online retail

  • Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

    Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

    Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account. The service will support adding any amount between $15 and $500 in a single transaction, Amazon says. Amazon Cash will be available… Read More

  • How artificial intelligence is changing online retail forever Crunch Network

    How artificial intelligence is changing online retail forever

    AI is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media. With the momentum around AI growing, it’s not surprising that some of the most innovative retail sites have been experimenting with the use of AI, as well. Businesses that ignore this growing trend will find themselves playing catch-up for years. But how, exactly, is this technology going to change retail? Read More

  • BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach has always been about helping online retailers maximize their revenue algorithmically by adjusting content in an automated fashion based on what it knows about the visitor and his or her preferences. In the latest release announced today, the company builds on this by offering data and analytics to help human merchandizers make better daily decisions about how to optimize their… Read More

  • Shopping Quizzes is a quiz-based recommendation engine for e-commerce sites

    Shopping Quizzes is a quiz-based recommendation engine for e-commerce sites

    A key tenet of e-commerce is the recommendation engine. If implemented correctly, it can be a major sales driver for online retailers. However, most sites normally just implement a basic engine that guesses what shoppers want, without any input from the shoppers themselves. Shopping Quizzes has created a recommendation engine that actually asks shoppers what they’re looking… Read More

  • Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M

    Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M

    Barcelona has just clocked up its biggest ever exit — albeit the price-tag on the sale of veteran Spanish ecommerce player Privalia, headquartered in the city, to France’s Ventee-Privee has not been disclosed. Recent rumors swirling about a possible exit for Privalia pegged the price being discussed at up to €500 million. 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

  • The Evolving Landscape Of Recommendation Systems Crunch Network

    The Evolving Landscape Of Recommendation Systems

    Everyday decisions, from which products to buy, movies to watch and restaurants to try, are more and more being put in the hands of a new source: recommendation systems. Recommendation systems are changing the very ways we make up our minds, guiding us through a new digital reality whose evolution is bringing us closer to exactly what it is that we want — even if we ourselves… Read More

  • Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

    Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

    Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men’s shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion and retail investing. Read More

  • Frank & Oak Ups Its Brick-And-Mortar Game As It Hits 1 Million Members

    Frank & Oak Ups Its Brick-And-Mortar Game As It Hits 1 Million Members

    Online menswear retailer and subscription service startup Frank & Oak is opening two new retail stores, including one pop-up shop coming to Toronto tomorrow (something it’s experimented with before) and one permanent location that opened in Montreal last week. The clothing subscription and ecommerce site moves closer to becoming a more traditional retailer in some kind of weird… Read More