Tag: E-Commerce


  • Wal-Mart

    Walmart is losing in a crucial category that will determine its future

    Walmart is losing in a category that may ultimately determine the company’s future and overall profitability in an age of growing e-commerce. While Target has managed to post huge increases in its e-commerce business, Walmart has been sluggish in the same category and has actually been witnessing some troubling declines in sales. In the most […]

  • Alibaba has a big stake in Groupon

    Groupon rises from the ashes after Alibaba discloses stake

    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma doesn’t think the daily deals market is dead. In an SEC filing late Friday the company revealed that it acquired nearly 33 million shares of Groupon in the fourth quarter. That’s a 5.6% stake, making Alibaba the fourth-largest owner of Groupon. Shares at Groupon quickly exploded, rising by more than 42% in afternoon trading. […]

  • Amazon Profits

    Amazon Just Posted Its Most Profitable Quarter Ever

    Amazon on Thursday announced record profits in the fourth quarter of 2015 but its share price still fell 13 percent in after hours trading, to $551.50. The online retailer saw profits of $482 million for the quarter ending December 31, up substantially from the previous year’s $214 million. Amazon’s total sales in the quarter jumped […]

  • Amazon Trailers branding with Amazon Prime Logo

    Amazon Now Has A Fleet Of Branded ‘Prime’ Trucks

    Amazon.com has unveiled a new fleet of branded truck trailers that will be responsible for hauling packages from the company’s massive fulfillment centers. The e-commerce giant said Friday it purchased “thousands” of the trailers that feature the Amazon Prime logo. The trailers will roll out to increase the company’s capacity for package deliveries from fulfillment […]

  • Holiday Shopping

    Americans Are Ready To Spend This Holiday Season

    A new survey suggests that Americans are more willing to open up their wallets than they have in the last few years. The survey from Accenture shows that 40% of U.S. consumers plan to spend more on holiday gifts this year compared to 2014. Last year holiday retail sales climbed 4% while just 25% of […]

  • Brick and Mortar Shopping and Wealthy Shoppers

    Wealthy Shoppers Prefer Brick & Mortar Shopping Experience

    Amazon continues its march towards $100 billion in annual sales but the company isn’t getting much help from wealthy buyers. Research and advisory firm the Luxury Institute surveyed 1,600 wealthy people about their shopping habits and found that they prefer shopping the traditional way. According to the survey, both men and women who earn at least […]