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant that’s shaking up the entertainment industry, says it’s open to pursuing deals to stream content through cable operators’ set-top boxes, much like Netflix has done …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 7 a.m.
Health care, marijuana and e-commerce are among the industries with promising futures, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, market research firm IBISWorld and financial information company …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Amazon.com plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits in the U.S. in the next 18 months.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 1 p.m.
E-commerce purchases can be made with little effort, but shoppers say the returns are almost never as straightforward.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Amazon.com has seen its already dominant share of online shopping rise in the walk-up to the holidays, says e-commerce consultancy Slice Intelligence.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Parcel delivery services expect to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season as Amazon.com and other e-commerce players are busier than ever. And so far, an expert says, …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Spokane-based etailz Inc. is laying off 8 percent of its employees under a restructuring, the company said Thursday.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
The rise in e-commerce and on-demand delivery has put increasing pressure on fast-growing cities like Seattle to rethink how they manage traffic congestion.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Target says it has tapped an Amazon executive to lead the overhaul of its supply chain that has been stretched by the demands of e-commerce.