Ikea is getting into the refurbished business

Ikea is refurbing furniture to meet its sustainability goals

Trung T. Phan • October 15, 2020

Free samples are coming to online shopping

Clicking on clown makeup on Walmart.com? Don’t be surprised if it shows up in the mail.

Michael Waters • October 12, 2020

Wix’s Liat Karpel Gurwicz: “We aim to allow any business to have the same tools as a big brand does”

Wix’s head of strategic marketing shares with us the advice she’s giving ecommerce merchants this holiday season.

Trung T. Phan • October 8, 2020

Meet MacKenzie Scott, Amazon’s billionaire 1st employee

She’s bringing a new brand of philanthropy to the tech world.

Michael Waters • October 8, 2020

Apparently, Costco doesn’t need ecommerce to bag record profits

Even with a limited ecommerce presence, Costco is delivering its customers the goods.

Trung T. Phan • September 28, 2020

A fraud-detection company just got busted for committing fraud

NS8 claimed to have $62m in the bank. Actually, it was more like $28k.

Michael Waters • September 22, 2020

The Weather Channel is going all in on shopping

Weather apps are changing up how they track you. Get ready for a ton of weather-based ads.

Michael Waters • September 18, 2020

To win the cloud, Amazon and Microsoft are giving startups free sales support

Why are Microsoft and Amazon providing free enterprise sales support to startups? To get in with the companies while they're young and capture value as they grow.

Trung T. Phan • September 18, 2020

Magic Spoon’s Gabi Lewis: “People are looking for food that offers comfort and nostalgia”

Cereal sales have surged since the start of quarantine. We spoke with Magic Spoon's co-founder Gabi Lewis to find out more about the opportunity in cereal (and beyond).

Trung T. Phan • September 17, 2020

Need a new winter coat? Try buying it from a music video.

“Shoppable TV” really wants to become a thing.

Michael Waters • September 16, 2020

Brace yourself for October 10th, this year’s mysterious new shopping holiday

Retailers really want you to stock up on gifts starting… well, now.

Michael Waters • September 15, 2020

Can social commerce catch on outside of China?

It might sound like a small deal. But some social commerce companies are empowering local businesses in big ways.

Michael Waters • September 8, 2020

Fadeaway: Nike’s latest pivot is bad for brick-and- mortar retail

Nike announced it’s ending partnerships with brands totalling ~1k stores. What does this say about the apparel giant’s strategy road map?

Caroline Dohack • September 1, 2020

‘Dark patterns’ are how online stores get your extra moolah

Countdown clocks, “low-stock” labels: Inside the world of corporate peer pressure.

Michael Waters • August 7, 2020

More than a bad batch: Why everyone is ditching browser cookies

The pro-cookie argument has always been: It’s more profitable. But new evidence is challenging that.

Michael Waters • August 6, 2020

QVC’s Gen-Z-friendly cousin has mastered the product drop

NTWRK will turn your sneaker launch into a full-scale event.

Michael Waters • August 3, 2020

Best Shopify Stores: What We Can Learn from the Top 1k

We analyzed 1,000 of the best Shopify businesses, unlocking the platform’s secrets for success.

Steph Smith • July 27, 2020

Try This D2C Business Model On For Size

Italic wants to bring the membership model that makes Costco famous to the D2C space.

Trung T. Phan • July 27, 2020

The hottest thing in real estate is cold storage

Thanks to your grocery deliveries, one of America’s chilliest industries is on fire.

Michael Waters • July 27, 2020

How Shopify is keeping your neighborhood bakery afloat

One of its biggest pulls? Email addresses.

Michael Waters • July 23, 2020

Aldi’s expanding… get ready for Euro candy and sumo suits

The German-owned grocery chain wants to be your alles.

Caroline Dohack • July 23, 2020

A buzz-worthy buyer is snapping up the IP of one of America’s many troubled retail chains

Tai Lopez, better known as the “here in my garage” guy, has another turnaround project.

Nick DeSantis • July 17, 2020

Consumer spending is up, but don’t call it a comeback

People are droppin’ dollars… and gearing up for a second coronavirus wave.

Caroline Dohack • July 6, 2020

Once limited to workouts and errands, athleisure becomes a workwear staple

The pandemic has been a boon to athleisure companies -- and now they're taking aim at your work wardrobe.

Caroline Dohack • June 23, 2020

What to expect as New York City begins to reopen

Retailers, construction companies, manufacturers, and wholesalers can all get back to business, but some won’t do so right away.

Nick DeSantis • June 8, 2020

Customer service’s big pivot: Let’s just chat

Something on your mind? Businesses want to take your call.

Michael Waters • June 2, 2020

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