Google Brings ‘Retail Search’ to Cloud Customers

Google is expanding its cloud services, bringing Retail Search to its clients in an effort to help them provide the best experience to their own customers.

Shopify Evolving Into World’s First Retail Operating System

Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, discusses how COVID has dramatically sped up the timeline for commerce moving online and has also moved Shopify closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first retail operating system.

Retailers Should Focus On The Last Mile, Says Justuno CEO

Brand growth expert Austin Brawner of Ecommerce Influence interviewed Justuno CEO Erik Christiansen about conversion optimization

National Retail Federation CEO: This Is A Great Time For Innovation

National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay says that the pandemic has made this a great time for innovation by retailers.

Sezzle Is the Creditization Of a Debit Card, Says CEO

“Consumers love our product because it represents purchasing power but also budgeting for them,” says Sezzle co-founder and CEO Charlie Youakim. “They feel safe with it just like they do with the debit card. We’re driving a new wedge into…

Google Cloud Retail Search to Address $300 Billion E-Commerce Search Abandonment

Google is trying to help the e-commerce industry address a $300 billion abandonment issue with Google Cloud Retail Search.

Amazon Expands A-to-z Guarantee to Cover Personal/Property Damage

Amazon has unveiled a major upgrade to its A-to-z Guarantee, vowing to cover personal or property damage caused by defective products.

Amazon Poised to Open Department Stores

Amazon may dominate e-commerce, but reports show it now plans to take on traditional retail with its own debarment-style stores.

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Cloud for Retail

Microsoft has announced a new vertical cloud, Microsoft Cloud for Retail, aiming to be an end-to-end retail solution.

Former Walmart U.S. CEO Sees Virtual Reality As Future Of Retail

Former Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon sees technology, such as virtual reality, having a big impact on traditional brick-and-mortar retail, according to CNBC. Simon served as President and CEO of Walmart U.S. from 2010 to 2014, giving him…

Walmart Ecommerce Business Is Humming

With Walmart’s e-commerce business humming the way it is and the way the company’s been able to integrate it with the store base, with curbside and everything else, this is a tough one.

Is Amazon Destroying Retail?

“A set of facts could be put forward that would support that (they are destroying the retail landscape),” says former Walmart CEO Bill Simon. “Do I want to go out of business because I’ve lost my sales by not matching them on price? Or, do I want to go out of business because I’ve matched them on price?”

COVID Has Had Lasting Impacts on the Consumer World

A new report shows just how widespread the impacts from COVID have been as consumers look toward a post-COVID world.

Walmart Giving 740,000 Associates Samsung Smartphones

Walmart is going the distance to ensure its employees can access its new app, giving 740,000 of them a Samsung smartphone.

Target CEO Says Digital Performance Up 50%

“Our digital performance was up 50 percent,” says Target CEO Brian Cornell. “As we gain greater clarity around the consumer, the economy, the state of the vaccine, we feel that the consumer continues to respond to our in-store experience and…

Amazon Destroyed Millions of Counterfeit Products in 2020

Amazon has detailed its efforts to fight counterfeit products, including the destruction of more than 2 million counterfeits.

Amazon Is the Number One US Apparel Retailer, Passing Walmart

What was years in the making has finally happened, with Amazon passing Walmart to become the largest apparel retailer in the US.

Best Buy Debuts $200 Yearly Membership Program

Best Buy has announced a yearly membership program, for $199.99, that provides special pricing, free installation and unlimited tech support.

Shopify: We Are Arming The Rebels

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the rebels―the entrepreneurs and the small business owners―are the heroes of the Shopify story… and the rebels are winning.

Ever Given Freed, Suez Canal Reopened

Salvage crews have freed the container ship Ever Given from the shore, reopening the Suez Canal after it was blocked for nearly a week.