Category Archives: Online Retailing

Bricks-and click retailing and online-only retailing are covered here. There are lots of posts on multi-channel retailing.

End of Amazon 1-Click Exclusivity, Start of Hilton Relationship

Each day seems newsworthy for Amazon. It appears on a regular in media stories and on social media sites. These are  just a handful of our 2017 posts on Amazon.   Amazon’s Desired Attributes for Job Applicants.   Amazon: King of the Retail World.   Amazon Dives … Continue reading

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How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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E-Mail Popular. Complements New Media.

Experts regularly predict E-mail marketing’s demise. Instead, our title disagrees. E-Mail Popular. Complements New Media. Let’s discuss.   Background In short, computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first E-mail in 1971. During 2017, we exchange 205 BILLION E-mails each day! … Continue reading

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UPS to Aid Retailers in Return Process

Many firms not named Amazon are looking for a way to greatly improve the customer return process. Now, UPS comes to the rescue. As Andria Cheng reports for eMarketer: “In retailers’ fight against Amazon, it looks like there is a new … Continue reading

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2017 E-Commerce Holiday Shopping Forecast

E-commerce is once again expected to have good growth for the 2017 holiday shopping season — with Amazon accounting for one-third of all U.S. online holiday revenues!!! Here are a slideshow (click the image to access it!!!!) and a year-to-year … Continue reading

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How Shoppers React to Bad Social Media Comments

What happens when consumers complain on social media? According to eMarketer: “Data from social media analytics and monitoring service Sprout Social revealed that many US internet users believe social media has given them more of a voice to expose unfair … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Desired Attributes for Job Applicants

While many retailers have been laying off employees due to disappointing results, Amazon has been hiring thousands of new employees. Click here to see Amazon’s open jobs, divided into three sections — university recruiting, fulfillment center hiring, and remote career … Continue reading

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