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Tag: E-Commerce
5 months ago
nytimes.com

Why Peloton Is Selling on Amazon

The dream was to sell directly to customers. Now Peloton is on Amazon, Casper is in a furniture shop, and it’s awkward.

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6 months ago
theinformation.com

Why Amazon Is Giving Employees Record Amounts of Stock, Even as It Trims Head Count

At a moment when Amazon’s overall workforce is shrinking, the company is awarding stock to employees at a record-brea...

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6 months ago
theinformation.com

Food Delivery Wars Heat Up as 7-Eleven Quietly Acquires a Delivery Startup

7-Eleven, the Japanese-owned convenience store chain, has acquired Skipcart, a four-year-old startup that developed a...

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6 months ago
wsj.com

Alibaba Passes Through the Storm Into the Slog

The worst of the tech crackdown in China may be over, but a weak economy—and a permanently changed regulatory environ...

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6 months ago
theinformation.com

Prime Day Is a Bonanza for Amazon Ads, Too

Amazon sold a lot of products last week during its annual Prime Day promotion. It also sold a lot of ads. Egged on in...

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7 months ago
theinformation.com

Amazon Live Shopping Melts in the Spotlight; Poop Emoji in Court

Happy Day Two of Prime Day, the mid-year firesale of products on Amazon.com where (nearly) everything must go! I hope...

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7 months ago
theinformation.com

The People with Power in Amazon’s Retail and Operations Teams

This Friday, Doug Herrington will replace Amazon’s Dave Clark as CEO of the e-commerce giant group previously dubbed ...

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7 months ago
thestar.com

Hudson’s Bay is spending millions to reinvent itself as a digital-first retailer — but it may be ...

HBC has spent more than $100 million on robotics, dropped two-thirds of its brands and plans to launch same-day deliv...

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7 months ago
politico.eu

WTO breaks negotiating slump with package of deals

The deals breathe new life into the moribund organization, which previously had produced only one new multilateral ag...

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8 months ago
theinformation.com

Five People Who Could Replace Amazon Consumer Chief Dave Clark

Help wanted: An executive to run Amazon’s sprawling retail and operations organizations at a moment when sales growth...

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8 months ago
theinformation.com

‘Two Kids, a White Picket Fence and a Quarter of a House’: Real Estate Startups Compete to Sell B...

Tarek Fadel, a longtime Chicago resident, has dreamed of escaping his city’s bitter winters for years. But it was onl...

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8 months ago
theinformation.com

Inside the Perfect Storm Battering the Amazon Aggregator Ecosystem

In early January, around 40 e-commerce entrepreneurs from around the world gathered in deluxe villas in Cabo, Mexico....

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8 months ago
theinformation.com

Amazon Quietly Axed Millions of Square Feet of Warehouse Space

Over the last three months, Amazon has canceled plans for nearly 10 million square feet of warehouse space, shelving ...

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9 months ago
theinformation.com

Inside Shopify, Amazon’s ‘Buy With Prime’ Push Is Raising Existential Questions

Amazon’s revelation last month that it was launching a new “Buy with Prime” service, which will eventually let any on...

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9 months ago
theinformation.com

The Cost of Amazon’s ‘Too Much Space’ Problem

Amazon has carried out a massive physical expansion over the last two and a half years, adding more than 200 million ...

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9 months ago
theinformation.com

Amid Ad-mageddon, Shopify and Facebook Butt Heads Over Data

For years, a rumor swirled inside Shopify that Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, was looking to buy the Can...

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9 months ago
theinformation.com

Amazon Policy Chief Wields Sharp Elbows in D.C.—and the Office

In 2019, Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House antitrust subcommittee, sent Amazon a letter questioning whether on...

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10 months ago
theinformation.com

Amazon Targets High Schoolers in a Warehouse Recruiting Blitz

Amazon is launching a big recruiting push aimed at teens who are about to graduate high school, in the e-commerce gia...

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10 months ago
theinformation.com

Netflix Tells Employees to Be More Careful About Spending, Hiring

Netflix is tightening its belt. In two separate meetings over the past few weeks, Netflix executives cautioned employ...

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10 months ago
theinformation.com

Stripe-Backed ‘Fast’ Seeks Buyer After Struggling to Raise Capital

Fast, a startup that develops one-click checkout software for online merchants, is trying to find a buyer after faili...

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10 months ago
theinformation.com

Stripe-Backed Fast Puts Job Cuts on the Table as It Tries to Raise Money

Domm Holland, CEO of one-click checkout startup Fast, is telling potential new investors that the company plans to cu...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Grab’s $28 Billion Market Plunge Shows Perils of SPAC Mergers

The ride-hailing and delivery company’s growth strategy has fallen from favor as global investors have soured on stoc...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

WSJ News Exclusive | Amazon Moves to Force FTC Antitrust Decision on MGM Deal

Amazon has given the Federal Trade Commission a fast-approaching deadline to deliver a verdict on its proposed $6.5 b...

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11 months ago
theinformation.com

Shopify Doubles Down on ‘Pay Isn’t Everything’ Approach

In the mind of Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke, working at the e-commerce firm shouldn’t be about making lots of money. Late...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Booking Holdings Shareholders Need a Staycation

The platform might soar once it reaches its final destination, but it has more hills to climb first.

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11 months ago
nytimes.com

Absent or Swinging Prices Keep Consumers Guessing

Online shopping was supposed to give consumers more power and freedom. Instead, costs are so fluid that household goo...

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11 months ago
nytimes.com

Absent or Swinging Prices Keep Consumers Guessing

Online shopping was supposed to give consumers more power and freedom. Instead, costs are so fluid that household goo...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Etsy’s Basket Has Some Holes

Business has boomed for crafts-focused online marketplace Etsy in the past two years, for all the obvious reasons. Bu...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Alibaba Shares Are Cheap, but Not a Bargain

China’s e-commerce champion is still taking blows from multiple sides, but a deepening funk among consumers is now ad...

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11 months ago
theinformation.com

Allbirds Avoids Walking in Meta’s Shoes

Lately, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing about how Apple’s mobile privacy changes—which recently blew a hole in th...

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11 months ago
nytimes.com

A Comeback for Physical Stores

The future does not necessarily arrive in a straight line.

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Carvana Under Pressure as Pandemic Surge Slows

The used-car dealer was a pandemic darling. Now it is facing pressure to show that it can thrive without the tailwind...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

Meituan Shows China Tech Isn’t Delivering Yet

Investors had hoped that the new year would bring a reprieve from the regulatory crackdown that punished shares in 20...

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11 months ago
wsj.com

DoorDash Shows Competitors What It Can Eat

After Uber’s underwhelming results, DoorDash’s continued momentum and aggressive spending have food delivery investor...

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12 months ago
theinformation.com

What’s Driving Amazon and Walmart’s Ad Prices in Different Directions

While the cost to buy ads on Amazon’s main marketplace has surged in the past year, prices at Walmart and Instacart h...

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12 months ago
wsj.com

DoorDash Shows a Need for Speed

The delivery company’s new contract terms with McDonald’s show that it can’t run fast enough.

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12 months ago
theinformation.com

Top Vanity Fair Editor Radhika Jones Eyes Big Opportunities in E-Commerce, Video

Vanity Fair has never seen so much competition. From stalwarts like Variety that have been covering the entertainment...

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12 months ago
wsj.com

DoorDash to Bump Up Its Fees on Slow McDonald’s Restaurants

Orders that aren’t filled on time will incur higher commission charges starting next year, as the food-delivery app t...

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12 months ago
theinformation.com

Jack Ma’s Alibaba Heir Faces Growing Doubts

Alibaba and its CEO, Daniel Zhang, face what could be a year of reckoning. The share price of the company, sometimes ...

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