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7 Conversion Killers That Are Driving Your Customers Away

Website traffic doesn't matter if your visitors don't become customers. Find out how to get them to convert.<p>Do you know that 69 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts mid-way before completing a purchase? As an ecommerce business owner, you know the amount of effort it takes to …

Neiman Marcus stores can see what customers are buying online

Neiman Marcus’ new marketing tool has a whiff of Big Brother.<p>Regular Neiman customers might be surprised to know that their online browsing history …

This is how Walmart, Amazon, Target and others are coming up with new ways of getting more stuff to you faster

The battle for e-commerce and delivery dominance is here.<p>I remember watching the fanfare around Alibaba’s IPO in 2014 and marveling at the number of transactions done online in China. At the time, I was running an on-demand delivery startup. I was getting more interested in e-commerce and …

eCommerce

Dampier Residence by Vivendi: A Contemporary Luxury Nook

Located in <b>Perth</b>, Australia, the stunning <b>Dampier Residence</b> was finished in 2015 by <b>Vivendi</b>. Its architecture is characterized by straight lines, …

Fabulous and functional: 10 alternatives to standard headboards

There are so many amazing alternatives to bog standard headboards that we are thoroughly impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of the interior …

15 Living Rooms to Help You Master Scandinavian Design

It’s not new or particularly mind blowing, but the concept of scandinavian design still holds some wonder and freshness whenever you come across it. …

Interior Design

Design Ideas for a Relaxing Bedroom

It’s essential that you find the room you sleep in relaxing, particularly in this era when electronics and the stress of a busy life are so common …

Atelier Barda renovates Montreal apartment with minimalist finishes and custom furniture

Montreal architecture studio Atelier Barda has renovated a loft apartment in the city's trendy Mile End neighbourhood, stripping down its interiors …

Architecture

The Amazing Ways Burberry Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer …

eCommerce

The retail apocalypse is overexaggerated

Sometimes, though, what appears to be true, isn't. Brick-and-mortar retail is most certainly changing, and some chains will not survive. But the idea that the rise of the internet has created a "retail apocalypse" that will greatly shrink the number of stores in the United States simply does not …

eCommerce

Best Buy's secret for thriving in the Amazon Age

While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking.<p>Happy-looking …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Nordstrom Is the First Retailer That Actually Understands What We Want

The retail sector has perhaps suffered the most over the years, as it constantly struggles to adjust to what is current, pertinent, and efficient in …

Amazon innovation chief: 'We are failing and will continue to fail'

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.<p>Misener, who has been with Amazon for over 15 …

eCommerce

The investor behind startups with billion dollar exits explains how retail needs to change

Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, breaks down the retail landscape.<p>The retail world is in transition: Brick-and-mortar stores are losing customers to e-commerce, and consumers are expecting more from the traditional shopping experience. Retail has to rethink itself.<p>That’s the message …

eCommerce

17 Unreal Bars for a Drink You’ll Never Forget

There are many great bars in the world, but only a handful offer an unforgettable experience.<p>Whether it's one of the most breathtaking views in the …

One of the ugliest stores in retail is crushing its competition

Many of the retailer's stores are messy and disorganized, with aisles of empty shelves and bare walls.<p>In some stores, the fitting rooms are "dirty," the service is "horrible," and merchandise is mislabeled, ink-stained, broken, or damaged, according to an analysis of dozens of customer reviews on …

eCommerce

Netflix movies: the best films on Netflix UK

5 equipment-free Pilates moves that Hollywood A-listers swear by

When a woman’s got the kind of life that involves 4 a.m. call times and late nights at the Oscars or Met Gala, she’d be forgiven for sometimes …

Yoga

25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

In the midst of a retail apocalypse that has forced thousands of brick and mortar stores to close, brands are doing everything they can to keep up with changing shopping habits.<p>We've highlighted 25 companies — from online startups to some of the biggest and most established companies in the US — …

eCommerce

Our Summer Book Recommendations Are Perfect For Staying Inside

The worst place for a beach read is the beach. You’re surrounded by screaming kids and seagulls. Sand gets in the pages, sun bakes your skin and …

Barclays strategist: You can expect a major department store to fail in the next 18 months

Barclays strategist Ryan Preclaw explains some of his recent research on how much right-sizing needs to be done in traditional retail. Preclaw expects to see a major department fail in the next 18 months and discusses what the future of retail will look like. Following is a transcript of the</i> …

eCommerce

Minimalist Apartment With Ethno Vibes And A Unique Array Of Textures

The secret to creating an interior decor that’s minimalist and monochromatic is to avoid being too simple and to compensate for the lack of strong …

6 Retail Stocks That Have A Fighting Chance Against Amazon (And Pay Solid Dividends Too)

It is no secret that Amazon is taking over the retail industry. Retailers without a competitive advantage that do not embrace e-commerce will be put …

3 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers with Strong E-Commerce Businesses

Traditional retailers may be suffering, but some have stronger online sales than you might think.<p>When investors talk about e-commerce, <b>Amazon.com</b> is …

Opinion: Retail rundown: Three winners and six losers in the age of Amazon

Let’s get this straight: When we talk winners and losers in retail, there really is only one true winner: Amazon.com.<p>Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.40% …

Retail Isn't Dead, But It Does Need to Adapt

Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>It seems like there has never been a worse time for retail. Sears looks doomed. Many other large retailers, including J.C. Penney and Macy's are closing stores and even fashionable boutiques like BCBG Max Azria are filing for bankruptcy. CNN …

eCommerce

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

12 funky kids bedrooms that will earn you serious cool parent points!

If you're in need of some cool parent points, a guaranteed way to accrue them is to create a really fun, colorful and engaging bedroom for your …

Personalize the Retail Shopping Experience With These 4 High-Tech Tools

When most people think of a high-tech shopping experience, online shopping comes to mind. For years, the ecommerce shopping experience has evolved to …