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E-commerce and the logistical dilemma: Q&A Special

The age of Amazon (boom of e-commerce) has created massive delivery challenges and logistical issues with a 48 percent increase in package deliveries in the last two years. Among the solutions is a digital locker system. Package Concierge explains more.

JC Penney's CEO just signaled the end of retail as we know it

JC Penney's stock price fell by as much as 8% Tuesday morning following the news that CEO Marvin Ellison would be leaving the company to lead home-improvement retailer Lowe's.

Kroger fires shot in online grocery wars with e-commerce deal

Cincinnati - Britain’s online supermarket Ocado clinched a game-changing deal with Kroger as its exclusive partner in the U.S., securing its entry into the world’s biggest market and sending its shares soaring more than 50 percent on Thursday.

Amazon drops plan to sell bulk pharmaceuticals

Amazon Business, which is the bulk products arm of Amazon, appears to be dropping its plan to become a major distributor of pharmaceutical and medical devices products. This follows on from indications last year that Amazon was to enter the fray.

Amazon globalizes its e-commerce service Special

Amazon has begun to globalize its e-commerce service by adding a new international shipping feature to reach more than 100 countries. Dan Neiweem of Avionos provides an insight.

Trump wants Amazon to increase how much it pays US Post Office

President Donald Trump has circled back to his criticism of Amazon in recent weeks, tweeting that he wanted Amazon to stop using the US Post Office "as their Delivery Boy."

Ford and Alibaba partner to open 'car vending machine' in China

Car shoppers in Guangzhou, China now have the ability to buy or try a car using a smartphone app and a car vending machine. The facility came out of a partnership signed two years ago between Ford Motors and Alibaba.

Google to let retailers sell products through search

Google has announced a new push into online commerce with an initiative that will allow retailers to directly list products inside search. The company is teaming up with major brands to launch "Shopping Actions," available across search and Assistant.

Amazon and Alibaba compete for global market dominance

Amazon and Alibaba together are the largest e-commerce companies on the globe. Together, their market cap is a whopping $1.1 trillion — and both are competing to expand their global reach.

Why the 'Blockchain Professor' Giaglis joins new ICO: Interview Special

Athens - Professor George Giaglis has been involved with Blockchain since 2011. He is the scientific coordinator of the world's first open online course on crypto-currencies. Professor Giaglis spoke with Digital Journal on the subject and about his new venture.

Amazon draws up shortlist for second HQ

Amazon, the world’s leading e-commerce site, is on a global hunt for a second site to act as its headquarters. Now Amazon has drawn up a top twenty potential cities, and several major North American cities have made the shortlist.

Black Friday sales have already passed $3.5 billion

Black Friday shoppers have spent more than $3.5 billion online. The deals have never been steeper. The demand for discounts and rise of online shopping could be a problem for some retailers if they fail to adjust their strategies.

Shopify to expand in Waterloo, hiring up to 500 new employees

E-commerce company Shopify announced today that it will expand its Waterloo operations, adding 300-500 additional employees over the next two to three years.

Tax cut plan will give big growth boost to automation companies

President Trump's plan to cut corporate taxes will only add more fuel to the rally in the shares of automation companies on Wall Street, according to fund managers.

Offline retailers can use data gleaned from online retail

New York City - New research demonstrates that savvy offline retailers can review and use data gleaned from online retail to boost their own sales.

U.S. must embrace mobile payments: Interview with an innovator Special

Last year the number of mobile payments processed in China was 50 times greater than the number processed in the U.S. To change this, the company Omnyway wants to disrupt the payments status quo. We spoke with the company's CMO to find out more.

Travel retail catching up on e-commerce

Travel retail is big business, especially at major airports. This sector has, however, been slow to adopt digital technologies. This is about to change according to industry surveys.

Augmented Reality may help retailers survive stiff competition

As retailers face tough competition, augmented reality (AR) technology may help save them and revive their profits. Ecommerce was still only responsible for 8.1 percent of retail sales last year but was fully 41.6 percent of sales growth.

Amazon customers are calling for payment via bitcoin 'ASAP'

Bitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP."

Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

In what is being called a blockbuster of a deal, e-commerce giant Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt.

Shop Class helps entrepreneurs get online with Shopify

Going digital can be a struggle for small and medium-sized businesses. That’s why Shopify has launched a Canada-wide tour of experts and panel talks in order to listen to entrepreneurs and help them find the answers to their questions.

Amazon strikes back at Walmart's free two-day shipping offer

Amazon is making it cheaper to qualify for free shipping. The retailer just lowered its free-shipping minimum to $25 from $35 for customers who aren't members of its Prime membership program.

Amazon is looking into virtual and augmented reality store spaces

Amazon is looking to use cutting edge AR and VR technology to revitalize the physical retail environment. With all sorts of physical store space projects on the go, the ecommerce company thinks virtual and augmented reality could help out in a big way.

Shopify launches new point-of-sale app for retail stores in U.K.

Shopify recently announced its upcoming launch of a point-of-sale (POS) app and card reader for UK retail stores. The new reader will support all types of payment including chip, tap and swipe payments from both contactless and traditional cards.

Manufacturing sector adapting e-commerce into machine maintenance

Englewood - Machine begat technology. Man begat machine. So if man created machinery, it only makes sense a man-made Internet begin maintaining rooms full of manufacturing equipment.

6 holiday shopping trends to watch for this year

The holiday shopping season has arrived and as shoppers stroll the stores aisles and peruse the e-commerce space they will notice some new and not-so-surprising trends marketers have implemented.

Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

GoCoop, online store for Indian handicrafts signs MoU with govt.

Bangalore - GoCoop, an online platform for handicrafts, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian government to support local craftsmen of particular tribes and regions.

New evidence proves China's illegal trade in ivory and tiger bone

A new survey that includes data through the end of 2014, collected by the British wildlife trade monitoring group, Traffic has been released. China has been singled out as the world's single-largest consumer of ivory, tiger bone and rhino horns.

Target goes after Amazon with new free shipping promotion

These days it seems “The Everything Store” is getting attacked on all sides by its competitors. Now Target has upped its online marketability by giving customers free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through their website.
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