Tag: E-Commerce

Amazon Shoppers Are So Obsessed With This Under-$20 Dress, They’re Buying It In Every Color

Daily Ritual T-Shirt Dress on Amazon Has Rave Reviews | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Amazon Shoppers Are So Obsessed With This Under-$20 Dress, They’re Buying It In Every Color this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility […]

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Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers

LONDON — Amazon is coming under scrutiny from the European Commission over how it collects and uses data from third-party sellers who appear on the retailing giant’s website and whether that breaches antitrust rules. The investigation was announced on Wednesday as the latest effort by European regulators to examine antitrust concerns about giant technology firms. […]

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Today’s the Last Day You Can Shop These Amazon Prime Day 2019 Deals — Hurry Before They’re Gone!

Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 to Shop Now | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Today’s the Last Day You Can Shop These Amazon Prime Day 2019 Deals — Hurry Before They’re Gone! this link is to an external site that may or may not […]

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Beware. Other Nations Will Follow France With Their Own Digital Tax.

Last Thursday, the French Senate passed a digital services tax, which would impose an entirely new tax on large multinationals that provide digital services to consumers or users in France. Digital services include everything from providing a platform for selling goods and services online to targeting advertising based on user data, and the tax applies […]

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Shopping Can Make You Famous

Every Sunday afternoon, shoppers descend on Bella McFadden’s Depop page for the chance to be dressed like ’90s cult film characters, “sk8r girls” and “Y2K mall goths.” Ms. McFadden, who is 23 and lives in Los Angeles, is something of a “Depop mogul”: Sales of her thrift-store finds have taken off on the popular e-commerce […]

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Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans

The last person to touch an item at an Amazon fulfillment center is the packer, whose job is to stick each order in a box and tape it shut. As with most jobs, being a packer is more complicated than it looks. Michael Waterman, a packer at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse, told me that when […]

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You Probably Didn’t Notice This Tiny Detail from Meghan Markle’s Outfit Last Weekend — and the Sweet Meaning Behind It

Shop Meghan Markle’s Turquoise Earrings and More Lookalikes | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image You Probably Didn’t Notice This Tiny Detail from Meghan Markle’s Outfit Last Weekend — and the Sweet Meaning Behind It this link is to an external site that may or […]

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The RealReal I.P.O.: Secondhand Fashion Goes Mainstream

It’s never been easier to shop another woman’s closet. Since the recession, there has been a boom in online marketplaces that let shoppers buy and sell all manner of used clothing and accessories, from Louis Vuitton handbags to Old Navy sweaters. Sites like the RealReal, Poshmark and ThredUp are betting this budding business, which some […]

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Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion

Nic Wilkins started selling parts of his sneaker collection online two years ago as a way to make some extra cash in college. The hobby took off and this year, he expects to move 10,000 pairs of shoes. His anticipated take is a 25 percent profit from over $1 million in sales. The main website […]

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Wayfair Is Profiting from Immigration Detention, So I’m Walking Out

Left Image: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Right Image: A temporary migrant detention facility in Clint, Texas. (PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) On Tuesday, employees of an e-commerce brand emerged as unlikely activists in the fight over the fate of migrant children at America’s southern border. Workers at Wayfair, mostly known for patio furniture and sofas, went public […]

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How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want

When potential customers visit the online resale store ThredUp, messages on the screen regularly tell them just how much other users of the site are saving. “Alexandra from Anaheim just saved $222 on her order” says one message next to an image of a bright, multicolored dress. It’s a common technique on shopping websites, intended […]

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What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues

SPERRYVILLE, Va. — “The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is a medical handbook that recommends the right amount of the right drug for treating ailments from bacterial pneumonia to infected wounds. Lives depend on it. It is not the sort of book a doctor should puzzle over, wondering, “Is that a ‘1’ or a ‘7’ […]

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Meghan Markle, Blake Lively, and More Celebs Love This Iconic Dress — and We Found a $30 Lookalike on Amazon

This Amazon MUXXN Dress Looks Like a Meghan Markle-Loved One | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Meghan Markle, Blake Lively, and More Celebs Love This Iconic Dress — and We Found a $30 Lookalike on Amazon this link is to an external site that […]

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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ‘Mom and Pop’ Stores Feel Pinched

BELFAST, Me. — Colburn Shoe Store, established in 1832, advertises itself as the oldest shoe store in the country. It has occupied the same small storefront on Belfast’s Main Street since 1905. It’s a place where the owner, Colby Horne, and his father, Brian, remember the brand and size their customers like, and those of […]

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‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm

Already battered by the e-commerce revolution, traditional retail stores are bracing for another blow — new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that the Trump administration is threatening to impose. Retailers and analysts warn the impact will be disastrous for an industry already tormented by vacant storefronts and deserted malls. The reason: Unlike […]

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AI is Shrinking the World—and Driving Business

(Image: Shutterstock) Artificial intelligence is going to destroy the world. At least, that’s what you’d understandably think after reading many of today’s headlines. But there’s another side to the AI story. AI actually helps small- and medium-sized businesses to compete more effectively, and at scale, leveling the playing field much like the internet did decades […]

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These Beach Cover Ups Will Make You Feel like a “Bohemian Goddess” — and Amazon Has a Ton Starting at Just $12

Shop Kimono Cardigans and Cover Ups on Amazon | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image These Beach Cover Ups Will Make You Feel like a “Bohemian Goddess” — and Amazon Has a Ton Starting at Just $12 this link is to an external site that […]

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