eCommerce

3 Tools This Veteran Entrepreneur Swears By To Run His $14 Million Business

When it comes to online retail, Nine Line Apparel's Founder Tyler Merritt says there are three core tools for success and rapid growth.<p>When Nine Line Apparel launched as an ecommerce store back in 2012, they had no idea how quickly they'd grow. But grow they did: With a three-year growth rate of …

Business

David Versus Goliath: This Startup Is Helping Retailers Fight Back Against Amazon

Experts have noted for months that multiple factors are slashing away at traditional businesses, including the rise of e-commerce and shifts in consumer behavior toward convenience and experience. But Toronto-based Rubikloud believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can tip the …

Machine Learning

"One price to all" has been the default since 1840, but online retail is sneakily killing it off

Since the earliest days of ecommerce, analysts have predicted that retailers would use their estimations of their customers' willingness to pay to …

Retail

These 10 Major Retailers Might Not Exist in 2018

This story originally appeared on .<p>in the United States are filing for at a record pace.<p>Already this year, 14 retailers , including the companies …

Retail

A Year In The Life Of Online Retail

Over the past year, the retail landscape has continued to favor clicks over bricks.<p>According to Moody's, the number of distressed retailers is at its …

Business

Alibaba Takes First Step To Fulfilling Jack Ma And President Trump's 'One Million U.S. Jobs' Promise

After promising to create one million new jobs in the U.S., Jack Ma is taking a big first step on delivering.<p>Alibaba Group announced today that it will inaugurate its effort to empower U.S. small businesses, entrepreneurs and farmers to sell to hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers at “Gateway …

Business

UK retailer Clove estimates BlackBerry KEYone availability between May 22-26

We’re expecting some official news from BlackBerry this week regarding US price details of its latest handset, the BlackBerry KEYone. Ahead of that, online retailer Clove has provided some new details on the availability situation in the UK.<p>Reportedly, only one major retailer will receive inventory …

Business (UK)

J.Crew Is Slashing Hundreds of Jobs as Sales Crater

J.Crew is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs and reshuffling its top management in a bid to finally halt a deep sales decline.<p>The apparel retailer …

Retail

No one has cracked the problem with online shopping

A broken relationship.<p>Online shopping in 2017 is a lot like online dating.<p>Feels great when you’re browsing, but getting the goods to your door – …

Retail

Bankrupt Gander Mountain Could Have A Buyer, Allowing Stores To Stay Open

When specialty sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain recently went bankrupt, the future of the company’s physical locations was in doubt. Now comes …

Consumer Protection

Amazon launches marketplace for subscription businesses

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon announced on Monday that its Subscribe with Amazon service is open for signups, according to TechCrunch.<p>The service allows subscription businesses — like SlingTV, The …

Business

Apple sees its redesigned retail stores as community spaces

Apple's retail stores have long had a social side. You might not visit <i>just</i> to hang out, but the combination of free workshops and an abundance of connected devices gives you a reason to stay besides gawking at the latest products... if just to check up on Facebook. And now, Apple is banking on that …

Business (UK)

J.Crew to cut 150 jobs with sales in retreat

NEW YORK – J.Crew, the preppy clothing retailer, said Tuesday that it will cut about 150 jobs to trim costs.<p>Like other retailers, J.Crew has suffered as more people shop online. The company has lost money for the past three years.<p>Most of the job cuts will be at its New York corporate headquarters …

Markets

3 Retail REITs with Less Exposure to Troubled Properties - Income Investing

By Amey Stone<p>Plenty of value investors are looking for opportunity in battered retail stocks, including the real estate investment trusts that …

Stocks

Online Retail Eclipses Brick & Mortar By 6 to 1

According to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, from DigitalCommerce360, by Stefany Zaroban, online retail sales to consumers in the U.S. reached nearly …

Retail

How Google Ads Drive Sales, In-Home Delivery to Revolutionise E-Commerce?

August Home's smart lock | Source: AugustThis week, Google’s expanding array of ad formats is a prime driver of profits, while smart-lock maker August tries to jumpstart the e-commerce industry with a unique home-delivery model.<b>How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar</b> <i>(The New</i> …

Retail

Padini Holdings: Value Does Not Go Out Of Fashion

Padini managed to retain its market leadership in the Malaysian apparel market despite a challenging environment due to its value-based positioning, …

Business

Ivanka Trump's clothes secretly put under false name to boost sales

When she spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to rousing applause, Ivanka Trump made sure she was wearing something from her own …

Donald Trump

Are We Wrong About Brick-and-Mortar Retail? - Bloomberg Gadfly

Behold the rare retailing IPO: Private-equity-backed home-improvement retailer Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. is expected to go public this week.<p>It …

Business

To boost digital sales, Best Buy turns to its stores

If Best Buy Chief Financial Officer Sharon McCollam has her way, the company will soon operate 1,000 mini-warehouses inside its 1,000 stores across …

Retail

The Robots Are Coming For Your Wardrobe

The husband and wife duo behind Chennai-born AI startup Mad Street Den are determined to change the way you shop for clothes.<p>Artificial intelligence is rapidly changing just about every industry, with billions being poured into algorithms for everything from self-driving cars to detecting cancer to …

Artificial Intelligence

Sainsbury's recalls all its hummus dips - and shoppers are NOT happy

Sainsbury's has recalled its hummus dips due to a "production issue".<p>A statement on the website says: "We are temporarily out of stock of Sainsbury's …

Business (UK)

The Secret Zara Feature You Only Know About If You Stalk the Site

Just when you think Zara can't get any better, it creates one of the most convenient shopping features we've seen in a long time. If you are anything …

Clothing

New Ways to Buy a Car Online

Consumers have plenty of well-justified gripes about the traditional car-buying process. At car dealerships, prices may be inflated under the …

Transportation

Creative Facebook Tactics: 13 Expert Tips to Amp Up Your Retail Social Strategy

Facebook can be a valuable tool for retailers when used appropriately. But it can be intimidating, especially when it comes to figuring out what to …

Social Media Marketing

Online mattress retailer Eve Sleep wants to raise £35 million listing on the London stock market

LONDON — Fast-growing online mattress retailer Eve Sleep is seeking to raise £35 million in an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market, Business Insider understands.<p>The startup is exploring a public listing that could value the two-year-old business at up to £200 million, …

Mattresses

The West Village market is giving a new face to retail

<i>Typically, when a restaurant strikes success, it debuts new locations; opening a storefront is far less common.</i><p><i>This month, however, the</i> …

Retail

EU lawmakers include Spotify and iTunes in geoblocking ban

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes.<p>Ending so-called geoblocking is a priority …

Europe

MercadoLibre: The Latin America E-Commerce Giant

MercadoLibre is the leader in the e-commerce market in Latin America.<p>Growth in e-commerce sales is expected to grow to $80B by the year …

Latin America

Azoya Offers ‘Turnkey’ Solution for Cross-border E-commerce in China

Using a cost-per-sale structure, Azoya is working with retailers and brands to penetrate the e-commerce Chinese consumer market.<p>Many fashion apparel …

Retail