BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported nearly $70 billion in sales Monday on Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's busiest online shopping...
DALLAS (AP) — Online shoppers are becoming more demanding — impatient might be a better description — and that is good for UPS.
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NEW YORK (AP) — It used to be considered the retailer's crown jewel — a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand had to offer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos have completed their divorce and are divvying up their stake in Amazon, leaving both with a piece of the online shopping...
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Amazon executive said Wednesday that the online shopping giant isn't too big and shouldn't be broken up, but added that large companies deserve to be examined.
FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's push into advertising and cloud computing is paying off, helping the online shopping giant's first quarter profit more than double from a year ago.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing.
The company, however, issued an estimate for the current quarter's revenue that was below what Wall Street analysts expected, sending its stock down about 5 percent in after-hours trading Thursday.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped about 10 percent to 3.5 billion kronor ($390 million) as consumers continued to shift to online shopping.
The Stockholm-based group retailer said quarterly sales increased by 12 percent to 56.4 million kronor ($6.22 million), while full-year sales rose 5 percent to 210.4 billion kronor ($23.2 billion).
NEW YORK (AP) — In the run-up to Christmas, online shopping continues to be strong.
Online sales are up nearly 18 percent to $110.6 billion from Nov. 1 through Wednesday, compared to the year-ago period, says Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are backing a bill that would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some U.S. senators, including New Hampshire's Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, want Senate leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.
NEW YORK (AP) — Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is spreading out into a week-long shopping fest, with Amazon, Walmart and Target calling it "Cyber Week."
Still, Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online sales at 80 of the top 100 retail sites.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court.
A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar stores.
Adobe Analytics reported Saturday that more customers are going to stores to get items they bought online. That trend contributed to a record $6.22 billion spent online Friday, up nearly 24 percent from last year.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas has revealed details of its bid to land Amazon's second headquarters after the online shopping giant chose New York and Arlington, Virginia, as the joint winners.
Dallas Regional Chamber officials and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a Tuesday news conference that Amazon was given dozens of options in the region, then narrowed it down to the downtown Dallas area.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Now that Pennsylvania has been unsuccessful in luring Amazon's second headquarters, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration revealed Tuesday that it made an offer valued at up to $4.6 billion over 25 years in taxpayer-paid incentives to the online shopping giant.
Wolf's office released copies of two letters it sent, one to Amazon's office of economic development and one to Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon reported another record quarterly profit Thursday, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service.
But its revenue grew less than Wall Street analysts expected, and Amazon's shares fell after the results were released.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has set up a website for information about developments following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.
The ruling that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases in states where they don't have a physical presence was a victory for states losing billions of dollars in revenue every year. But it was a potential blow to New Hampshire, which prides itself on having neither a sales nor income tax.
GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers will soon return to Concord to fight a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affects online shopping.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle Eastern online retailer Noon.com has partnered with eBay to give shoppers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates a way to more easily buy products online from the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Noon.com, which announced the agreement on Tuesday, said customers can make select eBay orders on Noon's website starting from the second half of 2018 and access products that are not otherwise readily available in the region.
LONDON (AP) — The move toward online shopping and a Brexit-related rise in prices are causing more pain for British retailers, with department store House of Fraser saying it plans to close over half its stores, including its flagship premises on London's Oxford Street.
BOSTON (AP) — Changing consumer habits, tax disparities and state mandates are among the challenges facing a struggling retail sector in Massachusetts.
That's according to a draft report issued Monday by a 13-member special commission made up of merchants and legislators.
ATLANTA (AP) — More deliveries and higher revenue per package boosted first-quarter profit at UPS, but the company was hampered by rising costs as it upgrades its network to keep up with online shopping.
United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that it earned $1.35 billion in the quarter, up 15 percent from a year earlier.
The results topped analysts' forecasts, and the shares rose in midday trading.
DALLAS (AP) — UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network.
The company said Thursday that it plans between $6.5 billion and $7 billion of capital spending this year on things like new cargo airplanes and automation in its distribution centers. That's an increase from $5.2 billion last year.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Shares in low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB plunged on Wednesday after the Swedish company said it was having trouble adapting to a rapid and global shift to online shopping among consumers.
The company said its profits fell 33 percent in the fourth quarter, to 3.99 billion kronor ($506 million), with sales dropping 2 percent to 50.4 million kronor ($6.4 million). It said "the industry changes are challenging everyone and this will continue in 2018."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years, Laura Wasser has been one of the go-to divorce attorneys when Hollywood power couples break up.
Now Wasser wants to bring some of the strategies she's developed during her career representing stars such as Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Johnny Depp to help regular couples. Her new site, It's Over Easy, aims to get couples divorced from their computers or tablets, without having to hire an attorney — or ever set foot in a courthouse.
NEW YORK (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.
The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople, cashiers and others. The shifts are driven, like much in retail, by the Amazon effect — the explosion of online shopping and the related changes in consumer behavior and preferences.
Online shoppers will pay close attention to at least two things this holiday season: shipping costs and return deadlines.
Nowadays, free shipping during the holidays is more of a requirement than a competitive advantage for retailers, according to Christopher Newman, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Mississippi.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — There are many under-appreciated backstories to those working throughout the holiday season.
Whether it is the retail workers pulling extra shifts, or the law enforcement officers sacrificing time with their families, certain occupations bear the brunt of the madness that can be the holidays.
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
NEW YORK (AP) — A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other.
NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks of deals didn't stop people from heading online to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward.
At the Woodbury Common outlets north of New York City, retail expert Craig R. Johnson was impressed by how many people were there — though crowds were still not as heavy as several years ago before online shopping was such a draw.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon.