Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in July as consumer spending rebounded at department stores, auto dealers and electronics outlets, easing some concern the biggest part of the economy was foundering.
pull off "same day" delivery? If so, what does that do to local retail
Itâs hard to overstate how thoroughly this move will shake up the retail industry. Same-day delivery has long been the holy grail of Internet retailers, something that dozens of startups have tried and failed to accomplish. (Remember Kozmo.com?) But Amazon is investing billions to make next-day delivery standard, and same-day delivery an option for lots of customers. If it can pull that off, the company will permanently alter how we shop. To put it more bluntly: Physical retailers will be hosed.
Real-Time Advice: J.C. Penney's new policy is just one example of how retailers experiment with price-tag psychology.
Rising truck shipments show the U.S. economic expansion is intact, even amid concerns that a slowdown in retail sales and Europe?s sovereign-debt crisis could stall growth.
Bringing happy hour to Starbucks Corp. may be easier said than done.
General Motors Co will stop advertising on Facebook, a move that comes during the same week the social networking website is due to go public.
One of our subscribers shared this question - I am checking into opening a shop online. Does anyone have experience with Etsy and Artfire? Is one better than the other? Any input would be appreciated.
What can you learn from criminal models & legally apply in your business?
Small ecommerce businesses are feeling the financial crunch like everyone else these days. In these tough economic times, it’s more importa...
Inc.com's small business finance guide: Setting up accounts receivable. Whether you run a retail, service, or contract business, you'll need a solid system for keeping track of accounts receivable and billing.
Research in Motion is rebuffing potential suitors like the online retail giant as it tries 'fix its problems on its own,' according to Reuters.
General Motors Co. said Monday it will reopen its former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., to build extra supplies of the hot-selling Chevy Equinox.
60 Minutes on CBS News: The Jobs Czar: General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt - How will GE's CEO Jeff Immelt help President Obama solve America's biggest domestic problem: unemployment? Hint: Half of GE's profits come from overseas.
Amazon and Target are both in the retail business. You'd never know it from their tax bills.
“S&P, keeping it real since 1860, about to get beat up after the Dodgers game”
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The city of Los Angeles will no longer hire Standard & Poor s to rate its $7 billion general investment pool
To compete with Web retailers, Micah Solomon recommends that small storefronts focus on first impressions, prepare scripts, and fulfill orders quickly.
Perhaps it would be a clichÃ© to compare email marketing to fishing. But please indulge me for a moment. Both email marketing and fishing require the correct bait (subject line). You must know the waters in which you fish and the fish you hope to catch (segmentation). There is an element of skill, trial and error, and even a little luck in both pursuits. And patience is definitely a virtue. There is more to fishing than simply sticking a worm on a hook and casting it into unknown waters. And yet, this is the approach that many email marketers continue to adopt on a daily basis. The problem many marketers face is often due to the fact that, when they first started collecting customer data, they had no plan, other than perhaps producing a simple customer newsletter. This is particularly true of companies that have achieved extremely rapid growth in sectors like online retail.