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Online shopping will never end bricks-and-mortar stores

Shoppers are increasingly turning to online services. However, the digital presence will never completely send the physical store into oblivion, according to a new report. Many people still want a physical presence.

Americans' shopping habits are fundamentally changing

Black Friday has morphed into something more than a one-day event. It's now nearly an entire week of shopping and deals. Ray Wimer, an assistant professor of retail practice at Syracuse University, says the holiday has lost a bit of its "uniqueness."

Amazon's Prime Wardrobe now open to all Prime members

All members of Amazon Prime in the U.S. now have free access to Wardrobe, Amazon's fashion service that allows users to try clothes before they buy them.

Kroger reportedly wooing 'Costco for millennials' company Boxed

Boxed is a members-only, bulk-selling online store. Boxed is reportedly in talks to sell to Kroger for up to $500 million. It will reportedly take investment money if a deal is not reached.

Shopify's new ARRIVE app is a package chaser's dream

Shopify’s experimental Garage product development group has come up with a dream app for those of us who worry about where our online purchases are and when they will arrive. The new app is easy to use and will come in handy this holiday season.

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.

Rebuilding the pharmacy from shop to digital: Interview Special

Washington - CaryRx is a pharmacy startup that has set out to rebuild the pharmacy concept from the ground up, through the use of a mobile app. To hear more about this next generation approach to pharmacies we spoke with company co-founder Areo Nazari.

Walmart buys into voice shopping with new Google partnership

Google has announced a partnership with Walmart that will let you order household items using Google Assistant and your voice. It comes amid a surge in interest in voice shopping and transformative retail experiences. Google also offers free delivery.

Amazon launches 'The Hub,' a parcel locker for apartment blocks

Amazon has announced a new parcel delivery option that helps residents to receive large packages without waiting in all day. 'The Hub' is a modularised version of Amazon Lockers that's designed for residential spaces.

Almost 10,000 retail stores expected to close in 2017

Retail stores across the U.S. are closing their doors at a record-breaking rate this year - victims of decades of overbuilding and a rise in online shopping.

Dog attacks on mail carriers increasing with online shopping boom

The surge of dog attacks on U.S. mail carriers is believed to be the result of 24-hour online shopping and the dramatic increase of package deliveries. The number of these attacks is expected to increase in the future.

Mobile wallet use to rise during the upcoming holiday season

Mobile payments have been around for some time, but in the United States, they're expected to triple in 2016 to over $27 billion in mobile payment transactions, according to eMarketer.

MasterCard starts online payment using selfie

MasterCard has started rolling out in at least a dozen European countries a new online payment technology using a selfie.

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.

Technology spurs surge in India's e-commerce

The e-commerce boom may seem like old news to some, but for those in many parts of the world, the online shopping trend is relatively new and is growing at an impressive rate.

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?

Helping online shoppers enjoy a safer buying experience Commissioned

The convenience of buying online is unquestioned, but safety concerns have arisen due to data breaches and other problems. Here's what you need to know.

Inside the rise of online shopping Commissioned

Over the last three decades, the world has seen a major shift in how it shops. As home computers have become more affordable and access to the Internet simplified, more people have discovered the convenience of online shopping.

Op-Ed: The push towards online grocery is all the rage right now

It’s not hard to find whatever you need online, from electronics to clothes and furniture and now groceries through some companies.

Is this the final holiday shopping season as we've known it?

Based on the long lines, maddening crowds, and general human insanity observed in stores across the U.S. last month on Black Friday, consumers clearly still have a passion for finding deals in this post-Thanksgiving retail ritual.

Tight budgets, cautious consumers cause Black Friday slump

Recession-weary shoppers used smartphones and tablet computers to home in on the best deals, but the 2013 Christmas shopping season still got off to a disappointing start, analysts say.

44 best Black Friday deals you can get without leaving the house

For some, Black Friday just hasn’t been worth braving the angry crowds to save a few bucks in the past few years. But online retailers open the sales up for even the most crowd-phobic among us. Get your coupon codes, right here.

New same-day delivery service released by eBay

Just when you thought online shopping offers it all, a new service is bound to provide the best form of customer satisfaction: same-day delivery.

Op-Ed: First impressions in an e-commerce age

In the 'Age of Amazon' more and more online consumers have high expectations for speedy fulfillment of orders, and quality packaging.

Bricks & Clicks: What you didn’t know about online shoppers Commissioned

With email, deal websites, forums, online-only sales, coupons and apps, shopping online has never been easier. Its simplicity might even cause you to wonder about the fate of brick and mortars.

E-commerce marketplace expanding and becoming more personalized

E-Commerce, or the buying or selling of a product or service via the internet, has no doubt exploded in the last 10 years, but recently there have been even more innovative and personalized online shopping options for consumers.

Chief Justice's credit card theft sparks renewed consumer caution Special

The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts recently revealed that he was the victim of credit card information theft.

Op-Ed: Shopping for deals on Cyber Monday

If you avoided Black Friday because of the chaos and waiting in line, then Cyber Monday is your alternative to more great deals.

New scanner allows clothing shoppers to measure body dimensions

Online clothing shoppers often have the frustration of not knowing whether or not the clothing they want to buy will fit properly. A new scanning device has been developed that is designed to alleviate that frustration.

Op-Ed: Amazon’s convergence drive continues to challenge how we shop

Amazon's latest initiative is forcing bricks and mortar retailers to redefine exactly what is it that makes shopping with them unique.
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