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Walmart is launching a new membership service that it hopes can compete with Amazon Prime.
U.S. health officials are cracking down on fruity disposable electronic cigarettes popular with teenagers, saying the companies never received permission to sell them in the U.S.
A local real estate company aims to meet the rising demand for online shopping with a new building suited for e-commerce distribution companies on the West Plains.
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
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 where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II.
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 products online.
Washington state will require businesses to collect sales tax for items shipped to out-of-state customers beginning Monday.
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 have transformed the family-owned business.
Google is investing $550 million in cash in China’s JD.com as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce.
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 online shopping an increasingly viable alternative to bricks-and-mortar stores, and sales have ballooned at online retailers.
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.
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 last year.
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.
Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.
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 during the restructuring.
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 Amazon keeps innovating too, implementing new technology and trying to make shopping more convenient.
Canadian retailers are getting serious about selling stuff over the internet. You can thank Amazon.com Inc. for that.
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 PetSmart, with 1,500 stores nationwide, and Chewy, based outside Miami, will enhance both companies’ reach, the companies said Tuesday. The acquisition, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of PetSmart’s second fiscal quarter.
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 give them the option to get a new car that often?
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 every year. But as the Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing giant sails through its second decade, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is apparently devoting a lot of thought to the matter of avoiding decline.