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The 5 Can't-Miss Islands Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Yes, it's freezing out. And, yes, we are constantly writing about the Caribbean and all its glories.<p>But let's face it, there's a reason behind it. You can visit the bigger, more developed islands of St. Maarten or St. Thomas, among others; go glitzy on St. Barts; go diving off Saba; or hit up the …

Why Nordstrom’s Digital Strategy Works (and Yours Probably Doesn’t)

In a recent MIT CISR poll, 42% of our respondents said they expected to gain competitive advantage from social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and internet of things (SMACIT) technologies.<p>But guess what? That’s not going to happen. The most notable characteristic of those technologies is their …

How The Internet of Things Will Shake Up Retail In 2015

Just as there’s no pause button or adjustment period between one year and the next, technology doesn’t wait for laggards to catch up. That’s why, as we barrel into 2015, smart retailers are rapidly adopting one or more of a half-dozen technological breakthroughs that are beginning to permanently …

Internet of Things

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

26 Amazing Waterfalls You Didn’t Know They Exist. They Will Leave You Breathless

The waterfalls are amazing at this period of the year. As a matter of fact there isn’t a special period when you are allowed to visit these amazing …

Hiking

How Uber Overcame India’s Credit Card Rules to Build Its Second Largest Market

For the Indian commuter, Uber has been the coolest ride on the block. The cab-booking service’s convenient, cashless payment system made it a hot …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Happy relationships shouldn't be hard work! That's one of the upbeat findings from my landmark study of marriage, which has been following 373 married couples since 1986.[1] Here's more good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it …

7 Things Really Satisfied People Do

Most people strive for satisfaction, but many settle for less, even when they don't have to. See if you have what it takes to be truly satisfied.<p>Have you ever truly been satisfied? So often people settle into a comfort zone by simply raising their tolerance for pain or angst. But achieving true …

Happiness

Dear Entrepreneur, You're Telling the Wrong Story

How many times have you been told by a marketer that your company’s marketing strategy must include storytelling? One of the recent trends in marketing is for companies to “tell their story.”<p>While there is nothing wrong with telling your company’s story, it may not be enough to truly connect with …

#theLIST: Luxe Bathroom Swaps

Sophisticated updates for the workhorse products you use every day. Because, why not?<p>Sophisticated updates for the workhorse products you use every day. Because, why not?<p>1) Da Balm<p>2) High and Dry<p>3) Mint Condition<p>4) Dry Run<p>5) Soft Scrub<p>6) Hands Down<p>7) Cotton Tale<p>8) Regal Rinse<p>9) Brushing Up<p>10) Black …

Gilt's New Business: Running Logistics for Other E-Commerce Sites

Flash sales site The Clymb has hires Gilt to manage order fulfillment and shipping for them.<p>When Gilt ran into trouble over the past couple of years, it was often when it veered off its core focus of selling discounted apparel for men and women. There was the failed attempt to sell food on Gilt, as …

Alibaba Backs New E-Commerce Site 11 Main, Big U.S. Splash Still to Come

Another small, but telling, bet on the U.S. market by the Chinese Internet giant.<p>Alibaba Group confirmed on Tuesday that two of its subsidiaries are creating a new U.S. e-commerce site called 11 Main, which will be a marketplace for local merchants to sell their goods online. The upcoming launch …

Twitter planning to move into e-commerce

Leaked documents show Twitter is planning to sell goods through the site, as losses widen to $140.9m.<p>Leaked documents have revealed that Twitter is planning to allow its 232 million users to buy products directly from the site, as part of a new online retail venture called Twitter …

Jack Dorsey

Will Apple's iBeacon Change the Way We Shop?

Apple's Grand Central store is easily one of the most beautiful retail locations you'll ever see. It's also a place where you can now walk in, pick …

Curated Shopping Service Outfittery Raises €13M To Improve Men’s Fashion Sense

Outfittery, a curated shopping service for men’s clothing, has raised €13 million in new funding to expand into other European markets beyond Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it currently operates.<p>The round was led by Germany’s Highland Capital Partners Europe, with participation from …

RocksBox Gets A $1.5M Seed Round For Valentine’s Day

Meaghan Rose wanted RocksBox to be a thing so badly that she singlehandedly built a WordPress site for the idea, and stocked it with her own jewelry. She sent out boxes of samples from her own closet so friends who wanted to participate could try on different looks.<p>Rose and RocksBox have come a …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Learning the Leadership Lessons of Retail

’Tis the season to shop: As we endured Gray Thursday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday a few weeks ago, I reflected on some of the enduring lessons …

Leadership

EBay Digital Storefronts Fuse Mobile, Retail Sales | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Related news<p>1/16/2018 The CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas last week has given a lift to several technology companies.<p>1/16/2018 The CES …

Brazil

Top 10 in-store mobile campaigns of 2013 | Retail Dive

Walmart, Best Buy and Urban Outfitters had the best in-store mobile campaigns this year, highlighting the gains that retailers have made in improving …

Footwear News | Shoe News and Fashion Trends

Unconventional looks for less.<p>Invest in her Prada pair ASAP.<p>Insiders have been speculating about this move for months.<p>He wore crazy platforms, shiny …

Brazil

Marketing & Sales

January 2018 – Few healthcare organizations fully leverage customer insights to drive decision making and performance. Here’s how you can translate...<p>…

Next day shipping wars: Can etailers compete with Amazon?

Companies that can offer speedy delivery without breaking the bank have a sharp competitive advantage.<p>In the well-worn fable, the tortoise beats the …

Search

Warby Parker has raised $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, led by its biggest investor, Tiger Global Management. The amount tops the $55 million that the trendy eyewear maker scored in its three previous rounds combined.<p>Other existing investors also re-upped, including …

Holiday Ecommerce SEO: The (Almost) A to Z Guide

The holiday season is upon us, which means that your ecommerce site needs to be prepared to “deck the halls” of search engines with their products.<p>My …

To compete with Amazon, eBay wants to be the Uber of e-commerce

Amazon and eBay are increasingly at odds with each other in the e-commerce space. In response to Amazon's drone dreams, eBay CEO John Donahoe practically scoffed, saying, "We're not really focusing on long-term fantasies, we're focusing on things that will change consumers' experience today." Thus, …

Wake up, retailers: Amazon’s seven-day shipping means you need to regroup. Now

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / Patricia Curi<p>Not to be content with creating the showrooming movement, Amazon recently announced it will …

eCommerce

The 7 Species of Social Commerce

Social commerce, sometimes abbreviated as "s-ecommerce," is a term often used to describe new online retail models or marketing strategies that …