Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of…

Amazon Revenue Up 20 Percent To $25.59 Billion In Q4

We all knew that Amazon had a great holiday season. The online retailer put out multiple press releases before and after Christmas patting itself on the back. Now that its Q4 results are, we can finally see that Amazon did…

Amazon Sold 36.8 Million Items on Cyber Monday

In less than two decades Amazon has managed not only to become the internet’s largest retailer, but also a major competitor to traditional retailers such as Walmart. The success of the website continues to grow each year, and this year’s…

Kmart Returns To “Ship My Pants” Just In Time For The Holidays

Earlier this year, Kmart surprised everyone with a new advertising campaign called “Ship my pants.” I won’t go into detail as you presumably know about the infamous, and frankly wonderful, advertising campaign already. What’s important today is that the same…

Amazon Has Worked With Vendors To Eliminate 24.7 Million Pounds Of Packaging

Back in 2008, Amazon announced its “Frustration-Free Packaging” initiative, working with nineteen manufacturers, including Fischer-Price, Mattel, Microsoft and Transcend, to make product packaging easier to get into so the whole buying-and-receiving process is less annoying. The phrase “first world problems”…

Desktop Holiday Ecommerce Spending Up 14% From Last Year So Far

A report out from comScore says $18.9 billion has been spent online during the first 24 days of the November-December 2013 holiday season, using desktop computers. This is up 14% from the same time period last year ($16.6 billion). Ahead…

Google Shopping & Google Trusted Stores Expand To More Of The World

In two separate announcements, Google revealed that it is expanding Google Shopping into 8 more countries and Google Trusted Stores into 3. Google launched Trusted Stores in the U.S. two years ago, but they have not gone international until now.…

Amazon Announces Q3 2013 Results, Sales Up 24%

Back in June, Amazon announced that its quarterly sales were up 22 percent. That growth has now been confirmed to have continued into its third quarter this year. Amazon announced this afternoon that its net sales for Q3 2013 increased…

eBay Experiments With ‘Shoppable Windows’ In New York

eBay has been beta testing “shoppable windows” for physical retail stores for several months, and will officially launch the first ones in Manhattan this Saturday. While this is only a month-long experiment, it could turn into something much bigger for…

Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated]

Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from…