Mobile commerce, social media commerce and other new technologies

Store Savvy: Maximizing Daily Deal Specials

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Whopping Daily Deal specials from Groupon, LivingSocial and numerous local versions are all over the news, not to mention your … [Read more...]

Flash Sale Site Ideeli Secures $41 Million in Financing

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New York—The validity of flash sale websites—online merchants that specialize in brief, sharp discounts on brand and designer … [Read more...] Launches Just in Time for Mother’s Day

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Los Angeles—,  which bills itself as “America’s largest scarf store,” launches this week---just in time for Mother’s … [Read more...]

E-Tailing Report Shows Further E-Commerce Investments

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Chicago--E-commerce is growing, and as a result, merchants will be investing “significantly more” in 2011 compared to 2010, … [Read more...]

Study Finds Half of Americans Shopping with Mobile Devices

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Chicago--Whether it's comparing prices of TVs, ordering a morning latte or reading restaurant reviews, mobile shopping has become … [Read more...]

Walmart to Buy Social Media Company Kosmix

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Bentonville, AR--Walmart has agreed to buy Kosmix, a social media start-up focused on e-commerce, as it looks for new ways to tap … [Read more...]

QVC Bows Andy Warhol Jewelry by Robert Lee Morris

Silver and brass necklace from Andy Warhol by RLM for QVC

West Chester, PA—“Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” Andy Warhol, once said. And in this age of live streaming, You Tube and … [Read more...]

Koh’s Adds New Distribution Center as Online Sales Grow


Menomonee Falls, WI--Kohl’s is setting up a new e-commerce distribution center, creating 1,200 jobs, as the department store ramps … [Read more...]

Hautelook Launches Shoe Membership Site

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Los Angeles—HauteLook has expanded from private fashion flash sales to private fashion shoe sales.After feedback that its … [Read more...]

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari in $5.2 Billion Deal

LVMH to Acquire Bulgari

Paris—LVMH announced today that it took a 50.4% stake in Bulgari for 1.86 million euros (about $2.6 billion) giving the French … [Read more...]

Bamboopink: The Latest Direct Sales Jewelry Model

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Irvine, CA—Hoping to capitalize on a growing direct sales market, a trio of Southern California entrepreneurs is premiering … [Read more...]

Report: U.S., E.U. Online Sales to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

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Cambridge, MA--Online retail in both the United States and Western Europe will continue on a double-digit growth trajectory over … [Read more...]