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Knockoffs are a Headache for Alibaba IPO

Knockoffs are a Headache for Alibaba IPO
by Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) — At first glance, the Monster Tron T1 headphones sold on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao site are a tempting offer for audiophiles looking for state-of-the-art hi-fi equipment. But sellers omit... Read more May 27 2014, 3:20am CDT
 

Alibaba Is aiming to raise $1B in IPO

Alibaba Is aiming to raise $1B in IPO
by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — China's Alibaba Group is aiming to raise $1 billion in a long-awaited IPO likely to have ripple effects across the Internet. Tuesday's filing sets the stage for the technology industry's biggest... Read more May 7 2014, 2:08am CDT
 

Japan net retailer Rakuten to buy Viber for $900M

by Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Rakuten Inc. is buying Cyprus-based Viber Media, which operates a popular Internet phone application, for $900 million, fortifying the online retailer's social networking footprint. The Tokyo-based... Read more Feb 14 2014, 5:30am CST
 

Yerdle: Competing With Amazon And eBay With The Price Tag Of $0

Yerdle: Competing With Amazon And eBay With The Price Tag Of $0
by Forbes
If you’re like most people, you’ve got a lot junk you don’t use piling up in your garage. And San Francisco-based startup Yerdle wants to help you get rid of it. Yerdle is today launching its marketplace of free stuff... Read more Feb 12 2014, 6:15am CST
 

JD.com IPO May Just Be Another Dangdang of China.

JD.com IPO May Just Be Another Dangdang of China.
by Forbes
Last week, JD.com filed to IPO in the US.  Its filing is here. The filing was noteworthy for a couple of reasons. First, it was the first big Chinese company to file to hold an IPO in the US since the SEC’s recent... Read more Feb 4 2014, 3:05pm CST
 

How Zappos Saved Christmas When A Third Of Retailers Screwed Up Delivery

How Zappos Saved Christmas When A Third Of Retailers Screwed Up Delivery
by Forbes
Zappos founder Tony Hsieh’s famous obsession with customer service paid off this holiday season. The Amazon-owned online shoe emporium came out on top in a Christmas delivery stress test performed by StellaService, a... Read more Dec 27 2013, 7:16am CST
 

American Express Says More Consumers Are Choosing Cyber Monday for Deals This Year

American Express Says More Consumers Are Choosing Cyber Monday
by Shane McGlaun
Shoppers choosing Cyber Monday over Black Friday this year Read more Nov 29 2013, 8:05am CST
 

Free Shipping comes Back to Walmart in Time For Black Friday 2013

Free Shipping comes Back to Walmart in Time For Black Friday 2013
by Luigi Lugmayr
Walmart offers free shipping on orders of $50 and more starting today. Free shipping offer is absolutely necessary to compete with Amazon during the Holiday shopping season. Read more Oct 18 2013, 8:11am CDT
 

Walmart Improves Holiday and Black Friday Online Shipping with New Fulfillment Centers

Walmart Improves Holiday and Black Friday Online Shipping with New Fulfillment Centers
by Luigi Lugmayr
Walmart adds two new fulfillment centers to deliver online orders faster and at lower cost. Read more Oct 1 2013, 3:57am CDT
 

Free Shipping Day is Today

Free Shipping Day is Today
by Luigi Lugmayr
Today is Free Shipping Day on over 1,600 online stores. There are though exclusions and minimum orders depending on the store. Read more Dec 17 2012, 2:45am CST