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Think Tank: Longer-term, Sustainable Retail Models

Addie Lerner, principal at General Catalyst, explains new approaches for retailers.<p>A mismatch has evolved between the demand of retailers (who need …

eCommerce

The Unsexy Business That Amazon Wants to Conquer Next But Probably Can't

Amazon is a behemoth but Amazon Business is unlikely to ever dominate business-to-business commerce.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've seen it time and time again: Amazon shatters Prime Day record, Amazon makes major acquisition, Amazon soars while retailers slump. …

The Mobile Revolution was just the Beginning: How Tech Will Change Retail

It is mind-boggling how extensively the retail sector has changed in only a few years. Just over a decade ago, buying music and movies on iTunes was …

eCommerce

Four startups that are poised to revolutionize e-commerce in 2018

The trend is moving in one direction: Everyone will be offering on-demand, no Prime membership required<p>Robotics and big data have already …

eCommerce

Personalization may be the key to competing with Amazon

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Most shoppers, 57%, are looking for something specific when they shop on Amazon, and 63% know what they want beforehand, according to a report from SmarterHQ.<p>This suggests …

The Evolution Of Retail: The Effect Of Automation And AI

At this point, it’s become clear that most retailers can no longer survive using their current business models. The tactics that worked for them in the past — promotions, discounts and the like — are no longer drawing people into stores now that people can comparison shop on the internet or use …

eCommerce

GV leads $8.5 million funding in open source ecommerce platform Reaction Commerce

Reaction Commerce, an open source ecommerce platform aimed at online retailers, has raised $8.5 million in a series A round of funding led by Google’s venture capital arm, GV, with participation from CrossCut Ventures, Double M Partners, Joanne Wilson, and Female Founders Fund.<p>Founded out of Santa …

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These people never existed. They were made by an AI.

Better Than Doodles<p>Back in June, an image generator that could turn even the crudest doodle of a face into a more realistic looking image made the …

How retail marketers are transforming tomorrow's shopper experience

INTRODUCTION<p>If the future of modern brand-building lies in creating meaningful and memorable experiences then there is no more fiercer, or important …

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How VCs Are Cracking The Code On Millennials

Rightly or wrongly, Millennials have become a popular target for a wide array of generalizations. They’ve been called products of a terrible economy and the “go-nowhere generation”; they’re seen as distrustful, competitive, lazy, and narcissistic, as well as confident, self-expressive, and open to …

Venture Capital

Hiku’s New Connected Grocery Scanner Lets You Order Groceries From Walmart And Peapod

Amazon may be leading the internet-of-things market when it comes to push-button ordering via hardware devices like its Dash grocery scanner and Dash buttons, but it’s not without its competition. Today, a company called hiku announced the second generation of its own shopping button, which now …

TV networks open labs to read the minds of viewers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - TV networks are trying a new tactic to understand what shows and commercials people like to watch: read their minds.<p>Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and Viacom Inc are each opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their …

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Amazon Opens Its First Retail Location

Amazon Books in Seattle is company’s first physical store<p>Amazon has opened its first physical retail location: a bookstore in the University Village section of Seattle.<p>Amazon Books will become the first real location to sell Amazon titles in the company’s history when it opens its doors at 9:30 …

Did Omnichannel Kill the Black Friday Star?

Let’s define “omnichannel” as the use of multiple channels to unify the shopping experience – from product/service education, purchasing and customer …

eCommerce

Wal-Mart and Target plan deep discounts for holiday shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart and Target, two of the biggest U.S. retailers, on Thursday rolled out plans to lure shoppers into stores during the holiday …

Luxury Daily

In a surprising finding, traditional department stores sometimes make more effective investments in online content and ecommerce than pure digital …

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Exclusive: Amazon brings e-commerce to Fire TV and prepares to launch its own shopping channel

Last night, with just a few clicks of an Amazon Fire TV Stick remote, I bought a Hershey’s Halloween Snack Size Assortment 50-Count Bag of candy via …

Brand spotlight: Nordstrom rocks e-commerce & invests in mobile expansion

Nordstrom is no stranger to innovation. For years, the company’s been ahead of the pack, consistently investing in technological and digital …

eCommerce

Target CEO says fancier in-store presentation is giving sales a major boost

For years, it seemed all Target (TGT) needed to do was bring in shoppers and put its trendy apparel and cool home items on racks and shelves and just …

Why Some Stores Are Closing on Black Friday

Behind REI's bold Thanksgiving move<p>Late on Monday, outdoors and apparel retailer REI surprised employees and shoppers by announcing it would be …

The digital future of consumer-packaged-goods companies

After lagging behind other sectors with rocketing online sales, consumer-packaged-goods players are at an e-commerce tipping point. Here’s how they …

Bits & Bytes | Luxury E-Commerce Tipping Point, Apple-Met Collaboration, Virtual Reality

Bits and Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.<p><b>"Is Luxury E-Commerce Nearing Its Tipping</b> …

Virtual Reality

Chinese ecommerce store clones Amazon’s Dash buttons

Amazon’s Dash buttons, which turned out not to be a joke when they were unveiled on April 1, today popped up in a new incarnation – in China.Local …

eCommerce

Walmart gets it: Losses are an e-commerce rite of passage

Amazon set the standard for online retail in an unsettling way. Following Amazon’s model, the way to dominate market share is by posting a loss … over and over again. Amazon didn’t actually make a profit until 2009 after being in business for 15 years.<p>Online-only retailer Jet jumped onto the scene …

Amazon will start selling foreign electronics in a place where electronics are dirt cheap and no one uses Amazon

As China’s major online retailers continue to offer their customers more goods from abroad, minor players are following suit. Today Amazon, which despite its dominance in the rest of the world is little more than a whimper in the Middle Kingdom, said it will bring new electronics brands to …

eCommerce

This startup will tell you how much experience a doctor has treating your condition

Amino analyzed health insurance claims from 188 million Americans<p>Choosing a doctor can be a real pain. Besides looking at a physician’s credentials — where they went to school, for instance — or checking for online reviews that may not be truthful, there aren’t many resources that can help someone …

Matching Walmart's raises could cost top retailers $4 billion

The fight for quality store workers could become extremely costly for retailers.<p>Walmart (WMT) will spend about $1.5 billion next year to raise its …

Consumers Buy From Amazon But Want To Buy Directly From Brands

According to a recent Nielsen “Global Trust in Advertising” report, “branded websites are the second-most-trusted advertising format, behind …