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

Leaving ASAP.<p>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 …

Port Elizabeth

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 …

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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 …

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

Here's good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.<p>Happy relationships shouldn't be hard work! That's one of the upbeat findings from my landmark …

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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 …

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#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?

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 …

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 …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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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 …

EBay Digital Storefronts Fuse Mobile, Retail Sales

12/20/2013<p>Related news<p>7:23 PM ET Dow futures: Dow Jones giants IBM, Cisco Systems and American Express were notable movers late. So were eBay and …

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

The beleaguered retailer is having a tough go.<p>Top Stories<p>Get the Magazine<p>Footwear News is the ultimate authority on the footwear industry.<br>Subscribe …

Marketing & Sales

July 2018 – Successful personalization at scale requires four elements working in tandem. Here’s how marketing leaders build the operating...<p>July …

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 …

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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

Not to be content with creating the showrooming movement, Amazon recently announced it will start making deliveries on Sundays (possibly by drones). …

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 …

The “Netflix For Books” Business Model, And How It’ll Change The Way You Read

Mark Coker of Smashwords, which recently inked a major content deal with Scribd, weighs in on how the all-you-can-read model changes the way we read, how authors make creative choices, and how everyone gets paid.<p>Is a “Netflix for e-books” nearing viability? Yesterday, Smashwords, the largest …