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Amid Robust Online Sales Growth, a Dark Side Emerges

Optoro estimates that 5 billion pounds of waste is generated by returned products.

clock January 5, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz An package sits in a UPS truck in Palo Alto, Calif. As of 2014, the company is the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerceSmart Spending Avoiding Amazon, Palo Alto, USA


Amazon Shares Peak as Web Giant Dominates Online Sales

One Click Retail estimates Amazon captured 44 percent of all online shopping last year, aided by beauty and apparel.

clock January 3, 2018Kali Hays

The Canada Goose store in Soho.

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Buyer, Beware: Canada Goose Warns Against Fake Parkas

Poor patch stitchings and scraggly fur are telltale signs of a fake.

clock January 3, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Holiday shoppers in New York City.


As Weekly Sales Plunge, Retail Sector Shines for Investors

Strong fundamentals has the retail sector well-positioned this year.

clock January 3, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Millennials do online research before they commit to making a purchase.


Direct Traffic Rules Global E-commerce — Especially in Fashion

Data from SEMrush revealed global traffic patterns as well as the success of online branding.

clock December 26, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

More online shopping is done over holiday than at any other time of the year.

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As Online Spending Grows, Gross Margins Suffer

Two reports showed how consumers are spending this season.

clock December 22, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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As Shoppers Seek Better Experiences, Woo Them With Loyalty Programs

Anthony Bruce, chief executive officer of Applied Predictive Technologies, shares tactics to help retailers and brands succeed.

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Mastercard Data Shows ‘Robust’ Holiday Sales

Online sales so far is showing a year-over-year gain of 16.3 percent.

clock December 15, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The scene on Black Friday 2017.


Product Sellouts Soar Over 100% Due to Steep Discounts

Despite choppy waters, retailers have rebounded this holiday season.

clock November 27, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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Adobe: Online Holiday Shopping’s Off to Record-Breaking Start

A new report by the software giant points to a huge online holiday shopping season that will outpace 2016.

clock November 22, 2017Adriana Lee

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Amazon Working Whole Foods for Holiday Sales

The e-tailer is doing more than just slashing prices at Whole Foods.

clock November 15, 2017Kali Hays

Holiday shoppers in New York.


Retail Sales Dip, but Remain Strong on a Year-Over-Year Basis

Weekly retail sales showed a year-over-year gain of 2.6 percent.

clock November 14, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz packages waiting for delivery on Nov. 11, 2017.

Business Features

Alibaba and Squabble Over Singles’ Day Sale Calculations

Alibaba reported $25.4 billion in GMV for the 24 hours of Singles’ Day, while reported $19.1 billion for Nov. 1 to 11.

clock November 13, 2017Tiffany Ap

More online shopping is done over holiday than at any other time of the year.


New Tool Aims to Boost Retailers’ Sales This Holiday Season

A new solution by e-commerce platform Content Analytics aims to enhance product content in order to drive sales.

clock October 31, 2017Lauren Olsen

Amazon is expanding its Handmade at Amazon section.


Amazon Adds Apparel, Shoes to ‘Handcrafted’ Shop

The online giant’s expanded shop will give Etsy a run for its money.

clock October 23, 2017Kali Hays

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