Amazon Hits Sunday Delivery

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Amazon announced this week that it would begin making Sunday deliveries. The rollout begins this weekend in New York and LA. In 2011 it will cover much of the U.S., including Dallas, Houston, New... Read More

Affluent Millennials Purchase Online Daily

Affluent millennials who refer to themselves as "influencers" are making online purchases on a daily basis, according to a report from the research firm iProspect, to be released tomorrow. Generation Xers purchase weekly and Baby Boomers... Read More

Is the New Gmail Bad for Retail?

Google's latest tweak to Gmail may not be good for business. Retailers are getting the word out on any number of platforms these days, including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter, but email remains the workhouse... Read More

Warby Parker and the Future of Retail

When hip e-commerce glasses site Warby Parker launched three years ago is was said to represent the future of retail. Stores it was said would soon be a thing of the past. The glasses were inexpensive,... Read More

Twitter Enters E-Commerce Fray

Twitter has appointed its first head of commerce, Nathan Hubbard, as it begins an e-commerce initiative. Details are sparse on how Twitter will facilitate retail in 140 characters or less. Hubbard, the former president of Ticketmaster,... Read More

China’s Alibaba is Bullish on E-Commerce

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is on an investment spree. The latest is a $75 million minority investment in premium shipping site ShopRunner. Shoprunner offers services similar to those provided by Amazon Prime. The deal follows a... Read More

E-Commerce Wave Pushes Warehouse Demand

Warehouse demand is increasing as e-commerce becomes an ever more important part of the economy. The economic recovery and continued improvements in technology have enabled the warehouse sector to grow and emerge from the turbulence... Read More