eCommerce

  • Amazon Says It Added 3M Prime Members In The Week Before Christmas

    Amazon Says It Added 3M Prime Members In The Week Before Christmas

    Amazon is famous for press releases devoid of actual information. (As we saw after Thanksgiving.) But, in a rare moment of selective truth telling, the company just revealed that it landed over three million members for its Prime program during the week before Christmas. Read More

  • A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism Crunch Network

    A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism

    Holiday shopping, long a staple in American life, has undergone significant change over the past half century. The “Miracle on 34th Street” post-war tradition of heading downtown to Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s has evolved from quaintly old-fashioned to downright anachronistic. The other holiday shopping tradition of hopping in the family truckster on Black Friday and… Read More

  • 10 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian E-Commerce in 2016 Crunch Network

    10 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian E-Commerce in 2016

    Following in the footsteps of China and the U.S., Southeast Asia is on the cusp of an e-commerce golden age. With online shopping accounting for only 1 percent of retail today, the region is slated to reach double-digit China-esque numbers within the next 4-5 years. Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: The Rise Of American Ecommerce

    Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This episode matters a bit more to me than usual, as it is the last week that I will host. After an amazing few years at TechCrunch, I’m changing jobs, which will make it ever so slightly harder to come in every week and put on the show. All that aside, this week we dug into the American ecommerce market, a fine topic… Read More

  • Twitter Partners With Chat App Lookup To Let Users In India Shop In 140 Characters

    Twitter Partners With Chat App Lookup To Let Users In India Shop In 140 Characters

    Twitter has announced a partnership with Lookup, a chat app that connects consumers with retailers, which will allow its users to make purchases and find information using 140 characters. Read More

  • Stop Reading About Social Media Trends And Start Listening Crunch Network

    Stop Reading About Social Media Trends And Start Listening

    The Internet is rife with articles espousing digital trends in every shape and form: video is still going strong, IoT, live streaming and “super real-time.” But trends are just that: trends. Today’s hottest thing is tomorrow’s old news. Google Glass anyone? Read More

  • E-Commerce Isn’t Everything Crunch Network

    E-Commerce Isn’t Everything

    The holiday season is here. For many of us that means lots of shopping. Are you doing most of your shopping online or in stores? If you’re like most consumers, the answer is both, but with a significant bias toward physical stores. Despite all the attention about Cyber Monday and online transactions, e-commerce sales will still only amount to roughly 7 percent of all retail sales this year. Read More

  • Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience Crunch Network

    Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience

    Here’s a funny reality. Despite the steady rise of e-commerce since the 1990s, we still stroll through malls and shops. Even with one-click ordering and overnight delivery, we purchase many of our day-to-day products and services locally and offline. A big reason we do so is that shopping engages us with the wider world. Read More

  • Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club For Alleged Patent Infringement

    Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club For Alleged Patent Infringement

    Gillette announced today that it has filed suit against Dollar Shave Club, seeking both damages and an injunction to stop the startup from selling razors that use allegedly infringing technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Gillette patent in question concerns a method for coating razorblades. “We have long invested heavily in innovation, and our talented scientists… Read More

  • Amazon Rolls Out A Referral Program To Encourage More Customers To Shop On Mobile

    Amazon Rolls Out A Referral Program To Encourage More Customers To Shop On Mobile

    Amazon already has the number one Shopping app in the App Store, but the company believes it still has room to grow. Now, to incentivize more customers to install its app and shop from their phones, the online retailer is pushing out a mobile referral program that’s paying up to $10 for each new mobile app user. That is, Amazon is offering current app users $5 to share the Amazon App… Read More

  • Online Publisher Purch Acquires ShopSavvy

    Online Publisher Purch Acquires ShopSavvy

    Purch just announced that it has acquired ShopSavvy, the mobile shopping startup backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Purch was formerly known as TechMediaNetwork and operates sites including Tom’s Guide and AnandTech. The company recently raised a $135 million funding round, and has been actively buying up companies — this is its fourth acquisition in the past… Read More

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